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.
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.
The Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program (SSEAYP) and the National Youth Commission (NYC) visited Far Eastern University, Manila to learn about the operations of Café Alfredo, a campus-based coffee shop managed by Hotel Restaurant Management (HRM) students and resident chefs of the Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (ITHM). The institutional visit was held on November 18.
Thirty (30) youth ambassadors of goodwill who are students and guests from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and Japan had an educational exposure to the operations of Café Alfredo. The beverages and pastries sold at café are prepared by HRM students under the supervision of its faculty chefs Aleli Aseremo and Andrea Tiu and café manager John Malonzo.
HRM students and resident chefs also showcased their culinary talent and FEU’s brand of hospitality by serving halal-friendly lunch.
The delegates also attended a tour of the UNESCO-awarded campus for its largest ensemble of well-preserved Art Deco Architecture in the Philippines. The tour was run by the FEU Guides composed mostly of Tourism students.
“It was a great experience for both our students and the international youth delegates to socialize and interact with each other. We are excited to host similar events in the future and we look forward to a sustainable and fruitful partnership with NYC,” said Joy Sheelah Baraero-Era, ITHM dean.
SSEAYP, now on its 45th leg, is an annual cultural exchange program among the youth from Southeast Asia and Japan. The partnership with NYC was made possible by Academic Services, Student Development, and ITHM.
Dominique Jeanne Claire Indon of the FEU Institute of Education emerged as Champion for Oral Category in the Bahasa Language Competition last November 24, 2018 at the Indonesian Embassy. Indon won an all expenses paid trip to Indonesia and will compete as Philippine representative against other winners from different countries.
She will attend the Indonesian Independence Day Ceremony at the President’s Palace and learn more about Indonesia Language and Culture.
Indon together with Nilo Jayuma Castulo, who joined the Essay Writing Category, are products of the Bahasa Language Program of the FEU Academic Development Office.
Far Eastern University made a strong showing in the 51st Shell National Students Art Competition, which carried the theme “Perspective”. The awarding ceremony was held last November 12, 2018 at the Ayala Museum, Makati City.
Patricia M. Mangahas was the big winner among the bets from the FEU Institute of Architecture and Fine Arts as she copped First Place in the Digital Fine Arts Category. She was mentored by Prof. Dexter Sy.
Below are the other top performers from FEU:
DIGITAL FINE ARTS CATEGORY- FINALIST (WITH CERTIFICATE OF MERIT)
Isabella Wesly Bautizado
Mentor: Archie Jacinto
Rusell P. Moaje
Mentor: Archie Jacinto
OIL AND ARYLIC CATEGORY-FINALIST (WITH CERTIFICATE OF MERIT)
Christian M. Casimiro
Mentor: Dexter Sy
Loralie Gale Lao
Mentor: Archie Jacinto
Jean Lawrance Punzalan
Mentor: Alex Dalit
Isaiah James Supe
Mentor: Jerry Macatuno
Mentor: Jerry Macatuno
Venus Camille Torres
Mentor: Dexter Sy
SCULPTURE CATEGORY-FINALIST (WITH CERTIFICATE OF MERIT)
Luke Socrates Desales
Mentor: Alex Dalit
The students were assisted by Fine Arts Competition Coordinators
Prof. Manuel Billoso and Prof. Jerry Macatuno.
FEU Student Discipline (SD) Director, Atty. Rosalie Cada, joined a Philippine team that provided free legal assistance to overseas Filipino workers (OFW) held in Paris and Marseille, France on October 13 to 21, 2018.
Cada, together with the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) National Director for Legal Aid, Atty. Minerva Ambrosio, were commissioned by the Philippine Embassy in Paris to provide free face-to-face and online legal advice to Filipino clients as part of the Embassy’s Magtanong kay Attorney program. Live streamed discussions on the most common legal issues faced by the OFWs included nullity of marriage, divorce, adoption, child custody, property relations, among others.
Cada has been involved in this advocacy since 2002 focusing on cases involving family, women, and children. She holds a Master of Laws degree and is presently the Deputy Director for Special Projects of the National Center for Legal Aid of the IBP.
“The assistance has widened my perspective that much needs to be done by the Philippine legal professionals to help the OFWs; providing legal advice on their concerns will inform them of their rights and responsibilities under the Philippine laws, ease their burden and help them to have a better family situation,” Cada said.
Asked about the implications of the international stint on FEU’s SD, Cada remarked: “We must intensify our proactive measures such as implementing sustainable information awareness on students’ legal rights. When they are accustomed to this practice, we hope that they become more assertive when they join any workplace. SD’s stance is to be a facilitator, to mold them to become better persons– responsible, self-reliant and with integrity, so that they can be better equipped to hurdle anything that comes their way, whether it be within or outside the country.”
A total of 90 FEU Tamaraws passed the October 2018 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination. Lanz Adrian Martin Cruz was the top performer for Far Eastern University as he placed fifth with a rating of 90.17%. FEU posted an overall rating of 72.00%, which is considerably above the national rating of 25.19%, with first time takers registering at 76.32% (87/114).
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.
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.
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.
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.