FEU crushes hapless Adamson, moves closer to twice-to-beat edge

Far Eastern University trampled cellar-dweller Adamson University, 82-69, Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena to keep its hold of the top seed in the UAAP Season 78 Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Tamaraws improved to 10-1 as they extended their lead to one full game over second seed University of Santo Tomas and moved to within a win of clinching the twice-to-beat bonus in the Final Four. Read more in Inquirer

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Tamaraws downplay Final Four feat, focused on remaining games

FEU vs UE2

Far Eastern University had every right to celebrate on Saturday night when it became the first team to make the Final Four following a close win over University of the East. But as the final horn sounded, the Tamaraws shook hands with the Red Warriors and quietly headed to the locker room. Make no mistake, the Tamaraws have their sights locked in on a championship and nothing less.

Read more in Inquirer

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All set for BPI Boot Camp


To advance its entrepreneurship program, Far Eastern University has partnered with the Bank of the Philippine Islands, one of the country’s top financial institutions, to train selected students in three FEU campuses – FEU Manila, FEU Makati and FEU Tech.

Joeven Castro, director of Student Development of FEU, said Entrepreneurship Boot Camp (EBC) aims to develop future Tamaraw entrepreneurs by equipping them with the competencies and values needed to set up a business.

“We pursued this partnership with BPI because we have a common goal, (that is) financial wellness of students,” Castro said.

The boot camp is composed of 10 sessions or a total of 36 training hours on various modules on entrepreneurship: The Entrepreneurial Process, Recognizing Opportunities and Generating Ideas, Entrepreneurial Models and Frameworks, Innovation and Design Thinking, Segmentation, Targeting Formulating a Unique Value Proposition, and Product-Market Fit, Competitive Analysis and Creating Competitive Advantage, Marketing and Communications Planning, Importance of Capital efficiency, Business Model, and Feasibility and Pitching to Angel Investors.

There is more in store for all with FEU program of FEU. Apart from workshops, mentorship on the setting up of actual business ventures is also included. Collaboration and partnerships with entrepreneurship organizations will also be sought to help develop a customized learning design for FEU’s needs.

Escape from the Textbook: Professor Ryan Mercado


By Jose Alberto C. Cornejo

Although originally interested in law, Professor Mercado’s interest in people attracted him to the field of Human Resource Management. But there was no direct to that. He took Business Administration at University of Santo Tomas and focused on Human Resource Development Management for his Master’s degree at the same university.

Now, aside from being a professor, he is the assistant program head of the Business Administration Department and human resource and organizational development consultant to various companies. Because of this, he is able to translate theories into practice and bridge the classroom and real-life scenarios.

ME JPMAP ADVISER“There are things that I teach inside the classroom which are based on my experiences. I say to my students: ‘these are the trends, this is how we do it.’” He even slips in graduate school level questions to widen the boundaries. “When I return it to them, they are surprised they do well. Graduate school case studies, and they can do it. They realize that they can achieve more. They just need someone to support them and push them out of their comfort zones.” He enthusiastically shares.

When asked what is his motivation, Professor Mercado answers, “I love imparting knowledge. I’m not an intelligent person, I just happen to know and I want to share my knowledge with them. I don’t want them to experience what I experienced: I had to really study on my own.”

As the sun sleeps, Professor Mercado places his flame into the lantern of his home. “I never bring problems from work to school and vice versa. Of course, sometimes I get to bring the work, but the problems… I don’t take them home to be able to focus on my family.” During weekends, he is an avid basketball player and also the coach of the IABF men’s basketball team. He loves pop culture, films, and TV series, especially crime and mystery.

Nevertheless, Professor Mercado considers the whole FEU community as his second family. “Stressful, yes, but I am thankful for the community that I have. I am thankful from the support that I get from everyone.” He admires the tradition and culture FEU never fails to uphold. “All of the little things, they help create a certain setup, a certain tradition. Like a remembrance of how Nicanor Reyes built FEU because he wants to be of service to the Philippines. So I think all of us are following the same path as Nicanor Reyes.”

On his future plans, Professor Mercado replies, “My plan is simply do my job well. Whatever I can think of to contribute to the university and of the institute.






FEU team wins Best Paper award in Indonesia economics conference


A team from the Far Eastern University Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance won the Best Paper Award in the International Student Conference on Asia-Africa Studies (ISCAAS) held October, 16-18 2015 in Bandung, Indonesia. The team composed of Hanz Benjamin C. Gepty, Justin Emile P. Lalata and Japhet Louis O. Tantiangco presented the winning paper “The Unequal Development of Makati City and Quezon City As Perceived by Its Residents”. They also took home $1,000.

IABF faculty Cherrie Mae F. Perillo served as research adviser, while Mr. Adulfo R. Arevalo was the statistics consultant.

ISCAAS is the 1st undergraduate conference for Universities in Asia and Africa organized by Student Organization of Economics and Development Studies of Padjadjaran University.

Another FEU team participated in the conference and this was composed of Ariane Q. Blancia, Judy Anne P. Martinez and Ritzel Ron M. Montalbo. Ms. Perillo also served as research advicer, while FEU President Michael M. Alba was the statistics consultant. They presented a paper titled “Underlying Factors Affecting Poverty and Inequality in Baseco Port Area, Manila A Quantitative Analysis”.

All of the Tamaraws are taking up Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Business Economics.

They competed against groups from 15 different Asian univerisities in an event, which aims to facilitate discussion, encourage delivery of ideas and propose solution to issues in economic development.

“I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Indonesia and particularly this conference for giving us such a wonderful experience. It’s great to see and meet fellow aspiring economists from around the Asian community who share the same goal, which is to promote poverty eradication and economic development around the world,” said Tantiangco.

From Left to Right:  Justin Emile P. Lalata,  Japhet Louis O. Tantiangco,  Ariane Q. Blancia, Judy Anne P. Martinez,  Cherrie Mae F. Perillo, Ramil N. Baldres  Ritzel Ron M. Montalbo  Hanz Benjamin C. Gepty

From Left to Right:
Justin Emile P. Lalata, Japhet Louis O. Tantiangco, Ariane Q. Blancia, Judy Anne P. Martinez, Cherrie Mae F. Perillo, Ramil N. Baldres Ritzel Ron M. Montalbo Hanz Benjamin C. Gepty

Lost in Reverie (IARFA Fashion Show 2015)

Highlights of the IARFA Fashion Show 2015 held on October 13-15 at the FEU Mini-Auditorium.


FEU alumna wins Asian Women Leadership Award


Karen Graciles Remo, an AB Mass Communication magna cum laude graduate (2002), was recently conferred the Asian Women Leadership Award by the Asian Leadership Awards in Dubai and World Leadership Congress. Remo is also former president of the FEU Oratorical and Debate Council and former literary editor of the FEU Advocate,

The award is given to outstanding professionals who “have the vision, flair, acumen, and professionalism to demonstrate excellent leadership and management skills in an organisation, making changes and achieving results.

She is a partner and managing director of New Perspective Media, a leading contract publishing and corporate communications agency based in United Arab Emirates that “specialises in print and digital publishing, professional translation, research and content development, branding and marketing, digital communication, social media, media relations, and event management.”

“My biggest takeaway is something we have always known as a universal truth but something we forget as we go through our busy, hurried days. It is that we have to appreciate and recognize the good things in others,” Karen said in an interview with the Filipino Times.

“You see, I also started as a fledgling journalist and communications executive and I can tell you that the mentoring I received from my editors, clients and colleagues helped me become who I am right now.”

Karen is a seasoned public relations and marketing strategist, publisher, editor, journalist, and socio-civic advocate and has been based in Dubai since finishing her studies in FEU.

FEU flips switch in 4th quarter, sweeps resilient UP

MANILA, Philippines – The Far Eastern University Tamaraws continued to exert their dominance in the fourth quarter as they used a series of runs in the final 10 minutes to seal a victory and sweep their season series against the UP Fighting Maroons, 68-57, on Wednesday, October 14, at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

Propelled by the impressive play of star Mac Belo in the fourth period, the Tamaraws improve to 8-1 in the UAAP Season 78 senior’s basketball tournament, while the Fighting Maroons fall to 3-6. Read more in Rappler

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From the Viewpoint of Sir Greg Dulay: FEU Professor of Philosophy

By Edison V. Ching

IMG_1715-1-1Far Eastern University’s Professor Greg Dulay’s interest in Philosophy began when he entered San Pablo Seminary in Baguio City back in his college days. When asked why he did not pursue the calling to become a Catholic Priest, Prof. Dulay chuckles and answers, “Well, I think many were called. I was miscalled.” With this chapter of his life coming to an end, a new one unfolded that involved him teaching Philosophy as a profession, which he has been doing for fifteen years now.

Unlike other educators, Prof. Dulay loves interacting with his students. “I don’t want all ideas and concepts to come from me because I believe that I can also learn from my students,” he shares. He also avoids spoon-feeding and instead finds ways to encourage his students to interact, adding, “The more they ask questions, the more that they will be interested in the topic given.”

However, what is most admirable about Prof. Dulay is his unparalleled dedication towards his work. “I’ve never been absent,” he says.

When asked about his goals as professor, Prof. Dulay states, “It’s self-fulfillment. The moment that the students have finished the course I thought they come back and thank me. It’s not about the grades but about learning something you can apply.”

About his philosophy in life, there was a long pause before Prof. Dulay answered, “It’s a difficult question. I’m teaching Philosophy but I cannot even answer my own philosophy.” He chuckles but he continues right after with, “If you’re enjoying what you are doing, your focus is there. That involves every angle in life. That’s the reason why I do not bring my job home and do not bring my family to school. If I’m at home, it’s all about the family. If I’m here in school, it’s all about work. I am a fulltime father, an all-the-time husband and a regular faculty member.”

FEU Dance Company wins 3rd place in SK folk dance tilt


The Far Eastern University Dance Company (FDC) bagged third place in an international folk dance competition held in South Korea.

The group participated in the Cheonan World Dance Festival in Cheonan, South Chungcheong held from Oct. 8 to 11 to compete against 178 groups from South Korea and different countries.

FDC won a bronze medal and $1,500 along with Malaysia’s UTP Performing Arts Group and India’s Dance Academy.
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