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Silang, Cavite – Among the 16 competing schools, Imus Institute of Science and Technology (IIST) brought home the overall champion trophy of the recently concluded Balanse Cup 2017, organized by the College of Business (COB) last August 24, 2017 at the Finster Hall of Nations.

Academic competitions from the four departments of COB were held during the Cup. Cumulative scores were computed based on the performance of each school in the following challenges: Accounting Quiz Bowl, Business Administration Quiz Bee, Business Proposal and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Challenge. The Office Administration Quiz Bee and Speed Typing Competition, though part of the event, was not included in the computation of the scores since only few schools participated in the said categories.

IIST dominated the Accounting Quiz Bowl with two champions and two runner-ups. Pamantasan ng Cabuyao (PnC), was hailed as overall first runner-up after nabbing the champion for the MOS Challenge and a runner-up in the Accounting Quiz Bowl. General De Jesus College (GDJC), from Nueva Ecija, finished at 2nd runner-up for having won a champion in Accounting Quiz Bowl and Business Proposal. Winners of each category were given certificates of recognition, medals and cash prizes. Certificates sponsored by Certiport were also awarded to the winners and passers of the MOS Challenge.

Now on its 2nd year, the Balanse Cup targets to uplift the academic status of business students and promote camaraderie amongst students and teachers from different universities and colleges. “Balanse signifies having a well-balanced lifestyle,” said Cyrah Joyce Anda, overall coordinator, when asked why ‘Balanse’ was the theme. As stated by Anda, the event seeks to share the AUP’s philosophy of harmoniously developing the mental, physical, social and spiritual faculties to students of participating schools.

by John Lemuel G. Cabili