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UPV hosts 33rd Quiz Bee Regional Level Eliminations
The University of the Philippines Visayas hosted the 33rd Quiz Bee Regional Level Eliminations (Tertiary Level, General Information and International Affairs Category) on February 28, 2013 at the Training Rooms 1 and 2 of the Graduate and Continuing Education Building (GCEB), UPV, Iloilo City Campus. Seventeen contestants participated in the quiz bee. These were representatives of the West Visayas State University, Technological University of the Philippines Visayas - Talisay Campus, University of the Philippines Visayas, Southern Iloilo Polytechnic College - WVCST Miagao Campus, University of San Agustin, and University of Iloilo - PHINMA.
Mr. Francis Gil D. Mercurio, a third year AB Political Science student of the University of San Agustin was declared as the regional champion; while Mr. Raymund Jun T. Oberes, a first year BS in Management student of the UPV was the first runner-up. Their coaches were Prof. Edwin C. Samis and Mr. Johnrev B. Guilaran, a faculty member of the Division of Social Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), respectively.
Two students from UPV, Mr. Mar Cletus Vincent B. Lapoot, a first year BA (History) student and Mr. Elfred John C. Abacan, a fourth year BS in Statistics student, also competed in the quiz bee.
The Board of Judges was composed of Mr. Rey N. Monsale, Administrative Officer of Fort San Pedro National High School; Mr. Jerry M. Lego, Education Program Specialist I for Social Sciences and OIC Administrative Officer of the Division of Iloilo City; and Dr. Ma. Mercedes M. Monsale, Education Supervisor II of the Commission on Higher Education Regional Office 6 and Coordinator of the National Quiz Bee for Western Visayas
Prof. Celia F. Parcon, a faculty member of the Division of Humanities, CAS served as the Quiz Master while the Master of Ceremonies was Mr. Ralph Anthony A. Gonzales, a second year BS in Accountancy student.
In behalf of the University Officials, Prof. Ruben M. Gamala, Director of the Office of Student Affairs, welcomed the guests, participants and their coaches to UPV.
The Quiz Bee Foundation, in cooperation with the Office of the President, Department of Education, Commission on Higher Education, and the Department of Interior and Local Government, has been sponsoring the National Quiz Bee.