The team representing the UST Alfredo M. Velayo College of Accountancy placed 3rd in the Annual PwC Mergers and Acquisitions Challenge held last December 4, 2018 in the Asian Institute of Management. The team composed of management accounting seniors Krizia Louise Aguilar, Karen Anne Inguengan, Kreas Antonette Cagaoan, and accountancy senior Daniel Antonio qualified for the final leg after the preliminary and main rounds participated by 185 teams from 56 universities. The team was mentored by accountancy instructor and Publishing House Deputy Director Fermin Antonio del Rosario Yabut.

The final round’s panel of judges were composed of representatives from the Philippine Competition Commission, Philippine Stock Exchange, and Isla Lipana & Co./PwC Philippines. The competition is the first mergers and acquisitions competition in the Philippines for university students. This year’s champion is the team from the Ateneo de Manila University.