The Tenth Year of a Flagship

Article by Robert Tan / Same-day Edit by Marco Millan, Rohan Sugapong, Pilar Angliongto, Erica Go

The Ateneo Management Economics Organization once again held one of its flagship projects – the National Student Investors’ Convention (NSInC) – last February 24, 2018 from 8:30AM-5:00PM at the Henry Lee Irwin Theater. In its tenth year, NSInC aimed to provide the participants an avenue to learn about the world of business, economics, and politics.

Hosted by Matt Tutor and Rachelle Ng, the program began with the singing of the National Anthem and a prayer led by MEcOnistas Marrion Castaneda and Bianca Doria, respectively – as well as a few opening words from Jason Gusilatar, MEcO’s Vice President for Investment Strategies.

The talks kicked off with the first speaker – Ms. Natasha Bautista, the Operations Head of Innovative Hub who shared her story of how she was able to succeed at such a young age. She was then followed by Cargill Philippines President Philip Soliven, who gave a very informative talk on the traits needed to go far in the corporate ladder. Question-and-Answer forums followed after each of the talks. And before lunch was served in the Ateneo Grade School cafeteria, the Ateneo Musicians’ Pool was invited to give a rousing performance. Once the participants were done with their meals and were back in the auditorium, the organization’s very own MEcOustics serenaded them with a multi-song performance.  

The third speaker, Usec. Philip Dy, the chief of staff of Vice President Robredo, was more than happy to talk about his experiences working for the government and the state of Marawi City. His talks was to be followed by the Forum segment of the convention – moderated by Banco de Oro Chief Investment Officer Frederico Ocampo, BPI Head of Equities Carlos Jalandoni, financial adviser and writer Salve Duplito, and lastly, Sandy Giles, a consultant for the First Metro Securities Brokerage Corporation .

The day ended as a success – with the closing remarks of NSInC’s project heads: Keren Murillo, Karen Odtujan, and Andie Dy Buncio.

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