Accountancy programs gain ACCA stamp

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Far Eastern University, Manila’s Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Internal Auditing were recently named Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) accredited programmes.

Founded in 1904, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the global professional accounting body offering the Chartered Certified Accountant qualification. It calls itself as the “world’s most forward-thinking professional accountancy body.”

According to IABF Dean Alma Emerita V. Dela Cruz, the ACCA accreditation will give FEU Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance students opportunities such as gaining a BSC (Hons) Degree in Applied Accounting if they complete the Foundations F level. In addition, FEU MBA students can go for ACCA certifications and earn MSC in Professional Accountancy from University of London.

“All these opportunities are possible because of our ACCA accreditation.”

Five Tams place in October Psych board

IAS logoFive FEU BS Psychology graduates placed in the October 2017 Psychometrician Licensure Examinations, according to official results from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

Allyssa Celine Manalo Cornago was the top FEU performer as she placed third with a score of 84.20%. Shekainah Praise Cunanan Dalmacio landed 6th with 83.40%, Catherine Jhoi Magalang Mamawan finished at 8th place with 83.00%, while Jayro Javellana Opinion got the 9th place with 82.80%. Lastly, Zejomar Pecante Semic made it at 10th with 82.60%.

“I would also like to congratulate all the passers, the faculty, staff, and academic managers of the Department of Psychology”, said FEU Institute of Arts and Sciences Dean Joel Chavez.

“We will strive to improve our ratings in these examinations. And with the support of the administration and whole FEU community we should be able to achieve excellence.”

Three Tams tie for 9th place in October CPA board

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There are 88 new Tamaraw Certified Public Accountants based on the official results of the October 2017 CPA Licensure Examination from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

Far Eastern University, Manila posted an overall score of 73.33%, while the rating of first time takers landed at a solid 83.33%.

The standouts in this latest batch of FEU CPA’s are Rochelle S. Enrile, Angel Mae L. Reyes and Vanessa C. Roxas. They all landed at 9th place with a similar score of 89.67%.

FEU student tops “Bottle Ground Vol 2″

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FEU Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management Ralph Dulay was crowned Champion in the “Bottle Ground Vol. 2 2017”, Mixology and Flairtending Category held last October 13, 2017 at the Marikina Hotel, Marikina Convention Center.

Competitors were required to make their cocktail’s name relevant to the name of the school they are representing.

The HRM junior named his cocktail “1928 Sapientia”, which symbolized FEU’s founding year and motto of “Sapientia Regnat” or wisdom rules. Dulay is also Public Relations Officer of the Bar Tamaraws Student Organization

The event hosted by Our Lady of Perpetual Succor College is a much-anticipated mixology and flairtending competition among hospitality students. Participating schools include FEU University of Santo Tomas, Lyceum of the Philippines University, Centro Escolar Univesity, Arellano University, Sienna College and Our Lady of Fatima University.

Ralph Dulay with Coach Anna Pamela Ordiales Jonson and Chef Mckoy Alvero of FEU Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management.

Ralph Dulay with Coach Anna Pamela Ordiales Jonson and Chef Mckoy Alvero of the FEU Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management.

FEU Tourism tops #TourCon2017 Quiz Bee

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A team of Far Eastern University students bagged the Destination Marketing Competition, Quiz Bee Competition in the University of the Philippines Asian Institute of Tourism Association of Alumni’s (UP AITAA) #TourCon2017. The event, which carried the theme “Youth For Tourism: 2017 Tourism and Hospitality Conference,” was held last September 30, 2017 at the Cine Adarna, UP Film Institute, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

The FEU team is composed of BS in Tourism Management majors Joseph Mendez, Mary Joyce Regis and Patricia Mendoza and they were coached by FEU Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management faculty member Ms. Aurelle Marie Gonzalez

The competition was joined by 23 groups from different colleges and universities nationwide.

#TourCon2017 was co-presented by the Department of Tourism and signified another milestone in the tourism industry as it served as a venue to empower students and to promote sustainable tourism in the Philippines.

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Tourism junior wins Grand Barista Cup

Tourism student Ian Joseph Lazaro

Tourism student Ian Joseph Lazaro

Far Eastern University BS in Tourism Management student Ian Andrew Lazaro was named Champion of the 2017 Grand Barista Cup held at the World Trade Center last September 15, 2017 in Food and Drinks Asia under Allegro Beverage Corp. Lazaro competed with BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management students and fellow Baristams Officers Shaira Sigrid Naval and John Richard Co.

Lazaro’s win earned him a slot in the National Coffee Competition on March 2018. The FEU team was coached by Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management faculty members, Henry Magalona, John Malonzo and Mary Angel Elacion.

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Statement from FEU President Dr. Michael M. Alba

My dear students,

Allow me to explain briefly why FEU opted not to call off classes today. It is because September 21 is a day of infamy, a day of national shame. On this day 45 years ago, Filipinos lost the freedoms that were guaranteed to them by the Philippine Constitution of 1935 – the right to life, liberty, and own property as well as to all be equally protected by our laws. Our country ceased to be a democratic state, and slid into an authoritarian one, where all power was vested in one man alone, a dictator. It was, and is, the darkest period in our history, when instruments of the Philippine government were used to crush all forms of dissent.

To safeguard our rights and freedoms, today we have to take a stand, we have to make a sacrifice. We refuse to call off classes, because we refuse to consider September 21 as anything but just another ordinary day. We refuse to call off classes, because to do so is to lend importance to martial law – to honor and celebrate that dark period of tyranny and oppression in our history – whatever other reasons may be marshalled to justify not having a school day.

It is important to make this point because schools are the vanguard of our country’s democratic ideals. This stand is about our core values – the Fortitude to make the necessary sacrifices, the Excellence to discern the right moral stance, the Uprightness to hold fast to what we hold most dear under the social contract of this Republic: our human rights and civil liberties.

This is about an important line in our FEU Hymn, “Command thy sons and daughters to battle for the right!”

And so we make the sacrifice of coming to school today to uphold what FEU stands for and to signal our support for democracy and our freedoms.

FEU student film hauls awards in Precious Pelikula Film-Making Contest

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Far Eastern University student film “My Fat Chance” was the big winner in the Precious Pelikula Film-Making Contest. The awarding ceremony was held at the Manila International Book Fair at the SMX Convention Center last September 17, 2017.

The picture was awarded Best Film, Best Screenplay and with Jenny G. Yeo winning Best Actress.

The Precious Pelikula Film-Making Contest was joined in by amateur film-makers, including students and university-based film organizations. “My Fat Chance” competed against 11 films.

The production team, which is composed of FEU BA Communication students led by Director Victor Elijah Gador, also pocketed at cash prize of Php 100,000.

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Cast
Austin Tan
Jenny Yeo
Sabrina San Diego
Charles Cruz
Kevin Biol
Ron Alos

Production Designer
Joma Velasco

Production Manager
Isha Dalabajan

Assistant Director
Rhussel Famy

Director of Photography
Vince Catacutan

Three Tams place in August 2017 MedTech Board

Three Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology graduates from Far Eastern University, Manila made the Top 10 of the August 2017 Medical Technologist Licensure Examination according to the Professional Regulation Commission.

The successful examinees are third placer RENRENZ TIANGCO PAYUMO (90.70), seventh placer JESTER DANIEL JOHNSON MONTANO and ninth placer CHRISTIAN JOSEPH BARRION CRUZADO (90.10).

FEU Manila is once again a top performing school as it scored an overall rating of 97.43% (303/311) and 98.68% (300/304) for first time takers.

FEU gains ASEAN University Network membership

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Asean University Network (AUN) welcomed Far Eastern University as its newest AUN-QA Associate Member University starting August 10, 2017.

Choltis Dhirathiti, Ph.D., executive director of AUN, said FEU now holds the title “AUN-QA Associate Member” under the umbrella of AUN Quality Assurance network.

AUN is tasked as a key implementing agency of ASEAN in the Socio-cultural portfolio. It conducts programs and activities to encourage and promote higher education cooperation and development to enhance regional integration in achieving global standards.

Dr. Myrna Quinto, FEU’s Vice President for Academic Development, said FEU is only the 6th university in the Philippines to have been accepted as member along with University of the Philippines, Ateneo De Manila University, Dela Salle University, Centro Escolar University and the University of Sto. Tomas.

“We look forward to a prosperous collaboration between AUN and FEU to foster quality education in the region and beyond,” said Dr. Dhirathiti