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IABF SC Facilitates Oath-taking and Mass Induction Ceremonies

UNIFYING ALL student leaders of both academic and non-academic organizations of the Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance in one roof, the IABF Student Council conducted the Mass Induction and Oath-Taking Ceremonies themed, “Upholding Servant Leadership among the IABF Student Leaders,” July 7, 2010 held at the FEU Chapel and the pre-bar room respectively. The back-to-back activity specifically intended to instill the values of servant leadership; to officially introduce the new set of officers together with their respective advisers; and to beGod’s instrument in leading with humility and passion in accordance with His sacred teachings. The first half of the event which was the oath-taking was highlighted by Michael Liggayu, IABF associate dean who inducted the IABF faculty advisers followed by the Induction of academic organization officers by Dr. Marilou Cao, OSA director. A simultaneous turn over ceremony took place as a symbol of total entrustment of responsibilities and significant possessions to the officers of the academic year 2011-

2012.

Newly inducted officers and advisers whole-heatedly welcomed the spirit of God during the Mass Induction. Elected presidents of the different academic organizations dedicated themselves in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist through the Prayers of the Faithful.

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(1) Managament Society, (2) Junior Marketing Association officers, (3) Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants, officers (4) Organization of Junior Finance Executives officers, (5) IABF Powerband, (6) Tourism Management Society officers

IABF Student Council Screens for the Podium THIS ACADEMIC year, with Arjay Munoz, IABF SC

IABF Student Council Screens for the Podium

THIS ACADEMIC year, with Arjay Munoz, IABF SC President as the Officer-in- Charge, the Editorial Board Screening and Fellowship Seminar was held at the NRH case study room participated by pen-gifted students from the different programs of the IABF.

Two students

The renaissance of The Podium did not only prove that the IABF is more than a business school of knowledge-hungry students but also of students geared with journalistic prowess, - Arjay Munoz.

emerged triumphant bagging the top spots in the screening: Editor-in-Chief Nico Fernando Santos (BS Hotel and Restaurant Management) and Managing Editor Adrienne Isabella Pelino (BSBA Major in Internal Auditing). The seminar was organized to open doors for students and give rise to the new set of skilled writers who would be performing press works to craft this year’s issue of The Podium. Also, it aimed to solidify the inevitable bond that IABF students have through personal interaction and active display of shared interests. William Espinosa, of the Communication Department, was rge resource speaker and judge for the editorial board screening. He gave lectures about principle rules on how to write effective and just news and opinionated articles.With his immeasurable experience in the said field, he was able to share stories about the makings of a fully-fledged “watchdog” of the community through practicing the acts of social- responsibility, honesty and vigilance. As with the mechanics of the screening, the participants were given the prerogative to choose a particular topic to develop into three original write- ups: straight news, editorial and column articles. It was a test of pure creativity and compliance with the journalistic rules under the constraint of time. The seminar ended with deep and relieving breaths of the participants from the mind-raking activity. With new earned experience and new friendships formed at the least, students were expected not to go home empty-handed.

least, students were expected not to go home empty-handed. Mr. Bong Espino gives jounalism lecture FEU
least, students were expected not to go home empty-handed. Mr. Bong Espino gives jounalism lecture FEU
least, students were expected not to go home empty-handed. Mr. Bong Espino gives jounalism lecture FEU
Mr. Bong Espino gives jounalism lecture
Mr. Bong Espino gives jounalism lecture

FEU Academic Organizations Faceoff

In cooperation with the Oratorical and Debate Council (ORADEC), the IABF Student Council organized the second “TaGEEKsan ngTalino 2011”- 3RD Squeeze Your Mind Challenge held January 26 at the University Conference Center of FEU. The contest, composed of a quiz bee and debate competition, was opened to all academic and non-academic organizations of the university. For the quiz bee, each team was given a set of questions pertaining to Mathematics, Science, Mythology, Filipino, English and History, which served as the qualifying round. Only ten teams were chosen to contend in the final round consisting of questions about FEU and mainly on its founder, Dr. Nicanor Reyes. Team NEGLEXbagged the championship for the quiz bee contest. The debate competition became a heated match-up between NEGLEX and JPIA. Each speaker was allotted five minutes to express his or her thoughts regarding the topic. Armed with their trusted and intellectual debaters, the two teams charged each other with reproving yet informative arguments leaving the audience to awe in silence. With all points and counter statements delivered, Team NEGLEX yet again emerged victorious seizing the championship. Winning teams were awarded with medals, certificates and cash prices.

Dean Estellita Bello’s presence made the event even more inspiring as she herself witnessed the display of student activeness and talent. This manifestation led her to recall and share her past experiences as a debater in her student days where she represented her school in outside competitions. She gave a heightened meaningful message motivating her dear Tamaraws to continue striving for academic and personal development through enhancing one’s communication skills and social involvement.

and personal development through enhancing one’s communication skills and social involvement. The Podium | Page 8
and personal development through enhancing one’s communication skills and social involvement. The Podium | Page 8
and personal development through enhancing one’s communication skills and social involvement. The Podium | Page 8
IABF Holds Sports Fest 2010 In the spirit of competition and oneness, the IABF once

IABF Holds Sports Fest 2010

In the spirit of competition and oneness, the IABF once again opened the realms of athleticism and glamour with the IABF Sports Fest breaking out into the grounds of FEU. August 10marked the dawn of the student council project themed “Integrating Sports through Culture and Education,” spearheaded by Jayvee Badile, SC treasurer. This involved all the academic organizations of the IABF competing in various sports activities requiring proper selection of participants, rigorous training, and strategic planning. The sports fest consisted of games almost visible in any corner of the world-- basketball, volleyball, table tennis, badminton, and chess.

The core objectives of the month-long sports blast were: to develop a sense of sportsmanship, discipline, unity, and strategic teamwork among participants; to aid in holistic development of students; to promote camaraderie among students and faculty; and to let the community enjoy their residence in the IABF.

Aside from the entertainment and recreational benefit it conferred, the project aimed to unveil exceptional athletes from each competition to represent the institute in the FEU Athletic League (FEUAL), an annual inter-institute sports competition of the university. The much awaited event opened with the traditional parade of organizations distinguished by banners and color coded uniforms. A total of eight organizations participated in this year’s event: JPIA, TOMSOC, NEGLEX, OJFINEX, MANSOC, ECOSOC and JMA including HRMSOC, the latest addition to the institute housing the largest population in the university. Tension and excitement filled the atmospherewith the first major competition, the Festival King and Queen, graced by 16 endearing candidates strutting in their most stylish and beautifully made international costumes. From shimmering long gowns and cowboy get-ups to daring and sultry outfits, the candidates stormed magnificently on the ramp. Cheers and applauds flooded the stadium as the candidates spoke to the best and wittiest way they could in the question and answer portion. Colleen Sheen Balinas (TOMSOC) was hailed Festival Queen while ZyraSison (HRMSOC) and Monica Villamin (JPIA) landed 1st and 2nd runner-up respectively. On the other hand, Christopher Abaya (HRMSOC) won Festival King making AhmirGabiolaSinsuat (NEGLEX) and Mike Victor Olivo (OJFINEX) 1st and 2nd runner-up respectively. The sports events entailed mental and physical well-beingof competitors in order to emerge victorious. A series of eliminations were conducted to determine semi- finalist and championship contenders.

A series of eliminations were conducted to determine semi- finalist and championship contenders. The Podium |
A series of eliminations were conducted to determine semi- finalist and championship contenders. The Podium |
A series of eliminations were conducted to determine semi- finalist and championship contenders. The Podium |
A series of eliminations were conducted to determine semi- finalist and championship contenders. The Podium |
A series of eliminations were conducted to determine semi- finalist and championship contenders. The Podium |
A series of eliminations were conducted to determine semi- finalist and championship contenders. The Podium |
A series of eliminations were conducted to determine semi- finalist and championship contenders. The Podium |
A series of eliminations were conducted to determine semi- finalist and championship contenders. The Podium |
A series of eliminations were conducted to determine semi- finalist and championship contenders. The Podium |
Tourism Management Society wins the over-all championship The following are the winners for the different
Tourism Management Society wins the over-all championship
Tourism Management Society wins the over-all championship
Tourism Management Society wins the over-all championship The following are the winners for the different sports

The following are the winners for the different sports category:

2ND Runner-up

TOMSOC

Basketball (Men)

Table Tennis (Singles-Women) Champion 1ST Runner-up 2ND Runner-up

Champion

TOMSOC

OJFINEX

1ST Runner-up

JPIA

JPIA

2ND Runner-up

HRMSOC

TOMSOC

Volleyball (Men)

Table Tennis (Singles-Men) Champion 1ST Runner-up 2ND Runner-up

Champion

TOMSOC

TOMSOC

1ST Runner-up

HRMSOC

JPIA

2ND Runner-up

JPIA

HRMSOC

Volleyball (Women)

Table Tennis (Doubles-Men) Champion 1ST Runner-up 2ND Runner-up

Champion

HRMSOC

TOMSOC

1ST Runner-up

TOMSOC

JPIA

2ND Runner-up

JPIA

JMA

Badminton (Singles-Men) Champion 1ST Runner-up 2ND Runner-up

OJFINEX

Table Tennis (Double-Women) Champion 1ST Runner-up 2ND Runner-up

TOMSOC

JMA

JPIA

TOMSOC

JMA

Badminton (Singles-Women) Champion 1ST Runner-up 2ND Runner-up

Chess (Men)

JPIA

Champion

JPIA

JMA

1ST Runner-up

NEGLEX

TOMSOC

2ND Runner-up

TOMSOC

Badminton (Doubles-Men) Champion 1ST Runner-up 2ND Runner-up

Chess (Female)

JMA

Champion

JPIA

HRMSOC

1ST Runner-up

MANSOC

JPIA

2ND Runner-up

TOMSOC

Badminton (Doubles-Female) Champion 1ST Runner-up

HRMSOC

With a total of six championships throughout the sports fest, TOMSOC bagged the overall championship with JPIA and JMA landing 1st and 2nd runner up respectively.

JPIA

and JMA landing 1st and 2nd runner up respectively. JPIA Be a Teen Entrepreneur The IABF
and JMA landing 1st and 2nd runner up respectively. JPIA Be a Teen Entrepreneur The IABF
and JMA landing 1st and 2nd runner up respectively. JPIA Be a Teen Entrepreneur The IABF

Be a Teen Entrepreneur

The IABF Student Council in cooperation with the Junior Marketing Association conducted the “Be a Teen Entrepreneur 2011” Seminar on January 5, 2011 at the FEU Mini-Auditorium. With the theme “Fostering Information for Entrepreneurial Ventures”, the seminar aimed to share innovative ideas to the students who would like to engage in lucrative businesses and persuade them to be business-minded as young as teenagers. Reynante Julia, a graduate from Ateneo De Manila University and an entrepreneur owning a review center was one of the speakers of the said seminar. He talked about how he started his business and gave background about the business industry. He also shared his knowledge to the IABF students.

Another notable speaker was Diondy Palagtiw, a film production entrepreneur. Palagtiw has been seen in an afternoon television show “Gintong Basahan” where he played Carla Abellana’s best friend. He told his life story and relayed that getting into business was not as hard as keeping the business. He also pointed out that being a homosexual was an obstacle to his success. As he shared his experience, the students gave evidence of attentive listening through their emotions during the seminar. IABF-SC Treasurer Jayvee Badile and IABF-SC Auditor Karen Bautista were the forefront of the event. As a teen entrepreneur himself, Jayvee Badile aspires to yield more of his likes by means of this seminar. The seminar turned out to be successful and students learned so much about being an entrepreneur and it ended with Karen Bautista’s closing

remarks.

FreshmenOrientation 2010 By Marco Carlo Sana The Institute of Accounts, Business, and Finance Student Council

FreshmenOrientation

2010

By Marco Carlo Sana

The Institute of Accounts, Business, and Finance Student Council in cooperation with the University Counseling and Coordination Office hosted the IABF Freshmen Orientation, last June 2010. Held at the University Auditorium, the event sought to familiarize the freshmen body with the different services, rules and regulations in the university as well as the courses in their respective institute. The program coordinators and program heads of the institute along with Associate Dean Michael Ligayu, Dean Estelita Bello, and the officers of the different academic student organizations were also present. Aside from the array of performances by the IABF Dance Crew, and Powerband, a forum was also held for the freshmen students. Arjay Muñoz, IABF SC president, hosted the event.

students. Arjay Muñoz, IABF SC president, hosted the event. Corporate Speech Seminar By Marco Carlo Sana
students. Arjay Muñoz, IABF SC president, hosted the event. Corporate Speech Seminar By Marco Carlo Sana
students. Arjay Muñoz, IABF SC president, hosted the event. Corporate Speech Seminar By Marco Carlo Sana
students. Arjay Muñoz, IABF SC president, hosted the event. Corporate Speech Seminar By Marco Carlo Sana
students. Arjay Muñoz, IABF SC president, hosted the event. Corporate Speech Seminar By Marco Carlo Sana
students. Arjay Muñoz, IABF SC president, hosted the event. Corporate Speech Seminar By Marco Carlo Sana

Corporate Speech Seminar

SC president, hosted the event. Corporate Speech Seminar By Marco Carlo Sana The Institute of Accounts,

By Marco Carlo Sana

The Institute of Accounts, Business, and Finance Student Council, held a Corporate Speech Seminar at the University Auditorium last October 7, 2010. Graduating students of the Institute comprised the bulk of those in attendance. The event had a discussion on basic corporate ethics,

a workshop on corporate speech and public speaking, as well as

a corporate attire show to portray corporate-wear. Prof. Joeven

Castro, president of the Speech Communication Organization of the Philippines, took the helm in the workshop for Effective Business Speech, while Raul Nisperos, stylist and designer, discussed proper corporate attire. Carlo Carlo Sana, 4th Year Legal Management and Chair of the Oratorical and Debate Council, hosted the said event.

4th Year Legal Management and Chair of the Oratorical and Debate Council, hosted the said event.
4th Year Legal Management and Chair of the Oratorical and Debate Council, hosted the said event.
4th Year Legal Management and Chair of the Oratorical and Debate Council, hosted the said event.
Leadership Development Teambuilding By Marco Carlo Sana The Institute of Accounts, Business, and Finance Student
Leadership Development Teambuilding By Marco Carlo Sana The Institute of Accounts, Business, and Finance Student
Leadership Development Teambuilding By Marco Carlo Sana The Institute of Accounts, Business, and Finance Student

Leadership

Development

Teambuilding

By Marco Carlo Sana

The Institute of Accounts, Business, and Finance Student Council, held its annual Leadership Development Teambuilding at Mango Camp Adventure & Leisure Farm last August 7 & 8, 2010. With the theme “Becoming BETTER and more ACTIVE, making us more PRO-ACTIVE student leaders”, over 50 student leaders from Economics Society, Junior Philippines Institute of Accountants, Junior Marketing Association, Management Society, Negotiorum Lex,Tourism ManagementSociety, and the Hotel and Restaurant Management Society, along with their respective advisers, members of the Office of Student Affairs, and event counselors participated in the event. With the objectives of reinforcing teamwork and fellowship among the leaders, enhancing working principles, attitudes, and organizational behavior, the participants underwent several seminars and team-based physical activities. The two-day trip also hosted individual based activities, conducted by FEU facilitators, with an aim to develop stronger leadership abilities, morale, and self-concept.

stronger leadership abilities, morale, and self-concept. LeadershipDevelopmentSeminar By Marco Carlo Sana In its aim
stronger leadership abilities, morale, and self-concept. LeadershipDevelopmentSeminar By Marco Carlo Sana In its aim
stronger leadership abilities, morale, and self-concept. LeadershipDevelopmentSeminar By Marco Carlo Sana In its aim
stronger leadership abilities, morale, and self-concept. LeadershipDevelopmentSeminar By Marco Carlo Sana In its aim

LeadershipDevelopmentSeminar

By Marco Carlo Sana

In its aim to foster a culture of strong leadership through competent and confident individuals, the Institute of Accounts, Business, and Finance Student Council hosted its annual Leadership Development Seminar with the theme With Passion, We Serve; With Competence, We Lead, last July 28, 2011 at the University Conference Center. Officers of the different student organizations under the institute attended the seminar which centered on enhancing leadership, teambuilding, organizational orientation, financial management, integration planning workshop, building solidarity among the IABF student leaders and educating them about their rile in the University. Dr. Marcon R. Espino, coordinator for the Student Leadership Development of the University, spoke on the topic of Time Management and Documentation, Dr. Marilou F. Cao, director of the Office of the Student Affairs, discussed University Policy and Thrust, Gene Pamittan Jr., chair of the Mass Communication Department, lectured on Events management and Crisis Management, while Arnualdo Macapagal, chief accountant and Director of the University Budget Department, spoke on the topic of Fiscal Management. A forum succeeded each lecture.

Budget Department, spoke on the topic of Fiscal Management. A forum succeeded each lecture. The Podium
Budget Department, spoke on the topic of Fiscal Management. A forum succeeded each lecture. The Podium
Budget Department, spoke on the topic of Fiscal Management. A forum succeeded each lecture. The Podium
Budget Department, spoke on the topic of Fiscal Management. A forum succeeded each lecture. The Podium
Budget Department, spoke on the topic of Fiscal Management. A forum succeeded each lecture. The Podium
Budget Department, spoke on the topic of Fiscal Management. A forum succeeded each lecture. The Podium
Budget Department, spoke on the topic of Fiscal Management. A forum succeeded each lecture. The Podium
Budget Department, spoke on the topic of Fiscal Management. A forum succeeded each lecture. The Podium
2nd IABF Leader’sConfederation By Marco Carlo Sana The 2nd IABF Leader’s Confederation was held by
2nd IABF Leader’sConfederation By Marco Carlo Sana The 2nd IABF Leader’s Confederation was held by
2nd IABF Leader’sConfederation By Marco Carlo Sana The 2nd IABF Leader’s Confederation was held by

2nd IABF Leader’sConfederation

2nd IABF Leader’sConfederation By Marco Carlo Sana The 2nd IABF Leader’s Confederation was held by the
2nd IABF Leader’sConfederation By Marco Carlo Sana The 2nd IABF Leader’s Confederation was held by the
2nd IABF Leader’sConfederation By Marco Carlo Sana The 2nd IABF Leader’s Confederation was held by the

By Marco Carlo Sana

The 2nd IABF Leader’s Confederation was held by the Institute of Accounts, Business, and Finance Student Council last October 13, 2010 at the FEU mini-Auditorium. The event gathered all leaders, student organization officers, and class mayors of the institute. The confederation centered on developing awareness of duties and responsibilities of student leaders in the institute and the University, to motivate the participant in playing an active role in the upcoming events of the Student Council, to bridge the communication between the student leaders and students, and to foster a common goal among the leaders.

Ira Montecastro, FEUCSO president 2007-2008, discussed Servant Leadership, Arjay Muñoz, IABFSC President 2010-2011, delved on the duties and responsibilities of class mayors, while Harold John Culala lectured on Parliamentary Procedures. Raiza Elena Contawi and Regina Bascos, hosted the said event.

Elena Contawi and Regina Bascos, hosted the said event. E-MALL 2010 By Marco Carlo Sana The
Elena Contawi and Regina Bascos, hosted the said event. E-MALL 2010 By Marco Carlo Sana The
Elena Contawi and Regina Bascos, hosted the said event. E-MALL 2010 By Marco Carlo Sana The
Elena Contawi and Regina Bascos, hosted the said event. E-MALL 2010 By Marco Carlo Sana The
Elena Contawi and Regina Bascos, hosted the said event. E-MALL 2010 By Marco Carlo Sana The
Elena Contawi and Regina Bascos, hosted the said event. E-MALL 2010 By Marco Carlo Sana The
Elena Contawi and Regina Bascos, hosted the said event. E-MALL 2010 By Marco Carlo Sana The

E-MALL 2010

By Marco Carlo Sana

The Institute of Accounts, Business, and Finance Student Council hosted the first ever Entrepreneurial Mall (E-Mall) at the FEU Pavilion last January 5 – 7, 2011. With the theme on “Maximizing Students’ Potential through Entrepreneurship” the three-day event established retail shops for the different student organizations in the Institute to sell their uniquely coined products to the FEU Community. The event sought to create an environment where students could enhance their customer relationship skills, help build character in the field of business, encourage students to become creative and innovative, and practice Corporate Social Responsibility. Aside from the business aspect of the event, a competitive backdrop was also present. Awards were given to the Best Booth, Most Outstanding Organization and Salesman of the Year.

Awards were given to the Best Booth, Most Outstanding Organization and Salesman of the Year. The
Awards were given to the Best Booth, Most Outstanding Organization and Salesman of the Year. The
Awards were given to the Best Booth, Most Outstanding Organization and Salesman of the Year. The
Awards were given to the Best Booth, Most Outstanding Organization and Salesman of the Year. The
Awards were given to the Best Booth, Most Outstanding Organization and Salesman of the Year. The
Awards were given to the Best Booth, Most Outstanding Organization and Salesman of the Year. The
Awards were given to the Best Booth, Most Outstanding Organization and Salesman of the Year. The
Awards were given to the Best Booth, Most Outstanding Organization and Salesman of the Year. The
GREEN andGO’ld By Marco Carlo Sana The Institute of Accounts, Business, and Finance Student Council,

GREEN andGO’ld

By Marco Carlo Sana

The Institute of Accounts, Business, and Finance Student Council, hosted an Environments/Economic forum, GREEN and GO’ld, last February

24, 2011 at the Pre-BAR Room. With the theme “Attaining Eco-entrepreneurial Skills through Social Awareness”, the event invited several speakers in the

field of eco-entrepreneurship.

The event, being a conduit in enhancing the students’ knowledge in the ideas and practices of eco-entrepreneurial ventures, and to stress

the importance of recycling business, saving the environment and making solutions to environmental problems, hosted by lecture from renowned

environmentalist, Nicanor Perlas, and hotel manager of Victoria Court and Eco-Entrepreneur, Sabino Canare.

Marco Carlo Sana and Arvie Buenaventura hosted the event.

Marco Carlo Sana and Arvie Buenaventura hosted the event. IABF ShowsGratitude o n C h r
Marco Carlo Sana and Arvie Buenaventura hosted the event. IABF ShowsGratitude o n C h r
Marco Carlo Sana and Arvie Buenaventura hosted the event. IABF ShowsGratitude o n C h r
Marco Carlo Sana and Arvie Buenaventura hosted the event. IABF ShowsGratitude o n C h r
Marco Carlo Sana and Arvie Buenaventura hosted the event. IABF ShowsGratitude o n C h r
Marco Carlo Sana and Arvie Buenaventura hosted the event. IABF ShowsGratitude o n C h r

IABF ShowsGratitude on Christmas

By Marco Carlo Sana

In order to provide a celebration during the Yuletide season for the maintenance and security personnel of the University and to promote values of social responsibilities and empathy among the students, the Institute of Accounts, Business, and Finance Student Council hosted its annual IABF Shows Gratitude on Christmas, as the NRHL Lobby last December 13, 2010. The activity’s main events consisted of the gift giving portion as well as fun games to incorporate socialization among the participants. The IABF Student Council officers along with their adviser Dr. Joselito P. Tem, with the IABF Committee Members spearheaded the celebration.

with their adviser Dr. Joselito P. Tem, with the IABF Committee Members spearheaded the celebration. The
with their adviser Dr. Joselito P. Tem, with the IABF Committee Members spearheaded the celebration. The
with their adviser Dr. Joselito P. Tem, with the IABF Committee Members spearheaded the celebration. The
with their adviser Dr. Joselito P. Tem, with the IABF Committee Members spearheaded the celebration. The
with their adviser Dr. Joselito P. Tem, with the IABF Committee Members spearheaded the celebration. The

GASTRONOMIA

– BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

By Glenmor L. Sibal

Due to the demand of HRM students, The Hotel and Restaurant Management

Society (HRMSOC) facilitated the GASTRONOMIA 2010 last November 22-30, 2010 with the

theme “Ultimate Asian Food Showdown: Showcasing the FEU HRM talents towards world class

excellence” as part of commemorating HRM Week.

Started in 2008, this year’s gourmet fair was made bigger and more exciting with six

events featured -- Market Basket, CulinaryTrivia, Creative Cake Decoration, Barista Competition

and Set Menu: Intercontinental with Table Setting which were actively participated by all

year levels of HRM students. The event oriented the students about the diverse activities in

the hospitality industry and supplied them with knowledge involving Hotel and Restaurant

Management. It also provided an ideal opportunity for students to engage in structured skill

development, further enhance their unmistakable passion for the culinary arts and celebrate the

excellence of cookery as a career without limits.

The objectives of the Gastronomia were as follows: to promote appreciation of both

local and international gastronomical skills geared towards culinary competitions; to build up

students’ innate skills and artistry relating to the food industry; to showcase various elements

of food and beverage services; and to provide students and the general public with a holistic

experience of a competition and exhibition of food preparation and services in the hotel and

restaurant industry.

Jovie Salon, the Program Coordinator of the HRM Department said “Gastronomia

will definitely be an opportunity to move the “FEU-HRM brand” forward, because it will give an

opportunity for the best HRM students to exhibit their skills and talents and open new horizons

for them. It will also help the students discover potential competitors to represent FEU-HRM in

future off-campus competitions.”

Gastronomia 2010 served as the elimination round for the upcoming competition

Chef’s on Parade (COP) on February 10-12, 2011 at the SMX Convention Center. Winners will

undergo rigorous training in culinary and bartending methods under the watchful eyes of the

HRM Department culinary team.

Here is the complete list of winners in the Gastronomia 2010:

Market Basket (November 22, 2010/HRM Kitchen 101) 1 st : Ciao Chow (2 nd year) 2 nd : Red Roosters (2 nd year) 3 rd : Chicas (1 st year)

Culinary Trivia (November 22, 2010/ARH Lobby) 1 st : Culinary Hotshots (3 rd year) 2 nd : Fire Wizards (2 nd year) 3 rd : Chef Suy (2 nd year)

Creative Cake Decoration (November 23, 2010/HRM Cold Kitchen and ARH Lobby) 1 st : Pastry Tasty (3 rd year) 2 nd : The Chosen One (2 nd year) 3 rd : Freshbakers (1 st year) The Fierce Team (2 nd year)

Barista Competition (November 24, 2010/HRM Bar Room) 1 st : Cheryl Minguillo(2 nd year) 2 nd : Jamie Luchie Ortega (2 nd year) 3 rd : Vina Mari Sayson (3 rd year)

Set Menu: Intercontinental with Table Setting (November 30, 2010/ HRM Kitchen 101 and FEU Pavilion) 1 st : Korean Cuisine (3 rd year) 2 nd : Filipino Cuisine (3 rd year) 3 rd : French Cuisine (3 rd year) 4 th : Spanish Cuisine (2 nd year) 5 th : Chinese Cuisine (3 rd year) 6 th : Italian Cuisine (3 rd year)

HRMSOC Organizes First General Assembly By Marissa P. Andres Hotel and Restaurant Management Society conducted

HRMSOC Organizes

First General Assembly

By Marissa P. Andres

Hotel and Restaurant Management Society conducted its very first General Assembly last August 25, 2010 at the FEU Auditorium with the theme “Taking a Leap towards Competence” with participation of HRM students from all levels.

The event intended to orient and inform the students about the upcoming plans and projects for the academic year as well as to make the students be acquainted with the Interim Officers and faculty members of the program, and also to welcome the freshmen students.

Judy Mappala, program head of Hotel and Restaurant Management, delivered the Opening Remarks while guest speaker Ponette Santillan imparted her knowledge and experience about the Hospitality industry together with some inspirational messages. Entertainment was also set off with a song number from the HRM League of Talents and an energizing dance number from the HRM Dance Crew.

The General Plan of Action for AcademicYear 2010-2011 which consists of workshops, seminars, competitions, community services and festivities that will help the students hone their skills and talents was presented to the students for them to be aware and to be prepared to engage in the activities. The event ended with a Closing Remark courtesy of Executive Chef Zaguirre.

with a Closing Remark courtesy of Executive Chef Zaguirre. Traveling ThroughYour Taste By Glenmor L. Sibal
with a Closing Remark courtesy of Executive Chef Zaguirre. Traveling ThroughYour Taste By Glenmor L. Sibal
with a Closing Remark courtesy of Executive Chef Zaguirre. Traveling ThroughYour Taste By Glenmor L. Sibal

Traveling ThroughYour Taste

By Glenmor L. Sibal

Traveling around the world through your taste buds has never been this easy and fun.

With the return of Gastronomia comes SET MENU:

INTERCONTINENTAL WITH TABLE SETTING AND MENU CARD CONTEST, held last November 30, 2010 at the FEU Pavilion.

In 2008, the Hotel and Restaurant Management Society (HRMSOC) organized the event exclusively for HRM students with the aim of promoting world culinary arts by trying to impress the judges with dishes of international standards.

The six competing teams exhibited extensive selections of food and services from different countries all over the world, specifically China, Korea, Spain, France, Italy, and the Philippines. The judges and public were really impressed as the participants’ passion for cooking was manifestly tasted in every bite of their delicious creations.

Taste, Mise en Place (orderly preparation, hygienic and sanitary handling of food items), presentation and professional serving methods and preparation were the predominant factors the judges focused on in gauging palatability which led them in determining the winner.

After four long hours of creating dishes under time pressure, the competitors of the cooking challenge used their secret ingredients to bring the world to the judges and students, most of whom have not set foot outside the Philippines before. The Korean Cuisine Team, composed primarily of junior students, emerged as the Champion.They were followed by the Filipino Cuisine and French Cuisine repectively, both from the third year level as well.

“Gastronomia brings a lot of prestige; it’s an honor and a privilege to be the Champions. And it is also a preview of what we might experience in the real industry. At least there is a platform where we can apply the lessons we have learned in the four corners of our classrooms.” said Samantha Nuyda, contestant.

The winners will represent the FEU in the country’s premier culinary event, the Chef’s on Parade (COP) on February 10-12, 2011 at the SMX Convention Center. The event was hosted by Leandro Carpio, Glenmor Sibal and Mark

Labrador.

Entertainment and Social Thursday:

Junior Marketing Association holds the

General Assembly 2010

By Shahanna Rose Vargas and Ivan Ray T. Verzonilla

2010 By Shahanna Rose Vargas and Ivan Ray T. Verzonilla On August 5, 2010, Junior Marketing

On August 5, 2010, Junior Marketing Association had its Annual General Assembly with the theme “Junior Marketing Achievers toward Global Competence.” Its purpose was to gather all the members of the organization and formally introduce the new set of officers and to present the Marketing Management professors and advisers.

The registration started at noon. JMA Committees helped control the overwhelming crowd as they enter the auditorium. Dean Estelita D. Bello of the Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance started the program with the opening remarks. She highlighted the importance of marketing in the business field. “Marketing is a learning-game,” Dean Bello said. “Marketing is a learning game; you make a decision. You watch the results. You learn from the results. Then you make better decisions,” She added.

Don N. Munson, JMA Adviser, introduced the first speaker, Joseph C. Taylo, Band Manager of Brownman Revival who briefly discussed Entertainment Marketing which he defined as one of the fastest growing elements within the marketing field today and it helps create an emotional connection within target audiences through media, advertisement and promotion. During the event, the speaker had a game which was “Guess the Marketing Word” where the student was to choose a topic to be explained briefly by the student. Topics like advertisement, brand, Philip Kotler, concerts, etc. were mentioned in the game.

Adolfo Aran III, President, Association of Marketing Educators, Inc. (AME), vice president - Digital Marketing (iConnect – Customized Software Development and R&D Specialist) and part-time faculty professor at De La Salle – College of St. Benilde and Miriam College was the second speaker. Aran briefly discussed about Social Marketing and defined it as the use of commercial marketing concepts and tools in programs designed to influence individuals’ behavior and to improve their well-being in the society. He mentioned about the careers in the marketing professional industry from being a marketing student up to an educational institution professional. He also prepared a game which he called the “Mind Game.” He showed pictures (for instance face of an artist and marketing book) to the students to let them guess the right word associated with the pictures.

A forum followed after each lecture. Awarding of certificate and token of appreciation for the first speaker was done by Ivan Ray T. Verzonilla, JMA President, together with Leslie Magalong – Magadia and Jyro Trivino and the second speaker by Don Munson and Dr. Ignatius Anagbogu (program coordinator, Finance and Business Economics).

Presentation of the General Plan of Action was delivered by Ivan Ray T. Verzonilla, JMA president and Marjorie Joyce Gavia, JMA Executive vice president.

Afterwards, Francis Del Prado, president - Philippine Junior Marketing Association (PJMA) was also guest presenter who underscored the General Plan of Actions of the mother organization and explained the vision, mission, core values and the newest theme which was, “A Filipino Legacy: Sa Isip, Sa Salita at Sa Gawa,” Arjay G. Muñoz, president, IABF Student Council briefly shared to the marketing students their General Plan of Actions for the year 2010 – 2011.

JMA Dance Troupe and Muzikeros carried out astounding performances during the event. Closing remarks was given by Gerald L. Villar, program head of the Business Administration Department.

Empowering the Print Media Industry: Junior Marketing Association holds the 2 n d LEAP Symposium

Empowering the Print Media Industry: Junior Marketing Association holds the

2 nd LEAP Symposium

2010

By Ivan Ray T. Verzonilla

The Junior Marketing Association held its 2 nd LEAP Symposium with the theme “Innovations through Marketing Initiatives,” September 21, 2010 at the FEU Mini Auditorium .The event aimed to give the students a glimpse of real life situation and valuable insights on the essence of marketing in business and corporate industry specifically, Print Media.

Print Media was the main topic in the symposium. Before television, radio or internet, there was print. The technology print used to reach its readers was obviously simpler than the technology used by other media to reach their audience. In areas where there is no electricity, one can still read newspapers and magazines. It is believed that its essential function whether through a newspaper, magazine or online counterpart is to bring information and content that the public needed.

Arjay G. Muñoz, IABF Student Council president gave his opening remarks. He discussed the significance of having a business program in Far Eastern University. He also stressed out the things that a business leader should possess in the corporate industry and gave tips regarding effective leadership. Carlo Sampang, JMA director for Operations introduced the guest speaker, Mr. Andres Ignacio C. San Mateo, Jr. (Marketing Officer, Philippine Daily Inquirer and part –time faculty lecturer at De La Salle University - Department of Business Management, College of Business – MBA Program, San Beda College – Graduate School of Business – MBA Program and Far Eastern University - Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance, BA – Marketing Management Program).

His discussion evolved around specific areas of marketing which were marketing research, sales, advertising and public relations, product management and brand management. He also shared his knowledge about print media. The advent of the digital revolution saw news articles and features available online, for free, faster and more dynamic rate” said San Mateo. “While print publications have to contend with deadlines, print proofs,

publications have to contend with deadlines, print proofs, printing time and distribution, the new digital media

printing time and distribution, the new digital media can upload breaking news in a matter of seconds,” he added.

San Mateo also shared things about his company, Philippine Daily Inquirer; the country’s most widely read and circulated newspaper. With over 1.3 million nationwide readers daily, it enjoys a market share all over 50% and tops all readership surveys. The Inquirer is the country’s most trusted source of hard-hitting news and countless exposes. Distinguished by award winning bodies like the Catholic Mass Media Awards and JVO Awards for investigative Journalism, it is the Philippines’ most awarded broadsheet with over 300 awards and citations.

San Mateo entertained students for questions. Students who participated got Guyito Stuff toys (Guyito is the “MASCOT” of the Inquirer). Certain prizes were also given away to the students such as Inquirer Planners and Radyo Inquirer 990AM T-Shirts.

Awarding of certificate and token of appreciation for the guest speaker was done by Mr. Ivan Ray T. Verzonilla, JMA president, together with Shainne Hostalero, JMA – vice president for Projects and Carlo Sampang, JMA – Director for Operations.

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performance of the IABF Powerband Amiel Esteron and Raymond Ryan Co.

Ivan Ray T. Verzonilla ended the event with his closing remarks. He pointed the significance of the topics that were mentioned during the event and added information about various benefits that one can gain from being a marketing professional.

that one can gain from being a marketing professional. JMA Gets F.U.S.E.D. By Michael Anthony L.

JMA Gets F.U.S.E.D.

By Michael Anthony L. Tan and Ivan Ray T. Verzonilla

The Junior Marketing Association held the F.U.S.E.D. (Focused, United, Skilled, Empowered and Driven Leaders of the Junior Marketing Association) -1 st Committee and Mayors League, September 14, 2010 at the ARH Demo Room.

The said event was organized to gain valuable information from the officers on the importance of leadership to harness the skills of each officer/member; to promote working synergy within the organization; to discuss the much anticipated IABF Week; and to discuss the General Plan of Action for the month of September 2010 – February 2011. In addition, the main objective of the meeting was to inform the class mayors about the upcoming projects of the organization. In this activity, all the beadles from 1 st year to 4 th year marketing management students were gathered to elaborately review the proposed projects for the academic year 2010-2011.

Michael Anthony L. Tan, JMA head committee council – Internal, started the program with a prayer. Ivan Ray T. Verzonilla, JMA president gave his opening remarks and elaborated on the essence of leadership among the student organizations in the Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance. He also slated the different activities of the organization and the IABF Student Council for the month of September 2010 – February 2011.

Junior Marketing Association holds its 1 s t Brand WIZ Challenge 2010 By Julius Paulo

Junior Marketing Association holds its

1 st Brand WIZ Challenge 2010

By Julius Paulo S. Relingo and Ivan Ray T. Verzonilla

Junior Marketing Association had its 1 st Brand WIZ Challenge 2010 last November 18, 2010 exclusively for IABF students who enrolled in a marketing management course .The contest intended to engage the students in the following topics: LOCAL, ASIAN and GLOBAL BRANDS. The organizers believe that this will serve as an avenue for the student participants to put into action their classroom learning about the said topics. This event was part of the celebration of the Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance (IABF) Week celebration.

The said event was to determine the Top Brand WIZ; to immerse the marketing students in the marketing competition; and to develop a pool of high-caliber marketing students that could be tapped for marketing competitions outside the university.

Advertising and Branding were the main topics of the competition. Students learned the values of advertising and branding.

An elimination round took place at the Nicanor Reyes Lobby in the form of written exam. All questions for this round were of multiple choices. A fifteen (15) minute orientation was conducted after which the exam contest ensued and lasted exactly one (1) hour. After the individual elimination, participants drew eight (8) different colors signifying eight (8) groups. The top eight (8) groups in the elimination round qualified for the final round.

Jariam Neil P. Reyes, JMA vice president for Membership explained to the contestants the procedures of the competition: The contest composed of two (2) rounds – the Elimination Round and Final Round. In the elimination round, the quiz contest covered the following topics: General Knowledge, Principles of Marketing and Advertising. In the Final Round, Local, Asian and Global Brands.

The event was also created to promote competitiveness among the student participants. The boards of judges were Don N. Munson (JMA adviser), Rowell Talatala (IABF faculty professor) and Karoline L. Palparan (program coordinator, Marketing Management).

The team of Lemuel Sevilla, Lavern Mendoza and Kevin Vincent Julian emerged 1 ST Place putting the team of Juan Paolo Tolentino, Kenric Michael Tan and Joshua Libuton in 2 nd Place and the team of James Norton H. Arreco, Miguel Carpio and Steven Hizon in 3 rd Place. Winners received cash prizes.

Don N. Munson, ended the event with his closing remarks and shared his assessment on the advertising and branding in the Philippine scenario. This was followed by the congratulatory message of Ivan Ray T. Verzonilla, JMA President.

JMA Gets ARMMEd

By Kenric Michael T. Tan

Last September 29, 2010 marketing students went to SM City Sta. Mesa for the 12 th AME Regional Marketing Management Education Convention (ARMMEd) themed “Enhancing Marketing Knowledge Thru Convergence”. Maria Lavern Mendoza, Irish Nicole Lazado and Raymond Ryan Lagrinas all from Far Eastern University – Manila hosted the event as the Masters of Ceremony. Professor Daniel Hebron of New Era University, the Vice President – External Affairs for the Association of Marketing Educators (AME) started the convention with the opening remarks, and Professor Adolfo Aran III of De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde, AME’s national president, gave an inspirational message to welcome aspiring marketers from FEU-Manila and other schools from all over the region. Jose Luis Liongson of De La Salle University – Manila, AME’s public relations officer, introduced the first speaker, Donald Patrick Lim, the managing director of MRMM Worldwide. Lim taught the aspiring marketers about Online Consumer Behavior where he introduced the newly emerging trend of online marketing and the differences in responses from different online market segments based on research studies and statistics. The second speaker was introduced by Evangeline Dominguez of Lyceum University of the Philippines, AME’s secretary General. Events Plus’s President, Sarah Co talked to the audience about Brand Activation Through Events Marketing where she shared about the importance of Events Marketing in introducing and strengthening brand familiarity. The event also highlighted Tamaraw pride showcasing performances from the IABF Dance Crew and the IABF Powerband to liven up the crowd and acknowledgement of FEU-JMA for their cooperation with the organization of the convention. It also featured the presentation of Mark Up IMC Competition winners awarded by Project Director, Jojo Villamin. After the talks from the speakers, AME Officers gave away prizes from sponsors Smart Bro and Philippine Daily Inquirer. FEU- Manila’s own, IABF Business Administration Department program head and the event’s Director in Charge, Gerald Villar ended the program with a message.

JMA’s pride once again triumph in MarkProf 2011 By Ivan Ray T. Verzonilla Far Eastern

JMA’s pride once again triumph in MarkProf 2011

By Ivan Ray T. Verzonilla

Far Eastern University once again tapped the Marketing Professional Foundation (MarkProf Foundation Inc). Markprof Foundation Inc. is an annual event where thousands of marketing students from different colleges

and universities gather and compete for the Top 25 Marketing Management Trainees

2010.

MarkProf hones its graduates into exceptional marketing professionals who use their profession to effect meaningful change in society and helps them get the best employment and/or access to business opportunities not usually afforded to them. After a long and stringent screening process of business simulations, interviews and case studies, these lucky few are offered an exceptional means for jumpstarting their career via a prestigious free-of-charge Marketing Leadership Bootcamp where they would get unparalleled training from the country’s most renowned corporate leaders and entrepreneurs.

The application period was from June 21 to August 10, 2010. This bootcamp was held for seven consecutive Saturdays, each covering 3 to 5

held for seven consecutive Saturdays, each covering 3 to 5 sessions on today’s most relevant topics,

sessions on today’s most relevant topics, and offers a competitive, thought- provoking and transformative setting where marketing and leaderships skills are unlocked and developed. The students were also assigned a real-life case study for an actual company that they presented to an esteemed panel of judges.

Jennifer De Vera and Carlo Sampang (4 th year Marketing Management students), Honey Mae Castillo (4 th year Financial Management student) and Sedfrey Lacsamasa (4 th year Mass Communication student) qualified to the second stage. Carlo Sampang and Sedfrey Lacsamana qualified in the final phase. In the end, Sedfrey Lacsamana stood triumphant making it to top 25.

Sedfrey Lacsamana stood triumphant making it to top 25. Going,going,LIVE! J unior Marketing Association launched

Going,going,LIVE!

Junior Marketing Association launched the 1 st ever Marketers’ Day Out:

TVC Live Competition 2010

By Alessa Shainne L. Hostalero and Ivan Ray T. Verzonilla

On November 25, 2010 the Junior Marketing Association facilitated the Television Commercial (TVC) Live Competition, the 2 nd organization competition which was a part of the IABF Week celebration. It was open to all bona fide marketing management students who had keen eye for advertising and the flare for stage performance. The competition aimed to strengthen the connection and camaraderie among the members of the organization, and to expose and enhance the marketing talents of the students.

Moreover, FEU-Junior Marketing Association came up with this event to: engage students to learn the value of Advertising and Integrated Marketing Communications courses which are part of the Marketing Management curriculum; teach them the role of advertising through all the four different stages of a consumer’s choice of cycle: awareness, knowledge, preference and purchase; and convince the audience to buy

that product and learn how to make aware of the brands that can satisfy all of the audiences.

The groups were judged according to the following criteria:

Stage Presence and Performance (40%), Mastery (20%), Creativity

(20%), Production Design (props, costumes, sets, etc) Audience Impact (10%) with the total of 100 %.

(10%)

and

The judges were Jyro Triviño, Part-time IABF Faculty Professor and Cynthia Bovier – Lapierre, vice president – Institute of Arts and Sciences Student Council 2010 – 2011.

Eureza Ignacio, 2 nd year Mass Communication student and member of the Institute of Arts and Sciences Student Council “La Diva”, entertained the audience with her melodious voice.

Awarding of certificates, medals and the cash prizes were given to the winning group.

Champion (Php 4,000.00): MM09201

1 st runner up (Php 2,000.00): MM09203

2 nd runner up(Php 1,000.00): Free Section

Awarding of certificates and token of appreciation were given to the board of judges and to Eureza Ignacio. Ivan Ray T. Verzonilla, JMA president, ended with closing remarks.

Bigger, Better and Brighter Marketing Trends of 2011: Philippine Marketing Association and BBDO Guerrero at

Bigger, Better and Brighter Marketing Trends of 2011:

Philippine Marketing Association and BBDO Guerrero at the

JMA 5 th Marketing Summit

By John Emmarson Sicio

The Marketing Management students of Far Eastern University attended the 5 th Marketing Summit with the theme, “Trend Watch; Insights for Marketing Success.” held February 28, 2011 at the FEU Auditorium.

Karoline L. Palparan, program coordinator, Marketing Management, started the summit by giving her opening remarks. Don N. Munson JMA adviser, introduced Dr. Nick Fontanilla, president and CEO of the Asia Pacific for Research (ACRE), Inc., as the first speaker who briefly discussed the new trends in marketing and stressed out that marketing should be an engine of growth and profitability for the organization. Munson also mentioned what students should expect in the extreme future including globalization of knowledge, trade, ideas, and the emergence of huge markets.

Vim M. Pelagio, project manager at BBDO Guerrero- Proximity Philippines, also appeared as speaker in the said summit. She discussed the importance of social media to the marketing world and cited that social media is a conversation that creates world communication. She also said that the continuous use of social networks helps companies to advertise their products in these websites. Pelagio shared one marketing strategy that is beginning to be famous- augmented marketing. Her last remarks stated that social media would be a great instrument for companies to widen the fields for product introduction.

A forum followed each lecture. The, awarding of certificate and token of appreciation was facilitated by Ivan Ray T. Verzonilla, JMA president, together with Criselle Ann M. Ilagan, JMA vice president for Publicity, and Don N. Munson.

The TOP four Most Outstanding JMA Committee Members were awarded namely Cliff Kevin Cendana, Mark John Marcaida, Joseph Marcelo, and Rea Erika Pedelo. IvanVerzonilla ended the summit by giving his closing remarks.

ended the summit by giving his closing remarks. Junior Marketing Association joins the Philippine
ended the summit by giving his closing remarks. Junior Marketing Association joins the Philippine
ended the summit by giving his closing remarks. Junior Marketing Association joins the Philippine
ended the summit by giving his closing remarks. Junior Marketing Association joins the Philippine
ended the summit by giving his closing remarks. Junior Marketing Association joins the Philippine

Junior Marketing Association joins the Philippine Association of National Advertisers – 11th PANAF IMC Students Competition

By Ivan Ray T. Verzonilla

Last November 2010, FEU Junior Marketing Association participated in the Philippine Association of National Advertisers – IMC Plan Competition.

John Efren De Quiros (head Corporate Marketing Body), Carlo R. Sampang (director for Operations), Sideinl Marie Picache (IABF SC vice president), Michael Morato, Lea Candelaria and Brian Moya (4 th year

marketing management students) were the representatives of FEU in the said competition. FEU future marketers were able to showcase their marketing skills and they were also amazed with the support of the Business Administration Department headed by Gerald L. Villar (program head and their coach).

This year’s 11th PANAF IMC Students’ Competition was designed to address the global debate on the relationship between child obesity and advertising.

The 11th PANAF IMC Students’ Competition is another step in PANAF’s advocacy of providing the academe with activities designed as supplemental training in the field of integrated marketing communications. For more details, you may visit the website: www. pana.com.ph.

Marketing Management students participated at theYMCA National Congress of College Students

By Ivan Ray T. Verzonilla

The 35 th YMCA NationalCongress ofCollege Students and 15 th YMCA National Campus Club Advisers’ Seminar- Workshop served as manifestation of the YMCA’s continuing commitment to enhance the participation and involvement of the youth especially the student leaders, in creating quality life and humane society. It was held at Senior Mess, Teachers’ Camp, Baguio City on December 8-12, 2010.

Students across the Philippines Islands were called upon to respond to urgent issues affecting their lives as they were challenged to formulate actions that they may execute in their respective schools/communities.

Through its overall theme “Kabataan: Magkaisa Tungo sa Tuwid na Landas,” the two fold objectives are aimed to encourage the participants to play an active role in nation building by sharing their talents and skills in productive and meaningful undertakings, provide an avenue for establishing network and solidarity among the student leaders in the country, and challenge the participants to promote initiatives as response to the present issues and concerns affecting their lives and the country as a whole.

The activities of the YMCA National Congress catered to the delegates of each participating school especially Far Eastern University who bag dozens of awards every year. Seminars of the renowned non-profit and government organization people shared a lot of teachings particularly on Filipino leadership and socio-economic concerns.

Over 25 FEU delegates participated in the congress. In addition, there were certain competitions won by FEU during the YMCA Congress. Cliff Kevin Cendaña, a 1 st year BSBA Marketing Management student and a Layout Artist of The Podium was among the Most Outstanding Delegates together with Nico Fernando Santos (3 rd year BSHRM and Editor-in-Chief of IABF Podium), Arjay Muñoz (5 th year Accountancy and President of the IABF Student Council), Raiza Elena Contawi (3 rd year Internal Auditing), and Andrea Maxine Recto (1 st year AB International Studies). Kenric Michael Tan (2 nd year BSBA Marketing Management) was appointed as the commission chairman and Ivan Ray Verzonilla (4 th year BSC Marketing Management) as the commission co-chairman during the Parliamentary Procedure and Resolution Making Workshop. FEU won as one of the Outstanding Delegations.

Marketing Management students dominated the

12th Business Show - Development of an Enterprise Competition

Business Show - Development of an Enterprise Competition B y I v a n R a
Business Show - Development of an Enterprise Competition B y I v a n R a
Business Show - Development of an Enterprise Competition B y I v a n R a

By Ivan Ray T. Verzonilla Ignatius N. Anagbogu), 2 nd place (Green Power Marketing – Adviser: Gerald L.

Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance Administration in cooperation with the IABF Student Council and Junior Marketing Association celebrated the countless achievements of the institute.They presented the 12 th IABF Business Show last October 4, 2010 where the best 4 th year graduating students clashed with their feasibility study subjects.

The keynote speaker was Edmond Sultan, president and CEO of Sultan Review Group (SRG) and he discussed the topic From a Research Idea to a Marketable Product. An inspirational Message was delivered by Dr. Cecilia Anido, vice president for Academic Affairs and awarded the advisers who handled Development of an Enterprise subject.

Majority of the winners came from Marketing Management. Winners were as follows: 4 th place (M25 Dream Corporation - Adviser: Dr.

Villar) and 1 st place (C-LinkT Corporation – Adviser: Don N. Munson).

Marketing students learned that this competition was not just plain learning experience, but also a learning game. FEU and the Business Administration Department molded their students to be the best, equipped with excellent skills and decision making to achieve the greater heights in the corporate world.

Mr. and Ms. Filipiniana Expo 2010 was also held and was a big blast during the business show. Each academic organization had representatives to compete in the glorifying tournament where the candidates had to present themselves in their most fashionable yet refined “Barong Taglog and Saya attires.”

JPIA HELD Search for JPIA Athletes

By Suddenly S. Babaran

The Junior Philippine Accountants held tryouts for the new JPIA athletes joined by JPIA Committee last July 11 and 25, 2010 at Dapitan Sport Complex.

In line with the theme The Test for the Best, with the spirit of solidarity and friendly competition, JPIA tested the strength and ability of JPIA athletes in different sports. This project aims to select the deserving JPIA athletes, enhance their talents in different sports and prepare them for different competition. It stressed the idea that learning is not confined to the four walls of classroom.This program was implemented to give a chance for every athlete to be socially involved in their field of excellency. Fresh JPIA athletes stressed that being the chosen new JPIA athletes they still need to work harder to sharpen their plays and skills.

JPIA INTRODUCES CHANGES IN THEIR PROGRAM

By Suddenly S. Babaran

JPIANS JOIN LEADERSHIP TRAINING SEMINAR

By Suddenly S. Babaran

After a stressful school’s work, one needs to spend time to socialize. Last August 15, 2010, JPIA held a leadership training seminar in Eco Park joined by all interested JPIA members. With the theme “Enhancing Competitive Edge and Group Interaction “, JPIAns found the time for themselves to rest their minds in exciting ways by joining the leadership training organized by JPIA. JPIA stressed that this activity intends to bring out the values, traits and character of good leadership among JPIAns that will help them with their everyday dealings. The excitement and enjoyment that is brought by this activity to JPIAns marked an immeasurable amount of fulfillment to the JPIA council for another successful project. JPIAns who participated in the said activity claimed that is one of the remarkable events of JPIA for the first semester, SY 2010-2011. Obviously JPIAns hoping that this event will be again implemented.

The Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA) held an orientation about its current federation’s plan for the school year and the updates on the changes in school’s academic program. In line with the theme Head Start. Be Part.Take Part, the changes for BSA program was stressed. It started with the introduction of JPIA federation’s plan by JPIA officers to give awareness and updates for their coming projects to be implemented during the year. Gerry Villarico Fernando, the program head of Accountancy department stressed the introduction of Internal Auditing, replacing the Accounting Technology for freshmen of SY 2010-2011 as a qualifying exam. ”You don’t need to worry in shifting your course, when you enroll this second sem you will be automatically shifted to Internal Audit,” Fernando said. A thorough discussion of the new program was facilitated while entertaining the queries of the students. Presently, freshmen enrolled during first semester in Accounting Technology program are automatically shifted to Internal Auditing to implement the said changes in program.

FEU-JPIA grabs 2nd spot in 8th President’s Cup

By Ma. Cristina W. Loresco

Garnering two golds, three silvers, and two bronzes, Far Eastern University-JPIA emerged as the 2nd top-performing school in the recently concluded 8th President’s Cup held in Philippine School of Business Administration, Quezon City, last August 2-5, 2010

Arcadio Macaldo III, a fifth-year BS in Accountancy student, and Danna May Magpantay, FEU-JPIA president, led the FEU roster as they placed first in categories Practical Accounting 2 and Battle of the Presidents, respectively. Among the second placers were Mark Joseph Camansag for Practical Accounting 1, Patrick Santos for Management Advisory Services, and Paul Dela Cruz for AuditingTheory. Also, Adora Espe and Rian Soliman finished third inTheory of Accounts and Auditing Problems, respectively. The winners were awarded medals and certificates. Books were also given as a prize to first placers.

FEU received a plaque for being the 2nd overall winner, along with TIP-Manila, the overall champion, and Polytechnic University of the Philippines, the third overall winner. Twelve schools joined this year’s President’s Cup with its theme “I am legend”.

FEU-JPIA fell short; settles for “Top10 Best Speaker” Award By Mark Christian Manuel The Junior
FEU-JPIA fell short; settles for “Top10 Best Speaker” Award By Mark Christian Manuel The Junior
FEU-JPIA fell short; settles for “Top10 Best Speaker” Award By Mark Christian Manuel The Junior

FEU-JPIA fell short; settles for “Top10 Best Speaker” Award

By Mark Christian Manuel

The Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants, FEU Chapter did not go home empty-handed last February 26, 2011 at the 2011 NCR Debate Open held at the University of Santo Tomas despite of them falling short to get to the semi-final round.

Tagged as ATHENA: Ignition of the Wisdom War, the tournament was participated by 10 teams from the local chapters of Technological Institute of the Philippines – Manila, Miriam College, Philippine School of Business Administration - Quezon City, Polytechnic University of the

Philippines - Manila, University of Santo Tomas, and Far Eastern University

- Manila. First part of the eliminations was held last February 20th, where FEU A (Marie Antonette Bobon, Raven Gomez, Mark Christian Manuel) and FEU B (Luigi Martin Martino, MarydennObligado, JoshuaVillapando) got

a 2-1 and 1-2 Win-Lose record, respectively. On the second day, February

26th, FEU B backed out because they were lacking one speaker, while FEU A, after winning the fourth round by default, wasn’t able to debate for the last round of eliminations due to schedule conflicts with another debate tournament, which dropped them to 6th place to close their bid to the semi-finals. After the semis, special awards were given to the top 10 Best Speakers, where team FEU A’s first speaker Mark Christian Manuel was

included. “It really is overwhelming to have this award, to think that we’re not able to debate on the final round. I’m absolutely proud of FEU teams

A and B, because despite of them being neophytes, plus the pressure and

all the extraordinary conflicts that we encountered, we still proved the audience that FEU-JPIA Debaters are speakers to watch out for,” Manuel

said.

Battling for the 2011 Debate Open crown are teams UST and MC. Finals will be held at the 4th Annual NCR JPIA Grand Summit on April 6-8, 2011. The 2011 NCR Debate Open is a project of the Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants-NCR Council, in cooperation with the host school, University of Santo Tomas.

JPIAns emerge as Best Debaters

By Mark Christian Manuel

They did not take home the Cup at the end of the day, but the Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants debaters proved that they can speak themselves out to the top at the recently held Dr. Nicanor Reyes Sr. Debate Tournament organized by the Oratorical and Debate Council, held at the IAS Conference Center last February 26, 2011.

With the theme “Addressing social concerns through Spoken Discourse”, 16 teams from different degree programs of different institutes battled to take home the very first Cup of the said tournament. Held last February 24th was the first part of eliminations at the LAP Room, where JPIA A (Marie Antonette Bobon, Raven Gomez, Mark Christian Manuel) finished with a clean 2-0 win-lose record, while JPIA B (Luigi Martin Martino, Mary den Obligado, Joshua Villapando) had 1-1. The third and final elimination round was held last February 26that the IAS Conference Center, where JPIA B was defaulted since they lost one of their members. Meanwhile, standing on the government side was JPIA A who lost against team EAC with the motion “This house believes that all products should have free trials,” leaving them on the 5th place with only a point deficit to enter the semi-finals. However, despite of the denial of the opportunity to win the Cup, during the awarding ceremony, team JPIA speakersreigned dominant over all other competing debaters. Accumulating all individuals scores from the elimination rounds, team A’s Whip Speaker Marie Antonette Bobon took the 4th Best Debater Award together with three other speakers in a four-way tie, while their First Speaker Mark Christian Manuel dominated the list by snatching the 1st Best Debater Award. Winning the Cup was Team A of Negotiorium Lex, defeating team Psychology on the final round.

The event was attended and adjudicated by respected debaters and adjudicators from different schools like UST and San Beda College, together with ORADEC’s notable alumni.

from different schools like UST and San Beda College, together with ORADEC’s notable alumni. The Podium
NACDOWN National Accounting Showdown On the July 18, 2010, the celebration of accountancy week the

NACDOWN

National Accounting Showdown

On the July 18, 2010, the celebration of accountancy week the national accounting showdown took place. The NacDown was held PICPA building (Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants) in Mandaluyong City. It was a week full of series of events.

Five consecutive days filled with great minds battling to be called the best. On the 18th

of July the event at the 3rd floor of PICPA building with an estimated number of thirty-four (34) participating schools came together to compete with each other. At the end of the day there are those who stand up the most. Here is the top 3.

1st place

Polytechnic University of the Philippines PUP-Manila

2nd place

Far Eastern university FEU-Manila

3rd place

University of the East UE- Manila

Our alma matter may have not brought home the first place, but then again we the Tamaraws has make it a point to prove ourselves, As always. The winners of this event, being the best went home with medals, certificate and books that will be very useful. The celebration of this accounting week was occupied and joined by aspiring accountants, professionals who also participated as distinct speakers for different seminars held. There are a lot of seminars and contests, made to identify for all the potentials each has.

(From left to right) VP for Special Projects Miguel M. Carpio, IABF Associate Dean Miguel
(From left to right) VP for Special Projects Miguel M. Carpio, IABF Associate Dean Miguel Q. Ligayu,
FEU President Lydia B. Echauz, Rian Soliman and Patrick Santos, Accountancy Program Head Mr. Gerry Fernando,
VP for Academic Affairs Cecilia Anido, IABF Dean Estelita D. Bello, and Chief Finance Officer Juan Miguel R. Montinola

THE PHILIPPINES’ MOST OUTSTANDING ACCOUNTING STUDENT

Rian Ceasar Soliman, a senior BS Accountancy student, was name Grand Champion of the 12th Annual Nationwide Search for the Most Outstanding Accounting Students of the Philippines.

Soliman was the consistent front-runner in the contest, beating all the other 25 finalists from 13 Accountancy Schools nationwide. He took home a total of Php65,000 and the Grand Trophy.

“First I thank God, then all those who supported me, my coach Gerry Fernando, Dean Estelita Bello, (former IABF Dean) Dean Jose Ireneo and my batch mates and friends.” the Tamaraw champion said.

Soliman added that winning several accounting competitions this year was a result of hard work and dedication. “For me, it is not a guarantee that if you’re talented then you’ll be successful. It really depends on how you use your time and also chance, which is something that comes from God, so you should never forget to pray,” he revealed.

FellowTamaraw Patrick Santos finished 9th overall and pocketed Php5,000 and a trophy.

The ACPACI Search for the Most Outstanding Accounting Students of the Philippines is the most prestigious annual academic competition in accountancy jointly sponsored by the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountant (PICPA) and the Association of CPAs in Commerce and Industry (ACPACI) in cooperation with the Philippine Duplicators, Inc.

FEU JPIALYMPICS

2010

By Cede Bersabe

With this year’s theme - Unfolding Diverse Potentials, BS Accountancy and BS Internal Auditing students of the Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance (IABF), indefatigably joined and competed in the Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants’ (JPIA) annual Mini Olympic event- JPIALYMPICS, last November 15-17, 2010 at the Far Eastern University (FEU) Manila campus.

Proving that they are not only academically good, TAMARAW business students settled down their books and pens for a while, geared-up their running shoes and enthusiastically engaged the battle grounds and showed their undeniable athletic and artistic sides. A total of 35 block sections dealt with each other to conquer 11 hard- hitting sport events, quizzers and a T-shirt designing contest, which highlighted the stimulating three-day competition.

Rounds of Patintero, Agawan Base, One-feet Race, Catch Me I’m Falling, Pick-up Bamboo Sticks, Tic-Tac-Toe-Tao, Bato-bato Split and Piko Games were held at the grounds of Freedom Park; Battle of the Finest, Scrabble Wobbles and Chess occupied the JPIA Office; T-shirt Designing in the Pavilion; while Amazing Race participants took a round trip inside the FEU campus.

Individual scores were accumulated to determine top three winners that were given trophies and cash prizes:

Php 2, 500 for the Champion; Php 1, 500for the 2ndrunner- up and; Php 1, 000for the 3rd runner- up.

OVER-ALL WINNERS

1st PLACE

SECTION:

AC05401

SCORE:

41

2nd PLACE

SECTION:

AC09204

SCORE:

36

3rd PLACE

SECTION:

AC09207

SCORE:

25.5

T-SHIRT DESIGN WINNER:

AC05401

SPECIAL AWARD for the section who won most of the games (regardless of rank): AC09204

AC05401 SPECIAL AWARD for the section who won most of the games (regardless of rank): AC09204
Writing Creatively, Designing Artistically By Hannah Ramoso In order to start the academic year right,

Writing Creatively, Designing Artistically

By Hannah Ramoso

In order to start the academic year right, the Management Society launched its first project for S.Y. 2010-2011, the 2010 MANSOC Advancing knowledge and skills contest, last July 2, 2010, at AB305, with the theme Learn, Manage, Succeed.

The contest aims to promote involvement of management students to organizational activities that will enhance their talents and discover their potentials in achieving success in the future. It is also designed to extract the talents of the students in the field of creative writing and art designs.

The contest was divided into two on-the-spot categories, Poster Making and Essay Writing. There were 28 contestants who took the challenge of winning the 1 st , 2 nd , 3 rd place for each category, the feeling of excitement and tension makes the contest more challenging and distracting on the part of the participants. Compared to last year’s MANSOC P.R.E.S.E.N.T.S. which was also a poster making and essay writing contest. This year’s project proves to be more thriving because of the huge increase of the students who participated on the said event. It was really unexpected and gives the MANSOC team another achievement that they should be proud of.

Winners were announced during the MANSOC’s General Assembly on July 29, 2010 at the FEU Auditorium. For the Poster Making category, the winners were Melissa Corral (1 st placer), Nicole Agustin (2 nd placer), and Abby Capistrano (3 rd placer), while Albie Dalumpines (1 st placer), Hannah Ramoso (2 nd placer), and Mario Aljama (3 rd placer) were the winners for the Essay Writing category.

The project became an inspiration and a challenge for the team to make their next projects as successful as this event. It was a great experience to start the school year with enthusiasm and dedication.

“JPMAPers Today; Emerging Leaders Tomorrow” By Hannah Ramoso Every year the Junior People Management Association

“JPMAPers Today;

Emerging Leaders Tomorrow”

By Hannah Ramoso

Every year the Junior People Management Association of

the Philippines (JPMAP) holds its General Membership Meeting

(GMM) with the intention of welcoming all student members of the

organization from different colleges and universities in Metro Manila.

This is also an event where JPMAP took the opportunity to make the

students realize and appreciate the significance of being a JPMAPer.

Held last September 5, 2010 at the Great Eastern Hotel in

Quezon City, selected management students of Far Eastern University

together with other member schools in Metro Manila attended the

JPMAP’s annual GMM for the year 2010.

With the theme JPMAPers Today; Emerging Leaders Tomorrow,

With the theme JPMAPers Today; Emerging Leaders Tomorrow , the guest speakers of the event emphasized

the guest speakers of the event emphasized the human aspect of

management, particularly the discussion about the importance of teamwork and a good leader in achieving success. These topics aims to encourage students to

do their best in their future jobs and to make them aware of what it really means to be an effective leader.

Started with an opening prayer and the National Anthem, the ceremony was followed by JPMAP chair, Bobbie Co-Laguitao, delivering the welcome

remarks. Short but meaningful, the message encouraged the students to strive harder and to make a difference in their lives and the society. Jeremy Isidro,

PMAP president discussed the humble beginnings of JPMAP up to what it is today. Emma Valeros-Cruz, VPIRAA president shared some important things about

leadership, mentioning that being a good leader depends on the context, the organizations needs to find people who share the same vision and mission, and

individuals need to find organizations that are looking for what they have to offer.

The induction and oath taking of the new set of JPMAP board of directors was also held. Aaron Galang, MANSOC vp-external, and the newly elected

JPMAP vice president serves as another achievement not only for the organization but for the whole university as well. A short snack and photo opportunities

was also been given to each participating schools.

Leo Gellor, director-in-charge of JPMAP, delivered the closing remarks, thanking all the members who sacrificed their time and effort in attending the

event and for the overwhelming support that everyone had given for the past years.

The event enlightened the students to be progressive, competent, and socially responsible future managers who will take part in building the nation.

The Legacy Continues

By Hannah Ramoso

building the nation. The Legacy Continues By Hannah Ramoso Another successful year was set for the

Another successful year was set for the Management Society (MANSOC) as it hosted its 2010 General Assembly, with the theme Maximizing Collegiate Opportunities for Remarkable Success in the Corporate World, last July 29, 2010, at the FEU Auditorium.

Anjo Santos started the actual ceremony with the invocation, followed by Dean Estellita D. Bello delivering the opening remarks , and Dr. Marcon Espino gave the inspirational message.

Urie V. Mariano, former vp-internal on MANSOC, presented the organization’s annual report for the S.Y. 2009-2010, in which he discussed all the internal and external projects that were successfully accomplished during the last school year. This year’s newly elected president, Melody Neri took the stage and presented the General Plan of Action of the organization for the S.Y. 2010-2011.

The guest speaker Erlinda Quijano, an alumna of FEU, gave a brief discussion about the importance of joining activities in school, whether it be academic or non-academic. She emphasized that the things that you do in college are all significant in your life in achieving success.

The announcing and awarding of winners of the 2010 MANSOC Advancing Knowledge and Skills, an essay writing and poster making contest were also included during the event.

Management Society seeks to involve all the members in all its activities and aims to serve them with passion and commitment.

NEGLEX CONDUCTS 10th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

By Laurence Asis Mopera

The Negotiorum Lex (NegLex) held its 10th General Assembly last September 23, 2010, at the FEU Mini-Auditorium, as a means of welcoming its incoming members.

Themed as Enriching the Culture of Excellence through Student Involvement, the assembly incited student participation in the upcoming NegLex activities through presentation of the General Plan of Action (GPOA) for the academic year 2010-2011. The event included a talk about “7 Facets of Excellence,” presented by Joeven R. Castro, adviser of the Oratorical and Debate Council (ORADEC).

Also included in the event was the introduction of the elected Executive Board of NegLex for 2010-2011, Alliance of Legal Management Association of the Philippines (ALMAP) GPOA presentation, and group dynamics.

Negotiorum Lex annually conducts this event to encourage cooperation and amity among its members, as well as to recognize the work, dedication and enthusiasm of the students to the organization.

NegLex goes Corporate

By Laurence Asis Mopera

Aiming to strengthen the business communication skills of its members, NegLex held a seminar on “Business Communication, Personality Development and Public Relations” at the University Conference Center (UCC) last September 30, 2010.

Liana Baro, adviser of the Advocate, and Ryan Mercado, an IABF faculty, discussed topics relating to “Personality Development and Public Relations” and “Business Communication Techniques” respectively. president of ORADEC Marco Carlo Sana hosted the event. The event was conducted to educate the members of the organization on the proper ways of speaking, acting and dressing in the corporate world.

This seminar was organized in accord with the organization’s goal of making its members competent and more professional-like individuals.

members competent and more professional-like individuals. NegLex Launches 5th NEGLEX CUP By Laurence Asis Mopera

NegLex Launches 5th NEGLEX CUP

By Laurence Asis Mopera

Committed to its vision this year to enrich

the culture of excellence, Negotiorum Lex

launched the fifth installment of NEGLEX

CUP with a theme Making a Step Farther on

December 2, 2010.

The activity aims to achieve

the following objectives: (1) to showcase

the intellectual competence of Legal

Management and Human Resource

Development Management students; (2) to

exhibit positive manner of competition that

can push students to excel, persevere and

exceed self-expectation and (3) to expand the

horizon of the students by providing a unique

venue for excellence.

NEGLEX CUP has several events: (1) Law Quiz

Bee - Clash of the Lex Titans and Survival of

the Fittest; (2) Extemporaneous Speaking and

(3) Debate Exhibition. The Clash of the Lex

Titans is a quiz bee covering the four business

law subjects: Obligations and Contracts,

Partnership and Corporation, Sales, Agency

& Credit Transactions and Negotiable

Instruments. This event was participated by

4th and 3rd year Legal Management and 5th

year Accountancy students. However, the

Survival of the Fittest covers only law subjects

including the core subjects like Constitutional

and Criminal law. This was exclusively

participated by 3rd and 4th year Legal

Management students. The other two events,

Extemporaneous Speaking and Debate were

participated by both Legal Management and

HRDM students.

NEGLEX CELEBRATES 10th ANNIVERSARY By Mark Angelo Asuncion Barizo In celebration of its 10th year

NEGLEX CELEBRATES 10th ANNIVERSARY

By Mark Angelo Asuncion Barizo

In celebration of its 10th year Anniversary, Negotiorum Lex conducted an activity entitled 10 Years of NegLex, 10 Years of Legacy with the theme Spirit of Excellence in the Hearts of NegLex Alumni on February 26, 2011 at the FEU Mini-Auditorium. This event is one of the highlights among the activities of Negotiorum Lex in line with the 10th Founding Anniversary of our Organization. This project aims to gather some of the well-respected and prominent people that the program was able to produce for the past 10 years. At the same time, this will give the Negotiorum Lex students an opportunity to meet and ultimately be inspired to be the future leaders of our country. The activity aims to achieve the following objectives: (1) to uplift the spirit of the members of Negotiorum Lex, (2) to celebrate the Negotiorum Lex 10th Founding Anniversary and (3) to gather the student leaders for the past up to the present to share and exchange their thoughts

and ideas.

The event was graced by Gerald Villar, program head of the Business Administration Department. Then, Jun Mark Sison, one of FEU Legal Management’s pride gave an inspirational talk to all the members of the organization. He graduated from Far Eastern University in 2001 with a degree in Legal Management. The same year, he was awarded as one of FEU’s Ten Outstanding Senior Students. Afterwards, he finished MBA also in FEU. Sison has a solid professional background. He started as an associate in Source One Asia. Then he became manager for Operations of HSBC Electronic Data Processing Philippines (HDPP). He works at JP Morgan Chase and rose to assistant vice president for Collections, Chase Cards Services. Currently, he is the assistant vice president for Chase Home Lending, JP Morgan & Chase Co. Several games ensued after the talk. The event was participated exclusively by Legal

NEGLEX unveils Battle of the InteLex VI

By Mark Angelo Asuncion Barizo

Bringing excellence to its finest, Negotiorum Lex launched the sixth installment of its own version of Battle of the Brains: Battle of the InteLex VI. The event was sponsored by the IABF Student Council and the Alliance of Legal Management Associations of the Philippines. It was held on February 26, 2011 at the FEU Mini-Auditorium. The project seeks to showcase the individual prowess Legal and Management students from different schools in the field of academics particularly in the legal field. This endeavor is an offshoot of the mission – vision of the Legal Management Department under the Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance (IABF).

In addition, this project serves as an avenue for development and enhancement of camaraderie among Legal Management students of different schools through academic competition. The objectives of the project are the following: to exhibit positive manner of competition that can push students to excel, persevere and exceed self – expectation; to expand the horizon of the students by providing a unique venue for excellence; to develop the camaraderie among the students of the participating schools; to further enhance the social skills of FEU students, specifically the facilitators, organizers and participants, in the said event by interacting with students from participating schools; and to promote a positive image of Far Eastern University as an organizer

of activities that encourage excellence, camaraderie and sportsmanship in various competitions. The event was participated by five schools which offer the Legal Management Program: San Beda College - Manila, De La Salle Lipa, De La Salle University - Manila, University of the East - Manila and Bulacan State University. Each school sent one group composed of three members. Subjects covered are the following: Constitutional and Political Law; Commercial Law – Corporation and Negotiable Instruments Laws; Civil Code – Laws on Obligations and Contracts; Laws on Sales, Agency & Credit Transactions; Law on Partnerships; Family Code; Labor Standards and Relations and Criminal Law – Book I. The quiz bee had two parts: Elimination and Final Round. Each round has three levels: Easy round with 15 questions; Average, 12 and Difficult, 8. The point system is five, 10 and 20 points respectively. After the Elimination round, only the top three scoring teams were able to proceed to the Final Round and they were: Bulacan State University, University of the East and De La Salle University - Manila. San Beda and De La Salle Lipa lost in the Eliminations. After a mind-crushing final round, Bulacan State University copped the Championship receiving a cash prize of Php4,500.00, certificates and a trophy. They were followed by DLSU Manila who received Php3,000.00, certificates and a trophy and University of the East who received Php1,500.00, certificates and a trophy.

Are you ready for the next level? A career opportunity and development seminar

By James Jao

The last seminar for the school year 2010 – 2011, embarks not the end of the

road of all graduating finance students, but a start of a new beginning in the corporate

world of the new born professionals. The guest speaker for the event was Miguel Relente

of the Guidance Office. Relente discussed about the good characteristics a graduate

should have and the need to practice those traits in life. Speakers from the Philippine

National Bank and alumni of FEU-OJFINEX, James Edward Ang and Grace Devett

highlighted the importance of planning-- “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. They also

gave some advice to strengthen confidence that would help one to reach greater heights.

Martin Lopez, executive director of Alumni Affairs, also gave some words of wisdom and

invited the graduating students to be part of the FEU Alumni family

Thanks to the dearest Advisers Rosemarie Buenconsejo , Maricor Abella and Lilia

Amoncio for the inspirations and guidance. Kudos to batch 2011!

for the inspirations and guidance. Kudos to batch 2011! Financial Quest: The BangkoSentral ng Pilipinas Tour
Financial Quest:
Financial Quest:

The BangkoSentral ng Pilipinas Tour

By James Jao

The Bangko Sentral ng

Pilipinas Tour was held last February 22,

2011 at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas-

Mabini, Malate, Manila. The 1 st year and

2 nd year class were enthusiastic about

it and were set to learn the history and

growth of Philippine money.

It was overwhelming to see

hundreds of people almost covering the

Museum. All of them were pleased to

see the treasures of the past and learned

the meaning of every monetary item.

Motivation, Manage through Finance

By James Jao This event was a collaboration of JP Morgan Chase & Co and the Organization of Junior Finance Executives held January 18, 2011 at the FEU Auditorium. It was a seminar for Finance and Financial Management Students to let them see an overview of what the corporate world looks like. The event was hosted by Marco Carlo Sana. The speaker from the JP Morgan Chase & Co. discussed about the history of the company and what they offer to other financial institutions. An intermission number was delivered by the IABF dance crew. An interview of all graduating students was set to prepare them in any upcoming interviews in the future. The JP Morgan Chase & Co gave a little token of appreciation to those who had joined the seminar.

FinancialWellness Seminar & Bank Card Seminar By Caselyn Buenaventura It was another year for the

FinancialWellness Seminar & Bank Card Seminar

By Caselyn Buenaventura

It was another year for the Organization of Junior Finance Executives to handle a big event in collaboration with OSA and Bank of The Philippine Islands as part of the IABF week Celebration. The events were composed of two seminars and a caravan. The said event lasted for 1 week from November 22 to 26, 2010 at the Law Building Lap Room and F.E.U Pavilion. Its objective was to let the students of Far Eastern University have their own ATM accounts in helping them save money and make their enrollment faster and easier.

The first event was called Picking the Right Card Seminar, which bank card suites you? happened last Nov. 22, 2010 at the F.E.U. Law Building Lap Room. Its target participants were first year Financial Management students because the organization wanted them to be knowledgeable of the different uses of cards and how to take good care of them. The students were given free ATM cards for their newly opened accounts.

Guest speaker Cellina Betia from BPI, tackled about the different kinds of bank cards from ATM cards for savings down to the prepaid cards that can be bought and be given as give away this yuletide season. Betia pointed out that being a card holder means being responsible-- responsible in a way that they know when to spend and when to save. She also pointed out the total sum of money a person might acquire if he/she starts saving now. At the last part of the seminar, the BPI staffs gave students application forms for them to fill up so they can avail the free ATM cards; all they needed were their IDs. At the end of the day, everyone left the room with smiling faces and with a new responsibility they needed to face.

The second event was Financial Wellness Seminar, which happened last November 23, 2010 at the same room. It was attended by different students from business economics to medical technology. The event’s guest speaker was Ralph Alo from BPI.

The seminar focused on the importance of savings in one’s life. According to Alo, the correct equation for a good saving habit is; INCOME – SAVINGS = EXPENSES. He added that one should pay himself first so that he will not be a part of the 98% who are working because they need to after their retirement age but to be part of the 2% who are not working anymore and enjoy their retirement. He emphasized the power of self discipline and the importance of saving NOW, not tomorrow, because a person, who saves first, enjoys more especially in the future.

Meanwhile, at the F.E.U pavilion, a caravan was opened where members of the BPI staff offered ATM CARDS to the whole student body from November 22-26, 2010 and everyone who opened accounts were given freebies like fans, I.D laces and mugs. BPI also provided a raffle where 10 lucky students received PHP 200.00 worth of Jollibee or Starbucks gift certificates. The whole week became stressful but it was worth the effort because the officers know they helped their co-Tamaraws not only to know how to save but to be disciplined and responsible as well.

how to save but to be disciplined and responsible as well. ING – PSE Equity Challenge

ING – PSE Equity Challenge

By Caselyn Buenaventura

With wit, careful analysis and forecasting of stocks, three senior finance major studentsTeam Leader, Paul Anthony, Quintayo Naribeth Braga, and Jimson Quimado bagged 10th place in the 2010 ING-PSE Equity Challenge. The virtual stock trading game started from July 12, 2010 until October 15, 2010.

The team competed with 39 teams. The ING-PSE Equity Challenge was a three month competition among teams from Colleges and Universities in Metro Manila namely. Schools who participated were Assumption College, Ateneo de Manila University, Far Eastern University, Miriam College, San Beda College, University of Asia and the Pacific, University of Santo Tomas, and University of the Philippines.

The stock trading game was an ideal method to practice investment strategies, test theories, practice day trading, learn about the various markets, and compete with other players.

According to ING “We gather the best college students to provide them an opportunity to manage a virtual STOCK portfolio. Your team will try to outperform (in terms of returns) each other and the team who has the best performance (in terms of portfolio value) will win the tournament.” The tournament aimed to provide college students hands-on experience in stock trading where one may apply financial theories, valuation techniques and adherence to trading rules. This experience will surely help the participants make sound investment decisions in the future.”

FeedYour Mind By Caselyn Buenaventura “Leaders are those individuals who are able to group people

FeedYour Mind

By Caselyn Buenaventura

“Leaders are those individuals who are able to group people towards a common goal,” thus said guest speaker Noel Ison to the participants of Feed Your Mind, a seminar on proper information dissemination with the theme, Message Transformation Towards a Better Leadership Vision-Mission, prepared by the Organization of Junior Finance Executive (OJFINEX) July 28, 2010 at the Institute of Nursing Audio Visual room.

The seminar was intended to train classroom officers of finance and financial management students on effective and easy information dissemination to all OJFINEX members from first year to fourth year. The speakers of the said event were guidance counselor Noel Ison, and Ramon Victor Roxas, former FEUCSO president. They gave students a talk on ‘how it is to be a leader, in words and in deeds.’

According to the two speakers, a good leader must know how to be a follower. They added that we can all be leaders in our own way by abiding the laws and regulations of the school and of the country. The speakers also presented important strategies on how to properly disseminate information to the students by forming committees and the like.

“Yes we are leaders, but we should also know how to delegate tasks, for we can never do it on our own. We should have connections from different institutes so that an activity will be much successful,” Roxas said.

26th Junior Finance Executive General Assembly

By Caselyn Buenaventura

The Organization of Junior Finance Executives (OJFINEX) held its 26th General Assembly with the theme Boundless Innovation towards Corporate Excellence, at the Far Eastern University Auditorium, August 10, 2010. The event was hosted by Rey Mar Derapite, 4th year BSC Finance student and Caselyn Buenaventura, OJFINEX P.R.O. It started with the invocation led by Paula Dianne Arguil, OJFINEX secretary, followed by the welcome remarks from Prof. Rosemarie Buenconsejo, OJFINEX Adviser. FEU alumnus and guest speaker Sherisa Nuesa, CFO of the Ayala Land Corporation gave a lecture about the career path that finance and financial management majors could take after college. OJFINEX president Honey Mae Castillo then presented the General Plan of Activities followed by the presentation of the Institute of Accounts Business and Finance by Gerald Villar, Business Administration program head. Michael Ligayu and Dean Estellita Bello also served as speakers during the event.

Also, the IABF acoustics and OJFINEX dancers entertained the audience with their song and dance numbers. Freebies from Speed Magazine and “I Love OJFINEX” pins were distributed to the participants of the said event.

were distributed to the participants of the said event. Inspiring theYoung Ones By Caselyn Buenaventura To
were distributed to the participants of the said event. Inspiring theYoung Ones By Caselyn Buenaventura To
Inspiring theYoung Ones By Caselyn Buenaventura To show our love and care for the young
Inspiring theYoung Ones
By Caselyn Buenaventura
To show our love and care for the young ones,
the OJFINEX gives back at the Tahanang Mapagkalinga in
Novaliches, Quezon City on December 4, 2010.
With smiles in their faces, all of our hardship in going
there and packing up the goods that we will provide for them,
was all worth it. Every child in the Orphanage was excited and
all are in the mood to play and participate in the activities. They
had danced and showed what they’ve got and in the end. The
best kid was given a pleasant reward for him/her to show off.
Foods were also given after a number of exciting games.
It was a humbling experience for us officer to see that
we had touched the lives of these kids even for a single day.
TOMSOC opens Committee The Tourism Management Society (TOMSOC) conducted a TOMSOC Committee Search last July
TOMSOC opens Committee The Tourism Management Society (TOMSOC) conducted a TOMSOC Committee Search last July

TOMSOC opens Committee

The Tourism Management Society (TOMSOC) conducted a TOMSOC Committee Search last July 8 and 9, 2010 to look for new members for the committees. The objective of this project is to search for students that will represent the organization in different and bigger competitions like: IABF Idol, Sports fest and other events and competitions held in Far Eastern University (FEU). The Committees of Ushering and Tour Guiding, Tourism Quality Circle of Talents, TomSoc Sports Team, and Hosting Committee helps tourism students to discover and enhance their talents and skills in their chosen field. A large number of tourism students gathered at the NRH, especially the lower years, to join and apply for the said committee search.

TOMSOC celebrates Tourism Month

Tourism Management

Society (TOMSOC) conducted

the TURISMOLYMPICS 2010 last

September 10 to showcase the

academic skills of the members and

celebrate Tourism Month.

Tourism students joined

various contests such as Tour Guiding

Competition, Itinerary Planning

Contest, Tourism Quiz Bee, and

TOMSOC@10 Photo Exhibit.

This contest aims to

prepare selected students for outside

competitions to apply what they have

learned in their dicipline.

TOMSOC hosts 10th General Assembly

Celebrating its 10th year of existence, the Tourism Management Society (TOMSOC) held its General Assembly last August 6, 2010, at the FEU Auditorium, with the theme, TOMSOC@10: Ang Sarap Maging Tourism Student. All Tourism Management students participated in the said event and were given, by the organization officers, some insights and background about the course and the TOMSOC itself. Santos Buenavida is the adviser to TOMSOC’s new set of officers. The program head, the coordinator and the faculty members were introduced to the assembly. The Tourism Quality Circle of Talents was given the chance to show their talents in singing and dancing as they perform in an intermission.

TOMSOC teams up with HRMSOC for the battle of the bands

The Tourism Management Society(TOMSOC) together with the Hotel and Restaurant Management Society(HRMSOC) held the Paskong Pasiklaband 2010, last December 16, at the mini auditorium in the Technology Building. The event was exclusive for HRM and Tourism students participating in acoustic bands. The objective was to show the talents of the students in the field of music and celebrate Christmas in a unique way.