Mark Joseph L. Siriban, a third year Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (BSA) student of Our Lady of Fatima University (OLFU)-Antipolo, was awarded second place in the recently concluded Bureau of Internal Revenue Region No. 7B–East NCR’s search for the Philippines’ Brightest Buwis Masters (PBBM) of 2023.
The PBBM Tax Quiz Regional Level was held on 07 July 2023, Friday, at the Podium West Tower, Ortigas Center Mandaluyong City.
A representative from the Rizal Technological University (RTU) in Mandaluyong City was declared champion in the said tilt while a participant from the University of Rizal System (URS) in Binangonan took home the third prize.
Consequently, the top three winners and their academic institutions were recognized with a certificate of appreciation. Non-winning participants on the other hand, were also acknowledged for actively joining this year’s regional tax quiz.
Behind the feat of Sibiran was Marie Stacy Margarett Diaz who mentored OLFU Antipolo participants on the scope of the quiz focusing on (1) BIR registration requirements, and (2) Provisions of the Tax Code relative to Income Tax, Value-Added Tax and Percentage Tax.
The College of Business and Accountancy Antipolo Campus is under the stewardship of Dr. Norma Gappi, with Engr. Wilfredo Basilio as the Antipolo Campus Dean, and Dr. Ignacio Cordova Jr. as the College Dean.
BIR’s Tax Quiz Bee is an initiative to drive the agency’s awareness campaign under the Taxpayer Awareness Program, a nationwide search for the Philippine’s Brightest Buwis Master of 2023 for college students with the objective of enhancing the public’s awareness and knowledge on the country’s tax laws and regulations, and especially targeting the youth sector who are future taxpayers.