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MIFICPA’s new leadership lays out objectives

PROVIDING professional assistance to the CNMI government and non-government institutions is one of the objectives of the new leadership of the Marianas Institute of Filipino CPAs and Accountants or MIFICPA.

Newly inducted MIFICPA president Angie Mamaril said their other goals are: to improve the standards of proficiency of Filipino certified public accountants and associated members in the CNMI; promote brotherhood among Filipino CPAs and associated members in the CNMI; provide an opportunity for those who want to become a CPA; discuss and resolve problems among Filipino CPAs and associated members; and to serve their colleagues and the local community.

“I promise to lead with respect, transparency and competency,” Mamaril said after he was inducted as president of MIFICPA by Honorary Philippine Consul to the CNMI Glicerio “Eli” Arago on Thursday night in the Latte Stone Hall of Kanoa Resort.

Also inducted were Noemi Catigan, vice president-internal affairs; Deo Manese, vice president-external affairs; Paul Angelo Saniel, secretary; Ruth Torrecampo, assistant secretary; Edwin Garcia, treasurer; Elisa Dela Pacion, assistant treasurer; Ana Victoria Hillario, auditor; Jimaela Ham, public relations officer; and Ronnel Calma, business manager.

The board of members are Gloria Balila, Lois Manese, Marie Cris Bucalig, Irene Santiago and Ma. Theresa “Tere” Malate.

Mamaril said she is looking forward to working with the other officers and members to achieve their objectives.

“I know we can all accomplish a lot when we work together,” she added.

Philippine Honorary Consul to the CNMI Glicerio “Eli” Arago inducts the newly installed officers of the Marianas Institute of Filipino CPAs and Accountants led by its president Angie Mamaril.  Photo by Junhan B. TodinoPhilippine Honorary Consul to the CNMI Glicerio “Eli” Arago inducts the newly installed officers of the Marianas Institute of Filipino CPAs and Accountants led by its president Angie Mamaril. Photo by Junhan B. Todino

Outgoing president Gloria Balila said the past two years “have tested our patience, understanding and our resourcefulness.”

But she added that they were still able to implement several programs, including the annual tax seminars, beach cleanup activities, and participation in the Philippine Independence Day fundraising event.

She said MIFICPA continues to face new challenges but they will also continue to be resilient, creative and courageous while maintaining a positive attitude.

Balila was in the Philippines on Thursday but her message was read by Marie Cris Bucalig at the induction ceremony.

For his part, Arago reminded MIFICPA members to always uphold the spirit of cooperation and to always learn new things.

Olive Deleon Aninon, the mistress of ceremonies, encouraged colleagues to continue acquiring knowledge and to further develop their professionalism.

The program started with an invocation led by Deogracias Manese followed by the welcoming remarks of Eloisa Manese.

Noemi Catigan concluded the program by expressing appreciation to all the participants, guests and the newly inducted officers and board members.