#JuanOfSouth for FEBRUARY: What’s in Ms. Bing’s Bag? 

by Mhanny Agusto and Rojean Buhay-Baleday, FEBRUARY 2023

Ever wondered what’s inside the bag (and wallet) of MPT South’s new Vice President for Finance? 

Before we head into that, let’s get to know Ms. Elnora D. Rumawak, or simply, Ms. Bing, who is a self-confessed K-drama fan!  

A graduate of BSBA Accounting from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Ms. Bing now heads Finance Division, the Division many have known for dealing with numbers, cash flow, budget, financial targets, and anything and everything you can think of when you say finance. Though this field was not her first choice back then, she saw it as an opportunity where she can grow and thrive as the world of Accounting or Finance is important to any kind of industry or business.   

Transferring in the tollways industry coming from the real estate world is a major shift for Ms. Bing as she has been part of the latter for the longest time. However, her interest in learning new culture and new ways of conducting her work is something that she is passionate about. Also, she can inject some best practices she experienced and apply it in our processes here in MPT South.  

On the lighter side, Ms. Bing certainly knows how to handle stressful situations and environments. Aside from watching her favorite Korean Dramas with her daughters (Netflix and Chill) or cooking and baking during her free time (she’d like to be a chef in an alternate universe), praying has always been Ms. Bing’s secret in keeping her cool. Speaking of cool, do you know that Ms. Bing always keep a pack of lozenges in her bag? Want to know the other stuff we saw inside Ms. Bing’s bag (and wallet)? Watch this: 

Towards the end of our fun interview with Ms. Bing, she emphasized that for young professionals to prosper in his/her career, he/she must learn how to enjoy what he/she is doing and always be open to learning. Being INNOVATIVE in our work also helps, especially if we keep an open mind to learn and understand the needs of your Division or your Company as a whole, and come up with innovative ways to address concerns and conduct work efficiently.  

Ms. Bing then leaves us with these two bible verses which she embodies, and hopefully our readers can incorporate too in their lives: 

Proverbs 3:5-6 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart     and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him,     and he will make your paths straight  Jeremiah 29:11 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  

Aside from asking the status of your RFPs or budget requests, next time you saw Ms. Bing, feel free to ask her for K-Drama recommendations! For sure she can give all the best series (and most handsome k-drama actors lol) you could binge watch on your next day off! 



About the writer:

Mhanny S. Agusto. Day dreaming, drawing and writing are few of the things I do to escape reality and keep my sanity. Yep, that’s me. 

Rojean Buhay-Baleday