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CBEMians make wave in JPES National Convention 2024; bags major awards

May 27, 2024

The Bicol University Economics Society (BU EcoSoc) continued to prove that the College of Business, Economics, and Management (CBEM) is indeed beyond the best as they transpired to be triumphant, bagging major and various awards in the recently concluded Junior Philippine Economics Society (JPES) National Convention 2024 held last May 25, 2024 at the REDREC Auditorium, University of the Philippines Los Baños. 

The event had three major competitions that conformed to this year’s theme of “Charting Economic Competitiveness and Market Dynamics Amidst the Integration of AI into the Global Workforce. 

The team of Aleja Joyce Velasco, Judie Antoinette Bayta, and Ymelee Ricario emerged at the top, winning 1st place for the Policy Proposal Making with theirs entitled “New Policy Proposal for Anti-Data Breaching and Cybersecurity with Artificial Intelligence Policy (ADBC-AI). 

In addition, Blake Maewin Rebadulla, Garryle Nate, and Beverly Buemia charmed the judges with their wits to take the grand prize in the Eqwitty Video. 

Meanwhile, in the on-the-spot Case Study Analysis where the participants were randomly grouped, BU EcoSoc managed to secure placements in all the Top 3 winners. 

1st Place – Groups 1 and 2

Jules Andrei Clyde Ducot

Garylle Nate

Blake Maewin Rebadulla


2nd Place – Groups 7 and 8 

Ymelee Ricario


3rd Place – Groups 3 and 4

Nikka Joy Alcazar

Beverly Buemia

Aleja Joyce Velasco

Giovanni Ken Digo


Congratulations to the BU Economics Society and their adviser, Prof. Shiela B. Desuyo, for their tremendous victory! Also extending congratulations to Dr. Dimson M. Rivero, BUCBEM Dean, and Prof. Imelda A. Siapno, Chairperson of the Economics Department.

Photos and Caption by: BU Economics Society