Honor College Graduate and Former CBA Caloocan Dean is UE’s Latest Topnotcher!


Former UE College of Business Administration-Caloocan Dean Estelita Dando Bello has become UE’s latest topnotcher after emerging as one of two 3rd Place examinees (score: 81.30%) in the latest licensure examination for Real Estate Consultants! The exam was held on December 11, 2016 (Written Phase), and on January 10 to 12, and March 29 to 30, 2017 (Revalida).

Dean Bello had earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree major in Accountancy, Summa Cum Laude, from the UE College of Business Administration-Manila in 1972. She worked with SGV & Co. from 1972 to 1975; then joined Press Foundation of Asia, where she worked from 1975 to 1978; and later on served as Technical Assistant of the Board of Philippine Airlines-Airline Pilots Association of the Philippines Pilots Retirement Plan from 1978 to 1994. She moved to the mainstream of business by joining Filinvest Land Inc. as Special Assistant to the Senior Vice President in 1994, eventually becoming the Vice President for Insurance in 1999. She later joined Philippine British Assurance Company, Inc. in 2000.

Dean Bello left private employment in 2003, and started her own full-blown professional practice and non-life insurance from her home office in Quezon City. She was soon called into the academe, becoming the Dean of UE CBA Caloocan starting in June 2006 up to April 2010. She was appointed Dean of the Far Eastern University’s Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance the following year.

While in UE, she challenged herself to teach the two basic accounting subjects, to share real-world business practices to her faculty and the use of the latest technology. She introduced the use of MS Excel in teaching accounting and initiated the use of SAP in accounting education. She was instrumental in opening the BSA course to then incoming first-year UE students by removing the strict grade requirement (85%) without sacrificing the quality of graduates by means of a strict retention policy.

For the last six years, she has been a part-time faculty member of the UE Graduate School starting with the MBA program, for which she taught financial management, corporate finance, organizational management, strategic management and even labor relations. Later she was tapped to teach taxation subjects in the Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program of the UE Graduate School.

Dean Bello graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University Graduate School of Business with a Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree in 1992. She is completing her Doctor of Business Administration degree at the UE Graduate School.

Aside from her CPA license, which she earned in 1972, Dean Bello also holds several professional licenses in real estate brokerage (which she earned in 1994 and 2016), life insurance (earned in 1998) and non-life insurance (earned in 1999), with the new addition of her latest license, as real estate consultant.

Dean Bello says that the licenses she earned are proof of her belief in lifelong learning and her desire to expand and improve the quality of services she offers to her clients. Presently, she renders consulting services to a leading architectural firm, a trusted non-life insurance company and a religious corporation.

Congratulations, Warrior Alumna, Professor, Student and now Real Estate Consultant! Thank you for continuing to make Lualhati proud!

#UETopnotcher #TomorrowBeginsintheEast

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UE Lawn Tennis Warriors Claims UE’s First UAAP Lawn Tennis Crown!

The photo shows Champion Lawn Tennis Warriors (clockwise from top left) Rolly John Saga, Harry Dave Karon, Assistant Coach Fritz Verdad, Coach Roel Licayan, Aj Lim Jr., Paolo Baran, Assistant Coach Arithmetico Lim, Coach Numero Lim, Rogelio Estaño Jr., Josshua Kinaadman, Jericho delos Santos, Rodolfo Barquin Jr., Jomar Medalla, Reun Hibionada and Justine Salinas.

The photo shows Champion Lawn Tennis Warriors (clockwise from top left) Rolly John Saga, Harry Dave Karon, Assistant Coach Fritz Verdad, Coach Roel Licayan, Aj Lim Jr., Paolo Baran, Assistant Coach Arithmetico Lim, Coach Numero Lim, Rogelio Estaño Jr., Josshua Kinaadman, Jericho delos Santos, Rodolfo Barquin Jr., Jomar Medalla, Reun Hibionada and Justine Salinas.

[ATTENTION: CNN Philippines will feature the Champion UE Red Warriors Lawn Tennis Team tonight, March 27, 2017, on its program titled Sportsdesk, within 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.]

The incumbent UE Red Warriors Men’s Lawn Tennis Team made history by winning the University’s first ever UAAP Men’s Lawn Tennis crown after turning back the UST Growling Tigers, three matches to one, in Game 2 of the UAAP 79 Men’s Lawn Tennis Finals last March 22, 2017, at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center in Manila.

Warrior tennis player Alberto “Aj” Lim Jr. fired the opening salvo, sweeping Francis Suazo of UST, 6-0, 6-0, in the first match of the day.

The duo of Rolly John Saga and Rogelio Estaño then extended UE’s lead to two matches to none, after defeating Tigers Clarance Cabahug and Joel Cabusas, 5-7, 6-4, 7-5, in a grueling two-hour doubles match.

The Lawn Tennis Warriors experienced a momentary setback after Rodolfo Barquin Jr. failed to secure a win against UST’s Dave Mosqueda, 4-6, 7-3, 3-6.

It was a different story for the second doubles match of the game, where Warriors Paulo Baran and Jericho delos Santos took on UST’s Christian Lopez and Bernlou Bering. This grueling match’s first set went to the UST duo, 5-7, while the second set decidedly went to the Red Warriors, 6-2. The third straight began with five straight points going to UST, before the Warrior Tennis Players came from behind and pulled an upset, and in the process secured the UAAP 79 Lawn Tennis championship crown.

In addition to the UE team’s first ever Lawn Tennis crown, Warrior tennister Aj Lim Jr. was adjudged the league’s Most Valuable Player. Aj is the youngest member of the Philippine Davis Cup and has competed in the French Open and the Australian Open, and at Wimbledon.

The Lawn Tennis Warriors dominated the entire tournament, finishing the elimination round with a record of nine wins and one loss, the latter dye merely to a technicality.

The Champion UE Red Warriors Men’s Lawn Tennis Team is composed of Reun Hibionada, Rodolfo Barquin Jr., Aj Lim Jr., Josshua Kinaadman, Paolo Baran, Harry Dave Karon, Jericho delos Santos, Rogelio Estaño Jr., Jomar Medalla, Rolly John Saga and Justine Salinas.

They are under the helm of Philippine National Lawn Tennis Team Head Coach Numero G. Lim, with Coach Roel Licayan and Assistant Coaches Fritz Verdad and Arithmetico Lim.

Congratulations on your smashing triumph, Warrior Tennis Players! Keep on making Lualhati proud. Go Fight, Red and White! GO FIGHT, RED AND WHITE!

UE Manila Hosts Fun, Free Activities for Incoming Kinder, Grade 1 Pupils

Incoming Kindergarten and Grade 1 pupils and their parents or guardians are invited to enjoy the latest array of fun and free activities by the Kinder and Elementary Department of UE Manila, led by the musical play Doon Po sa Amin, to be staged this Friday, February 24, 2017, 2 p.m., at the Quadrangle of the Manila Campus!

In line with the theme of “Intentional Character Development through Music and the Arts” and in observance of February as National Arts Month, the musical play aims to showcase the creative and artistic performing clubs of the Kindergarten and Elementary Laboratory Schools, promote the talent of our students in KELS, and inculcate values through music and arts. It is a production of the UE Elementary and Secondary Laboratory Schools (ESLS) under the UE College of Education, in cooperation with the UE Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA).

Doon Po sa Amin will feature songs by Dr. Bethel Diokno Schnitzlein, with the overall show script written by Prof. Flormay O. Manalo. Dr. Schnitzlein’s songs (“Ating Mga Alaga,” “Hintayin si Nanay,” “Mga Prutas Natin,” “Kay Ganda Nitong Kamatis,” “Bahay-bahayan,” “Kabataan, O Kabataan,” “Ulan,” “Pusong Pinoy,” “Panata: Ako ang Kabataan” and “Kaming mga Bata”) mirror the simple and happy life of the Filipino family, while Prof. Manalo’s script will essay a story based on fundamental Philippine customs, traditions and culture. The song, dance and acting performance will be rendered by UE Manila Elementary students who are members of the ESLS’s multiple intelligence (MI) clubs, including UE ESLS Munting Teatro.

Dr. Bethel Diokno Schnitzlein is a Philippine-born international lecturer, author, composer and professional counselor based in Austria. She has lectured on music and values education in 25 countries. Ms. Sarah Elisabeth D. Schnitzlein, daughter of Dr. Schnitzlein, will be present to introduce to introduce the composer further to the attendees. The performers will be a mix of Kindergarten and Grade 1 pupils of UE Manila.

The program will be hosted by Teachers Louise Mae C. Bangsal and Mary Rose T. Dela Peña. UE ESLS Principal Nieva J. Discipulo and Assistant Principal Gerardo V. Venturina and OCA Director Generoso A. Caringal will deliver remarks and messages.

Doon Po sa Amin will be followed right after, starting 4 p.m., by a campus tour and a showcase of M.I. clubs via M.I. stations, inclusive of a photo booth, an art booth, film showing and a library exhibit. These will be in three UE Manila Kindergarten classrooms: HS 100, 102 and 104.

Come April, there will be a three-day trial class for incoming Kindergarten and Grade 1 pupils, on April 5 to 7 (Wednesday to Friday), 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., at rooms HS 103 and 104.

All of these activities are free of charge and are open to incoming Kindergarten and Grade 1 pupils and their parents or guardians. See you there, future Warrior kids, parents and guardians!

UE Celebrates Arts Month with Array of Activities


The University of the East, through its Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) and in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), is celebrating the National Arts Month 2017 with an exhibit featuring the GAMABA (Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan/National Living Treasure Award) that is currently on display up to February 28, 2017, at the lobby of the Dalupan Building in UE Manila.

UE’s Arts Month celebration will also showcase Ugnayan sa Sayaw, to be held on February 23, 2 p.m.; the UE Elementary and Secondary Laboratory Schools’ (ESLS) musical play Doon Po sa Amin, to be staged on February 24, 3 p.m.; and the on-the-spot Sininglangan Ballpen Art Competition, slated for March 3.

Ugnayan sa Sayaw, a festival of dance, will feature the following dance troupes from guest schools: Lakandula High School Sining Lahi Dance Troupe, Mariano Marcos Memorial High School Dance Troupe, Ramon Magsaysay High School Salinlahi Dance Troupe, and Villamor High School Sanglahi Dance Troupe. The UE ESLS Siglang Galaw and the UE Silanganan Dance Troupe will also perform.

Both the dance festival and the musical play will be both conducted at the UE Manila Quadrangle and will be open to the public for free.

The Sininglangan Ballpen Art Competition, meanwhile, will be held in UE Caloocan and will have as contestants promising visual artists from among the college students of various schools of the National Capital Region and the nearby provinces. Cash prizes and medals for the first, second and third prizes will be awarded to the winners, including a Sponsor’s Choice Award.

For further inquiries on UE’s Arts Month 2017 events, please visit the UE OCA at the 4th floor of the Dalupan Building in UE Manila, or call tel. no. 735-5471 loc. 441. For further info on UE, please visit www.UE.edu.ph, like University of the East (UE) on Facebook and follow @official_UE on Twitter.

Red Warriors Sweep UAAP Fencing Tournament Championships for Fifth Straight Year


#Defendthecrown they did: The UE Red Warriors Fencing Teams completed a sweep of the UAAP Men’s, Women’s, Boys’ and Girls’ Fencing Championships at the UAAP 79 Fencing Tournament on February 8 to 11, 2017, at the UST Quadricentennial Pavilion in Manila!

This marked the Warrior Fencers’ fifth consecutive sweep of the UAAP fencing titles.

UE’s Warrior Fencers emerged as 10-peat winners in the Women’s Division, 5-peat winners in the Men’s Division, 7-peat winners in the Boys’ Division and 6-peaters in the Girls’ Division.

The Men’s Team won a total of nine medals: four golds, two silvers and one bronze.

In the Men’s individual competitions, Nathaniel Perez and Christian Jhester Concepcion won a gold medal each in Men’s Foil and Men’s Sabre, respectively. Teammate Marlow Nicole Osayan took home the silver in Men’s Epee, while Sammuel Tranquilan and Malcolm Jeremy Valena got a bronze medal each in Men’s Foil and Men’s Sabre, respectively.

In the team competitions, the quartet of Christian Jhester Concepcion, John Christian Concepcion, Nathaniel Perez and Sammuel Tranquilan captured the gold medal in the Team Foil event. Also winning a gold medal was the group of Christian Jhester Concepcion, Edberto Gonzales, Nathaniel Perez and Malcolm Jeremy Valena in Team Sabre. The team of John Christian Concepcion, Marlowe Nicole Osayan, Nathaniel Perez and Sammuel Tranquilan settled for the silver in Team Epee.

In addition to the medals, outgoing UAAP athlete Nathaniel Perez was awarded as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, his third overall MVP recognition.

The Women’s Team brought home eight medals: four gold, two silver and two bronze.

Justine Gail Tinio won UE’s sole individual gold medal in Women’s Foil. Wilhelmina Lozada and Allaine Nicole Cortey won a silver medal each in Women’s Foil and Women’s Sabre, respectively, while Liezel Lopez and Drew Allysa Celso both took home a bronze medal apiece in Women’s Epee and Women’s Sabre, respectively.

In the team competitions, the Warrior Fencers swept the gold medals in all three events: The team of Ma. Johanna Castillo, Allaine Nicole Cortey, Wilhelmina Lozada and Justine Gail Tinio for Team Foil; Mickyle Rain Bustos, Liezel Lopez, Wilhelmina Lozada and Justine Gail Tinio for Team Epee; and Hazeline Jewel Alcaide, Drew Allysa Celso, Allaine Nicole Cortey and Justine Gail Tinio for Team Sabre.

The Boys’ Team won five gold, one silver and two bronze medals, garnering a total of eight medals.

Winning gold medals in individual competitions were Prince John Felipe in Boys’ Foil, and Reynaldo Perez Jr. in Boys’ Epee. Jesus Anthony Tolentino won a silver medal in Boys’ Sabre, while Shawn Nicolei Felipe and Alfred Dunhill Bacani took home the bronze medal in Boys’ Foil and Boys’ Sabre, respectively.

The Boys’ Team also swept the gold medals in all three team events: the team of Robert Ygnatius Cabaero, Daniel Canlas, Prince John Felipe and Shawn Nicolei Felipe for Team Foil; Xavier Dominic Arabaca, Daniel Canlas, Aurell Florence Obzunar and Reynaldo Perez Jr. for Team Epee; and Alfred Dunhill Bacani, Prince John Felipe and Jesus Anthony Tolentino for Team Sabre

Warrior Fencer Prince John Felipe was recognized as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, while Shawn Nicolei Felipe was the tournament’s Rookie of the Year.

The Girls’ Team won six gold and three silver medals, putting their medal haul at nine. The young Warrior Fencers swept the gold and silver medals in the individual competitions. Winning a gold medal each were Samantha Kyle Catantan for Girls’ Foil, Mira Irish Dorimon for Girls’ Epee and Queen Denise Dalmacio in Girls’ Sabre. Maricar Matienzo, Jaymi Delos Santos and Carla Marie Arreza all won a silver medal each in Girls’ Foil, Girls’ Epee and Girls’ Sabre, respectively.

The UE Girls’ Team likewise swept the gold medals across all three team events: the team of Samantha Kyle Catantan, Andrea Jannelle Matias, Maricar Matienzo and Etyria Olarte for Team Foil; Jaymi Delos Santos, Mira Irish Dorimon, Andrea Jannelle Matias and Iya Schofield for Team Epee; and Carla Marie Arreza, Samantha Kyle Catantan, Queen Denise Dalmacio and Danica Emilliana Yanes for Team Sabre.

Samantha Kyle Catantan was the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Eytria Olarte was awarded the tournament’s Rookie of the Year.

The UE Red Warriors Fencing Teams are under the mentorship of Head Coach Rolando Canlas, Coaches Chester Uy and Rufelrino Endriano, and Assistant Coaches Christian Canlas and Alex Ragot.

Congratulations, Grand Slam Warrior Fencers! Go fight, Red and White! GO FIGHT RED AND WHITE!

UE Holds Convocation on Martial Law featuring Author-Reporter Raissa Robles

The University of the East-Caloocan Campus is currently marking UE Caloocan Week 2017, and one of the highlights of the weeklong celebration is a university convocation whose theme is “Martial Law? Never Again,” featuring Ms. Raissa E. Robles (see photo) as keynote speaker.

This special convocation takes place this Friday, February 17, 2017, 10 a.m. onwards at the Multipurpose Hall of the Dr. Lucio C. Tan Building in UE Caloocan. UE Caloocan college and senior high school students and professors, among others, will be in attendance.

An author, investigative reporter and political blogger, Ms. Robles is the publisher, webmaster and writer of the investigative and news blog raissarobles.com: Inside Philippine politics and beyond, which won as Best Society and Politics Blog in the Philippines at the 2015 Bloggys Awards.

Ms. Robles is the senior Manila correspondent of South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, Asia’s oldest English language newspaper. She has contributed reports to The Times of London, The Mail Online, BBC Radio, the Economist Intelligence Unit and Reuters, among other media outlets. She has been doing political and business news, covering the Mindanao rebel conflict, the peace talks, Islamic radicalism and Beijing-Manila relations.

Ms. Robles is the author of three books, the latest of which is 2016’s Marcos Martial Law: Never Again, a comprehensive volume tackling “A Brief History of Torture and Atrocity under the New Society” and published by Filipinos For a Better Philippines, Inc. She has also had the rare privilege of watching power up close, especially via face to face interviews with then presidents Corazon C. Aquino, Fidel V. Ramos, Joseph E. Estrada, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Benigno S. Aquino III.

Ms. Robles graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English, major in Imaginative Writing, magna cum laude, from the University of the Philippines, and attended a course at the International Institute for Journalism in Berlin, Germany.

For the UE Caloocan Week 2017 schedule of activities, please click here: https://www.facebook.com/UniversityoftheEastUE/photos/a.134261453292816.41476.114576328594662/1358526500866299/?type=3&theater

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Seen here is the UE Student Council Election 2017 Calendar as approved by the UE Manila Commission on Student Elections.

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World-class Tennis Warrior Debuts as Youngest Member of PHL Davis Cup Team!

UE Red Warriors Lawn Tennis Team member Alberto “AJ” Lim Jr. will make his debut as the newest and youngest member of the Philippine Davis Cup Team in the First Round: Asia/Oceania Zone Group II Davis Cup Qualifying Match against Indonesia. Their match will start this Friday, February 3, 2017, and will run up to February 5, 2017, at the Philippine Columbian Association in Paco, Manila.

AJ, one of the world’s top junior tennis players, is a UE freshman taking up Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, major in Marketing Management, at the UE College of Business Administration-Manila. He was also a high school freshman of the UE Elementary and Secondary Laboratory Schools (ESLS) before transferring to Colegio de San Juan de Letran.

AJ, who learned tennis from his father, UE BS Accountancy alumnus Alberto Lim Sr., as early as four years old, has already competed in the French Open and the Wimbledon, among other international tennis events.

AJ is the younger brother of UE Red Warriors Coach and newly appointed Philippine Lawn Tennis Team Director and Head Coach Numero Lim, who had steered the Warrior tennis players to back-to-back 2nd Place finishes in Seasons 77 and 78 of the UAAP Tennis Tournament.

Prior to this week’s Davis Cup match, AJ, under the tutelage of Coach Lim, competed in the 2017 Australian Open, touted as one of the four grand slam tennis tournaments, last January 21 to 28, 2017, in Melbourne, Australia. In the tournament, prior to facing defeat against Maxence Broville of France, AJ defeated Bang Shuo Yin of Chinese Taipei. The video here features a snippet of AJ’s tennis match against Bang Shuo Yin at the 2017 Australian Open.

Keep playing, keep fighting and keep winning, World-Class Tennis Warrior! Go fight, Red and White! GO FIGHT, RED AND WHITE!




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