By: Alexus Norsaid D. Sabanal
Photos by Francheska Serafico, Jose Realino, & Mark Nicole Dela Torre
Students and faculty members from the School of Management (SoM) came together to bet big and take risks in this year’s SOM Fest titled “All or Nothing.”
Thanks to the active participation of students from the Business Management Group (BMAG), Junior People Management Association of the Philippines (JPMAP), APC Junior Philippine Institute of Accountancy (APCJPIA), Asia Pacific Junior Marketing Association (APJMA), Ardenatics Entertainment Production (AE), and Tourism Management Society (TMSOC), SoM Fest 2019: All Or Nothing brought excitement to many students from October 23 through 25, 2019.
SoM Fest 2019: Opening Program
Hosted by Abby Gail Tiongson and Sean Luke Gonio, SoM Fest 2019 was officially opened on October 23 at the school parking, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The program featured a parade of the competing teams for SoM Sports Fest 2019, an outstanding performance from the APC Dance Company (APC DC), and the introduction of candidates for Mr. and Ms. SoM 2019. SoM Executive Director Manuel Magbuhat gave the remarks while Mary Kirsten V. Irineo led the stating of the oath of sportsmanship. The program then concluded with the cutting of the ribbon to mark the beginning of SoM Fest 2019: All or Nothing.
Afterward, the Thanksgiving Mass held at Chapel 4 of St. Alphonsus Mary de Liguori Parish Chapels happened from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Organized by APCJPIA, the mass was presided by Fr. Lorenzo Ruggiero who delivered the gospel and spoke about the virtue of obedience.
Mr. and Ms. SoM 2019: Pre-pageant
The last event for the day was the Mr. and Ms. SoM Pre-pageant which took place at the school auditorium from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Spearheaded by Sharmaine Olli Alilin, the preliminary pageant featured a casual interview, a catwalk, and the question and answer portion between the judges and the candidates. The APC DC gave another exceptional dance number for the students to enjoy.
The candidates for Mr. and Ms. SoM 2019 are as follows: Joshua Luspo and Kyla Oamil from Marketing, Rafael Mondejar and Cassandra Lim from Tourism Management, Miguel Gonio and Celine Ochea from Accountancy, and Bradley Mina and Elijah Gadiano from Business Management. They were scored and judged by Ms. APC 2013 2nd Runner-up Samantha De Guzman, Mutya ng Pilipinas Miss Gibi 2019 Jessica Villa, and SoM Fest 2019 Chairman Kenneth Rafanan II.