Innovative minds meet in IABF research colloquium


The Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance, and Business Administration held its 4th IABF Faculty Research Colloquium 2017 last November 8, 2017 at FEU Case Study Room with a theme “Building Innovative Ideas Towards Excellence in Business Research”.

In this year’s research colloquium objectives were to build a pool of research outputs that are published in hard copy and/or electronic formats, to encourage and inspire others on the IABF team to undertake their own research and to allow them to present their research outputs in local and international conferences and competitive research events. Eight (8) Business Administration Faculty Researchers and one (1) faculty researcher from Internal Auditing participated in the colloquim, namely:
AGUB, CHRISTIAN B. , ASUNCION, Eric V., CADA, Leonardo F., CUEVAS, Carolyn C., FERRER, Martita C.,
LAPUZ, Carmen B., MERCADO, Ryan Christian C., OLIVO, Shirley E., TANGPUS, Johnelyn G.,

The panel of reactors were: Dr. Edita Bunuan, Dr. Gina Suarez and Dr. Mark Tapar who gave their comments, and suggestions for possible improvement of the research.

The event was headed by research committee chairman and BA assistant program head, Dr. Marietta C. Israel, BA Program Head, Dr. Joselito P. Tem and IABF Dean, Dr. Alma V. Dela Cruz.

Accountancy programs gain ACCA stamp


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.”

Last of the Legends (A tribute to Coach Kidd Santos)

DSC_0277By Mark P. Molina
Athletics Director

When I joined FEU close to 14 years ago, I was pleasantly surprised to see three legends in Philippine sports among the roster of coaches in Morayta. Cito Andaya was behind Project Gintong Alay and was responsible for the success behind world calibre athletes like Lydia De Vega. Lando Plagata was a long time mentor of the Philippine national football team and a pioneer in women’s football in the country. And then there was Kidd Santos. He was the first person to welcome me in the athletics office and he took me out to lunch in one of the carinderias outside the FEU gym.

Having no background in volleyball, I have never heard of Kidd Santos. Little by little I got to know his impressive resume and what he did for FEU and for the sport of volleyball in the Philippines.

He was a champion athlete and a champion coach. The volleyball tradition of FEU is ridiculous: 29 women’s and 25 men’s titles in the UAAP and the person with the biggest influence and involvement in all this greatness was Coach Kidd. DSC_0135 The succeeding months and years made me witness his passion and enthusiasm for the game. I have not seen anybody put this much love and pride in his job. People say find a job you love and you never have to work again. This guy lived his passion and love for more than forty years as coach, program head, athletic coordinator and was a mentor to many.

To me coaches are best judged by the amount of knowledge you pass on to others. At its very core, the coaching profession is teaching. This is what Coach Kidd did on a daily basis. Teach students and other coaches about volleyball, God and life. Ramil De Jesus, George Pascua, Nes Pamillar, Shaq De Los Santos, Ronald Dulay, Rei Diaz, all top coaches in the country got their start with Coach Kidd. Their success is a testament of the knowledge Coach Kidd imparted to anyone who was willing to listen and learn. DSC_0164 George Pascua posted on his Facebook page calling Coach Kidd his father, coach, mentor, brother and friend and yes to most of his players he was all this and more. Amidst all the championships and trophies, Coach Kidd’s most cherished feats are the relationships he built and the people he touched with his genuine concern.

I was technically his boss for 13 or so years but I surely learned more from him than him from me. He was an inspiration and an example on living everyday with passion, enthusiasm and compassion for others. FEU lost the last of the three legends I met 14 years ago but Coach Kidd will remain in our hearts forever. DSC_0006 Related articles: Pascua weeps Santos’ passing
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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%.