FEU DepEd- National Council for Children’s Television forge research partnership

In the photo (R-L, 1st row): FEU’s University Research Director Dr. Sandra Yap, NCCT Board Member Ms. Alice Panares, FEU SVPAA Dr. Maria Teresa Trinidad P. Tinio, DepEd-NCCT Exec Dir Dr. Rizalino Jose T. Rosales,  NCCT Supervising Administrative Officer Ms. Daisy Atienza and, Research Team member from FEU Psych, Mr. Jan Patrick Gutierrez. (2nd row, R-L): FEU Marketing & Comm Manager Dr. Rowena C, Reyes, NCCT Research Team member Ms. Airan Bueno, FEU Independent Project Researcher from Comm, Ms. Kate Ashley Dayag, NCCT Team Research member Ms. Patricia Veatriz Gentalian, NCCT Accountant Teresita M. Cruz, Research Team member from FEU Comm Ms. Flordeliz Abanto and NCCT Team Research member Isaac Hilario. Not in the photo:  Research Team member from Lyceum Psych, Dr. Joseph Francisco.

In the photo (R-L, 1st row): FEU’s University Research Director Dr. Sandra Yap, NCCT Board Member Ms. Alice Panares, FEU SVPAA Dr. Maria Teresa Trinidad P. Tinio, DepEd-NCCT Exec Dir Dr. Rizalino Jose T. Rosales, NCCT Supervising Administrative Officer Ms. Daisy Atienza and, Research Team member from FEU Psych, Mr. Jan Patrick Gutierrez.
(2nd row, R-L): FEU Marketing & Comm Manager Dr. Rowena C, Reyes, NCCT Research Team member Ms. Airan Bueno, FEU Independent Project Researcher from Comm, Ms. Kate Ashley Dayag, NCCT Team Research member Ms. Patricia Veatriz Gentalian, NCCT Accountant Teresita M. Cruz, Research Team member from FEU Comm Ms. Flordeliz Abanto and NCCT Team Research member Isaac Hilario. Not in the photo: Research Team member from Lyceum Psych, Dr. Joseph Francisco.

The Far Eastern University DepEd-National Council for Children’s Television (NCCT) signed a Memorandum of Agreement for a research partnership on nationwide study on school children’s media consumption, parental mediation and classroom performance.

The collaboration provides the FEU faculty the opportunity to design the research methods, collect and analyze the quantitative (survey) and qualitative (focus group discussion) data of Grades 1 to 6 private and public school children and their parents in Metro Manila (cities of Caloocan and Manila), Luzon (Calamba City and Nagcarlan), Visayas (Cebu City and Badian) and Mindanao (cities of General Santos and Sarangani).

In 2015, the NCCT released survey results that showed school children watch television (TV) an average of 3 hours on weekdays and 6 hours on weekends.
The new study’s scope was expanded to include the children’s consumption of social media and video games, and used mixed methods for data collection.

Available research literature is mostly foreign and this is the first study that will look into the Filipino schoolchildren.

Last December 7, 2018, preliminary results were presented by the research team and the highlights include:

1.School children were spending less amount of hours on TV ( less than hour on weekdays and almost two hours on weekends for Grades 1-3; three hours on weekdays and almost six hours on weekends for Grades 4-6)

2. For video games, several Grades 1-3 pupils claimed that they sometimes play on weekdays and weekends at home. Grades 4-6 pupils play longer on Fridays and weekends, and many play at relatives’, friends’ and in computer shops.

3. Younger school children use Youtube more than Facebook, while the older students use Youtube and Instagram more than Facebook.

4. Children watch program with educational content but they are also exposed to violence, sex, foul language and gore on TV, social media and videogames.

5. Parents view TV programs with their children (co-viewing) while parents use restrictive mediation by limiting hours of video gaming.

6. There is a negative correlation between videogame consumption and task focus in school performance.

The research team will present a comprehensive report, including the analysis of the focus group discussions and policy recommendations for child-friendly media content on March, 2019.

NCCT is an agency that is attached to the Department of Education and was created under RA No. 8370 or the Children’s Television Act of 1997.
Its primary mandate is to promote media education and produce quality television programs that develop the knowledge, skills, values, and keen sense of national identity for the Filipino child.

Presentation of preliminary results at the Bulwagan ng Karunungan, DepEd , December 7, 2018

Presentation of preliminary results at the Bulwagan ng Karunungan, DepEd , December 7, 2018

R-L: Flordeliz Abanto (FEU Comm), Jan Patrick Gutierrez (FEU Psych), Dr. Myrna P. Quinto (FEU VPAD), Daisy Atienza (NCCT’s Supervising Administrative Officer) , Dr. Joseph Francisco (Lyceum Psych), NCCT Researchers Patricia Gentalian and Isaac Hilario and Kate Ashley Dayag (FEU Comm).

R-L: Flordeliz Abanto (FEU Comm), Jan Patrick Gutierrez (FEU Psych), Dr. Myrna P. Quinto (FEU VPAD), Daisy Atienza (NCCT’s Supervising Administrative Officer) , Dr. Joseph Francisco (Lyceum Psych), NCCT Researchers Patricia Gentalian and Isaac Hilario and Kate Ashley Dayag (FEU Comm).

FEU debater to represent PH in 2019 English Speaking Union

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Far Eastern University’s John Rafael Faustino emerged as the 2019 champion of the Search for Philippine Representative to the International Public Speaking Competition (IPSC) of the English Speaking Union (ESU) held on February 9 in FEU Makati.

The AB English Language major and senior debater of the Oratorical and Debate Council (ORADEC) bested 97 contenders from all over the country. The competition organized by ESU Philippines and hosted by FEU Student Development had four levels of screening: the heats, semifinals, pre-finals, and the grand finals. Of the 97, only 21 speakers advanced to the next round, then 7, and finally 3. The first three rounds were run last February 2. Faustino defeated Hannah Banocnoc of the University of the Phililpines Diliman and Wynona Galvez of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. The theme of the elimination rounds is “A lie has speed, but truth has endurance” while the grand finals theme is “Nature is a common language.”

Faustino will be the fourth FEU-ORADEC speaker who will carry the Philippine flag in London for the international contest. His predecessors are Ryan Kaliph Buenafe in 2001, Weber Amores in 2007, and One Carlo Diaz in 2017.

Faustino received coaching from Felyrose Manaois, Joeven Castro, Etheldreda Ferrer-Dadulla, and Lourdes Ignacio who are faculty members of the Institute of Arts and Sciences.

The IPSC is arguably the world’s most prestigious public speaking tilt that uses the English language. The Philippines has been participating in this competition since 2001. Last year’s winner Jazmin Jabines of UP Diliman emerged as the global champion.

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#FEU91 Message from the Chair

Chair Emeritus Dr Lourdes Reyes Montinola, Members of the Nicanor Reyes family, Trustees

Of FEU, Dr Michael Alba, Distinguished Faculty, Administrators, Students, and Alumni from our extensive FEU Community, Ladies and Gentlemen

Today, Feb 4, marks the first time we will be celebrating the Founder’s Wreath Laying Ceremony – our 91st – in February , or close to the date Nicanor Reyes and family perished in 1945 during the Liberation of Manila.

2018 marked our 90th Founding Anniversary, and what a year it was.

Globally, it was an Authoritarian year and a transition year. Time Magazine featured a Cover story on four strongmen – Vladimir Putin of Russia, Viktor Orban of Hungary, Recep Erdogan of Turkey, and our own Rodrigo Duterte – without naming Xi Jin Ping of China and others. President Donald Trump had a historic summit meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.

Renowned paraplegic physicist Stephen Hawking of “ The Theory of Everything” , celebrated Chefs Paul Bocuse, Anthony Bourdain, and Joel Robuchon, as well as French designer Givenchy passed away. Paradoxically, Crazy Rich Asians was an unexpected star Hollywood movie, while Asian American Naomi Osaka upset Serena Williams to win the tennis US Open. Apple became the first company to reach $ 1 trillion in market capitalisation, but Stock Markets worldwide lost significant value in a nervous and volatile year.

Locally, probably the most memorable Political Will event was the closure of Boracay for six months for Sustainable Tourism purposes. The TRAIN tax law for individuals passed and was fairly or unfairly criticised for a spike in inflation in the third quarter. Despite this, President Duterte’s approval rating climbed back to 74%, indicating that the general public favoured his authoritarian decisions over his public rantings. Nice year end bonuses were Catriona Gray winning the Miss Universe title, and the Balenciga bells being returned to Manila. A number of Philippine heavyweights passed on, including Senator Ed Angara, cultural icons Pitoy Moreno, Carmen Guerrero Nakpil, and Augusto Villalon, as well as taipans George Ty and Jon Aboitiz.

FEU itself had a busy 90th Anniversary year in the midst of the K-12 transition. We had our first graduates from Senior High School, but we continue to have only two years in tertiary – this time, freshmen and juniors. We finished a Roosevelt Rodriguez building, and we started Senior High School and Tertiary classes in a partially completed new FEU Alabang campus. We honoured 28 Anniversary Alumni in the academic, sports, and cultural field, and we bestowed a Doctor of Business Engineering on King Tamaraw Ramon S Ang. We showed a “Be Brave” video on Nicanor Reyes, artistically lighted our Quezon Boulevard Art Deco building, and launched an FEU Art Book entitled “Silanganan” by Cid Reyes.

Our Chair Emeritus Dr Lourdes Reyes Montinola received a Go Negosyo Legacy Woman Entrepreneur of the Year for “being a well published and multi awarded author and an Educator for Genertions. Sadly, previous trustee Elizabeth Melchor and present trustee Robert Kuan both passed away.

Effectively , 2018’s (90th Anniversary theme was “Future Ready Learning in Tumultuous Times”.

Looking forward, 2019’s theme should be “ Preparing to Fulfill Aspiration 2020 in Challenging Times.”

Globally , geo politics such as the US government 30 day shutdown, the continuing Brexit saga , “Yellow Vests” in France, and Chinese US trade tensions have been bracketed by extreme cold in the Midwest – Chicago, at – 30 degrees was colder than Mount Everest or Antartica.

Locally, Mindanao has strongly voted in plebiscite for a Bangsamoro Organic Law creating a new Bangsamoro Autonomous region in Mindanao , and senatorial elections are due in May. Public debate centres around lowering th criminal age from 15 to 12 years old. The country’s Build , Build, Build infrastructure program continues , and it appears that the Philippines remains one of the more economically progressive countries in Asia.

For FEU, looking forward, the focus will be on Execution. A January 2019 Planning Session followed a May 2018 Strategic Planning Session. Key 2019 initiatives will be to renew our University Autonomous status, and to integrate FEU Alabang and Diliman into FEU Tech.

Roosevelt College will open tertiary offerings, while FEU Cavite will consider two year Associate Degree courses.

Building additional revenue generating classrooms will continue, and we expect FEU Alabang , Roosevelt Marikina, and Lerma buildings to be completed in the near future.

Overall, we are reviewing our progress towards Aspiration 2020, and we feel confident that we will achieve most of our goals in the Regulatory, Matched, and Adaptive Excellence areas.

We see a long year ahead, but we are also confident that we will rise to overcome our new challenges.

Thank you all for taking the time to be with us here this morning.

 

Aurelio R Montinola III
Chair, Board of Trustees
Feb 4, 2019

FEU hosts delegation from Taiwan’s National Taitung University

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FEU Institute of Arts and Sciences led by Acting-Dean Dr. Jose Edwardo Mamaat, Associate Dean Mark Salvador Ysla and program heads welcomed students and faculty members from National Taitung University in Taiwan on January 23-25, 2019.

They immediately got a taste of FEU culture as they were treated to a performance by the FEU Bamboo Band and were given a tour of the campus led by the FEU Guides.

Selected students and faculty members from the Biological Sciences, Psychology, and Medical Technology Departments then met with the NTTU delegation and exchanged ideas and knowledge about their respective researches and explored ways on how to enhance research cooperation in the area of biomedical sciences. The visitors also toured laboratories used by FEU students and faculty members.

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The Medical Technology Department also arranged an immersion program in one of their affiliated hospitals for the NTTU delegation to have first-hand information about the laboratories and equipment being used by the hospital. Initial talks were made for possible exchange programs, research collaboration, and a Memorandum of Agreement to solidify the partnership between the two institutions.

This visit was made possible in close cooperation with the FEU Institute of Technology and the Linkage and Mobility Office of FEU.

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Remembering Henry Sy, Sr.

Henry Sy, Sr. was conferred the Outstanding Alumni Award during the University’s 75th Founding Anniversary.

Henry Sy, Sr. was conferred the Outstanding Alumni Award during the University’s 75th Founding Anniversary.

On behalf of the Far Eastern University (FEU) Group of Schools and the FEU Community, we wish to offer our condolences and sympathies to the family of Mr. Henry Sy, Sr.

Mr. Sy has been universally and appropriately praised as a Visionary and as an Entrepreneur par Excellence in the fields of Retail, Banking, and Property Development.

He epitomized the working student who came from humble beginnings. We are fortunate and honored that he graduated from FEU in 1950 with the degree of Associate of Arts in Commercial Studies.

Mr. Sy next saw a private sector opportunity to help in the field of education and invested in Far Eastern University in 1989. We are appreciative of his wise guidance and support through quality Board of Director nominees and a past FEU President.

Over the years, SM Foundation has funded a large number of scholars nationwide. We at FEU are thankful for the 102 Student scholars funded by SM Foundation who studied at FEU Manila and for the 186 student scholars who finished at FEU Institute of Technology.

Mr. Sy is one of our most renowned FEU alumni, and we are grateful for all his contributions to his alma mater and to the country. He was conferred the Outstanding Alumni Award during the University’s 75th Founding Anniversary.

May he rest in peace and may his spirit live on.

Aurelio Montinola III
Chair
and the FEU Board of Trustees

Henry Sy, Sr. along with other FEU alumni who were feted during the 75th Founding Anniversary.

Henry Sy, Sr. along with other FEU alumni who were feted during the 75th Founding Anniversary.

Henry Sy, Sr.  and family  during a visit in FEU on 2006.

Henry Sy, Sr. and family during a visit in FEU in 2006.

Henry Sy, Sr. with FEU Chair Emeritus Dr. Lourdes R. Montinola and former FEU President Dr. Lydia B. Echauz.

Henry Sy, Sr. with FEU Chair Emeritus Dr. Lourdes R. Montinola and former FEU President Dr. Lydia B. Echauz.

FEU President Lydia B. Echauz with Henry Sy, Sr

Henry Sy, Sr. takes a tour of his beloved alma mater with then-FEU President Lydia B. Echauz.

Henry Sy, Sr. takes a tour of his beloved alma mater with then-FEU President Lydia B. Echauz.

FEU Centennial Tree to honor top alumni donors

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In line with the culminating celebration of the 90th Founding anniversary of FEU, the Alumni Relations Office in partnership with Nicanor Reyes Memorial Foundation unveiled the FEU Centennial Tree last December 8, 2018.

Prominently placed at the ground floor of the Admission Building, the said tree aims to acknowledge and give recognition to donors of the OneFEUfund Campaign. This initiative also provides an avenue for members of the FEU community, its friends and partners to help lay down the foundation of future tamaraws in the next ten years or until the 100th year founding anniversary of the University in 2028.

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Chair Emeritus Dr. Lourdes R. Montinola, Chair Aurelio R. Montinola, and Dr. Rosalind Wee led the unveiling. Present also during the event are FEU Board of Trustee member, Sherisa Nuesa, Atty. Gianna Montinola, Mr. Ramon Fererros (President of IAS Alumni Association), FEU Green and Gold Outstanding Alumni Awardees; Mr. Victoriano Cruz (President of the FEU Alumni Foundation), Dr. Karen Remo, Architect Hernando Advento, and Mr. Angel Baustista to name a few. Dr. Wee, who is also an Outstanding Alumna and first donor, gave the response on behalf of the first set of donors.

A minimum donation of ₱250,000.00 will merit you a bronze leaf while ₱500,000.00 and ₱1,000,000.00 will be silver and gold leaves respectively. The proceeds of this campaign will support the following programs;

a. Scholarships and Financial Aid. FEU funds an average of over 3,500 scholars every year, providing about 11% of the total student population with the future-ready skills to help them achieve their academic and career goals.

b. Faculty Development and Research. FEU has programs to support faculty in their doctoral studies abroad. FEU also funds research in areas such as Biodiversity, urban renewal, public health, genetics, sociolinguistics, and indigenous cultures.

c. Sports Development. Giving to FEU Athletics directly impacts the success of student-athletes by means of international training and competition, coaches’ development, academic support, and allowances.

d. Artistic Development. With your support, FEU student-artists will have more opportunities to compete abroad, internationalize their education, and further develop their artistry.

e. Community Service. Through its Volunteerism Services, and Tamaraw Volunteers (a university-wide student volunteer organization), FEU continues to lead the conservation of endangered Tamaraws in Mindoro, build homes for the homeless, provide entrepreneurial programs, give hope to those in prisons, and provide assistance to victims of calamities.

FEU researchers bag 5 Best Presenter Awards at SIMPI 2018

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Five Far Eastern University (FEU) researchers bagged the best presenter awards at the 4th International Conference of Sustainability Initiatives: Case Studies in Malaysia, Philippines & Indonesia (SIMPI 2018) held last December 11 & 12, 2018 at the Everly Hotel, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

With the theme, “Towards Sustainable Communities”, the five FEU of the 11 best presenters were Dr. Elisa S. Mañalac, Dean of Institute of Education (IE), Harold John Culala, faculty of IE, Rocel Apolonio, faculty of Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance (IABF) –Makati, Marie Grace Patadlas, program head of Institute of Architecture and Fine arts (IARFA), and Rutcher Lacaza, faculty of IABF-Makati.

The 21 FEU delegation was headed by Dr. Alma Emerita V. Dela Cruz, former dean of IABF now Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs of Roosevelt College Inc., who delivered the keynote presentation, “Unlimited Approach to Inspire Language Study in the 21st Century”.

Dr. Victor T. Tabuzo, Director for Center for Teaching and Continuing Learning (CTCL) and SIMPI Regional Director for Philippine Delegations, and Dr. Sandra Yap, Director, University Research Center both chaired the parallel sessions.

Presenters for the Sustainable Asset Infrastructure tract were Israel Joseph Soberano, faculty of Institute of Arts and Sciences (IAS) with a paper entitled, When Two Opposing Poles Meet: A Favorable Relationship Between Anthropocentrism and Animal Treatment, Raquel Baquiran, OIC Dean of IARFA, presented Sustainable Flood Mitigation and Management through Manila City’s Colonial Plazas and Open Spaces’ Multiple Bubble Loop, Marie Grace Patadlas, program head of IARFA discussed the Urban Home Dwellers’ Response to Unbearable Summer Heat.

Gregoria Mercado, faculty of IARFA, presented the paper, “The Challenges of Promoting A Sustainable Ecotourism Site in the Philippines: The Case of the Pamitinan Protected Landscape,” Melba Paual, faculty of IARFA, worked on “Proposed Initiatives and Programs for Sustainable Waste Management of a Private Transport Company”, and Melodia Sampan, also faculty of IARFA, tackled “Sustainability: Greening the Manufacturing of cosmetics and Personal Care Products.”

For Track 2, Sustainable Educational and Social, Dr. Elisa Mañalac, dean of IE, presented “Sustaining the 21st Century Teacher Education Program: A Critical Analysis of the Domains on the Developed National Competency-Based Teacher Standards in Relation to pre-Service Teaching Curriculum,” Percival Paras, faculty of IE, had a paper entitled, ‘Multiculturalism and the Politics of recognition in Philippine Education,” Harold Culala, faculty of IE, spoke on “Educating Generation Alpha: Teaching and Learning for Sustainable Education”, and John Angelo De Leon, faculty of IAS discussed a paper he co-authored, “Issues on Sustainable Education in the Philippines: The K-12 Basic Education Curriculum Conundrum.”

Rocel Apolonio, faculty of IABF-Makati, talked about “Auditing Food Waste in Select Public Schools in the Philippines, Jeremy Pedregosa, faculty of IE, presented “Exploring the University Life of Student-Athletes: An Implication for Understanding,” and Joseph Jintalan, faculty of IE, discussed a paper he co-authored, “Socio-Ideological Reproduction in Filipino Workers Exportation.”

For the third track, Sustainable Estate and Business and Economy, Rutcher Lacaza presented a paper he co-authored, “An Investigation of the Fisher Effect in the Case of the Philippines,” Ryan Christian Mercado, faculty of IABF, talked on “Professional Readiness of SAP Interns in the Selected Partner Companies of FEU-IABF: An analysis,” Eric Jayson Asuncion, also of IABF, tackled “Evaluation of Destination Image of Pasig City Using Multisensory Marketing Model in the Light of the Residents and non-residents,” and Benita Meneses, faculty of IABF, discussed “The Consumers’ Sensitivity on Retail Commodities through Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) as an effective Marketing Strategy.”

“King Tamaraw” Dr. Ramon Ang launches scholarship program with FEU

From L-R FEU Assistant Vice President for Academic Services Joeven R. Castro, FEU Institute of Technology Executive Director Benson Tan, FEU President Dr. Michael M. Alba, FEU Chairman Aurelio R. Montinola, SMC President and COO Dr. Ramon S. Ang, FEU Chair Emeritus Lourdes R. Montinola, FEU Chief Financial Officer Juan Miguel R. Montinola, SMC VP for Corporate Affairs Maria Raquel Paula G. Lichauco, FEU Admissions and Financial Assistance Director Dr. Michelle Acomular and SMC Corporate Human Resources Vice President Casiano B. Cabalan.

From L-R FEU Assistant Vice President for Academic Services Joeven R. Castro, FEU Institute of Technology Executive Director Benson Tan, FEU President Dr. Michael M. Alba, FEU Chairman Aurelio R. Montinola, SMC President and COO Dr. Ramon S. Ang, FEU Chair Emeritus Lourdes R. Montinola, FEU Chief Financial Officer Juan Miguel R. Montinola, SMC VP for Corporate Affairs Maria Raquel Paula G. Lichauco, FEU Admissions and Financial Assistance Director Dr. Michelle Acomular and SMC Corporate Human Resources Vice President Casiano B. Cabalan.

Far Eastern University Outstanding Alumnus Dr. Ramon S. Ang credited his tremendous success in business to his time as a working student in FEU and now wants to extend the same opportunity for deserving but less-privileged students.

FEU and Dr. Ang, San Miguel Corporation’s (SMC) President and Chief Operating Officer, reached an agreement on November 27, 2018 at the San Miguel Corporation Head Office on financial aid for students. This will be open for students in board programs such as Medical Technology, Architecture, Psychology, Accountancy, Education and Nursing under FEU Manila and Engineering at the FEU Institute of Technology.

Dr. Ang’s first of many donations will go to the OneFEUFund campaign.

“Thank You, Ramon and San Miguel, for helping us successfully launch a OneFEUFund campaign on the occasion of our 90th Founding Anniversary this year, and our dream of raising Php100 million over the next ten years from our faithful and supportive Alumni. In one super generous manner, through your efforts, we have taken a major step towards achieving our target even before our December 8, 2018 Grand Alumni Homecoming in Morayta, Mabuhay, our King Tamaraw!” according to FEU Chairman Aurelio R. Montinola III.

Around 300 students will benefit from the scholarship program that will run for the next 10 years to coincide with FEU’s 100th Founding Anniversary in 2028.

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Dr. Ang graduated in 1980 with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He was conferred with the degree of Doctor of Business Engineering Honoris Causa during the 90th General Commencement Exercises last June 27, 2018 at the Philippine International Convention Center.

“FEU has taught me well. FEU made me what I am today. Looking back, being a working student helped me become more equipped to deal with people from all walks of life. One of the reasons for my accomplishments is because of my ability to read people and situations. I am able to adapt. I make tough decisions based on gut instinct,” he said during his commencement address.