UST-Alfredo M. Velayo College of Accountancy (UST-AMV COA) Dean Prof. Patricia M. Empleo, Ph.D., was appointed Chairperson of the National Committee for Faculty Development of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) for fiscal year 2020 to 2021. She will also serve as Co-Chairperson of the National Committee for Research & Development, and member of the Continuing Professional Development Council.

Dean Empleo previously chaired the PICPA Research Committee for two fiscal years, 2016 to 2017 and 2017 to 2018, before she chaired the Research Committee of PICPA Foundation, Inc., which funded the research projects of PICPA, from 2018 to 2019.

In the same fiscal year, UST-AMV COA Secretary Francisco M. Caliwan, Jr. will serve as Secretary of the National Committee for Faculty Development and the National Committee for Research & Development.

For the PICPA-Western Metro Manila Chapter, College Secretary Caliwan was elected Director for Education and fellow UST-AMV COA faculty member Mr. Alfonso G. Garcera was elected Director for Commerce and Industry and will serve until 2021.