Far Eastern University confers honorary degree on Ramon Ang

(From left) FEU Chair Emeritus Dr. Lourdes Reyes-Montinola, Chairman Aurelio Montinola III, Ramon Ang, FEU president Dr. Michael Alba, and Former Chief Justice Artemio Panganiban

(From left) FEU Chair Emeritus Dr. Lourdes Reyes-Montinola, Chairman Aurelio Montinola III, Ramon Ang, FEU president Dr. Michael Alba, and Former Chief Justice Artemio Panganiban

Far Eastern University (FEU) confers Ramon Ang — business magnate, leader, and philanthropist — with the degree of Doctor of Business Engineering Honoris Causa. Graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Ang receives the honorary degree for embodying the FEU core values of fortitude, excellence, and uprightness.

“FEU is proud to bestow this significant honor on a man of excellence, patriot, and one of our own outstanding alumni,” says FEU president Dr. Michael Alba.

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Spearheading nation-building projects, interconnecting transportation systems, building modern power facilities, providing world class public utilities, Ang has raised our country’s competitiveness and helped improve the daily lives of millions.

He continues to introduce innovations leading the San Miguel Corporation into becoming one of the nation’s largest, most diversified companies, spanning the industries of food and beverage.

This philanthropist has also implemented some of the biggest corporate social responsibility initiatives in the history of Philippine business, addressing critical needs like housing, job creation, education, environmental sustainability, and disaster preparedness.

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FEU confers upon Ramon Ang the honorary degree during its 90th General Commencement Exercises on Wednesday, June 27 at the Philippine International Convention Center.

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2018 Green and Gold Awards honor great FEU alumni

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In line with the celebration of Far Eastern University’s 90th Founding Anniversary, the University recognized the exemplary and extraordinary contribution of its graduates last June 11, 2018 at the FEU Auditorium. These are alumni whose achievements in their respective fields have substantially brought honor and prestige to the University and to the growth and development of our society. Spearheaded by FEU Alumni Relations Office (ARO) in collaboration with the President’s Committee on Culture (PCC), and Athletic Office, these awards are being given every five years.

The Green and Gold Awards exemplify the official university colors which were selected by our founder and first president Dr. Nicanor Reyes Sr. according to him “The Green symbolizes the youth as the fair hope of the fatherland to whom the University is committed to giving them the best education, thus sprouting from their mind and heart their potentials to become productive, upright citizens of the country and of the world. Gold represents the gold standard of service to the creator the nation, and the world that Far Eastern University always aspires to reach.”

The Green and Gold Awards consolidate three major awards: (1) The Outstanding Alumni Award; (2) The Cultural Award; and (3) The Sports Hall of Fame Award. The three awards encompass the University’s key strengths as an institution: academics, culture, and sports.

The new members of the FEU Sports Hall of Fame with Hall of Famer Johnny Abarrientos and FEU Athletics Director Mark Oliver P. Molina.

The new members of the FEU Sports Hall of Fame with Hall of Famer Johnny Abarrientos and FEU Athletics Director Mark Oliver P. Molina.

FEU SPORTS HALL OF FAME AWARD
The Sports Hall-of-Fame Award recognizes athletes and coaches who represented or helped the university attained an exceptional feat in the field of sports

Awardees
1. Jesson Ramil D. Cid 
2. Rachel Ann L. Daquis 
3. Janelle Mae B. Frayna 
4. Jayson Gonzales 
5. Dennis E. Miranda 
6. Arwind A. Santos 
7. Marestella Torres-Sunang 
8. Christopher T. Ulboc, Jr.

FEU Cultural Award recipients with FEU Outstanding Alumnus and Ramon Magsaysay Award recipient Dr. Ligaya Fernando - Amilbangsa and President’s Committee on Culture Martin Z. Lopez.

FEU Cultural Award recipients with FEU Outstanding Alumnus and Ramon Magsaysay Award recipient Dr. Ligaya Fernando – Amilbangsa and President’s Committee on Culture Martin Z. Lopez.

FEU CULTURAL AWARD
The Cultural Award recognizes professionals and performers whose works influenced or advanced the cause of Architecture, Arts, and Culture.

Awardees
1. Jessa Czaraina E. Dulay
2. Reynaldo “Rey Valera” Guardiano
3. Josefina S. Sison
4. Dexter M. Sy

FEU Outstanding Alumni awardees with Dr. Antonio Abacan and FEU Alumni Relations Director Celmer L. Santos.

FEU Outstanding Alumni awardees with Dr. Antonio Abacan and FEU Alumni Relations Director Celmer L. Santos.

OUTSTANDING ALUMNI AWARD
The Outstanding Alumni Award takes pride on the exemplary achievements of the recipient to his/her chosen field and strong commitment to the community and Far Eastern University.

Awardees
1. Lourdes G. Alfonso 
2. Jamela M. Alindogan 
3. Leah T. Armamento 
4. Angel P. Bautista 
5. Dominador D. Buhain Jr. 
6. Juan D. De Zuñiga
7. Christopher M. Ferareza 
8. Maria Rhodora Perpetua P. Fresnedi 
9. Romeo S. Fresnedi Jr.
10. BGen. Eduardo L. Lacanienta 
11. Atty. Romulo B. Macalintal 
12. Teresita C. Moran 
13. Corazon D. Ong 
14. Rev. Fr. Anton C.T. Pascual 
15. Karen Graciles L. Remo 
16. Rosalind L. Wee

FEU Outstanding Alumni awardees with Dr. Antonio Abacan and FEU Alumni Relations Director Celmer L. Santos.

FEU Outstanding Alumni awardees with Dr. Antonio Abacan and FEU Alumni Relations Director Celmer L. Santos.

 

FEU alumnus is IPA Philippines “Photographer of the Year”

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Far Eastern University alumnus Ezra Acayan was named “Photographer of the Year” in the International Photography Awards Philippines for his work “Blood in the Streets”.

Acayan, who graduated Bachelor of Fine Arts Major in Advertising Arts in 2016, is a documentary and editorial photographer based in Manila whose work primarily focuses on social issues and human rights.

Over 5,000 entries joined this year’s competition, which include Filipino photographers from all over the world, according to IPA Philippines.

Acayan’s work will be showcased and compete in the 14th Annual Lucie Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York City this October 2017. The Lucie Awards is the premiere annual event honoring the greatest achievements in photography.

To view his award winning entry, please click HERE.

FEU honors hero of Marawi

The family of 1st Lt. Jeff Frederick Savellano attended the requiem mass held at the FEU Chapel

The family of 1st Lt. Jeff Frederick Savellano attended the requiem mass held at the FEU Chapel

WHEN the gun battle in Marawi first broke out, 13 brave soldiers were killed. Among the heroes who died in the fight against the Maute group was the troop’s leader, 1st Lt. John Frederick Savellano.

His team was responsible for one of the most successful AFP operations in Marawi, having discovered and surrendered millions in cash from the Maute group. To honor and remember the bravery of this fallen soldier, Far Eastern University, Jeff’s alma mater, held a mass in his honor forty-days after the Marawi siege.

Jeff, fondly called “Borgy” in class, graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Nursing and passed the licensure exam in 2009. He was described as very amicable and a source of happiness of to his classmates and teachers. Professor Lorna Defino, reminisced “He had an engaging personality and a unique ability to interact with his classmates.

He displayed confidence that inspired respect and cooperation from his peers and teachers.” Borgy’s life exemplified the core values of Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness. He endured the hardships of a soldier, dutifully accomplished his sworn oath to the country, and withstood the temptations of glory. “1st Lt. Jeff Frederick Savellano proved worthy of the uniform he wore. He is a true Tamaraw, a true hero. Our country, most especially the FEU community, will long remember his valor,” said FEU president Dr. Michael Alba.

Outstanding alumnus Abacan named to BSP Monetary Board

Antonio S. Abacan

Prominent banker Antonio S. Abacan Jr. has been named a new member of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) Monetary Board. Mr. Abacan is an FEU Bachelor of Science in Accountancy graduate and FEU Outstanding Alumnus awardee in 2007. He was appointed together with Peter B. Favila and Felipe M. Medalla, who will serve a second term in the board.

“They were carefully chosen by the President to ensure that we continue with fiscal policies that would help sustain our growth momentum and attract more investments. I’m certain that Messrs. Medalla, Favila and Abacan will carry on the great service set by their predecessors,” according to Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III.

Mr. Abacan served as president of Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. from 1993 to April 2006 and of Philippine Savings Bank and Unibancard Corp. from 1988 to 1991.

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In Memoriam-1Lt. John Frederick Savellano

In Memoriam-1Lt. John Frederick Savellano

Let us pray for the eternal repose of the soul of 1Lt. John Frederick Savellano, who joined our Lord last June 9, 2017 after the bloody battle in Marawi City. He is indeed FEU’s very own alumnus, a brave soldier, and most importantly, a Filipino Hero.

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FEU distinguished alumnus Alfonso Yuchengco passes away at 94

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Far Eastern University mourns the passing of one of its most esteemed alumni, Alfonso T. Yuchengco. He was 94. He graduated with a degree in BS in Commerce from FEU Institute Accounts,  Business, and  Finance in 1946 and eventually had successful ventures in the fields of banking, insurance, and education. He was recognized as Most Distinguished Alumnus during FEU’s 75th Foundation celebration in 2003.

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Annual Job Fair 2017 set to roll

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Around 50 top companies will participate in the biggest annual job fair in Far Eastern
University. APEX 2017 with the theme, “Tamaraw Thrives: Connecting Towards Future Success in the Workplace,” will be held on March 16 and 17 at the FEU Manila SB and LB grounds and March 24 at FEU Makati.

The event is open to all graduating FEU students and alumni. “The APEX job fair continues to grow each year, more companies are getting involved and this is proof that FEU graduates are in-demand in the different corporate sectors,” according to ARPS Director Michelle B. Bautista.

For more information please get in touch with the ARPS at 735-8683.

Higiadzo System, Inc. partners with FEU

Seated left to right : Edwin Maclang, FEU Section Head for Alumni Relations, Christina Corpuz, FEU Section Head for Placement Services, Michelle Bautista, FEU ARPS Director, Maricon San Pedro - Area Manager for Manila - Higiadzo Systems, Inc., Myla Calar - HR Admin Manager - Higiadzo Systems, Inc., Ace Azarraga - Marketing Manager - Higiadzo Systems, Inc.

Seated left to right : Edwin Maclang, FEU Section Head for Alumni Relations, Christina Corpuz, FEU Section Head for Placement Services, Michelle Bautista, FEU ARPS Director, Maricon San Pedro – Area Manager for Manila – Higiadzo Systems, Inc., Myla Calar – HR Admin Manager – Higiadzo Systems, Inc., Ace Azarraga – Marketing Manager – Higiadzo Systems, Inc.

Higiadzo System, Inc., the holding company of the six (6) restaurants available nationwide, firms up a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Far Eastern University for both work placement and card partnership. The growing company of restaurants opens doors of opportunities for employment of graduates of the university.

A new and sumptuous dining experience await all FEU Alumni card holders who will enjoy special privileges and discounts in the list of restaurants managed by Higiadzo System, Inc.:

• The Old Spaghetti House (TOSH)
• Grilla Filipino Cuisine (Filipino dishes)
• Pott’s Point Café (modern Australian cuisine)
• The Shrimp Shack (Hawaiian dishes)
• Beni’s Falafel (Middle Eastern dishes)
• TAMBayan

The job vacancies of Higiadzo System, Inc. will be made available to students and alumni through the Facebook group of Alumni Relations and Placement Services and on the bulletin board available at the ground floor of Nicanor Reyes Hall.

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FEU Alumnus-Professor Prevails at National Art Award

Philippine Art Awards 2015-2016 Awardees (Photo by Abi Dionisio)

Philippine Art Awards 2015-2016 Awardees
(Photo by Abi Dionisio)

by Genevieve Bianca T. Miano

Dexter Sy, a Far Eastern University of Manila Fine Arts alumnus and special lecturer, won for the first time the Grand Prize Title at the recent 2015-2016 Philippine Art Awards (PAA) last August 25 at the Yuchengco Museum in Makati.

A perennial PAA finalist since 2005, the painter finally obtained the National Winner’s trophy crafted by National Artist Napoleon Abueva. Aside from the trophy, Mr. Sy bagged the Php 350,000 cash prize, a 50” Samsung Curved UHD TV, and an all-expenses paid trip alongside the other four National Winners to an art fair in Hong Kong next year.

Mr. Sy’s winning piece, Paradise Lost, inspired by and named after John Milton’s poem represented the artist’s personal “sign of change” which was the PAA’s theme itself for this season.

Paradise Lost, depicted in mixed media, reflected the current societal and global evils people face today with Mr. Sy’s character right in the middle of it all. The painting was exhibited for three weeks in the Yuchengco museum with the other twenty winning works for Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and Metro Manila.

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Mr. Sy has stated in an interview with Business World that his previous PAA pieces were made to be “safe” for competition. The notable difference between his past pieces and his latest one is the “fearlessness” with which he risked as an artist to exhibit his work regardless of whether or not he won the said contest.

The Philippine Art Awards 2015-2016 was organized by the Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corp., Inc. (PMFTC, Inc.) and supported by Samsung Electronics Philippines.