Accountancy bags Pautakan championship for 2nd time in a row

Members of the UST-Alfredo M. Velayo College of Accountancy team celebrate upon winning their second straight Pautakan championship title. Photo by Maria Charisse Ann G. Refuerzo/The Varsitarian

THE UST-Alfredo M. Velayo College of Accountancy brought home its fourth revolving trophy on a two-year winning streak on Monday, defeating the Faculty of Engineering in a close match in this year’s 41st Pautakan intercollegiate quiz competition.

Accountancy and Engineering led the finals round in an intense neck-and-neck race, which ended in a tie.

Accountancy was declared champion upon the conclusion of the clincher round with 280 points, while Engineering finished one point short with 279 points.

“We played to our strengths and then… sinubukan naming punan ‘yung mga part na hindi namin alam from previous years. Sinubukan namin i-strengthen (ang weaknesses namin) for this year,” AMV Team Captain Jeanne Dominique Domingo told the Varsitarian in an interview.

Domingo said the team dedicated its performance in the competition to coach Elizabeth “Beth” Inoturan, whose coaching stint ends this year.

“Literally nu’ng last rounds na, nu’ng clincher na, ang sinasabi namin, ‘This is for Ma’am Beth.’ Ito yung aming gift for her,” Domingo said.

The Faculty of Arts and Letters landed on third place with 175 points.

The Conservatory of Music placed fourth with 110 points while College of Education clinched the fifth place with 90 points.

Joseph Matthew Caballas of Engineering reclaimed the championship for the individual category with 270 points, dethroning defending champion Augustus Botrous Gusco from Arts and Letters with 195 points.

Danvhar Nojara from Accountancy finished third with 119 points.

The College of Science placed fourth with 95 points and Music placed last with 90 points.

The veteran resource persons for this year’s Pautakan were Jose Ramon Lorenzo (General Information), Selwyn Clyde Alojipan (Natural Science), J. Neil Garcia (Humanities), Jerome Ong (General History), Jose Victor Torres (UST History) and Anita Ong (Mathematics).

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UST’s UAAP Season 78 courtside reporter Angelique Manto and Miguel Bustos, anchor of ANC’s Gametime and Early Edition and NCAA sports commentator on ABS-CBN Sports and Action, hosted this year’s Pautakan.

The 41st installment of the Varsitarian’s Pautakan, the oldest intercollegiate quiz contest in the country, had a retro video games theme.


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