AGSB Faculty Gets Top PICPA Hall of Fame Award
December 13, 2012
Atty. Eugene T. Mateo, AGSB faculty member and once chair of the Finance Cluster and currently Chair of the Board of Accountancy of the Professional Regulation Commission, received the HALL OF FAME AWARD of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the highest and prestigious award that the CPA organization bestows its distinguished members.
In glittering ceremonies held at the Almont Hotel in Butuan City on the occasion of PICPA’s 67th annual convention on November 28-December 1, Atty. Mateo was feted by more than 2,000 CPAs in public sector, business and industry, education, and government in recognition of his long distinguished career in business and industry, education and government service.
He is credited for shepherding the passing of the Accountancy Act in Congress that gave prominence and recognition to the accountancy profession that is imbued with public interest.
Atty. Mateo received the award with his wife which was presented by the board of directors of PICPA headed by its president, Atty. Josefe Sorrera-Ty. On hand to witness the occasion is Dr. Cesar Mansibang, APS Registrar, himself an accountant and current president of the PICPA Southern Metro Manila Chapter.
Among the few and elite HALL OF FAMERS, of which Atty. Eugene now rightfully belongs are exemplary accountants like Francisco Dalupan, founder of the University of the East and Washington Sycip and Alfredo Velayo, founders of the SGV.