PRC accredits FEU – Institute of Education as CPD Provider


Far Eastern University (FEU) Institute of Education (IE) in coordination with the Center for Teaching, Learning & Continuing Education successfully held the Enrichment Program for 21st Century Teachers, a seminar-workshop for professional teachers, equivalent to 14 CPD units held last September 2018.

FEU IE, a CHED Center of Excellence in Teacher Education, is one of the few universities certified by the Philippine Regulatory Commission (PRC) to offer special Continuing Professional Development Programs. It has lined up a series of training on Managing the 21st Century Classrooms, Stress Management for Teachers and the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers.

“FEU IE is committed to providing more relevant topics for the continuous development of teachers, educational managers, and practitioners in the evolving education landscape,” said Dr. Elisa Manalac, Dean of FEU IE.

Dean Manalac added PRC pushes for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as a mandatory requirement in the renewal of a professional license under Section 10 of R.A. 10912, otherwise known as the CPD Law of 2016.

FEU IE has PACUCOA Level IV Accredited Status for all its undergraduate programs while PACUCOA Level II for its graduate programs.


FEU holds first ever ‘Bonjour Talents Forum’


Marina Battesti, Attaché for Higher Education and Linguistic, Head of Campus France Manila, Embassy of France to the Philippines, enthused Far Eastern University (FEU) students to take up French Language to get ahead in their career at the Bonjour Talents Forum held on October 4, 2018, at the FEU Auditorium.

Attended by over 1,000 students, Bonjour Talents Forum is a twin event of lectures and onsite recruitment organized by FEU Placement and the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Philippines (CCI France Philippines).

Michelle Bautista, Director of FEU Placement, said the joint activity supplemented the ongoing initiatives of the university in assisting graduating students and alumni with an avenue for possible placement in multinational companies and getting them ready to work for a French company.

“It is the first time for us to collaborate with a University for this particular endeavor. We are glad Bonjour Talents Forum is held at FEU. We are delighted to work with students to prepare them for the workplace” said, Isabelle Nilo, CCI France Philippines President.20181004_155047

Participating CCI France Philippine members include Alliance Francaise de Manille, BDO Unibank, Inc., Decathlon Philippines, Inc., Essilor Manufacturing Philippines Inc., Euroasia Executive Search, Inc., IBM Business Services, Jones Lang La Salle Philippines, Inc., Mazars Philippines, Inc., KSearch Asia Consulting, Inc., and Total Philippines Corporation.


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5th IABF BA faculty research colloquium builds on culture of research and innovative minds

In Photo (from left to right): Dr. Marietta Israel (Asst. Program Head-BA), Dr. Maria Corazon Abella, Dr. Edita Bunuan, Mr. Moises Cariaso, Dr. Josielyn Mendoza, Dr. Gina Suarez, Dr. Romano Lavilla, Dr. Ronaldo Poblete, Dr.Sandra Yap(URC Director), Dr. Joselito Tem (IABF Assoc. Dean)

In Photo (from left to right): Dr. Marietta Israel (Asst. Program Head-BA), Dr. Maria Corazon Abella, Dr. Edita Bunuan, Mr. Moises Cariaso, Dr. Josielyn Mendoza, Dr. Gina Suarez, Dr. Romano Lavilla, Dr. Ronaldo Poblete, Dr.Sandra Yap(URC Director), Dr. Joselito Tem (IABF Assoc. Dean)

The Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance Business Administration held its 5th Faculty Business Research Colloquium 2018 last October 3, 2018 at Case Study Room with the theme: Building Innovative Ideas Towards Excellence in Business Research.

The objectives of the research colloquium, 2018 are to encourage and/or inspire other IABF faculty members, academic managers and staff to undertake their own researches; to allow researchers to present their research outputs, in local and international conferences and competitive research events and to build a pool of research outputs that are publishable in hard copy and or electronic form.

The following are the research presenters:

Dr. Baniline Jone V. Abantao,  presented her paper entitled “Employment Attitude and Work Engagement of Hotel Industry Training for Work Scholarship Program Beneficiaries of TESDA”.

The results from the conducted research may be used in a module for standardized evaluation of employee productivity, job satisfaction and commitment.

Mr. Jacque Bon-Isaac C. Aboy, presented his research paper entitled “ Interaction of Macroeconomic Variables and Stock Prices: Evidence from the Philippines “.

He discussed how macroeconomic variables and stock prices do not possess a long-run equilibrium relationship. Moreover, results reveal that macroeconomic variables are deemed to be insubstantial to contribute prediction to stock prices. Overall, the results of his study imply that there should be consideration of other possible covariates of stock market that will help investors forecast their investment returns.

Dr. Edita S. Bunuan,  presented her research paper entitled “ The Behavioral Competency of IABF On the Job Training (OJT) Students: A Basis for Crafting the IABF OJT Handbook.”

This study will be helpful for the IABF to update or review the current Performance Evaluation Form used as measurement tool to be more responsive to needs of the industries. It can also be a good basis for OJT Manual updating. Likewise future researches should give premium to the inclusion of determining the desirable traits needed by the said companies.

Mr. Moises J. Cariaso,  presented his research entitled “Customer Satisfaction on Marketing Strategies of Metered Taxis in the National Capital Region”.

Dominantly, there were no significant differences in terms of the level of customer satisfaction on the marketing strategies of metered taxis when grouped by profile in terms of civil status, gender, educational attainment in terms of service quality and price, frequency of riding, time preference, number of years as passenger in terms of service quality, physical/product attributes, price, people and process. However, there are significant differences in the level of customer satisfaction on marketing strategies of metered taxis when grouped by profile in terms of age, educational attainment specifically on physical/product attributes, promotion, place of distribution, people and process. There was also significant difference on the number of years specifically on promotion and place of distribution and employment status.

Dr. Romano G. Lavilla, , presented his paper entitled “ Social Responsibility, Practices and its Effect on Employees’ Commitment, Business Growth and Company Image.”

The researcher analyzed effectiveness of CSR on employee’s commitment, business growth and company image for closed type corporations and contribute to the ongoing discussion on the idea that corporate social responsibility is not just an additional expense for the business; nevertheless, it is an investment that will yield future economic benefits. The researcher believes that for the business to grow and succeed it needs to be responsible for the welfare of all its stakeholders starting from its own employees, customers, owners, stockholders, suppliers, community, competitors and the country.

Dr. Ronaldo A. Poblete, presented his study entitled “The Performance of the Multi-Purpose Cooperatives in the National Capital Region.”

The main objective of the study was to assess the performance of Multi-Purpose Cooperatives in NCR using the Malcolm Baldrige Criteria. Recommendations were highlighted in the strict implementation and monitoring of the rules and regulations of the agency and providing incentives to the deserving cooperatives while in the business sector and the academic community they must also do their share of CSR and to educate the community as to the importance of cooperative in the community building respective.

Dr. Josielyn Mendoza and Dr. Gina Suarez were in the panel of reactors who gave their comments, reactions and suggestions for possible improvements of the research presented.

The event was headed by research committee chairman and BA Assistant program head, Dr. Marietta C. Israel, BA Program Head, Ms. Maria Carmen B. Lapuz, and IABF Associate Dean, Dr. Joselito P. Tem.


FEU film gets ticket to Short+Sweet Hollywood

Aswang film poster

A short film from Far Eastern University earned a ticket to Hollywood after winning People’s Choice Award at the Short+Sweet Manila Gala Finals held last September 26 at the Century City Mall Events Center in Makati.

Hannah Grace Maur‘s “Aswang” will represent the Philippines in the international competition together with Ar-Jen Manlapig‘s “Ang Unang Araw ng Pasukan,” which bagged Best Film, Best Direction and Best Screenplay. The two winners will be showcased along with other selected films at the Marilyn Monroe Theater in Los Angeles, California on October 13.

“Aswang,” a final requirement by FEU communication students for their Cinema Production or CNM2 class, tells the story of little Ruben (Alvin Maghanoy) who believes that Lilith (Lyka Dela Cruz), the beautiful lady in their town, is an aswang. His world changes upon knowing about Lilith’s suspicious interest in his family. Rowi Du and Gaye Piccio play Ruben’s parents.

Written by Marygail Alcantara, “Aswang” earlier topped the fourth and last heat of Short+Sweet Manila last August. This came after the film won honorable mention at the 30th Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video. It also bagged 3rd Best Film and Best Production Design at the Sinepiyu XI Golden Reel category last May.

“Ang Unang Araw ng Pasukan,” on the other hand, is about a 10-year-old boy from a poor family who goes to school on the first day of classes in what seems to be a very enticing day for him. The five-minute film also won the grand prize at the first Sinekabataan last year.

Or Kan Tor’s “Little Thing” won Best Cinematography while the Best Actor and Best Actress trophies went to Zyren Leigh Luansing of “Maghihintay, Tonton” (Alvin Baloloy) and Angeli Bayani of “Baon” (Noel Escondo), respectively.

Another FEU short film, “Taya” by GCay Reyes, also made it to the finals. Written by Lily Gomes, Taya is about Magda, a Filipina who comes home from Japan. Caught between her past and her present, she struggles to play around with her fate.

The other finalists are “Me Too” by Ayeshah Rose, “Just Fine” by Neil Sebastian, “Mr. Whistle” by Arjanmar Rebeta, “Gawilan” by Kelsy Lua, “The Return” by Luidmilla Komrakova and “Pikit” by Ivan Cortez.Aswang Short+Sweet awards

Short+Sweet, the biggest 10-minute performing arts festival in the world with events in more than 30 cities across 12 countries, presented the event in partnership with The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute-New York, Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles, Casting Networks AU, Pineapple Lab, Asia Pacific Film Institute and Century City Makati.

Aswang production team at Sinepiyu XI

Aswang production team at Sinepiyu XI


Dr. Emmanuel Gonzales – Ulirang Guro sa Filipino 2018


Isang pagbati para kay Far Eastern University faculty Dr. Emmanuel Gonzales na napili bilang isa sa mga Ulirang Guro sa Filipino ngayong 2018 ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino. Si Dr. Gonzales ay ang kasalakuyang Program Head ng Language and Literature Department sa ilalim ng FEU Institute of Arts and Sciences.

Ang karangalan ay binigay sa mga natatanging guro na pawang nakapag-ambag sa pagpapalaganap ng matalino at malikhaing gamit ng wikang Filipino sa iba’t ibang disiplina, saanmang rehiyon sila nagmula, at nakapagpamalas ng pagpapahalaga sa kultura, kaakuhan, at kayamanang pamana ng bansa.

May 32 na taong karanasan na si Dr. Gonzales sa pagturo ng wikang Filipino at 20 taong nito ay ginugol niya sa FEU. Ang gabi ng pagparangal ay ginanap sa Buenaventura Building Grand Ballroom ng Unibersidad ng Santo Tomas (UST) noong ika-1 ng Oktubre taong 2018 sa campus ng UST sa España, Maynila.

10 teachers using Filipino language honored

Statement on incident involving FEU High School student on Sept 26, 2018

Far Eastern University is seriously looking into the unfortunate death of an FEU High School student that occurred in a nearby off-campus residential facility yesterday, September 26, 2018.

We offer our sincere condolences to the family and are one with those grieving this loss.

FEU is providing guidance and support to all who have had close contact with this student prior to the incident, particularly his classmates and teachers.

The university will continue to strengthen its guidance, counseling, and mental health programs to help those in need of support.

‘Major hiccup’ against UST served as fuel for FEU Tamaraws


MANILA, Philippines — After more than a week of dwelling on their tough loss against University of Santo Tomas (UST), the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws vented their ire on University of the Philippines.

The Tamaraws suffered a shock 76-74 setback to UST all the way back on September 12. They had hoped to bounce back against defending champion Ateneo de Manila University on September 15, but UAAP games that weekend were washed out by inclement weather.

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