The Chronicler staff were given the opportunity to interview the AACCUP overall coordinator, Prof. Sarah S. Taupan, after the closing ceremony of Accreditation Survey Test. Shown below is the interview. Chronicler Staff: How long have you been an accreditor? Prof. Taupan: I started in 2010, and it has been 6 years. Chronicler Staff: In your opinion, how important is the accreditation? Prof. Taupan: It is very important, especially because you, the students, will be the one who will benefit. Kasi what happens, once the school is submitted for accreditation, I think you have observed, the school becomes very clean, suddenly parang may magic. And then the buildings are somewhat repainted. And then if you have heard about the recomendations, the school cannot apply for the next visit. They have to comply with that. So it is good for you. Chronicler Staff: How about the importance of being an accreditor? Prof. Taupan: Very important also actually. But it's a heavy task actually, because we really have to evaluate the school. Make use of your sound judgement and what is more difficult is that if you have friends, you forget your friendship. But after the accreditation, our friendship is resumed (while hugging Chronicler Staff: What would be your message to all those involved in these accreditation? Prof. Taupan: Keep it up. Keep it going. Chronicler Staff: How about your message to the five programs involved in the accreditation? Prof. Taupan: I'll say congratulations for a job well done. Chronicler Staff: And your message ma'am to the BaSC president, Mr Nasser A. Salain? Prof. Taupan: Oh yes, the very young and dynamic, Basilan State College is blessed to have him, very much blessed.