With so much joy and pride, the Business Administration students of St. Bridget College, College Department shone brightly, conquering both the Business Plan and TikTok Challenge Business Competition during the Research Conference and Joint Student Summit organized by the Council of Management Educators and Practitioners in the Philippines (COMEPP), held at NU Lipa Inc., SM Lipa City, February 17, 2024.

The trio, Freancy Raven Hernandez, BSBA-MM4; Weraldine Alulod, BSBA-FM4; and Camilla Calusor, BSBA-FM4, emerged victorious during the Business Plan Competition. They presented the business plan entitled, “Establishment of Baking Kingdom in Batangas City,” authored by Freancy Raven Hernandez, Kate Jean Velacion and Cathlyn Shaniel De Leon which was hailed the best plan during the conference.

Meanwhile, the delegation composed of Romel Abella, BSBA-MM1; Ma. Lovely Joy Peralta, BSBA-FM2; Carmela Jane Bauzon, BSBA-FM3; and John Christian Cerdenia, BSBA-FM4, bagged second place in the TikTok Challenge Business Competition.

Bauzon, one of the school’s representatives during the competition, mentioned that she was very nervous at first because it was her first time joining a competition like this. But because of the dedication of her team members and the encouragement of their Knowledgeable Artisan in Business and Networks (KABAN) president, including those who showed them support, they were able to conquer their fear.

Grace Annabelle Mandigma, KABAN President, also expressed her support to the group.

“It is a privilege for the KABAN Organization to represent SBC in that kind of competition. We felt the encouragement and support of the school throughout the preparation. We only had three days to prepare for the TikTok Challenge business competition, while we had one day to prepare for the business plan competition, and it is indeed a success and a blast for all of us,” Mandigma mentioned.

Mr. Marvin Agusto, KABAN adviser and College Department faculty, also presented his co-authored research paper during the summit.

Despite the limited time for preparation, College Bridgetines still showed their prowess in various competitions.

These winnings were made possible through the guidance of Dr. Imelda B. Vergara, Institutional Research, Planning and Publications Officer, and Dr. Amor L. Borbon, College Dean, and the support of Sr. Ma. Añanita Borbon, RGS, PhD, college president.

Jimmvell C. Castillo, BEED3