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.”