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New CPAs announced

The College of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Accountancy proudly announces the 2017 Certified Public Accountant board passers. They are: 

  • Bea Mangabat-Cojuangco
  • Aileen Dela Cruz
  • Geraldine Ebro
  • Mary Ann Medina
  • Anna Patricia Malto
  • Marica Pasinos
  • Maria Altea Sambilay 

Congratulation to the new CPAs!

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CBEA senior is one of Top 10 Outstanding Finance Students of RP

Angelica Leandicho was chosen as one of the Top 10 Outstanding Finance students of the Philippines last January 31, 2017.   Angelica is a senior BA-Finance student of the College of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Accountancy (CBEA) and is the current president of the Miriam College Junior Finance Executives (MC-JFINEX).

The Top 10 Outstanding Finance Students (TOFS) is an annual national competition sponsored by the Financial Executives of the Philippines (FINEX) in collaboration with the Junior Confederation of Finance Associations of the Philippines (JCFAP) and is participated in by the best of the best Finance students in the country.  The selection process includes a grueling written examination and a series of interviews by a panel of judges composed of members of the Financial Executives of the Philippines (FINEX).

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LTM supports Fillipinnavation in tourism

Leisure and Tourism Management Events class hosted a conference entitled “Filipinnavation in Tourism: Creating the New Generation of Leaders.” It was held in Novotel Manila, Araneta Center on November 28, 2016 . In line with the 90th anniversary of Miriam College, the one-day conference aimed to promote innovation and creativity in the Tourism Industry.

The plenary speakers include former Department of Tourism Undersecretary, Dr. Evelyn Pantig who shared insights about new and emerging tourism trends. Atty. Reynaldo Ching, current Assistant Secretary for Administration of DOT gave a talk on branding campaign for both domestic and international tourism.  Panel speakers include Teresa Tirona, chair of Quezon City Tourism Council; Stacy De Jesus Rappler Social Media head; Aurora Soriano of Pinoy Travel; Liza Morales, CCA Operation head; and Vice Mayor of Quezon City, Hon. Josefina ‘Joy’ Belmonte.  The event was well attended by students in NCR and faculty members, as well.  Conference faculty advisers are Mr. Allan Paul Tang and Mrs. Glenda Villanueva.

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Former CBEA faculty, MC alumnus receives 2016 Agora Awards

Joseph “Chay” Cruel, former faculty of the College of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Accountancy and Miriam College alumnus received the 2016 Outstanding Achievement in Marketing Management award from Agora.  The award was given on October 26, 2016 at the PICC in Pasay City.
Cruel graduated in 2008 with a degree in Business Administration. He is currently the vice president of international and business development for the non-alcoholic division of Asia Brewery. To date he is the youngest recipient in this Agora Awards category.

Established in 1979, the Agora Awards recognizes outstanding efforts in Marketing by individuals and companies in the industry.   Past awardees in the same category include businessman and former senator Manuel Villar and former McCann Erickson CEO and Maryknoll alumna Emily Abrera.

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MC Entrep student, one of top 10 delegates at the Smart Investing Summit 2016: Funding the Future

Entrepreneurship student, Rissadel M. Mendoza, was one of the top 10 delegates in the recently concluded Smart Investment Summit 2016 entitled Funding the Future. The summit was hosted by the UP Investment Club and was held September 3, 2016 at NISMED Auditorium, UP Diliman, Q.C.

Other students who represented Miriam College from the Department of Entrepreneurship were Alanis Agustin, Clarissa Meneses, Theriz Ramirez, Andrea Santos and Francheska Ronquillo.

Funding the Future: A Symposium on Venture Capitalism is a gathering of over 250 college students from Metro Manila. Its primary objective is to introduce Startups and Venture Capitalism (VC) as key contributors to the steady expansion of the Philippine economy. The event featured a series of activities and informative talks on Startups and VCs that encourage students to create startups that are geared towards solving modern day problems.

Miriam College actively takes part in these kinds of summits to expose students to practical and unconventional investment opportunities and to the realities of business operations.

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MC Entrep students make it to the British Council’s Leaders for Social Impact

Sophomore Entrepreneurship students Rashelle Alyssa Uminga, Pamela Mae Magtalas, and Marielle Abbie Pesigan, made it to highly-competitive “2016  UK Active Citizen Leadership Training” organized by the British Council.

All three students are COMEX Awardees on Social Venture Start-ups for 2015-2016. 

The training was held from July 12 to 15, 2016 at Forest Camp in Laguna. 

The students presented their social enterprise plans and initial prototypes namely, Maden Treasures, Fruitee Bean and Indios Bravos, respectively. 

Maden Treasures produces bracelets that are made up of recycled spokes from bicycle wheels; Indios Bravos features Noel Buensuceso’s National Geographic nature photographs which will be turned into digital printed lifestyle and souvenir products to promote love and care of nature, while the organic Fruitee Bean are blended beverages sourced from local farmers. 

This four-day training provided them an opportunity to further develop their venture and turn their ideas into workable models for execution. The venture’s social impact on partner communities was part of this leadership and training’s outcome. 

British Council, Philippines establishes connections internationally by creating programs, services, or products that would produce a big impact and build solutions to existing problems of the society, specifically, through its Active Citizen (AC) Program.

The AC international program is on its 2nd year. For 2016, it has trained development planners, local government units, social entrepreneurs, impact investors, and now the academic community from all over the Philippines. The Luzon Phase is actively participated in by 29 participants, of which the Entrepreneurship students are part.  

The best venture project with the widest impact from every participating country will be chosen for the UK and Hong Kong Social Impact Training/Conference for further acceleration and mentoring. 

Miriam College competes in and supports such activities with innovative platforms to develop young leaders who can transform society through entrepreneurship with social impact.

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MC receives COE, COD, Autonomous Status recognition from CHED

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) recognized Miriam College’s granting of Autonomous Status (effective April 1, 2016 to May 31, 2019) and programs designated as Centers of Excellence and Center of Development during the awarding ceremony held on May 16 and 17, 2016 at the CHED Auditorium, HEDC Building, UP Diliman, Quezon City. 

Miriam College has been designated  as a  Center of Excellence in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, and Teacher Education, and as a Center of Development in Communication. 

The awards were presented by former Miriam College President and CHED Chairperson Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan and were received by Miriam College President Dr. Rosario Lapus, together with the Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Glenda Fortez, and the College Deans Dr. Rosario Aligada, Dr. Antonio Lopez, and Dr. Rica Bolipata-Santos.

CHED’s recognition is a strong manifestation of the College’s commitment to program and institutional quality and excellence.

LTM Department co-organizes outreach program

The Miriam College-League of Tourism Students in the Philippines (MC-LTSP) Chapter, together with the co-curricular organization of the Department of Leisure and Tourism Management, organized and sponsored the outreach program Binyagang Bayan. 
The groups sponsored the baptism of 11 babies from Daang Tubo, a partner community of the school. The baptism was held at the Our Lady of Pentecost in Varsity Hills last February 25, 2016 and was presided by Rev. Fr.  Ed Molina. A simple reception and presentation of gifts followed the ceremonies.
Dr. Ruby Alminar-Mutya, chairperson of Department of Leisure and Tourism Management; Allan Paul Tang, moderator of MC-LTSP; and Adie Isidro, HEU-CMO coordinator helped in the planning and implementation of the outreach.

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LTM students win at the national student research competition for tourism and hospitality

The research group of 4th year LTM students Harvir Singh, Catherine Tablate, Deanne Tarrega and Alyzza Villar won First Place in the inaugural convention for tourism and hospitality researches at the 1st National Tourism and Hospitality Academic Research Convention held last February 22-24, 2016 at Selah Garden and Suites in Pasay City. The group presented their study “Understanding the Induction Experiences of Women as Leaders in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry: A Phenomenological Approach”. It was among 70 papers presented from different schools all over the country.”

Another group from Miriam College, composed of Christine Cariño, Kyra Generoso and Bea Reodica, also presented their study entitled: “Film Tourism: A New Domestic Tourism Product for the Philippines”. 

The advisers of both teams were Allan Paul R. Tang and Jay Q. Arididion.

At the same event, Dr. Corazon Rodriguez presented her paper titled “Tourism and Meaningful Experience: Strengthening the Link between the Academe and Destinations.”

The convention was organized by the Society of Academic Researchers in Tourism and Hospitality – Philippines (SOAR-THP).

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Of enterprising learning, enterprising teachers by Myrna R. Co | Philippine Daily Inquirer

THE ACTIVITIES of the entrepreneur have come to be associated with national development goals.

In countries everywhere, entrepreneurs are prized for their potential to create jobs, generate income, and help wage war against poverty and attain inclusive growth.
During the 1960s, sociologists probed into the origins of the entrepreneurial personality. They found entrepreneurs were not always born or raised in a family setting but could also be developed in the classroom.

Philippine campuses began to throb with entrepreneurial energy by the 1970s. Business schools introduced entrepreneurship as a credit course or as field of specialization.

Young entrepreneur clubs proliferated. Students, individually or in groups, owned promising startups even before they graduated.

Since 2005, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has issued a series of policies and standards to guide universities and colleges in developing and running entrepreneurship courses. Implicitly, the guidelines sought to raise the quality of entrepreneurship education to maximize the potentials of graduates who will help the country attain self-reliance.

Among the most important determinants of quality education is the quality of the teaching manpower and teaching methods used.

Enterprising values, attitudes and skills are best taught by enterprising teachers using enterprising learning methods.

Teachers must be able to provide enterprising role models for students. According to Prof. Alan Gibb of Durham University Business School, students must appreciate they are learning from mentors “who know what they are talking about and who personify the entrepreneurship values they teach.”

Does this make the entrepreneur the best teacher of entrepreneurship?

Not necessarily, according to Miriam College Department of Entrepreneurship chair Maria Luisa B. Gatchalian, who explains entrepreneurs may not have the necessary skills and time for teaching. “It is possible for trainers and educators to teach entrepreneurship as long as they know how to teach a model that works.”
This assigns the teacher to multiple roles of mentoring, coaching, teaching and facilitating multiple disciplines that require various sets of teaching skills and attributes.

Entrepreneurship learning in formal education involves exercises in personal competency building, idea generation, opportunity identification, problem solving and decision-making skills, venture development, resource building, business planning, and business startup and operation.

Business idea generation, for one, takes much time to learn. So does business planning.

“They are part of a long and arduous journey that requires the commitment of both the student and the teacher to work together,” Gatchalian explains.

The process goes through incubation stage until the student entrepreneur reaches his or her goals. The entrepreneurship teacher, therefore, often has to be generous with time and may work with students way beyond classroom hours.

Dr. Paz H. Diaz, Small Enterprises Research and Development Foundation (Serdef) board secretary and who has been involved in entrepreneurship education for more than 30 years, says teachers and trainers must be enterprising in their use of teaching methods and resources. “Entrepreneurship faculty should be resourceful and go beyond a prescribed manual or textbook to get real-life examples of local startups that made good. Those that failed can also be sources of lessons in venturing in a project.”

The traditional learning mode is teacher-centered. Entrepreneurship education requires teachers to relinquish full control. Best results may be expected when students take responsibility for their learning.

This means, according to Gibb, that students take active part in setting goals, planning learning activities and engaging the teacher to facilitate learning. It also means students have a say in selecting projects, choosing when, where, and how to learn, reflecting on the learning process, and assessing learning outcomes.

The enterprising learning mode is designed to include elements of uncertainty, commitment, ownership, risk-taking, flexibility and other challenges associated with entrepreneurship.

A typical entrepreneurship classroom should be “noisy,” says Diaz. “Noisy in the sense of palpable involvement and excitement among students and faculty in simulating entrepreneurial life within the classroom. Later in life, these ’noises’ will be better remembered and the lessons learned from such activities will be indelible guides ingrained in students’ mind-set and values.”

Diaz adds these “21st century learning methods engage the whole personality of the student. The teacher, therefore, must be creative and enterprising in the selection of teaching methods in class.”

Diaz and Gatchalian lead Serdef’s faculty workshops and training of trainers programs in various schools and communities throughout the country.
Serdef cooperates with other institutions with similar goals to propagate entrepreneurship education nationwide.

The workshops aim to train teachers in enterprising methodologies and student-centered activities to stimulate interest and motivation for learners to become entrepreneurs.

(Those interested in attending or organizing Serdef faculty workshops may call 355-5348 or e-mail

SOURCE: Philippine Daily Inquirer >

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