FEU Profs now certified marketing professionals

L-R:  Romeo Nuqui, Maria Alma Caoagdan, Paul Martin Hernandez, Alexis Marie Foronda, Paulino Ayson, Dr. Karoline Palparan, Von Kirby German, Fae Marie Abellana, Gino Garcia,  Martita Ferrer, and  John Louie Ruben.

L-R: Romeo Nuqui, Maria Alma Caoagdan, Paul Martin Hernandez, Alexis Marie Foronda, Paulino Ayson, Dr. Karoline Palparan, Von Kirby German, Fae Marie Abellana, Gino Garcia, Martita Ferrer, and John Louie Ruben.

Far Eastern University (FEU) Institute of Accounts, Business, and Finance (IABF) marketing professors are now Certified Marketing Professionals and Certified Sales Professionals of the Sales and Marketing Institute (SMI) Philippines.

According to Assistant Program Head Von Kirby German, also a certified marketer, “IABF will implement, the integration of CMP and CSP programs into the marketing courses in the first semester, A.Y. 2017-2018 allowing the business administration students to be qualified and to get global recognition in sales and marketing.’

“The exams are a validation of highly competent faculty members who are in tune with the University’s goal to produce globally competive professionals”, German added.

SMI Philippines is the premier professional body of sales and marketing practitioners in the Philippines. Through its global network and affiliates, SMI provides a dynamic forum for sales and marketing for professionals to advance their careers through certifications, research, professional development, networking, and advocacy of the highest ethical and practice standards.

With affiliates across the Asia-Pacific Region, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Russia and the United Kingdom, SMI aims to deliver world-class support to empower its members with the knowledge and skills they need to excel in the profession.

High school students attend talk on education during Spanish period


FEU Manila welcomed around 200 senior high school students from several institutions yesterday July 13, 2017. The students attended a special talk given by Mr. Roberto Blanco of The Spanish National Research Council. The topic for the day was “The Philippines in the Eyes of Spain: The Colonization of the Philippines as taught in the Spanish Basic Education.”

FEU-Microsoft certified profs train DepEd teachers


A group of Business Management and Marketing professors from the Far Eastern University (FEU) Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance (IABF) established the Advocacy and Community Extension Services (ACES) program as a way to share their expertise with fellow educators.

“As the first Microsoft Education Ambassador in the Philippines, I decided to share my proficiency in using technology in the classroom and at work,” said Von Kirby P. German, Assistant Program Head (APH) for Business Administration. APH German then encouraged select IABF faculty members to be part of the Microsoft Education Ambassador Program.

In partnership with Microsoft Philippines, ACES’ inaugural one-day seminar workshop, entitled “Financial Literacy and Teaching with Technology” last May 29, 2017 trained 28 teachers from Parañaque National High School, Barangay Hall Ligas 1, Ligas 2 Elementary School, and Newville Heights Academy.

Dr. Joselito P. Tem, OIC Associate Dean of IABF said the basic education teachers were eager to learn about financial literacy and the use of Microsoft office to enhance their teaching, presentation skills, and class record keeping.

Each participant was given a certificate of attendance from Microsoft Philippines for the Teaching with Technology workshop and another certification from FEU-IABF for Financial Literacy from Mark J. Santiago, Assistant Program Head for Finance and a Certified Financial Markets Professional.

APH German, Microsoft Ambassador, Microsoft Office Specialist, and Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, handled the training in Microsoft Education Network, and use of OneNote and OneDrive. Training on the basics of Microsoft Word program was conducted by Alexis Foronda, full-time lecturer, and Microsoft Ambassador. Useful tools and techniques in Microsoft Excel program were presented by Maria Carmen B. Lapuz, Assistant Program Head for Business Administration and Microsoft Ambassador. Fundamentals of Microsoft Powerpoint program was discussed by Rey Parcon, full-time lecturer and also a Microsoft Ambassador.


“Thank you FEU for sharing your knowledge and expertise on using Microsoft Office in our work. We’ve learned a lot. We hope that there will be more trainings like this in the future,” shared Chay Abalon, teacher from Paranaque National High School.

IABF-ACES will continue to provide free competency-based training to the partner communities shared Dr. Nenitha L. Junio, committee chair of ACES.

“We will extend the coverage of the training to include social entrepreneurship for the nearby barangays around FEU. Our next session will train some 200 DepEd-Makati public school teachers,” added German.

FEU strengthens ties with Timor-Leste

East Timor pic

Far Eastern University (FEU) welcomed the delegates from Timor-Leste led by H.E. Antonio da Conceicao, Coordinator Minister for Social Affairs and Minister of Education and H.E. Ambassador Juvencio de Jesus Martins Ambassador of Timor-Leste to the Philippines.

Dr. Myrna Quinto, FEU Vice President for Academic Development said the meeting provided an opportunity for FEU and Timor-Leste to pursue cooperation in research and academic endeavors.

H.E. Antonio da Conceicao commended the FEU brand of education where some five Timor-Leste citizens are students of FEU Manila and FEU Institute of Technology, including his own son.

Completing the delegation were Antonio de Jesus, National Director Planning & Political for Monitoring & Evaluation, Joao da Costa Braz, Second Secretary of the Embassy, Pedro Laranjeira, Third Secretary of the Embassy, Aquiles Gutteres, Education Attache, Paulo de Oliveira Rodrigues, Technical Assistant for Education Attache & Cooperation, Mario Gusmao, Protocol Officer of the Minister, Lida Teresinha, Finance Officer, and Maria Marques, Secretary of the Minister.

They received a warm welcome from the FEU community led by the deans, Dr. Elisa S. Manalac, Dean, Institute of Education, Dr. Lorelei DC De Viana, Dean, Institute of Architecture and Fine Arts, Dr. Joel M. Chavez, Dean, Institute of Arts and Sciences; Associate Deans, Earl Borgona, Associate Dean, Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance (Makati) Ms. Lenore Delos Santos, Director, Student Development, and Dr. Dennis H. Pulido, Director, University Research Center, Dr. Jennifer Florida, Associate Dean for Special Projects and Dr. Adelbert Alcaide, Coordinator of University Industry Linkage.

FEU signs MOU with Cebu’s USC

From right: FEU-IABF Faculty, Dr. Melanie Banzuela-De Ocampo, CSS, Assistant Dean School of Business and Economics, Dr. Challoner A. Matero,  Dean, School of Business and Economics and Rev.Fr. Anthony S. Salas SVD, PhD, Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of San Carlos Cebu City

From right: FEU-IABF Faculty, Dr. Melanie Banzuela-De Ocampo, CSS, Assistant Dean School of Business and Economics, Dr. Challoner A. Matero, Dean, School of Business and Economics and Rev.Fr. Anthony S. Salas SVD, PhD, Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of San Carlos Cebu City

Far Eastern University-Institute of Accounts, Business, and Finance and Business Administration and Accountancy (FEU-IABF) and University of San Carlos-School of Business and Economics (USC-SBE) in Cebu City recently inked an agreement that will promote academic cooperation, research, and exchange between the two universities.

Dr. Michael M. Alba, FEU president and Fr. Dionisio M. Miranda, SVD SThD, SCU president mutually agreed to engage in an exchange of scholars and research.

The accord will also cover an exchange of data, documentation, research, and materials in fields of mutual interest.

Dr. Alma Emerita de la Cruz, FEU-IABF dean, and Dr. Challoner Matero, USC-SBE dean, welcomed the inclusion of the exchange of students and faculty along with the other agreements.

FEU Comm students shine in South Manila Educational Consortium Research Congress


Three thesis groups from the Far Eastern University Department of Communication won the bulk of the awards in the 2nd South Manila Educational Consortium (SMEC) Research Congress 2017 and the 3rd International Forum on Innovative Collaborative Learning hosted by St. Paul University Manila and De La Salle University Taft.

FEU won first place in the Institutional Excellence in Research Training. St. Paul University took second place, while Adamson University finished third.

First Place went to FEU’s entry entitled “Disrupting Power Boundaries: Top Gear Philippines and the Culture of Online Vigilantism” in the Technical Excellence and in the Compassion Value Awards. The study was presented by One Carlo Diaz and John Nicolai Parlan with Rose Angela Bautista, Hermi Anselmo de Ramos, and Daniel Apulo Padullo as co-researchers. They competed under the category Power Discourse and Collaborations. Prof. Cindy Padilla served as research adviser.


“Nagmahal, Nasaktan, Nagtravel: The Representation of Tourist Spaces in the Selected Films of Antoinette Jadaone” took home Second Place and Third Place in the Technical Excellence and in the Compassion Value Awards, respectively.

The study was presented Daryll Jameson Apaga and Aina Michaella Licodine. Co-researchers are Wency Mae Bautizado, Joliever James Flores, and Pollie Roque. The study competed in the Towards Rural Integrity category. Prof. David Corpuz served as research adviser.

Fourth Place and 5th Place went to “Huli Ka! Tutusukin Ko ang Kwek-Kwek Mo: A Semiotic Analysis on the Sexual Objectification of Women in the Music Videos of P.A.R.D.” with Ciara Maeric Andres and Sandra Thea Omar as oral presenters.


Jana Alyssa Cruz, Edlyn Quibilan, and Alimei Santos were co-researchers. The study competed in the category Probing Gendered Constructs and Contexts. Prof. Joeven Castro served as research adviser.

The panel of reviewers came from Gannon University (USA), University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (Thailand), and Jose Rizal University (Philippines).

Despite not having competed in the Poster Competition, FEU still managed to earn First Place overall. The competition and Awarding Ceremony were held on February 24, 2017 at DLSU’s Henry Sy Sr. Hall.

IABF professors publish study on women in entrepreneurship


Dr. Marietta C. Israel, IABF, BA Assistant Program Head and Ms. Benita A. Meneses, BA Faculty, recently published their research article titled: “A Study of the Motivating Factors Influencing Women Entry into Entrepreneurship in the Philippines”, in DEVOTIO, Journal of Business and Economic, Vol. 10, No. 2 July – December 2016 , University of San Carlos, Cebu City.

2017 International Conference on International Studies


The Department of International Studies in cooperation with the Philippine International Studies Organization (PhISO) will host the International Conference on International Studies with theme “Disciplining the Discipline: The History, Theory and Practice of International Relations in the Philippines” and International Workshop on “Exploring Global South Contributions in International Relations” in partnership with the Global South Caucus of International Studies.

The conference will be held on March 8 to 10, 2017, at the Mini Auditorium, Technology Building.

This three day international conference will gather emerging academics, international experts, students, and practitioners to present empirical, theoretical and methodological papers that aim to trace and map the evolution of the international relations discipline in the Philippines.

Furthermore, the conference will also present papers that deepen and expand our understanding of the wide spectrum of approaches in International Relations as well as various trends and issues confronting the international community. Also, critical reflections from several IR practitioners will be gathered to discuss trends in the study of World Politics. For more on the conference please click this link: https://phiso.org/programme/

FEU to host Linguistic Confab


Far Eastern University (FEU) will host the 2017 Linguistic Society National Conference and general meeting on April 6 to 8, 2017 at the Mini Auditorium of Far Eastern University-Manila, Nicanor Reyes st Manila.

The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed by Dr. Ma. Teresa Trinidad P. Tinio, FEU senior vice president for Academic Affairs and Dr. Shirley Dita- president of Linguistic Society of the Philippines and faculty at De La Salle University (DLSU), Dr. Jesus Federico Hernandez, LSP conference director, faculty at University of the Philippines- Diliman, and Dr. Philip Jay N. Alcoberes, program head, Department of English of FEU-the Institute of Arts and Sciences (IAS).

The ceremonial signing was witnessed by Dr. Dennis Pulido, IAS associate dean for Special Projects, Dr. Sterling Plata, program head of the Department of English and Applied Linguistics in DLSU, and the faculty members of FEU Department of English.

“The three-day conference will gather linguists from all over the Philippines and distinguished speakers from premier universities in Asia to exchange ideas and to present relevant research. It will surely nurture the culture of language research among faculty and students at FEU,” said Dr. Alcoberes, conference local director.

Dr. Tinio welcomes the hosting of FEU for LSP-NCMG in 2017 as an opportunity for both the faculty and students to interact with international and local linguists. The FEU English Department will also play an active role in the conference.

FEU welcomes Phi-Sci students


Nine students of Philippine Science High School Western Visayas Campus (PSHS-WVC) completed a 6-week intensive Science Internship Program (SIP) under the Science programs of the Far Eastern University (FEU).

“As a scholar of an establishment that advocates science, we are encouraged to undertake an 80-hour program that specializes in our chosen field with the aim of providing us an opportunity for actual research and laboratory work,” said Maxim Grace S. Sorongon.

The six-week internship introduced the students to the principles of genetics and how best it can be applied to conservation, a thrust of FEU Biology department. Apart from Biology, students were also exposed to the rudiments of Medical Technology. “This internship opened my mind to possibilities if I were to t the path of a scientist. The most important thing I learned is that being a scientist is not limited to working inside the four walls of a laboratory but observing, experiencing, enjoying and living in the outside world where answering the questions of nature awaits us”.

“Our school required us to prepare for our research subject. I am glad that I made the right decision in choosing Far Eastern University, I have always known that FEU is one of the famous universities here in the Philippines not only because of the UAAP championships, but also because reputation of its excellence in education”, shared Danielle B. Janiya.

“My expectations of FEU were exceeded. I learned the different fundamentals in various fields of science and the truths behind them that are not readily apparent. In biology, we learned how to extract the DNA of samples to correlate them, and to relate these to the different species of animals identified,” added Marcel L. Judian.


FEU also exposed the scholars to partner institutions. “They gained experience, information, and understanding through visits to St. Lukes Medical Center and East Avenue Medical Center and attendance to the 2016 National Academy of Science and Technology meeting.

The PSHS-WVC interns expressed their appreciation to  Dr. Marcos Valdez, Francisco Gellecanao, Jr., Rey Thomas De la Cruz, Dr. Jose Eduardo Mamaat, Jiovanni Milañez and Martin Cruz. The nine interns were Kiana Andrea A. Florentino, Jervin Dalisay, Danielle B. Janiya, Kim Dale Dogeno, Marc Angelica Elizalde, Doreen Sorongon, Marcel L. Judian, Felix E. Suarez Jr., and Maxim Grace S. Sorongon.