The FEU Drum and Bugle Corps lively started the year by joining a parade in celebration of Sto. Niño de Pandacan in Manila.

JPMC College of Health Sciences (JCHS) in Brunei hosted a talk about Time Management to equip its future healthcare leaders with soft skills required by the nursing profession.

Academic Managers geared up for the school year 2023-2024 with Strategic Planning session.

UAAP Season 85 Men’s Football Tournament Most Valuable Player Viejay Frigillano in one of his defensive exploits, which helped FEU earn its championship title in May 2023.

FEU recognized its alumni’s extraordinary achievements in their respective fields and their contribution to the advancement of society through the Green and Gold Awards.

The FEU Facilities and Technical Services through the Safety and Security Office conducted the first Earthquake and Fire Drill for 2023 to ensure the preparedness of the faculty, staff, and students in emergencies.

FEU kicked off its 95th Founding Anniversary celebration with a Wreath-laying Ceremony at the university founder’s tombstone located in Sucat, Paranaque.

The Wellness and Recreational Program (WRP) boosts students’ holistic well-being through physical and mental activities.

One of the highlights of WRP was the ‘Danza 2023’ where Tamaraw students in their colorful costumes showcased their vibrant moves.

One Concierto Piyu marked the culmination of the university’s Foundation Week celebration.

The FEU Center for the Arts (FCA) hosted the Marching Band Festival VII: The heART of Music.

FEU Chief Information Officer Enrique Amigo shared his thoughts about the emerging issues on ChatGPT and AI platform which had reached the education milieu in a discussion hosted by the Institute of Education.

In the fight against fake news, the FEU Central Student Organization (FEU CSO) hosted a talk with speakers Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan and Mx. Jiggy Calucag who shared their knowledge and expertise about disinformation and Philippine history.

The FEU Centennial Bench was launched, showcasing the university’s testament to its enduring commitment to cultural awareness and community development. The benches not only serve as a symbol of FEU’s rich history and diverse heritage but will also help generate funds that will support the institution.

The Institute of Nursing Batch 1973 celebrated their 50th graduation anniversary by paying a visit to their beloved alma mater.

The FEU International Relations Office (IRO) hosted a School Visit of the Embassy of Canada together with representatives from different Higher Educational Institutions.

The delegation for the Chinese Folk Culture Tour to the Philippines visited the Tamaraw community and had a captivating talent exchange as their group and the FEU students showcased their musical and artistic prowess, blending the vibrant flavors of both nations.

FEU academic officials visited Sarasas Affiliated School and Suvarnabhumi Institute of Technology in Thailand to enrich partnerships and explore opportunities in research and education.

The FEU Herbarium’s first published book, “A Guide to Gingers of Sorsogon” contains descriptions and photographs of many gingers including 11 species endemic to Sorsogon. It was a finalist in the 40th National Book Awards in the Science Category.

FEU Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Maria Teresa Trinidad Tinio encouraged women to support fellow women to reach for their goals and embrace digital innovations as instruments for change during the “#Women2023: Women Forging the Digital Future” forum.

The FEU Men’s and Women’s Volleyball teams showed heart-stopping plays for the UAAP Season 85 tournaments.

Fourth-year students from the Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management (ITHM) attended the I.M.P.A.C.T. 2023 (Industry Mentorship Program for the Advancement of Classroom Teaching) entitled “All at Sea: Insights into Hospitality Work on Cruise.” IMPACT is the initiative of the Academic Affairs Office (AAO) in collaboration with the Institutes wherein experts and industry partners are invited as resource person/s to share updated and on-the-ground praxes.

World-renowned linguist and language acquisition expert Stephen Krashen virtually joined the Tamaraw community to talk about “Language Acquisition: Trends, Issues, and Prospects”.

The FEU Career and Placement Office (CAPO) in collaboration with FEU-Student Development hosted the Young Leaders Educational Dialogue leadership talk series titled: “Design Thinking: From Ideation to Execution”.

FEU Academic Affairs Office (AAO) in collaboration with the Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (ITHM) conducted its 3rd event entitled, “Conversations with Executives and their Organization’s Successes” (CEO’s) featuring the The General Manager of Novotel Suites Manila at Acqua, Mr. Raul R. Aquino.

A ceremonial signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between FEU and the University of Zagreb was made possible through the FEU Global Conference spearheaded by the FEU Institute of Arts and Sciences (IAS) and in collaboration with FEU IRO.

FEU CAPO enhanced its acclaimed PEP Talk Series with a focus on “Data Analytics: The Language of the 21st Century Workplace.”

FEU hosts a special seminar featuring Chef Myke “Tatung” and Atty. Eugene Yap during the Philippine Food Expo. The event is in collaboration with the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Educators of the Philippines (COHREP) and Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines (HRAP).

Students from the Institute of Health Sciences and Nursing (IHSN) participated in the Research Expo 2023, showcasing their research and posters under the theme “Sustaining Excellence and Research Competence in Health Sciences.”

The FCA presented the FEU Bamboo Band (FBB) concert entitled “Let It Beatles”, celebrating the music of one of the greatest bands in history.

FEU IAS Department of Psychology conducted its Pinning and Candle Lighting Ceremony for graduating students of Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

FCA prepared a surprise flashmob and Send-Off into Retirement Concert for outgoing FEU president Michael Alba and Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs Gianna Montinola.

FEU Career and Placement Office (FEU CAPO) organized the Onsite Recruitment Exclusive for Tams Job Fair (ORETams) giving more than 2,000 graduating Tams an opportunity to scout for their dream jobs by engaging with company representatives.

Father of Modern Linguistics Noam Chomsky graced the online space of the FEU community and shared his thought-provoking ideas about Language and the Miracle Creed.

FEU Tamaraws collected its 10th Men’s Football title after winning UAAP Season 85 finals.

FEU Women’s Football Team won the UAAP Season 85 championship.

Dr. John Anthony Yason, dean of the Institute of Health Sciences and Nursing of Far Eastern University, led the “EU-COST-NUS Workshop on Parasitology and Microbiomes: Blastocystis Culture and Applications” in Singapore recently. Meanwhile, members of the FEU Medical Technology Research Committee took part in hands-on exposure and laboratory sessions.

British Columbia Post Secondary Education and Future Skills (PSFS) Minister Selina Robinson visited FEU to strengthen the collaboration between the British Columbia and Philippine educational sectors through the promotion of international education and partnership that would benefit students and alumni of both regions.

FEU Institute of Law conducted its 79th Hooding and Commencement Exercises.

The IARFA Student Council (SY 2022-2023) completed its #ColoringOutsideTheLines project, which underpins FEU’s Diversity and Inclusion policy. The designs of the locker murals located at the 4th Floor, AFB Hallway symbolize different causes such as body positivity, inclusivity, equality, and equity for the LGBTQIA+ community, differently-abled individuals, and cultural differences.

FEU IABF conducted its annual IndEx forum with professionals from esteemed and top organizations in the country who provided their guidance, expertise, and recommendations to bridge the gap between the academe and the industry.

More than four hundred Nursing Alumni attended the Gala Night at the Grand Reunion held at the Hilton Union Square, San Francisco, CA.

Institute of Health Sciences and Nursing (IHSN) Dean John Anthony Yason and Director of the Alumni Relations Office (ARO) Celmer Santos embarked on a benchmarking journey to UCLA’s College of Nursing.

FEU bravely tackle gender issues through the vodcast Sari-saring Queertuhan (SSQ). This groundbreaking series, created by the FEU Digital Content Creation and Development, and Gender and Development Desk Coordinator, sheds light on the multifaceted challenges faced by individuals across the gender spectrum.

Students from FEU IABF and IARFA represented the university for the Ming Chi University Language & Culture Camp in Taiwan 2023.

The FEU Public Policy Center (FPPC) presents the results of its 2021 College Experience Survey (CES), an annual longitudinal survey that looks into students’ environment, expectations, engagement, and learning outcomes.

FEU recognized the honor students of Class 2023 during the Academic Excellence Recognition Ceremony.

The newly renovated Arts Building had its inauguration and blessing attended by university officials, and guest, National Artist for Literature Gemino Abad.

The FEU Board of Trustees led by its Chair Aurelio Montinola III and President Dr. Michael Alba, conferred Margarita Forés — internationally acclaimed chef and restaurateur — with the degree of Doctor of Entrepreneurial Management Honoris Causa.

FEU senior management officers welcomed the leadership of its 11th president Juan Miguel Montinola, who shared his strategy and vision for the university aligned with the Aspirations 2028.

Officers of the FEU Alumni Foundation Inc. met with President Juan Miguel Montinola to discuss how their organization can support his Aspiration 2028.

FEU, through the Academic Services Office and Student Development, welcomed the freshmen in vibrant community via a week-long Tatak Tamaraw celebration.

Nanyang Polytechnic International (NYPi) visited FEU to further strengthen the partnership between the two HEIs through numerous projects and collaborations across all common programs particularly in business, communication, and fine arts.

FEU signed a memorandum of understanding with the Philippine National Police Special Action Force (PNP SAF), intending to cultivate a positive and respectful relationship between students and law enforcement officers, contributing to a safer and more harmonious campus environment.

FEU Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance (IABF) Dean Enrique Lozari delivered an enlightening presentation on doing business in the Philippines at the Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) in Singapore.

FEU faculty members prepared for success at the Start of the Academic Year Orientation (SAYO), ushering a year of inspiration and excellence.

Members of the Marketing and Communication Offices of all the FEU Group of Schools updated their skills and strategies for handling Crisis Communication in preparation for the new school year.

FEU Faculty Day recognized and applauded the exceptional achievements of its dedicated educators, continuing the legacy of excellence in education.

Two faculty members from the FEU Department of Language and Literature participated in the 21st AsiaTEFL International Conference at Daejeon, South Korea, and through online meetings.

AUGUST – FEU WRP inaugurated the much anticipated in-door rope wall climbing at the Arts Building Gym. The new sporting activity aims to unlock the greatest potential of Tamaraws– boosting their physical, mental, and social health.

FEU and Jerudong Park Medical Center Sdn Bhd launched their new school building for nursing students in Brunei. Other than the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, JPMC College of Health Sciences Sdn Bhd (JCHS)—as the partnership is formally called—also offers Foundation in Science Certification.

The FEU Community Extension Services (CES), in collaboration with FEU ITHM, further strengthened its livelihood project with Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL) through the launch of the Bread of Hope Bakery.
Started in July 2021, FEU CES and ITHM’s Bread of Hope provided PDLs with new skills and knowledge on breadmaking, which became not only their source of income but also a source of light and hope.

FEU CAPO, in partnership with the Asian Hospital and Medical Center, organized four concurrent events for FEU Nursing, Medical Technology, and Psychology students.
These events emphasized the crucial significance of both technical and interpersonal skills within the medical field.

Students engaged with various booths and activities at the annual Tamaraw Hunt (TamHunt) student organization recruitment fair.

As Fortitude, Excellence, and Uprightness form the backbone of FEU’s identity, FEU Vice President for Corporate Affairs Rowena Capulong-Reyes shared her insights with the university managers and supervisors on ethical awareness in her “Empowering Tam Employees through Corporate Ethics”.

The International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, visited FEU and conducted focus group discussions and interviews with different stakeholders. This is in line with the Vitae Employability project that aims to improve the employment outcomes of FEU graduates.

The Department of International Studies together with the Consulate General of the Republic of San Marino’s Honorary Consul General Jean Henri Lhuillier, hosted a special lecture entitled “Beyond Diplomacy: Cultural Ties between the Philippines and the Republic of San Marino”.

Dubbed Ningning at Liwanag, the Maningning Miclat Art Foundation, in collaboration with the FCA, FEU IARFA, and FEU IAS, featured a Filipino poetry workshop, an art exhibit, and a book launch.

McGraw-Hill Education (Singapore) Pte Ltd. hosted an awarding and recognition ceremony for the FEU Group of Schools key persons who were instrumental to the successful implementation of McGraw products in the Tamaraw community.

“A Guide to Gingers of Sorsogon,” authored by Rudolph Valentino Docot and edited by Dr. Sandra Yap, was announced winner of the 2022 Gintong Aklat Awards’ Science and Technology category. Published by FEU Publications, the book is the first guide that showcases the diversity and exquisiteness of the family Zingiberaceae in the Philippines.

The FEU Public Intellectual Lecture Series (PILS) released a new instructional video on the topic of AI, Education, and the Future of Work. The discussion tackled the implications of the rise of artificial intelligence to the currently available courses in universities and future jobs.

SEPTEMBER – FEU Institute of Education (IE) in partnership with FEU IRO welcomed the six Indonesian student participants of SEA-TEACHERS Student Exchange Program – Batch 9 from the University of Halu Oleo, Universitas Negeri Malang, and Universitas Negeri Surabaya.

FEU received its third Golden Arrow award from the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD). The ICD’s Golden Arrow award is for publicly listed companies and insurance firms in the Philippines that excel in Corporate Governance (CG).

Six buildings in Far Eastern University (FEU) are National Cultural Treasures, said the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) through Museum Declaration-1-2018.
Along with the announcement, FEU unveiled in a small ceremony the special marker awarded to the university as a symbol of its historic and cultural significance.

FEU hosted a hybrid event to conduct its Annual Stockholders’ Meeting, bringing together members of the Board of Trustees, faculty, and investors.  
The event reviewed the university’s financial performance, discussed strategic plans, and elected new members to the board.

ASEAN University Network – Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) visited FEU for the assessment of the programs BA Language and Literature Studies and MA Psychology.

OCTOBER – FEU Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (ITHM) benchmarked with the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism at the Prince of Songkla University, Phuket Campus. This internationalization initiative aims to provide more opportunities for ITHM students.

FEU ITHM collaborated with Cathay Pacific to host a talk series with special guests and speakers from Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Disneyland, Resorts World Cruises, and Ngong Ping 360.

The FEU Administration Building received the Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE) certification. This recognition underscores FEU’s unwavering commitment to sustainable and environmentally responsible building practices.

FEU students showcased their electrifying performances which combined dance and martial arts in the WRP Festival 2023.

FEU received two awards from the Commission on Higher Education(CHED) during the Internationalization Champions of Nation-Building and Sustainability (ICONS) Awards 2023. FEU Manila was honored for having 14 programs assessed by the ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance (AUN-QA).

PANTAY, Pride PH, and the Commission on Human Rights launched the “Rainbow Report Card” in FEUManila. With the backing of the Embassy of the Netherlands in the country, the accomplishment of guidelines for monitoring sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics was made possible among Philippine schools under the Project Gender Equality Index for Schools or Project GEIS.

FEU Center for the Arts (FCA), formerly FEU President’s Committee on Culture presented: Tutti Flutti; Tutti Guitarri; Tutti Voci; Tutti Celli. The harpists who were featured ranged in age, residence, background, and accomplishments.

In celebration of the National Tamaraw Month, the FEU Alumni Relations Office (ARO), alongside the FEU Alumni Foundation, and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-MIMAROPA, organized the Kalikasan Para sa Kabataan or Kali Camp.
The event discussed topics on personal purpose, leadership, root cause analysis, project design, 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and sustainability principles.

OCTOBER – FEU and the People Management Association of the Philippines teamed up in a collaborative effort to advance education and professional development in the field of Human Resource Management.

FEU Nursing Department hosted the Capping and Candle Lighting Ceremony for the Batch 2026 student nurses. This event marked the beginning of their clinical journey.

Photo by Joana Camille de Castro

FEU Center for the Arts presented Ballet Manila’s La Traviata, directed by Lisa Macuja-Elizalde at the FEU Main Auditorium. The full ballet performance was accompanied live by 3 opera singers Anna Migallos, Mher Nival, and Roby Malubay.

FEU IABF hosted its 8th TamBiz Awards recognizing the creativity, innovation, and excellence of Business Administration students in creating business plans and showcasing their entrepreneurial prowess.

Senior Tourism and HRM students had their Entrepreneurship Sales Blitz Presentation entitled: TamBlitz2023: “Diversifying Tourism Products of Central Luzon in the Lens of Sustainability and Innovation”. The students showcased their innovative and sustainable products from different provinces of Central Luzon.

FEU Institute of Education and Universitas Negeri Surabaya (UNESA), Indonesia strengthened international partnerships for academic advancement and cultural exchange.

FEU met with Ontario College of Arts and Design (OCAD) University, furthering the partnership between OCAD and FEU Institute of Architecture and Fine Arts.

FEU IHSN Medical technology students reaped accolades in the MMHRDC’s 2023 Research poster presentation competition.

FEU dominated the competition in the UAAP Season 86 Women’s Chess Championship.

FEU IAS Department of Communication students who produced the documentary “Matandang Camarero” won the Best TV Production and Hey, Siri, Best in Radio Ad at the 45th Catholic Mass Media Awards.

FEU Cheering Squad won UAAP Season 86 Cheerdance Competition. FEU now has four UAAP CDC titles and holds the league record of 21 podium finishes.

The FEU ARO organized the 2023 FEU Grand Alumni Homecoming, bringing together not just the alumni of the Manila campus but all the campuses in the FEU Group of Schools: Alabang, Cavite, Diliman, FEU Tech, High School, Makati, and Roosevelt.

FEU welcomed the delegates from the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia to the Philippines led by Prof. Dr. Ir. Aisyah Endah Palupi M. PD, Education and Culture Attaché.
The event aimed to further FEU’s reach with international HEIs from the Republic of Indonesia for potential partnership.

FEU received the Outstanding Delegation Award in the YMCA National Congress for the 22nd time.

Embracing diversity in communication through visual arts, FEU IARFA FEU-IARFA, in partnership with the Far Eastern University, Fundacion Sanso, and Art Lounge Manila, launched “Multiformity” exhibit, which showcases the multitude of materials, media, and techniques.

The FEU Film Movements Festival, organized by the Department of Communication, featured 13 progressive and alternative cinema selections commemorating the 75th UDHR anniversary.

FEU ARO, in partnership with CES and the FEU Alumni Foundation, Inc., spread joy and a festive atmosphere in Barangay Quilitisan, Calatagan, Batangas.

The annual University-Wide Year-End Party carried the magical theme “FEUantasia: FEU Goes Disney”.

Thank you for your support in the past 12 months. We look forward to another year of continuity and progress!