FEU announces new appointments in subsidiaries


Dr. Alma Emerita V. de la Cruz

Dr. Alma Emerita V. de la Cruz

Maria Regina Corazon P. Sevilla Sibal

Maria Regina Corazon P. Sevilla Sibal

Gillian Joyce G. Virata

Gillian Joyce G. Virata

Carmen Ma. Magdalena M. Luz

Carmen Ma. Magdalena M. Luz

Aurelio R. Montinola III, chairman of the Far Eastern University (FEU) Group of Schools announced several appointments to its top management effective November 5, 2018.

“At FEU, we highly encourage cross-postings of officers ensuring that best practices are shared across campuses supporting the Future Ready- Learning programs laid out for all our schools,” said Montinola.

Dr. Alma Emerita V. de la Cruz is appointed Senior Vice President of Roosevelt College, Inc. (RCI). Dr. de la Cruz was Dean of FEU’s Institute of Accounts, Business, and Finance. Prior to joining FEU, she was Vice President for Academics at AMA Education System. She was an assistant professor at University of the Philippines (UP). She obtained her Ph.D. in Business Administration, Master in Management and undergraduate degrees from UP.

Maria Regina Corazon P. Sevilla Sibal assumes a new position at RCI as Executive Director of Basic Education. Ms. Sibal was the Executive Director of FEU High School and was instrumental in setting it up. Before joining FEU, she was Principal at Miriam College Nuvali. She is completing her Ph.D. in Educational Administration in UP Diliman where she also obtained her undergraduate degrees in Education and Computer Science.

She is a graduate of Philippine Women’s University (PWU), Master in Public Administration. She topped the 2004 Licensure Examination for Teachers. She was also awarded the UP Vanguard, Incorporated Achievement Award in May 2018.

Gillian Joyce G. Virata is the new Executive Director of FEU High School. Previous to this appointment, she was RCI’s Vice President for Academic Affairs. She was formerly the Executive Director of Basic Education at PWU-JASMS. She was also the Senior Executive Director of Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines. She is a graduate of Georgetown University, Master in International Economic Affairs, and the Teachers College, Columbia University, Master in Education.

Supporting Virata at FEU High school is a new hire, Carmen Ma. Magdalena M. Luz as the Human Resources Manager. Ms. Luz worked in Quality Education Design as Human Assets Associate. She was Admissions Manager at Teach for the Philippines. She is a graduate of Nanyang Technological University, Master in Education Management.

RCI Science High students explore famous landmarks in Central Luzon

By: Adjale G. Wyson

As if it were an extra treat before their much awaited semestral break, the Roosevelt College, Inc.  (RCI) Science High School students embarked on their annual educational trip hosted by Maynilad Tours on October 27, 2016, this time exploring famous landmarks in Tarlac and Pampanga in Central Luzon.

Armed with curious minds, notebooks and pens, and tons of food, the students  went on a journey to deepen their understanding of historical and scientific concepts by visiting the Capas National Shrine in Tarlac and the Clark Museum and the Museum of Science of Altered Perception in Pampanga.

As the local counterpart of the world famous Holocaust Museum, the Capas National Shrine, with its towering obelisk and surrounding walls, paid tribute to the fallen Filipino and American soldiers in the infamous Death March following the Fall of Bataan.

“Nakalulungkot ang sinapit ng mga sundalo na isiniksik sa train ng mga gulay. Talagang mamamatay sila doon.  (I am really saddened by what befell the soldiers who were compressed in a train used for delivering vegetables. They would really die there),” commented RCI campus head Penelope Mercado.  “I am happy that this trip created awareness among the kids about what happened back then,” she added.

The Clark Museum, on the other hand, featured the fusion of American and local Kapampangan influences. Model aircrafts and military equipment were placed side-by-side with exhibits showcasing local traditions which include the penitensya, or self-flagellation, and crucifixion in memory of Christ’s suffering.

“Natuwa po ako dahil naipakita sa museum ang  kultura ng Pampanga bukod sa kung saan sila kilala ngayon, hindi lang sa mga paintings, pati na rin sa kasaysayang nailahad sa mga bagay sa loob nito (I felt happy because the museum was able to showcase Pampanga’s culture aside from how it is known today, not just in the paintings, but also in the history retold through the artifacts), commented Joy Fetalvero, Filipino teacher.

In the Science of Altered Perception, the students marveled at how visual arts techniques can be used to create animation and distort visual acuity.

“Napanood ko na ‘to sa TV eh (I already saw this on TV),” Cheska Cayago, a Grade 9 student, remarked as she gazed at the visual exhibits. “Now I know the principles behind these effects.”

“Ma’am, dito kami talagang natuwa sa mga pinuntahan natin (Ma’am, this is where we really had fun among the places we visited.),” Joana Gianan, a Grade 7 student, commented. Indeed, the pictures, mostly selfies, the students took of the exhibits are interesting displays on social media.

As the students finally alighted the buses at the end of the trip, big smiles were on their faces as they recalled the fun-filled learning experience they had.