MFI Medical Mission goes to QC
A total of 25 students from MFI Technological Institute (MFI TI) joined the Catholic Women’s League, Christ the King Unit of Quezon City for a medical mission in Brgy. Escapo II, Project 4, Quezon City, last April 6, 2013.
Under the supervision of Amalia Sylvia Dablo, MFI TI Values Formation and Industry Liaison manager, the students extended their assistance at the registration, dental services, deworming, and in the distribution of medicine for the residents of the barangay.
Doctors specializing on children and general medicine were also made available for consultation.
The medical mission is part of the Foundation’s corporate social responsibility program.
April 06, 2013
MFI Partners with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Colonel Alejandro T. Escaňo welcomes partners from the Technical & Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with Hon. Fahad Eid Alrshidy and Deputy Director General for Sectoral TVET Irene Isaac at the TESDA Tandang Sora Hall at the TESDA Women's Center in Taguig City.
The MFI-TESDA partnership on the TVTC training started in 2008. MFI Technological Institute has graduated 131 teachers in 7 different courses.
Last March 25, 2013, 45 teachers from TVTC Saudia Arabia arrived to train at the MFI Technological Institute campus along Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City in Computer Hardware Servicing, Computer Network, Consumer Electronics and Training Methodology.
April 02, 2013
MEFCI partners with MFI, for free training
Meralco Employees Fund for Charity, Inc. (MEFCI) has recently signed a memorandum of agreement with MFI Foundation, Inc. (MFI) to facilitate their scholarship program, “Handog Kaalaman, Biyayang Karunungan,” a program that provides free technical-vocational skills training to chosen MERALCO maintenance personnel.
MEFCI, an employee volunteer organization has chosen MFI, one of the leading TVET schools in the country, to facilitate a total of 32 short-term training courses in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning, Building Wiring Installation and Troubleshooting and PC Troubleshooting to MERALCO service providers; Landbees Corp., MIESCOR Builders, Executive Manpower, Servicio Filipino and Excellent Building Care.
Signing the MOA (seated from left) were Manolo S. Santos, MFI-TI Executive Director & VP, Col. Alejandro T. Escaño, MFI President, Vivien C. Arnobit, MEFCI Chairman & Director for Academic Services, Jose S. Reyes Jr., MEFCI & MERALCO Head for Distribution Services Asset Management
Also present during the signing (standing l-r) were Leticia Deyto, MEFCI Program Administrator, Lolita T. Morales, MFI CFO & VP for Corporate Services, Antonio M. Kosca Jr. MFI EVP, Ricky L. Concepcion, MERALCO Employee Relations Head, Jeffrey O. Tarayao, President, One Meralco Foundation & MERALCO Chief CSR Officer, Manuel Roxy T. Juan, MEFCI VP & MERALCO Substation Head, Wilfredo A. Baetiong, MEFCI Trustee & MERALCO Espana Business Center Head, Manuel R. Panagsagan, MEFCI Trustee & MERALCO Telecommunication Services Management Head
September 19, 2012
MFI TI joins the 24th Career Counselling and Guidance Fair exhibit
The International Education Specialist (Inter-Ed) held its 24th Career Counselling and Guidance Fair Exhibit last September 13-14, 2012 at the Philippine Trade and Training Center (PTTC).
MFI Technological Institute (MFI-TI) joined the event for the first time, with more than 50 top universities and colleges in the Philippines namely, University of the Philippines, De La Salle University, Ateneo De Manila University, Mapua Institute of Technology, Colegio de San Juan de Letran and Centro Escolar University.
Other universities located outside the country were also present such as University of Massachusetts, Kendall College and William Angliss Institute.
More than 8,000 graduating High School Students from Metro Manila and nearby provinces attended the affair to gather information on what the colleges could offer.
MFI-TI showcased its Technical Vocational Education and Training. The students were informed that the best option for graduating high school students is Skills Training.
All the booths had their own attention-grabbers like free gaming, music mixing, photo shoot with celebrities and even a free haircut.
The MFI booth on the other hand displayed an actual high voltage safety officer suit and a miniature factory automated machine which was operated by one of MFI’s scholars.
For inquiries on MFI Technological Institute’s course offerings, call (02) 632-0756 local 446.
September 15, 2012
MFI present at the 1st Technical Education and Skills Development Congress
Dedicated to promote Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), managers and academic heads of MFI Technological Institute attended the First Technical Education and Skills Development Congress last August 29, 2012 at the Le Pavillon, Metropolitan Park in Pasay City.
More than 1,000 TVET specialists, policy makers, industry executives and representatives from local and international organizations assembled to respond to the needs of Filipino workforce by equipping them with competitive and employable skills, following the event’s theme, “Investing in the 21st Century Skilled Filipino Workforce”.
Some of the speakers of this event include Commission on Higher Education Chairman Patricia Licuanan who presented the Philippine Qualification Framework, Education Secretary Armin Luistro who spoke on the K to 12 Program and its implications to TVET, Manpower Group Regional Director Rommel Roque, who read "Workforce Trends and Demand for 21st Century Skills: Improving Employability of the Workforce", SEAMEO-VOCTECH, Brunei Darussalam Deputy Director Paryono Paryono who presented a paper entitled, "Higher Level Technical Education and Skills Development in the 21st Century, International Labor Organization Specialist in Skills Development, Olga Strietska-Ilina, who discussed "Skills for Green Jobs".
The congress was initiated by theTechnical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in partnership with the Technical Vocational School Associations of the Philippines (TEVSAPHIL) which is headed by MFI President, Col. Alejandro T. Escaño (photo inset).
August 29, 2012
Leeleng Commercial Inc. donates to MFI
Leeleng Commerical, Inc. has recently donated a 2 Million worth of equipment to MFI Technological Intitute (MFI-TI) for the development and upgrade of their existing process control courses.
Through the leadership of Mr. Ferdinand Lee, Leeleng President & CEO and the initiative of Mr. Mike Bartolome, Leeleng Product Manager, the equipment awarded consist of a set of Gate & Butterfly Valve from OKM and a set of Control Valve with positioner, 5 sets of licensed Softwares (Fieldcare and Nelprof 6.0) and 5 sets Flow Control Valve Manual, from Metso.
Leeleng, a leading distributor of over 20 brands of industrial hardware was presented a plaque of appreciation by MFI executives.
In the photo: (l-r) Vladimir H. Santos, MFI-TI Director for Training and Services, Charles M. Valencia, MFI-TI Director for Education, Dennis C. Porlaje, MFI-TI Business Unit Head for Instrumentation Technology, Manolo S. Santos, Executive Director and VP for MFI-TI, Lolita T. Morales, Chief Financial Officer and VP for MFI Corporate Services, Antonio M. Kosca Jr. Executive VP for MFI Foundation Inc., Modesto Pomer, Jr., Leeleng Product Manager; Napoleon Wilfred R. Carmen, Leeleng Product Specialist; and Marlene S. Clemencia, Leeleng Product Specialist.
August 27, 2012
MFI pays tribute to scholars
MFI Foundation, Inc. honored its students during the 30th Scholar’s Day celebration held at the MFI Campus in Pasig City on July 6.
A combined 218 first year students coming from the Industrial Technician Program (ITP) and the two-year Dual Training System (DTS) program are welcomed and presented to the whole community. Also joined the program for the first time is the 100 students from the Farm Business Institute.
With the theme “MFI: Strengthening Technical Education for Global Competitiveness”, the event was attended by the MFI President, Col. Alejandro T. Escaño who spoke the welcome rites to the scholars, Engr. Antonio M. Kosca, the MFI Executive Vice President and Mr. Manolo S. Santos, the Vice President for MFI Technological Institute, both delivered warm and encouraging opening and closing remarks, respectively.
Mr. Jesus P. Francisco, a member of the MFI Board of Trustees and also currently the President and CEO of the Meralco Industrial Engineering Services Corporation (MIESCOR), a subsidiary of MERALCO, delivered an inspiring message to the scholars.
Francisco challenged the students to standout in skills and work values, especially in communication using the English language.
MFI students who excelled both academically and technically during the past school year were also awarded during the event.
The commemoration was capped off by the lighting of candles symbolizing everyone’s commitment to learning and mutual respect for both educators and students.
A full scholarship grant at MFI qualifies the student for free tuition, books, laboratory materials, calculator, uniforms and supplies.
July 06, 2012
MFI Philippine Team wins 2nd place at skills competition in China
The Philippine Team represented by two students from MFI Technological Institute (MFI-TI) came in second in the Automatic Production Line Installation and Testing challenge at the recent 2012 China Skills Competition.
Nhar Chello Agasang and Ardee Mark Sagueton together with their coach, Charles M. Valencia competed in the international category with ASEAN and African countries including Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Singapore who took home 1st place.
Valencia, who happens to be the Chief Expert in Industrial Automation in this year 9thWorld Skills ASEAN Competition in Jakarta, Indonesia on November, was proud for MFI to represent and bring glory to the Philippines through skills competition.
The team also participated in a demo challenge in “Engineering Practice and Innovative Project”, under coaches Randelle Dacanay, education associate in MFI-TI and Edmund Dy Guaso, MFI-TI’s Technology Program Management manager, where they likewise won second place.
MFI TI, a leader in providing world class technical-vocational training, will soon be offering a skills upgrading short course on Industrial Automation.
Currently, MFI-TI is already offering a 3-year course in Instrumentation technology and a 2-year course in Mechatronics Technology.
June 29, 2012
2012 STOP at MFI
MFI Technological Institute draw 220 incoming 1st year students for school year 2012-2013 from the recently concluded Summer Technician Orientation Program (STOP).
MFI Foundation Inc. is unique with its STOP; part of their pre-enrolment process that ran from April 16-27. It is a 2-week dry run of the regular first semester at MFI-TI wherein applicants report to school four hours a day, 5 days a week, taking a dynamic preview of subjects in Math, Physics, English, Mechanical Workshop, and Physical Education.
With almost 1000 applicants vying for enrollment slots in MFI-TI, the student services department ensured keenness on giving out slots only to deserving students.
Such screening process is necessary to confirm the interest and adaptability of the student in the rigorous academic environment in MFI and so with the workplace conditions in the industry”, explains School Coordinator. Diana Rose Mojica. Also taken in consideration are results from home visits, interviews and participants’ final exam.
Richard Allen Adel, applicant for the Dual Training System (DTS) in Automotive, shares his one-of-a-kind summer experience, “I get to cut metals, learn new things within a short span of time, and our instructors are good and friendly.”
MFI-TI garnered a total of 220 freshmen and women for the upcoming school year, inclusive are new 75 full scholars, 26 partial scholars and 75 students for their Dual Training System (DTS).
May 11, 2012
MFI to represent at the 9th ASEAN Skills Competition
MFI who brought home the Best of the Nation Award and a Medallion of Excellence for Industrial Automation at the previous ASC in Bangkok, Thailand will represent again the Philippines this coming November 2012.
“We’re very happy with the results, our students really prepared and their coaches have devoted all their time and effort for this competition.” says, MFI Education Director, Charles Valencia, who was elected as the chief expert on Industrial Automation in the recent ASC Technical Committee meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Other MFI winners of the recent PNSC include Lois Jencel M. Ramos with Coach Alvir A. Bernabe, took home silver medal for Web Design, and Dale Giordan M. Gamano with Coach Reymundo L. Ilmeng, bronze medal for Mechanical CAD.
April 16, 2012
MFI-TI raked 6 golds
MFI Technological Institute (MFI-TI) won a total of 6 gold and 2 silver medals in the recent NCR Regional Skills Competition held at TESDA Complex in Taguig City. Faculty and students from the different TESDA accredited schools around NCR competed for a chance to represent the Region in the National Skills Competition.
MFI-TI had both represented TESDA-PaMaMariSan (Pasig, Mandaluyong, Marikina and San Juan) and TESDA-PasMak (Pasay-Makati) in the Regional competition wherein PaMaMariSan bagged the Over-All Champion Award with 8 gold medals, with 5 gold contributions from MFI-TI Ortigas Branch. Ranking third, TESDA-PasMak won 4 gold medals, in which MFI-TI Pasay contributed to 1.
Electronics, Mechatronics, AutoCad, IT-Web Design and Refrigeration were the trade areas that the MFI-TI faculty and students had competed in.
Mr. Edmund L. Dy Guaso, manager for the MFI-TI Technology Programs was ecstatic by the accomplishments brought home by the participants, “If the representation were classified per institute— MFI as an autonomous unit could have taken home the Over-All-Champion title”
Guaso believes that besides the trainings that the participants underwent, it was the institute’s strong and competent curriculum that has equipped the students for the said competition.
A proud coach, Mr. Charles M. Valencia, and also the MFI Director for Education, sends his gratitude to the people who have contributed and had caused their good performance, “This great honor will not be possible without the hard works from our competitors, our students, and the dedication of my fellow coaches. We share this victory with the (MFI) management who continuously overwhelm us with their support”.
The following are the winners of the recent NCR Regional Skills Competition from MFI:
GOLD MEDALISTS: Jay-Arth Tanaliga, coached by instructor Noel Dumaguit for Industrial Electronics- Open Category; Lois Jencel M. Ramos, coached by instructor Alvir Bernabe for Web Design- Youth Category; Ardee Mark Saqueton and Nhar Chello Agasang, coached by instructor Randelle Dacanay for Mechatronics- Youth Category; Members of the Faculty- participants, Jan Carlo B. Taylo, coached by Arlindo Natividad, for Web Design – Open Category; Fernando A. Santiago, coached by Charles Valencia for Mechatronics- Open Category
SILVER MEDALISTS: John Joseph G. Zapanta, coached by Fernando Basera for Industrial Electronics- Youth Category; Corsenio P. San Juan, Jr., coached by June Paula Reyes for Mechanical Engineering Design – CAD – Open Category
All MFI gold medalists are now preparing to represent the NCR region in the National Skills Competition on February 2012.
November 03, 2011
November 03, 2011
26th batch of MFI scholars graduate
A total of 169 students of MFI technological Institute (MFI-TI) in Ortigas, Pasig graduated during the 26th Commencement Exercises held October 21, 2011 at the Teatro Aguinaldo in Quezon City.
The affair was preceeded by a celebration of Holy Mass at 12:00 Noon; while the program proper started at 1:30 PM.
This year’s graduation exercises had for a graduation theme: “MFI: Achieving Excellence Through Technical Education.”
Graduating candidates included, for the first time, 6 students of MFI Farm Business Institute based in Jala-Jala, Rizal, who took Horticulture Production and Animal Production.
Added courses from the usual technical courses include Automotive and Motorcycle Repair Technology, Refrigeration and Airconditioning Technology, Industrial Mechatronics Technology and Network Administration Technology.
On hand to welcome the guests are the MFI officials led by Col. Alex T. Escaño, president; members of the board of trustees, and the department heads of the school.
Kim Verly C. de Guzman of Electronics Technology delivered the valedictory address.
A pledge of loyalty to the alma mater was recited by the graduating students followed by the distribution of certificates.
Honor graduates were awarded medals of academic excellence. Participating companies who sponsor scholars and those who admitted them for OJT (on-the-job training) were awarded plaques of appreciation.
MFI scholars are among the ranks of quality manpower taught with holistic training approach that combines skills and development with values formation necessary for effective performance and productivity in the workplace. Statistics show that 90 percent of MFI graduates are employed even before they graduate.
October 21, 2011
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MFI Technological Institute (MFI-TI) scholars volunteered in packing of relief goods at DSWD National Resource Operation Center (NROC), Pasay City for the victims of the typhoons, Pedring and Quiel. Over a hundred of MFI scholars has already volunteered, and still counting, in this series of packing of relief. DSWD will continuously send and prepare aids to the victims of the typhoons until they return to their normal lives.
Photo shows: MFI-TI students packing relief goods for the victims of typhoons in Central Luzon.
October 10, 2011
Letran forged accord with MFI-FBI
To accommodate Letran 2020 Forest, MFI Farm Business Institute (MFI-FBI) and Colegio de San Juan de Letran signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) recently to partner in the promotion of volunteerism, environmental protection and sustainable use of resources by planting 2,020 trees in 2 years through MFI- FBI “Adopt-A-Seed” project. MFI-FBI offers programs that revolve around best agricultural practices within the concept of farming systems alongside concepts of environmental protection and biodiversity conservation. Students, employees and friends of Letran are expected to plant volumes of trees in MFI- FBI farm in Jala-Jala, Rizal. This project was initiated by Letran in celebration of their 400th year anniversary on year 2020.
Photo shows (from left to right): Rita Macabuhay, MFI-FBI New Business and Fund Development Manager; Dr. Jose Rene Gayo, MFI-FBI Vice President; Fr. Tamerlane Lana, O.P. Colegio de San Juan de Letran Rector and Col. Alejandro T. Escaño, MFI President; Asst. Professor Manuel Zamora Jr., Community Development Director, Letran; Ronel Jimenez Executive Assistant to the rector and president, Letran
September 29, 2011
DHL Global Volunteer Day at MFI-FBI in Jala-Jala, Rizal
On its 2nd year, DHL partnered with MFI Farm Business Institute (MFI-FBI) in delivering and promoting love for the environment and appreciation for biodiversity. This time, all 3 groups of DHL companies – DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding (Phils), Inc. And DHL Supply Chain Phils., inc., actively participated in this one-day community works. More than 500 DHL employees took part in tree planting, improving the intitute’s classroom and conducted learning activities for Jala-Jala children. DHL also donated various farm tools and equipment to FBI.
Photo inset shows DHL executives and MFI officials holding the rally banner while hundreds of DHL employee-volunteers cheered on.
Shown in this ceremonial turn-over of farm tools are (from left): Dr. Rene Gayo, MFI-FBI Executive Director; Col. Alejandro Escaño, MFI Foundation President; Mr. Duncan Gates, DHL Express Country Manager; Ms. Olivia Ramos, DHL Supply Chain, Phils. Inc. President & Country Managing Director and Mr. Stephen Ly, President & Managing Director DHL Global Forwarding (Phils.), Inc.
September 14, 2011
MFI to develop a course with Fujitsu Ten
MFI Foundation, Inc. (MFI) recently signed a memorandum of agreement with Fujitsu Ten Solutions Philippines, Inc. (FTSP) to develop a two-year System Developer Course. The program will be designed as a Dual Training System course where MFI Technological Institute will give students a foundation of knowledge and skills for one year in preparation for their one-year on-the-job training at Fujitsu Ten. The program will run beginning next school year.
Photo shows seated from left: Vernon I. Valones, FTSP department manager; Maria Gloria L. Joven, FTSP vice president for Corporate Planning and Services; Akira Ikezoe, FTSP president; Alejandro T. Escaño, MFI president; Charles M. Valencia, MFI-TI director of Education; Ed L. Dy Guaso, manager of Technology Programs Management Department. Standing, from left: Amilius San Gregorio, Fujitsu assistant section manager; Bong Magbujos, MFI-TI placement officer; Arlindo Natividad, MFI-TI head for Information Technology; and Amalia Sylvia D. Dablo, MFI-TI manager for Values Formation and Placement Services.
August 31, 2011
MFI fiber optics seminar for PUP students
A group of 30 students from Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) recently attended the one-day Seminar on Fiber Optics at MFI Technological Institute (MFI-TI). Along with several PUP faculty members, fourth-year and fifth-year students of Electronics and Communications Engineering were introduced to fiber optics and its practical application in the industry. The event was organized by Subnet Ltd., the first institution in the Philippines recognized by the international professional society, Fiber Optics Association (FOA).
Photo shows MFI-TI instructor Afril Teves (left) during the seminar as she demonstrates the proper techniques in cable preparation and splicing.
August 22, 2011
Volunteer eco-activities as CSR
More than 70 employees of Philippine Electricity Market Corp. (PEMC) took part in volunteer eco-activities like tree-planting, bamboo stand rehabilitation, and vegetable gardening held last Aug.19 at the MFI Farm Business Institute (MFI-FBI) in Jala-jala, Rizal.
Led by PEMC Vice President Jesusito H. Sulit, the volunteers planted indigenous trees such as tibig and dwarf coconut. The volunteers then divided into smaller groups for bamboo rehabilitation, vegetable gardening, and water-catchment preparation where rainwater is stored for agricultural use during the dry season.
MFI-FBI houses a training center for farmers and currently provides training and education to less-privileged and out-of-school youth under the 2-year Diploma in Agricultural Entrepreneurship (DAE) program. It also offers the BS Entrepreneurial Management (BSEM) course in partnership with the University of Rizal System.
For more information about eco-activities as CSR, email email@example.com or call 631-2444.
August 19, 2011
MFI elects new trustees
MFI Foundation’s Board of Trustees recently welcomed Mr. Senen C. Bacani and Engr. Jesus P. Francisco as its newest members.
MFI Vice Chairman Manny Q. Lim resigned earlier this month due to his health condition. Trustee Mel Velarde of Next Mobile also resigned from the board while remaining a member of MFI Foundation along with Mr. Lim.
Trustee Bacani served as secretary of the Department of Agriculture (DA) during the Cory Aquino administration and currently serves as an executive or member of the board of several companies and organizations.
Trustee Francisco was the president and COO of Meralco until his retirement in 2009. He is currently president of the Meralco Industrial Engineering Services Corp. (MIESCOR) and concurrently president or chairman of MIESCOR’s subsidiary companies: Miescorrail, Inc., Miescor Builders, Inc., and Landbees Corporation.
Atty. Maria Concepcion S. Noche, a litigation and corporate lawyer with more than 25 years of experience, was also appointed as MFI’s new corporate secretary.
August 19, 2011
AmCham Foundation supports MFI scholars
MFI Foundation, Inc. (MFI) recently signed a memorandum of agreement with the American Chamber Foundation Philippines, Inc. (AmCham Foundation) which will co-sponsor the education of five partial scholars from MFI’s Industrial Technician Program. AmCham Foundation serves as the socio-civic arm of member companies of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines.
Photo shows AmCham Foundation Executive Dir. Jun Salipsip (seated, left), MFI Pres. Alejandro T. Escaño (seated, right), AmCham Foundation Program Manager Del Hilario (standing, left) and MFI Marketing and Fundraising Manager Ellen Juganas (standing, right) during the signing of the agreement.
August 08, 2011