Congratulations, Roosevelt Rodriguez Rovers!

The RCI Rodriguez Rover Circle 01 conducted its 1st YUNGA Biodiversity Camp last 26-27 January 2019 in Pililla, Rizal, Philippines.

The Youth and United Nations Global Alliance (YUNGA) is a partnership between United Nation Agencies, Civil Society Organizations and other entities which develops initiatives, resources and opportunities for Children and Young People to Learn, Get Involved and Make a Difference.

YUNGA acts as gateway for Children and the Youth to participate in educational activities and initiatives of the United Nations Youth Award (UNYA) – a global dimension having local impact to the lives of the people in the community.

This relevant undertaking is mainly supported by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), in cooperation with Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and our very own, the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM).

Its goal is to empower children and young people to have a greater role in society, support UN related activities, raise awareness and be active agents of change.

YUNGA and its numerous partners are working on a number of thematic areas into badge curriculum.

The badge curriculum contains activities for children and youth from 5 to 20 years of age.

The Rovers decided to achieve the YUNGA Biodiversity Challenge Badge and proudly received it after completing the requirements.

23 Rover Scouts safely went home with a new award, proudly attached on their Scout uniforms.

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 Rodriguez HS gathers parents of the millennials for a seminar

By: Trisha Mae M. Salen

The best thing that parents could give their children is their precious time. Nowadays, parents somehow neglect giving the much needed time to their children. Most of them focus their attention in office and business work. This oftentimes results  in conflict between a parent and a child. This issue was the focus of the Grades 7 and 8 Parents’ Seminar on September 24, 2016 at the RCI Rodriguez Audio-Visual Room.

With the theme, “Parenting the Millennials,” the activity aimed to develop and foster smooth relationship between parents and their children.  The resource speakers were Bro. Gregorio Cayetano, the BEC Coordinator and Servant Leader in Most Holy Rosary Parish, and   Vice President of RCI Rodriguez Alumni Association, Maria Theresa Pacatang. Both speakers shared their knowledge and wisdom on parenting to help parents guide their millennial children. They also gave advice on how parents and children could understand each other during different times. A big majority of the Grades 7 and 8 parents  participated in the activity.  Academic supervisor Leonila Santos welcomed the parents and RCI Rodriguez campus head Carmencita Alcantara extended gratitude to the parents and encouraged them to take to heart the resource persons’ sharing.



RCI Rodriguez Grades 7 and 8 parents listen to the message of the resource person on parenting the millennials.

For Grades 9, 10, and 11 parents’ seminar, the theme was “Parenting 21st Century Generation Children: Its Challenges and Solutions.” The objective was to impart theoretical, practical, and statistically-based information regarding 21st-century children and parents. The resource speaker, Region IV-A CHED Supervisor II Renifer Francisco, was the parent of a Grade 10 student. She is also a lecturer/trainer and the focal person of Gender and Development (GAD). The speaker discussed the A to Z of good parenting, described the Net Generation and its characteristics, and advised her fellow parents on how to deal with the challenges of parenting millennial children.

The activities were organized by the Office of the Guidance Counselor.