MFI Produces Champions
MFI President, Col. Alejandro T. Escaño, recognized the winners of the 13th TESDA Regional Skills Competition today. The competition was held last November 12-14, 2013. Nine MFI Technological Institute students took home 7 gold and 2 silver medals. Col. Alejandro T. Escaño (seated in the middle) was joined by Engr. Antonio M. Koska, MFI Executive Vice President (seated right) and Mr. Manolo S. Santos, Vice President for MFI Tech (seated left) during the simple ceremony.
December 06, 2013
MFI and TESDA PaMaMariSan District Win Big in the 13th Regional Skills Competition
MFI hosted 10 out of the 18 trade areas covered
in the 13th Regional Skills Competition held on November 12-14, 2013. It was the most number of trade areas taken
in by any host school or institution.
Of the 18 trade areas, MFI participated in nine (9) of them and won seven (7) golds and two (2) silvers topping all the schools in NCR in terms of medal tally.
The TESDA PaMaMariSan District, where MFI belongs, was awarded as the "Best of the Region", largely due to the performance of MFI. The only other gold medal won by PaMaMariSan outside of MFI was in the field of Cooking.
Test-Out donated 2 tablets as rewards to the gold medallists in IT Network System Administration and IT Network Cabling.
Here is the list of awardees:
Jonald Jay Pineda
Jemuel Jerson Isnec
IT Network Cabling
Ruben Basco, Jr.
IT Network System Administration
Lunar Angelo Pajaroja
Electrical Installation and Maintenance
IT Software Solutions
Bianca Yzabelle Nicoli Gabalfin
November 25, 2013
Career Planning for Technical Professionals
TECHNICAL PROFESSIONALS: Career, Business or Both? November 7, 2013, 8AM to 5PM
To register, www.mfi.org.ph/technofair
October 17, 2013
MFI-FBI celebrates Arbor Day
The MFI Farm Business School in Jalajala, Rizal celebrated the Arbor Day last June 25, 2013 with a poetry writing and reading contest. Arbor Day is a special day in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees. MFI FBI students expressed their affection for the nature and trees through creative writing by means of poetry.
The three winners were (L-R): 2nd place John Rex Vicente (“Tawag Ngayon”), first place James Edmar Ybañez (“our Defender & Life Giver”) and 3rd place Jhomar Hernandez (“Capture”).
Vicente is a 2nd year Diploma in Farm Business Management (DFBM) scholar of Sen. Lacson through the DA-ACEF / FPD / ATI and hails from Roxas, Mindoro. Hernandez is a first year DFBM scholar of Landbank of the Philippines and hails from Batangas while Ybañez is a first year FPD-ATI scholar under the Diploma in Entrepreneurship and is from Zamboanga del Sur.
June 25, 2013
MFI Farm Business Institute recognizes French education system for Agribusiness
Jala Jala, Rizal— MFI Farm Business Institute (MFI FBI) recently unveiled a plaque of recognition for the contribution of France in their education system called Maison Familiale Rurale in their Jala Jala, Rizal farm campus.
MFI FBI, a post secondary school for agribusiness that offers diploma courses, unveiled the plaque with H.E. Gilles Garachon, the French Ambassador to the Philippines, who was also the keynote speaker of the event.
The plaque of recognition includes MFI FBI’s commitment to adopt Maison Familiale Rurale which scheme allows students be 70 percent hands on on their trainings and application of theories.
The occasion attended by French businessmen from the French Chamber of Commerce (FCC), representatives from the Local Government of the Rizal Province, national agencies, private sectors, and locals of Jala Jala, Rizal, also became a venue to showcase the strengthening ties between MFI and FCC.
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FCC joined forces with the Institute where its members forged an agreement during the event.
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, the only French luxury hotel in Manila and a member of FCC, signed a memorandum of understanding with MFI FBI providing opportunities to their students to yield and sell naturally grown vegetable for the luxury hotel.
The hotel was also responsible for the sumptuous French treats for the guests.
Another member of FCC, Pamora Farm who has been a venue for On-the-Job training for MFI students, sponsored organically grown chicken and paté for the event.
The highlight of the event is the dedication of MFI FBI’s plaza under the name of Paul Proust de la Gironiere, a French agripreneur who established the first modern farm in the Philippines during the Spanish period; made special with the presence of de la Gironiere’s relative during the dedication.
“The legacy of Monsieur de la Gironiere is the perfect example young Filipino agripreneurs should practice by making their farms, though small, into a diversified enterprise” says, Dr. Jose Rene Gayo, Dean and Executive Director of the MFI Farm Business Institute.
To cap off the momentous affair, guests including His Excellency Gilles Garachon, ambassador to the embassy of France in the Philippines were led to tour around the farm campus by the teachers in the Farm Business Institute.
June 13, 2013
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