VSB News

Officer-in-Charge, Virata School of Business

posted Jul 10, 2021, 1:09 AM by 艾保羅 Erik Paolo Capistrano   [ updated Jul 13, 2021, 3:10 AM ]

UP Diliman Chancellor Fidel R. Nemenzo appointed Prof. Adeline A. Pacia, Vice Chancellor for Administration, Officer-in-Charge of the Cesar E.A. Virata School of Business, for 90 days, effective July 9, 2021, unless otherwise further amended.

UP VSB wins the 2021 IMA Asia Pacific Student Case Competition

posted Jun 2, 2021, 8:46 PM by UP Virata School of Business

Congratulations to Team Fighting Balloons of UP VSB for emerging as the Champions of the 2021 IMA Asia Pacific Student Case Competition. The students are Nicole Chelsey Pua, Clarizze Faye Mondoy, Von Salosagcol, Isaiah Inocencio, and Jamila Domingo. The team is coached by Prof. Mike Magana.

The top 4 teams from the AsiaPac region competed to present their analysis on a management accounting case about an Indian textile wholesaler. Other competing teams included a team from Thammasat University of Thailand and two (2) teams from the National University of Singapore. The competition is organized by the Institute of Management Accountants.

The team will proceed to the Global Finals in July 2021.

Congratulations UP VSB!

posted Dec 14, 2020, 5:01 AM by Zike Baoy   [ updated May 9, 2021, 4:37 PM by UP Virata School of Business ]

2020 UP VSB Distinguished Alumni Awardees

posted Dec 2, 2020, 12:45 AM by UP Virata School of Business   [ updated Dec 2, 2020, 5:01 AM ]

The UP VSB Faculty congratulates the three 2020 Distinguished Alumni Awardees (DAA) – Corazon Nenita C. Pangan, Eugene T. Tan, Stella Marie B. Santos.

Sixteen candidates for the DAA were submitted to the Board of Judges composed of Dr. Lingling Patalinghug (Professor Emeritus), Eduardo Francisco (President, BDO Capital), Estelita Aguirre (Executive Dir, Philippine Institute of Accountants), Joel Tan-Torres (Dean), and Arturo Ilano (College Secretary). The Board of Judges shortlisted eight candidates for UP VSB Faculty’s further deliberation and confirmation.

Congratulations once again! 

Net graduated Magna Cum Laude, BS BAA in 1985, and ranked 5th in the CPA Board Exams.

She co-founded Business Paradigm Inc. in 1991, a management consulting firm which specializes in providing training programs for top companies. Her company has since expanded to: (1) consumer products distribution in Vis-Min in 1995, winning the prestigious Distributor of the Year award in the Diamond category from Nestle as her company was one of its top distributors; (2) healthcare in 2004, setting up the Health Centrum Hospital and establishing several outlets of the Generics Pharmacy in Roxas City; and (3) real estate development in Metro Manila and Western Visayas in 2013 under the B&P Property Group of Companies.

Net’s company established the William A. Bantigue Foundation in 2011 which provides scholarships to college and high school students in Capiz, as well as the Nenita Pangan Scholarship Fund in 2015 which has helped a number of BA and BAA students.


Eugene graduated Summa Cum Laude, BSBAA in 1985. He placed second in his MBA class in Stanford University in 1990.

Eugene is a professional manager and financial advisor in the international business arena. His career history reflects his commitment to excellence as he has led and continues to lead various foreign organizations - Co-CEO of Oriental Patron Asia Limited (2019- Present); Co-CEO of Shanxi Securities International (2017-2019); Institutional and Client Group, Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking and Equity Capital Markets of Oppenheimer Investments Asia Limited (2013-2016). His current and past positions and responsibilities attest to his outstanding achievement.


Stella graduated Cum Laude, BS BAA in 1985 and ranked 12th in the CPA Board Exams.

Stella is a managing partner and founding member of Adelfia LLC, a Chicago-based family enterprise that provides assurance, advisory, accounting, tax, information technology review and audit services. It is a fully Filipino- and women-owned public accounting firm -- a first in the state of Illinois.

Stella has been recognized by various Filipino-American groups, including (1) the 2014 Circle of Empowered Women by the National Federation of Filipino American Associations Illinois, (2) the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Council of Philippine American Canadian Accountants, (3)the 2015 Chicago Filipino Asian American Hall of Fame for Excellence in Finance and Accounting, and (4) the 2017 Lester H. McKeever Jr. Outstanding Leader in Advancing Diversity Award by the Illinois CPA Society.

The complete list of the distinguished alumni awardees can be found here:


posted Nov 27, 2020, 6:42 AM by Zike Baoy


posted Nov 19, 2020, 6:10 AM by Zike Baoy   [ updated Nov 27, 2020, 6:40 AM ]

UP VSB prepared for #comebackandgiveback reunion

posted Oct 25, 2020, 11:41 PM by Zike Baoy

The University of the Philippines Virata School of Business (VSB) and the alumni jubilarian batches are going full blast to hold its traditional annual alumni homecoming,  But this time, it will be a virtual get together with the tag line “#comebackandgiveback.” For the reunion, the VSB alumni of the 13 jubilarian classes, headed by the golden class of 1970, are now busy preparing for the December 5 virtual event.  The traditional activities for the homecoming will be held, including the awarding of the Distinguished Alumni Award; the giving of the commemorative medallions to the members of the  Jubilarian batches;  release of the souvenir program cum yearbook, and the virtual fellowship of long lost and missed classmates;   (the “comeback”) and the grant of donations to the College (the “giveback”) by the various batches.  There are other activities being prepared by the Organizing Committee intended to make this very first virtual homecoming a memorable event even during these turbulent times of the COVID 19 pandemic.

Details of the alumni homecoming are posted in the VSB Facebook at  Inquiries can be communicated to

UP Mental Health Month 2020

posted Oct 5, 2020, 9:49 PM by Zike Baoy   [ updated Oct 27, 2020, 9:45 PM ]

Lineup of Events

Bahaginan Call for Volunteers

iT rEalLy hUrTz: Understanding and Befriending my Emotions

Call for Nominations: UPVSB Distinguished Alumni Awards

posted Sep 30, 2020, 2:21 AM by Zike Baoy   [ updated Sep 30, 2020, 4:21 AM ]


Nominations for the 2020 UP VSB Distinguished Alumni Awards is now open.

Kindly fill up the Nomination Form (please see pdf file below).

The school will honor its alumni who have outstanding accomplishments in the field of Business Management or Entrepreneurship, and/or have rendered outstanding public service.

The awardees will be honored during the virtual alumni homecoming in December. This year, the honoree classes are: 1960 (Diamond), 1965 (Emerald), 1970 (Golden), 1975 (Sapphire), 1980 (Ruby), 1985 (Coral), 1990 (Pearl), 1995 (Silver), Classes of 2000 (China), 2005, 2010, and 2015.

Journal Publications of VSB Faculty

posted Jul 25, 2020, 1:14 AM by UP Virata School of Business

Four new papers written by three VSB faculty members and listed below, have been accepted by journals that are indexed by the Web of Science and/or the Social Sciences Citation Index (Clarivate Analytics.) 

Dave Centeno (forthcoming)
Ethno-vs-xenocentric consumer mindsets and brand--endorser origin effects: A configurational approach, Journal of Advertising Research

Dave Centeno (forthcoming)
Sweet Spot: Comparative Relativism on Filipino and South Korean Consumer Cultural Fit Dimensions, Asian Journal of Social Science

Regina Lizares and Carlos Bautista (forthcoming)
Corporate Financial Distress: The Case of Publicly-listed Firms in an Emerging Market Economy, Journal of International Financial Management & Accounting

Dave Centeno and J Wang (2020)
Effects of narrowed social distance on local and international celebrity-endorsed advertisement attitudes, Journal of Consumer Marketing, vol 37, no. 5, pp. 521-532.

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