LPU Customs Administration Student Wins 1st PSCAS National Quiz
by Stephanie Hernandez, PSCAS
A proud product of the country’s first Center of Excellence in Customs Administration, Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) Manila College of Business Administration (CBA) Student Marienelfresh Ladera won the first national quiz bee for Customs Administration hosted by PNTC Colleges in Dasmariñas, Cavite. Entitled “Barracuda Cup: A Customs Administration Supremacy Quiz Bee”, the event was open to all Philippine Society of Customs Administration Students (PSCAS) members and aspiring members.
The questions in the quiz bee were on topics found in the Customs Broker Licensure Examination, and participants showcased their knowledge of the Tariff and Customs Laws. A 4th year student of BS Customs Administration, Ladera was awarded Php 5,000.00, a trophy, a medal, and a certificate. Another Lycean, Apryl Angelli Ajon from LPU Batangas, was awarded First Runner-up.
When asked what Ms. Ladera’s motivation and inspiration were during the quiz bee, she answered, "Motivation ko yung goal ko talaga simula pa nung nagstart ako ulit magschool. Yun lang naman. Basta alam mo kung ano goal mo, magagawa mo lahat. Sisipagin ka para maabot mo yun. Inspiration ko syempre family. And never ever forget na magpasalamat kay God. Wag tayo magdasal na manalo tayo. Magdasal tayo na sana tulungan Niya tayo na maalala lahat ng inaral ko. Kumbaga nga ‘Nasa Dyos ang awa, nasa tao ang gawa.’ Gawin mo ang part mo para manalo, wag mo hingiin. (My goal has always been my motivation. As long as you focus on your goal, you can do anything. My inspiration, of course, is my family. Never forget to thank God. When you pray, don’t ask to win, but that you don’t forget what you studied. Do your part to win, don’t ask for it.)"