‘Saigon’ pioneer Bobby Martino comes home to ‘pay it forward’

Bobby Martino


‘Saigon’ pioneer Bobby Martino comes home to ‘pay it forward’ By: Tcel Maramag
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 01:00 AM April 18, 2019

Read more on this link: https://entertainment.inquirer.net/326733/saigon-pioneer-bobby-martino-comes-home-to-pay-it-forward

Bobby Martino is a graduate of Roosevelt Marikina. He left the Philippines to pursue his passion on stage acting in Broadway in New York and the West End in London. He has starred in several plays, including Miss Saigon, where he played the lead role of The Engineer.

Battle of the Brains’ Champion and Extemporaneous Speech Competition Third Placer

Congratulations to Roosevelt College, Inc. Cainta for being the CHAMPION in the first Inter-Senior High School Competition of the Battle of the Brains and Third Placer at the Extemporaneous Speech Competition held at National College of Business and Arts (NCBA) Cubao last February 15!

We are so proud of you!

Happy Arts Day!

Students explored the world of art by making their own masterpieces in the recent Arts Seminar conducted by Arch. Vanessa Sagun last February 18, 2019. This was held at Roosevelt Marikina’s Study Hall.


Congratulations, DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año!

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año was confirmed by the Commission of Appointments last February 6, 2019.


Eduardo M. Año graduated from the Doña Aurora High School, now known as Roosevelt College, Inc., San Mateo, in 1979. He is a native of San Mateo and regularly attends homecomings in RCI San Mateo with his wife Jean Joselyn Maria Dioso, who is also an alumna of the same school.


From RCI, Eduardo entered the Philippine Military Academy and graduated as part of the PMA Matikas Class of 1983. His distinguished career in the Philippine Army spanned 34 years, from 1983 to 2017. He was chief of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines from 2012 to 2014 before being appointed commander of the 10th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army.


He became the 57th Commanding General of the Philippine Army in July 2015 and, in December 2016, the 48th Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. On his retirement in October 2017, he was immediately named Undersecretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government and then took over the DILG as officer-in-charge.


Eduardo has been awarded many distinguished military medals for leading successful exploits against enemies of the State and for his integrity as a soldier and upstanding citizen. Among these awards are the following:

  • ang Sagisag ng Ulirang Kawal for community development activities;
  • ang Gawad sa Kaunlaran, the 2nd-highest distinction presented by the AFP to civilians and government officials for accomplishing the peaceful objectives of the AFP or improving the lives of military personnel;
  • the PMA Cavalier Award;
  • 10 Military Commendation medals for exemplary execution of military duty;
  • the Silver Wing Medal for operations against the enemy while in aerial flight;
  • 36 Military Merit medals for heroic service of military action against an enemy;
  • 24 Bronze Cross medals for heroism involving risk of life in intelligence operations and voluntary action in the face of great danger above and beyond the call of duty
  • the Silver Cross
  • the Philippine Legion of Honor or Lehiyong Pandangal ng Pilipinas (Degree of Chief Commander or Punong Komandante), for life achievement in public service
  • the Gold Cross, recognizing gallantry in action
  • 4 Distinguished Service Stars, the 3rd-highest military award of the AFP, for eminently meritorious and valuable service rendered while holding a position of great responsibility; and
  • the Presidential Medal of Merit for outstanding service to the President given by the Republic of the Philippines.


We thank you for the pride that you have brought Roosevelt College, Inc.!

Roosevelt College, Inc. celebrates 86th year

Roosevelt College, Inc. celebrates 86th year

February 1, 2019, Cainta, Rizal — Roosevelt College, Inc. (RCI), a member of the Far Eastern University (FEU) Group of Schools, marked its 86th Founding Anniversary through a celebration of its employees’ contribution to the school’s colorful history. The event was led by Dr. Michael M. Alba, RCI and FEU’s concurrent president, and Juan Miguel Montinola, Chief Finance Officer. They were joined by VP for Finance Rosanna Salcedo, Senior Vice President Dr. Alma Emerita V. dela Cruz, Executive Director for Basic Education Maria Regina Corazon P. Sevilla-Sibal, and RCI’s employees.

In her opening remarks, SVP Dr. dela Cruz thanked the 42 service awardees for their invaluable contribution to the success of RCI. The service that they have selflessly provided despite RCI’s many challenges exhibits the height of passion, dedication and perseverance.

For his presidential message, Dr. Alba lauded the awardees’ dedication to RCI. He posed a challenge to the Roosevelt community to help make RCI the first choice in education. “This can be done by focusing our efforts on adapting to the changing landscape,” he said. “With everyone’s wholehearted support, we shall see RCI go from strength to strength.”

This year’s service awardees were led by Maria Victoria L. Lauraya, a secondary education faculty member, who celebrated her 40th year in service. There were seven 35-year service awardees, six 30-year service awardees, nine 25-year service awardees, eight 20-year service awardees, one 15-year service awardee, and ten awardees celebrating their tenth year in service.

On behalf of her fellow service awardees, Ms. Lauraya thanked the management for the recognition. She also expressed gratitude to the FEU management for keeping RCI on the right track, and for introducing life-changing developments that will make RCI the first choice in education in Rizal and Marikina. She added that with employees’ dedication and with management steering the school to the right path, they can turn problems and challenges into milestones.

Executive Director Sibal closed the ceremony on an inspiring note. She said the plaques of appreciation that the service awardees got are mere symbols of things that they endured all these years: hardships and trials that they triumphed over, as well as friendships and relationships that they forged. She added that everyone deserves recognition for choosing to stay, and remaining as part of the RCI family.

Data Privacy Policy Statement

FEU Group of Schools is committed to uphold the rights of individuals to data privacy.

Each person shall be guided by the principles of transparency, legitimate purpose and proportionality in processing personal data of students, parents, employees, external parties, and other stakeholders. These principles shall guide the university in the acquisition, use and dissemination of the cited personal data.

Transparency. Data subjects must be aware of the nature, purpose, and extent of the processing of his or her personal data. including the risks and safeguards involved. the identity of the personal information controller, his or her rights as a data subject. and how these can be exercised.

Legitimate Purpose. Personal data collected shall be processed based on declared and specified purpose, and shall not be contrary to law. morals. or public policy.

Proportionality. Processing of personal data shall be adequate, relevant, suitable, necessary, and not excessive in relation to the functions of the Institution.

We shall adhere to all the provisions of Republic Act No. 10173 or the Data Privacy Act of 2012, its Implementing Rules and Regulations, relevant policies and issuances of the National Privacy Commission, and all other requirements and standards for continuous improvement and effectiveness of personal data security management system.


Future Ready

Roosevelt College, Inc.

Established 1933

Globalization and rapid technological advancement are perhaps the strongest drivers of change in the world today. Globalization means more integrated economies and larger markets as well as faster dissemination of innovations and inventions. A consequence of these change drivers is that, in the world of work, some jobs are disappearing while new ones are emerging.

Jobs that can be automated such as telemarketing and many areas of accounting and auditing will vanish from the work landscape. Jobs that require creativity and human “touch” (think yoga instructors, painters and artists, writers…) and ICT skills (programmers, systems and data analysts, network engineers) will remain and offer the best opportunities for growth.

Who will thrive in the “new” future? Those who are entrepreneurial about themselves—who realize that their life is their most important life-project, who not only have the so-called 21st-century skills but who are able to create their own futures like Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg.

Schools that produce future-ready graduates are those that can create a school culture in which students own their learning goals and build up resilience, self-confidence, and self-knowledge. It would be a culture that allows students to tap into their creativity and provides opportunities for students to pursue their interests and passions.

Dr. Michael M. Alba
Roosevelt College, Inc.