FEU ITHM holds inaugural research conference

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FEU Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management welcomed Dr. Rupam Konar of Taylor’s University Malaysia as its inaugural speaker in its 1st Annual Tourism and Hospitality Research Lecture Series held last March 13, 2019 at FEU Manila.

Dr. Konar shared his knowledge, expertise, and insights on the current and emerging research concepts and practices on research quantitative method entitled, “Partial Least Square based Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM) 101 Hospitality & Tourism Research”.

The institute organized the event, which was was attended by FEU faculty, and faculty from other colleges/universities, to strengthen the research culture and capabilities of the academic community.

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Psychological First Aid

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WITH the approval of the RA 11036 also known as the Mental Health Act on June 20, 2018 by President Rodrigo Duterte, the Davao Association of Guidance Counselors, Inc. (DAGCO-PGCA) responded by conducting a seminar-workshop last February 16, 2019 at the Ateneo de Davao University Junior High School’s Mini-Theater.

The seminar was entitled “Psychological First Aid for Peer Facilitators” given by Dr. Sheila Marie Hocson, RGC, RP. The young and dynamic speaker is the current Guidance and Counseling Director of the Far Eastern University in Manila and formerly the President of PGCA – the national organization of Guidance Counselors.

The seminar was attended by the Peer Facilitators/ Consultants/ Advocates of the different schools from Davao City and nearby provinces. These helpers were given brief training on how to conduct Psychological First Aid (PFA).

Read more in SunStar Davao

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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 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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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.”

Banking exec mentors IABF student leaders

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BA First Year students with Mr. Herminio M. Famatigan J., resource speaker and BA Assistant Program Head, Dr. Marietta C. Israel

The Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance, Business Administration held a two day Student Leadership and Decision Making Seminar last November 8 and 9, 2018 at University Conference Center with the theme: Empowerment and Transformation. The resource speaker was Mr. Herminio M. Famatigan Jr., former CEO of Maybank. This was participated by students currently enrolled in MGT1101: Leadership and Decision Making.

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

BA students shared their learning experience during the seminar:
Mr. Markus Inigo Cabales – “An essential to success is to “re-invent” yourself continuously.”

Ms. Baby Clarisse Perez – “We should follow our dreams because it will make us happy and satisfied that finally we already pursue our true passion through following our dreams.”

Mr. Jefferson Lacson – “Know your priorities and be able to manage your time for there is nothing wrong with having fun while doing what you love.”

Mr. Steven Manansala – “Always be prepared to share, talk and learn from other people.”

Mr. Adrian Rotarta – “Handling different types of people, tips and techniques during the interview.”

Mr. Bren Francisco – “Continue to expand your knowledge for this will help you broaden your perspectives on different things.”

Ms. Sofia Beatriz Pascual – “People must have a dream and purpose. Pain plus rejection results to progress.

Ms. Monique Adeline De Vera – “The essence of knowing your purpose and knowing what you want and how badly you need it.”

Ms. Fatima C. Payad – “All of you in the room have the same skills and knowledge but the hungriest person always take home the bacon.”

Ms. Kristine Marie Dungan – “There is a difference between your hobby and something that you are really passionate about.”
Ms. Ma. Christine Olino – “His purpose is to provoke us to be the better version of ourselves and knowing your priorities in life.”

Mr. Francis Vizcara – “It is rather important to leverage one’s strength than working on one’s weakness as it is greater to excel in something than be average at everything.”

Mr. Kevin Genova – “No matter how good the incentives and salary a company provides, if the work does not align with your purpose in life, you will grow tired and lay behind in terms of performance.”

 

IABF learns from Business Research guru

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The Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance Business Administration and Accountancy held its Faculty and Staff Research Seminar 2018 last October 26, 2018 at Admissions Bldg. 207B.

This was participated by faculty members from different discipline and staff. The resource speaker was Dr. Benito L. Teehankee, Full Professor in the Management and Organization Department Ramon V. Del Rosario College of Business, De La Salle University.

The outcomes of the seminar that the participants would like to achieve:

  1. 1. Identify a Research Topic they can start writing; 
  2. 2. Be able to write a review of related literature (proper way of doing it); 
  3. 3. Identify the most appropriate theoretical/conceptual framework for the research problem/topic; 
  4. 4. Identify the appropriate research methodology/statistical tools to analyze collected data; 
  5. 5. Write an appropriate survey questionnaire and how to validate;
  6. 6. Know the appropriate/acceptable research format; 
  7. 7. Understand the dynamics of publishing (and also the format);and 
  8.  8. Appropriate target journals:  both local and International (Scopus, ISI).

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PRC accredits FEU – Institute of Education as CPD Provider

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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.

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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- Indonesian universities explore collaboration

Indonesian delegates with President Michael Alba and FEU Academic Managers

Indonesian delegates with President Michael Alba and FEU Academic Managers

Far Eastern University welcomed to its Manila campus, the international delegates of the Asia Pacific Consortium of Researchers and Educators (APCORE), and the Academic International Consortium of Indonesia last August 8, 2018.

Twenty four rectors/presidents from various Indonesian universities and colleges forged a strong international network and collaboration with FEU pushing for diverse programs and projects that would benefit the institutional members and its community.

“FEU’s membership to APCORE intensifies our expansive plan to network with other institutions for research, academic exchange and other scholarly pursuits”, said Dr. Myrna Quinto, Vice President for Academic Development.

APCORE, with over 1000 members, is an international organization committed to and focused on the development of research, knowledge and academic values in the Asia Pacific region.

A welcome lunch was attended by FEU Academic directors led by Dr. Michael M. Alba, FEU President and Dr. Maria Teresa Trinidad Tinio, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.