FEU, POEA partner to combat illegal recruitment, human trafficking

Far Eastern University (FEU) President Dr. Michael Alba (second from left) and Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) administrator Hans Leo Cacdac (second from right) shake hands after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on joint efforts to combat illegal recruitment and human trafficking. Flanking them are FEU Vice President for Academic Services Dr. Miguel Carpio (leftmost) and POEA director Robert Larga (rightmost).

Far Eastern University (FEU) President Dr. Michael Alba (second from left) and Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) administrator Hans Leo Cacdac (second from right) shake hands after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on joint efforts to combat illegal recruitment and human trafficking. Flanking them are FEU Vice President for Academic Services Dr. Miguel Carpio (leftmost) and POEA director Robert Larga (rightmost).

Far Eastern University (FEU) and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) have teamed up to campaign against illegal recruitment and human trafficking.  This campaign aims to generate greater awareness among students and the general public and to prevent them from falling victim to such activities.

In a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by both parties on October 21, 2013, FEU and POEA pledged to take several measures to combat the above illegal activities.  FEU president Dr. Michael Alba represented the school, and POEA administrator Hans Leo Cacdac and director Robert Larga signed the MOU on behalf of their agency.

As part of the MOU, FEU is set to integrate Pre-Employment Orientation Seminars (PEOS) in the university’s career development orientation and pre-employment programs through Guidance & Counseling (G & C) in coordination with the different institutes and academic service units. It also aims to disseminate related information to its students. FEU and POEA will also enter into further collaboration related to the campaign.

“(FEU) wants to be very protective of its students in terms of enhancing the knowledge or disseminating information; it is very important that we do this as a university,” Alba said.

Meanwhile, POEA’s Cacdac emphasized the importance of the role of schools like FEU in the campaign.

“(This signing) bolsters our advocacy against illegal recruitment and human trafficking because academic institutions are the foundation of our workforce, and it’s very important that the consciousness and the drive to combat illegal recruitment starts in the early stages of education,” explained Cacdac.

“Engaging academic institutions like FEU is an integral part of our strategy because once a partner in the fight against illegal recruitment and human trafficking, the effort is strengthened especially in the preventive aspects. It is better to avoid being a victim than to assist someone who has already been victimized,” he continued.

FEU Tracksters, Lady Booters claim gold in 2013 UNIGAMES

The FEU Lady Tamaraw Booters are once again Champions in the annual UNIGAMES.

The FEU Lady Tamaraw Booters are once again Champions in the annual UNIGAMES.

Far Eastern University’s Track and Field teams and Women’s Football Team showed they are ready to defend their UAAP titles after winning in the 18th Unigames held in Bacolod City.

FEU finished first place overall in athletics followed by St. Benilde and Jose Rizal University. Josie Malacad was the top female perfomer with six golds (200m, 400m, 400mlhH, 4×200, classical, 4×100 & 4x400m relay), while four golds each were claimed by Isidro del Prado Jr (400m, 4x200m, Classical, 4x400m relay) and Clinton Kingsley Bautista (110mhh, 4x200m, Classical, 4x400m relay).

The Lady Tamaraw Booters earned the title after finishing on top of the women’s football tournament, which used a league-type format. The Lady Tams defeated several UAAP rivals en route to the crown.

Meanwhile, the FEU Women’s Volleyball team made a strong impression despite settling for silver in the annual meet. The rookie-laden team made the finals after defeating UAAP Champion and heavy favorite De La Salle University in the semis, 25-23 25-22 25-23. The upstart  Lady Tams though were defeated in the championship game by University of Santo Tomas, 25-13, 10-25, 14-25, 25-14, 15-8.

Tamaraw 9th in October 2013 CPA board

2008960451TFar Eastern University, Manila produced a total of 90 new Certified Public Accountants (CPA) based on the results of the October 2013 CPA Licensure Examination. Jerwin Norte Marqueses landed in ninth place with a 91.29 rating.

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) said that 4,246 out of 10,396 passed.

FEU Manila’s passing rate for first-time takers registered at 66.15% (86 out of 130). Meanwhile, FEU FERN Diliman’s rating for first-time takers finished at 66.67% (15 out of 21).

Related sources:
http://www.prc.gov.ph/uploaded/documents/CPA1013t10.pdf
http://www.prc.gov.ph/uploaded/documents/CPA1013ps.pdf
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/511289/4246-of-10396-passed-cpa-licensure-exam-prc
http://www.mb.com.ph/4246-pass-cpa-exam/

No hard feelings for FEU coach after Romeo turns pro

With the approval of FEU officials, Terrence Romeo is now bound for the PBA.

With the approval of FEU officials, Terrence Romeo is now bound for the PBA.

It may be one big blow for Far Eastern University but men’s basketball head coach Nash Racela is not one to derail the childhood dream of Tamaraws gunner Terrence Romeo of making it to the pro league.

“We, in FEU, won’t stand in the way of our players who want to make the big jump,” stressed Racela, 40, in a phone interview with Yahoo! Philippines Friday afternoon, moments after the 5-foot-11 Romeo submitted his application form for the rookie draft, foregoing his fifth and final year at FEU in the process.

“Yes, may blessing ko naman ‘ yung decision ni Terrence. Tumawag siya sa akin kagabi,” shared the amiable coach.

Read more in Yahoo! College Hoops

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IARFA junior lands spot in PNOC 2014 calendar

PNOC Painting 2013Jessa Almerol, a third year Bachelor of Fine Arts Major in Painting student, was adjudged as one of the 12 Grand Prize Winners in the Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) Calendar Competition.

Ms Almerol received P25,000 and her winning piece, which is a painting about the Sinulog festival, will be featured in PNOC’s 2014 National Calendar. “Festivities” was the theme for this year’s PNOC contest.

Awarding was held at the PNOC Building in Taguig City last September 26, 2013.

Advertising student Jessa Almerol with IARFA Dean Lorelei De Viana and PNOC officials during the awarding ceremony.

Advertising student Jessa Almerol with IARFA Dean Lorelei De Viana and PNOC officials during the awarding ceremony.

 

Advertising sophomore wins big in Petron photography competition

PETRON EZRAA double win for Ezra Acayan, a Bachelor of Fine Arts Major in Advertising Arts student, in the Vision Petron 2013 National Student Art Competition. In the Photography Category, the second year Tamaraw bagged Grand Prize (6 winners) and Runner-Up (6 winners) honors for his pieces “Gawgaw” and “Basaan”.

Acayan pocketed a total of P50,000 and awarding was held last October 10, 2013.

This year’s edition, which drew more than 2,000 submitted paintings, photographs, t-shirts, and videos, focused on celebrating individual triumphs and historical victories with the theme Lakbay Tagumpay.

“We dwell deeper into the Filipino psyche and focus on what defines us through our sense of achievement; how this fulfills us and makes us proud, and strive even harder through the learned lessons in life,” according to the Vision Petron official website.
PETRON RUNNER UP

FEU Makati innovates its MBA program

407850_492424487467619_738476747_nFar Eastern University (FEU) has introduced several innovations to its Masters in Business Administration program (MBA). The FEU MBA course, which is offered in the school’s Makati campus, now consists of four phases– the Foundation, Core, Elective and Integrating Courses.

Gone in the curriculum is the Pre-MBA Phase, which is being replaced by seminars in Financial Accounting & Control, and Quantitative Tools & Techniques. According to FEU Makati Dean Celito Macachor, the goal is to strengthen the accounting foundation of the students, to help them understand their role in business and to help foster critical thinking.

“We want to develop a manager who is very focused and who knows what the mission and objective is. We want to teach our graduates that if they don’t know the answer, they should know how to ask the right question and to look for the right answer,” the Dean explained.

A full-time student can finish the entire course in just 15-18 months. After working through the Foundation Courses and the Core Courses, students can select from 20 electives and choose either the thesis or the non-thesis track.

“The professors who are handling the Foundation and Core courses are masters in those subjects. We are also targeting experts to handle the Elective courses,” added Dean Macachor, who is also the Dean of FEU Manila’s Institute of Accounts Business and Finance.

FEU Makati also offers the Executive MBA Program in partnership with John Clements where graduates earn a FEU Diploma. The academics of the program are handled by John Clements together with Harvard University professors from the United States.

Tourism Malaysia Roadshow

“Tourism Malaysia” visited Far Eastern University last October 8, 2013. The event gave FEU students a taste of Malaysian culture and show why Malaysia is one of the premiere tourism destinations in Asia. The Malaysian delegation comprised of representatives from Malaysian States Tourism Board, tour operators, airline partners, “Roti Canai” and “Teh Tarik” demonstrators.

Two MVPs, one university

Terrence Romeo willed the Tams back to the UAAP Final Four after missing out last season.

Terrence Romeo willed the Tams back to the UAAP Final Four after missing out last season. (Photo by Josh Albelda of UAAPsports.studio23.tv/)

Far Eastern University (FEU) did not win a basketball title in UAAP Season 76 but it did not finish empty-handed, as two Tamaraws emerged as the best players in their respective divisions. Terrence Bill Romeo took home several awards during the UAAP Awarding Ceremonies last October 5, 2013 but none was more significant than the Most Valuable Player (MVP) trophy.

The fourth-year Tamaraw was ecstatic and said this was the result of hard work but vowed to improve his mental approach in order to help FEU rise back to the top of the league after eight title-less seasons. Incidentally, he is only the third player to have won the MVP award in the Junior’s and Senior’s divisions since 1987 and third guard in UAAP history to do so after Tamaraw legends Johnny Abarrientos (1992) and RR Garcia (2010).

“I need to mature more and not to be hot-headed,” he said to reporters. Romeo won the following for this season: Jollibee Champ of the Season, PSbank Maasahang Player of UAAP Season 76, Mythical 5 Member and Most Valuable Player.

Camile Sambile's UAAP resume includes two championships and an MVP award.

Camille Sambile’s UAAP resume includes two championships and an MVP award. (Photo by Josh Albelda of UAAPsports.studio23.tv/)

Meanwhile, FEU’s championship streak in Women’s Basketball ended but the MVP streak was preserved with Camille Sambile winning this season. Raiza Palmera was MVP in 2011, while Allana Lim was the runaway winner in 2012.

The graduating Sambile averaged 19.7 points, 11.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 3.9 steals, and 1.6 blocks for the Lady Tams, whose season was derailed by the voluntary forfeiture of five games due to a violation of a UAAP rule.

Sambile said she initially thought that the statistical points she lost because of the penalty would prevent her from winning the MVP.

“I dedicate this award to my family, coaches and teammates. If not for them I would not have won this.”

She also stressed that her team stayed united until the end despite losing the title in an unfortunate manner.

“I’m still happy for my team. Even if someone made a mistake, no one pointed fingers. We remained strong and supported each other. We actually became more determined to fight after we were informed about the violation. We just fell short.”

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Architecture student to represent country in ARCASIA FORUM -17

Patrick E. Tappa and Kleaver Jonathan A. Ebora are senior BS Architecture students in the FEU IARFA.

Patrick E. Tappa and Kleaver Jonathan A. Ebora are senior BS Architecture students in the FEU IARFA.

Far Eastern University (FEU) Bachelor of Science in Architecture student Kleaver Jonathan A. Ebora is one of Asia’s representatives in the ARCASIA (Architects’ Regional Council Asia) FORUM -17  in Kathmandu, Nepal. Ebora earned the distinction after finishing in the Top 3 of the 2013 ARCASIA Architectural Students Design Competition’s Asia round of judging.

He along with fellow FEU Architecture student Patrick E. Tappa competed against representatives from 18 other countries.

“We are very happy because FEU got the two slots being contested and we knew competition was very tough,” shared Ebora after they swept the Philippine ARCASIA competition.

All contestants from different colleges and universities were tasked to design an Asian Youth Center.

 

More info:
ARCASIA Nepal 2013
Official Website of ARCASIA