Prof. Patricia M. Empleo, PhD, the Dean of the UST-Alfredo M. Velayo College of Accountancy (UST-AMV COA), was appointed as the Chairperson of the Special Committee on Research and Development and Member of the Standing Committee on Continuing Professional Development of the Philippine Institute of the Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). Moreover, she was appointed as the Research Program Officer of the PICPA Foundation.

Meanwhile, Mr. Francisco M. Caliwan, Jr., MBA, the College Secretary of UST-AMV COA, was re-elected as the Vice-President for Professional Development of the National Association of Certified Public Accountants in Education (NACPAE). Other than the NACPAE appointment, he was also appointed as Co-Chair of the Continuing Professional Development Committee of PICPA-Metro Manila Region and the Board Secretary of PICPA-Western Metro Manila Chapter.

Additionally, Atty. Guillermo V. Sebastian and Mr. Alfonso Garcera, faculty members of the UST-AMV COA, were appointed as the Co-Chair of PICPA Special Committee for Publications and the PICPA-Western Metro Manila Chapter Board Treasurer, respectively.

All appointments from the PICPA and NACPAE for for the Fiscal Year commencing July 1, 2019 and shall end on June 30, 2020.