Several delegates from Visayas State University Young Economists' Society (VSU-YES) embarked on a journey to participate in the Equinomix 2023, a gathering of economic students from across the country, at San Beda University in Manila, last November 25.
Centered around the theme "BAYANIHANOMICS: Sama-samang pakikilahok para sa Matibay na Ekonomiya," the VSU-YES members joined in a valuable enrichment into economics.
Junior Philippine Economics Society (JPES) took the lead in organizing the event, and among its key collaborators was the VSU-YES organization, playing a significant role in its execution.
Under the advisory of Instructor Jedan A. Cavero, who serves as the VSU-YES Adviser, a seven-member delegation led by Jamill Dumaguing (JPES Regional Deputy Director for Visayas), Cherie Joyce Bongcaras (JPES Ambassador & VSU-YES Vice President), Jan Yloisa Sarong (JPES Human Resource Commitee Member for Visayas), Rogelio Cerezo III (JPES Academics Committee Member for Visayas), Crustom Jake Roncal (JPES Academics Committee Member for Visayas & YES Public Information Officer 2), Megan Besas (VSU-YES Member), and Keziah Chu (YES Member) actively engaged with numerous local organizations, fostering connections during their visit to the home of the Red Lions.
In an interview with AMARANTH, the JPES Regional Deputy Director for Visayas said that his experience at this year's Equinomix was one for the books.
"I even seized the chance to ask the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Undersecretary, Rosemarie Edillon, certain questions related to possible strategies for Eastern Visayas to achieve economic growth and development despite being prone to numerous disasters, her insightful answers greatly contributed to my learning experience," he added.
Dumaguing encouraged all Viscans to embrace every opportunity like the Equinomix to learn, connect, and gain perspectives from experts.
Moreover, Bongcaras expected to finally meet her co-organization members from different Economic student organizations after a long drought of no face-to-face JPES activities.
"The conference was a knowledge-filled odyssey, and the connections made were invaluable. Kudos to the JPES organizers and fellow participants for making it an enriching experience even for just a day," Bongcaras added.
The Vice President of VSU-YES, who also holds the position of JPES Ambassador, encouraged her fellow #EkonomistaSaBiska to grab hold of the chance and partake in the annual event next year, emphasizing the potential for a remarkable experience.