MFI, MAFEA CBA Signing
Dr. Jose S. Sandejas,Chairman and President of MFI Foundation, Inc, and Ms. Racquel Rayel, President of the the MFI Foundation Employees Association, seals the Collective Bargaining Agreement deal last February 9, 2015.
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November 26, 2014
MFI celebrates its 41st Foundation Day
November 6, 2014—MFI Foundation Incorporated organized a fiesta-themed celebration, entitled “Pista sa MFI”, for its 41st Foundation Day at the MFI Pasig Campus.
Executive Vice President and COO of MFI, Engr. Antonio Kosca Jr., delivered the opening remarks and formally welcomed the guests.
Kosca underlined the importance of the partners, benefactors, friends and staff’s roles since its establishment in 1973, up to this day and how MFI has developed from “a company that lights up homes, to lighting up minds and futures of Filipinos”.
Kosca also formally introduced the newly appointed MFI Chairman and President, Dr. Jose Sandejas, who emphasized on MFI’s faithfulness to its mission and vision since its conception on becoming “a center of excellence and provide high-quality technical and agricultural education, training and services to the people, especially to the less privileged Filipinos”.
Sandejas has been a member of MFI Foundation, Inc. since 2002 and has chaired its Board of Trustees since 2003, before being elected the President last July.
The program also recognized the MFI scholars who participated in the recently concluded ASEAN Skills Competition in Hanoi, Vietnam wherein under the tutelage of Mr. Randelle Dacanay, Jemuel Jerson Isnec and Glenn Christopher Silang took home the bronze medal in the Industrial Automation category.
The celebration kicked off with a Holy Mass, pinoy-themed lunch salu-salo and games where guests, staff and students participated. An OPM Acoustics Battle wraps up the whole-day program.
November 07, 2014
Bronze for Isnec and Silang at the ASEAN Skills Competition
MFI’s Jemuel Jerson Isnec and Glenn Christopher Silang took home the bronze in the Industrial Automation occupational skill at the recently concluded 10th ASEAN Skills Competition held in Hanoi, Vietnam last October 23-28, 2014.
Isnec and Silang did not officially qualify to compete in Vietnam since there was no competition held under the said occupational skill in the Philippine National Skills Competition (PNSC) held last April, wherein only the gold medalists of the said are qualified to compete in Vietnam.
But through the efforts and support of MFI Executive Vice President and COO, Antonio M. Kosca, Jr., and Technological Institute Executive Director, Manolo S. Santos, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) reconsidered sending the Industrial Automation Team as part of the Philippine delegation.
Under the tutelage of Mr. Randelle Dacanay, the team underwent a three-month long rigid training in MFI, and were supported and sponsored by Mr. Albert Wang, President of the Integrated Factory Automation (IFA), who provided valuable technical information and equipment that greatly helped in the team’s preparation. Mr. Victor Rosas, President of the Instrumentation and Control Specialists (I&CS), also supported the team and guaranteed the two participants a position at I&CS after the competition.
Isnec and Silang garnered points that exceeded the mark considered for Excellence in a given trade area, enabling them to take the third spot behind host country Vietnam and Indonesia.
MFI was also represented by Michelle Navarro and Jason Torio under the Mechatronics occupational skill, and Lunar Angelo Pajaroja under the IT Network Systems Administration. Navarro and Torio were awarded with the Excellence Medallion after exceeding the indicator mark.
The MFI Teams were aptly supported by MFI Team Leader, Charles Valencia, and their respective skills experts, Randelle Dacanay, Dennis Porlaje and Joey Orating. TESDA’s Nenuca Tangonan, NCR Regional Director, and Lourdes Villanueva, PaMaMaRiSan District Director, also supported the NCR representatives that were composed solely of the MFI Teams.
The 10th World Skills ASEAN was participated by the ten ASEAN countries, Brunei Darrusalam, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and the host country Vietnam.
November 03, 2014
MFI and TWSP Commencement Exercises
A total of 301 scholars graduated on two separate occasions: the Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) held its graduation last October 17 at the MFI Assembly Hall, while MFI’s 29th commencement exercises was held last October 23 at the Tanghalang Pasigueño, both in Pasig City.
Sixty TWSP scholars from the Creative Web Design and Web Development programs received their training certificates after successfully completing and passing the training modules.
The event was attended by friends and families of the graduates and was graced by the Pasig City-Lone District Representative, Roman T. Romulo, who delivered the keynote speech; as well as by TESDA PaMaMARiSan District Director, Lourdes Villanueva.
While at the MFI commencement ceremonies, 241 scholars from the Industrial Technician Program (ITP), Farm Business Management and Entrepreneurship received their diplomas.
The ITP graduates are from the following technologies: Automotive and Motorcycle, Electrical, Electronics, IT, Instrumentation, Industrial Mechatronics, Network Administration, Systems Developer Course, Tool and Die, and Home Appliance and Facilities Maintenance.
Celebrity, youth advocate and ambassador, Dingdong Dantes, attended the event and served as the inspirational speaker.
Dantes acknowledge the hard work and achievements of the graduates, underscoring the importance values and dedication in the work force as graduates move on to their career journey.
“People and situations will constantly try to dim your light, bring you down and prevent you from being the best that you can be. So I challenge you all to keep on shining through, keep trying, keep working hard, keep dreaming, and always strive to be better and do better,” Dantes said.
Pasig City Mayor, Maribel Eusebio, was also present in the event and delivered the keynote speech.
October 31, 2014
MFI provides tech-voc training to TVTC-KSA
MFI Foundation, Inc., in its partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), was entrusted to serve as the training venue for the two batches of the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, that was held last September 8-19 and October 13-24, 2014.
MFI welcomed 30 participants under the Maintaining Mobile and Smart Cell Phones, and TAG and GAS Welding and Plasma Cutting programs in the first batch. Forty participants underwent training in Optical Fibre Installation, and in the Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Controlling Systems programs in the later batch.
The two-week long training was aimed to “level-off the competencies of the TVTC trainers to global developments and technological advancements”, according to TESDA.
Aside from the training, the program also included a tour that allowed the participants to get a glimpse of the country’s sceneries and appreciation of the socio-cultural practices and traditions.
The Chairman and President of MFI, Dr. Jose Sandejas, and Executive Vice Chairman and COO, Engr. Antonio Kosca Jr., were both present in the welcoming and sending-off of the participants, each delivering their respective speeches.
To facilitate training programs for international partners is an opportunity that MFI is truly proud of and seizes, as it showcases that the quality of education and training MFI provides can be world-class.
October 27, 2014
Villar visits MFI-Farm Business Institute
Sen. Cynthia A. Villar visited various model farms in the Rizal province last October 16, including the MFI Farm Business Institute in Jala-jala, Rizal, where she also supports scholars in the Horticulture NC2 program.
Sen. Villar was welcomed by the Vice President and Executive Director of MFI-FBI, Dr. Rene C. Gayo, with its staff and scholars, and was toured around the institute’s facility and farm area. Accompanying Villar are the following: Secretary of Agriculture, Proceso Alcala; Rizal Vice Governonr, Francisco San Juan Jr.,; Jala-jala Mayor, Narciso Villaran; Rizal-DTI Provincial Director, Mercedes Parreño; and Department of Agriculture-Calabarzon Regional Executive Director, Vilma Dimaculangan.
The 60-hectare farm tour at MFI-FBI included orientation to the bamboo and ornamental nurseries, goat, chicken and vegetable farms, mango orchard, vermiculture and propagation area, and was capped off with a tree-planting activity by Villar and Alcala.
The tour resulted with Villar and Alcala granting more scholarship opportunities to MFI-FBI and donation of sheep and goats respectively.
October 16, 2014
MFI Foundation Inc. elects new set of officers for 2014-2015
At the annual membership meeting held last July 23, a new set of officers were elected for 2014-2015. INSET: Standing (L-R): Engr. Oscar A. Barrera (Assistant Treasurer), Sen. Ramon B. Magsaysay Jr. (Trustee), Dr. Senen C. Bacani (Trustee), Engr. Jesus A. Francisco (Trustee), Dr. Jose Rene S. Gayo (Vice President), Engr. Renato R. Ermita (Trustee). Seated (L-R): Ms. Corazon S. dela Paz-Bernardo (Treasurer), Col. Alejandro T. Escaño (Vice Chairman-External), Dr. Jose S. Sandejas (Chairman & President), Dr. William T. Torres (Vice Chairman) and Engr. Antonio M. Kosca Jr. (Executive Vice President & COO). MFI Foundation Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit educational foundation that has provided quality training and education in the Philippines for 40 years, mainly reaching out to serve both the industry and agricultural sectors, with the commitment to see every Filipino pursue a dignified and gainful way of life.
September 29, 2014
MFI partners with TESDA in training the TVTC of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
September 8, 2014—MFI Foundation Inc. Executive VP and COO, Antonio M. Kosca, joined in welcoming the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) participants of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the Tandang Sora Hall of the TESDA Women’s Center in Taguig City.
Mr. Kosca delivered a short message on behalf of MFI, which will be the training venue for the Maintaining Mobile and Smart Cell Phones program and the TAG and GAS Welding and Plasma Cutting program from September 8 till 19. The Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST) will host the Hygienic Food program.
The opening ceremony was attended by Honorary Guest Abdul Elah Aljbreen (First Secretary Deputy Head of Mission, Royal Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia); Director Imelda B. Taganas (TESDA Chief of Staff), who officially welcomed and delivered the opening remarks; as well as Directors Mario V. Capanzana (FNRI-DOST) and Eric R. Aquino (Office of the Middle East and African Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs).
September 09, 2014
MFI Honors Scholars of 2014-2015
July 18, 2014—MFI recognized its students for the school year during the 32nd Scholars’ Day Rites held at the MFI Pasig Gymnasium.
A total of 958 scholars (808 from the Technological Institute and 150 from the Farm Business Institute) comprised of freshman, second year, third year and graduating students, were welcomed and presented in front of the MFI Community and its special guests.
With the theme, “MFI: Shining Through at 40,” in celebration of the Foundation’s 40th year in service, the ceremony was graced by Cong. Roman Romulo and wife, Shalani, who delivered the keynote message to the scholars; District Director of TESDA Pamamarisan, Lourdes Villanueva; and TV personality Vico Sotto. MFI President, Col. Alejandro T. Escaño, and Executive Director and VP, Mr. Manolo Santos, delivered the opening and closing remarks respectively.
The celebration also awarded students who achieved academic excellence for the SY 2013-2014, including the scholars of the month and of the year. Teachers and new benefactors were acknowledged as well in the ceremony.
The commemoration was capped off by the lighting of candles symbolizing everyone’s commitment to learning and mutual respect for both educators and students.
August 06, 2014
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May 13, 2014
MFI triumphant at the 2014 PNSC
[Inset] The MFI competitors and experts with TESDA District Director Ms. Lourdes Villanueva (mid row, 4th from left).
[Manila, Philippines] April 11, 2014—MFI students and trainees took home a total of two gold, two silver and one bronze as all six competitors won in their respective trade areas at the recently-concluded Philippine National Skills Competition (PNSC) held last April 7-11.
Michelle D. Navarro and Jason B. Torio won gold in Mechatronics, as well as, Lunar Angelo E. Pajaroja in the IT Network Systems Administration trade area. Pajaroja was also named as the Best Performing Competitor from the National Capital Region.
Jonald Jay G. Pineda and Jerylle M. Ramos nabbed silver in the Electronics and Web Design trades respectively, while Ricardo A. Abungan bagged the bronze medal in the Mechanical Engineering Design-CAD trade area.
The gold medalists of each trade area earned the opportunity to represent the Philippines in the 10th World Skills ASEAN to be held in Hanoi, Vietnam in October this year.
April 28, 2014
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April 22, 2014
Tech-Voc competition gets underway at MFI
April 7, 2014—Declaring the Opening of the 2014 Philippine National Skills Competition (PNSC) are TESDA-NCR Regional Director, Nenuca E. Tangonan, and MFI Foundation Inc. President Col. Alejandro T. Escano.
The Philippine National Skills Competition (PNSC) gets underway as technical-vocational students and graduates vie for the top spot for a chance to participate in the ASEAN Skills Competition to be held in Vietnam in October.
According to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), the annual competition is organized as a platform for showcasing the skills of tech-voc graduates and trainees in various trade areas.
Participants had to pass the rigors in the regional level of the skills competition before earning a chance to participate in the national contest where they had to undergo another intense training to fine-tune their skills and speed, and ensure their proficiency for the week-long event has to offer.
MFI Foundation, Inc. President, Col. Alejandro T. Escaño, likened the competitive atmosphere about to ensue to real life, saying, “In life, everything really is a competition. So this (competition) is a part of your training of actual life. This will prepare you for some of the aspects of competition that you will experience,” during the opening ceremony held yesterday at the MFI Assembly Hall.
MFI students are among the competitors representing the NCR in their respective trade areas: Michelle D. Navarro & Mark Jason B. Torio (Mechatronics); Ricardo A. Abungan (Mechanical Engineering Design-CAD); Jonald Jay G. Pineda (Electronics); Jerylle M. Ramos (Web Design); and Lunar Angelo E. Pajaroja (IT Network Systems Administration).
The competition is held in three locations—NCR, Batangas and Pamapanga— and will commence today (April 8) until Friday (April 11). MFI Foundation, Inc., sponsored by TESDA-NCR, is hosting four out of the 16 trade areas of competition: Graphic Design Technology, IT Network Systems, IT Software Solutions for Business and Web Design.
The awarding ceremony is scheduled on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the TESDA Central Office in Taguig City.
April 08, 2014
Philippine National Skills Competition in MFI
MFI Technological Institute is a host venue for Philippine National Skills Competition (PNSC) 2014 which commenced this morning.
Annually, The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) brings to spot all the winners in the regional competition to demonstrate the best of their technical vocational skills in this week long national finals.
Participants composed of tech voc practitioners and trainees compete in trade areas like Electrical Installation and Maintenace, Electronics, Graphic Design Technology, Mechanical Engineering- CAD and Automobile Technology, among many others.
Emerging winners will represent the Philippines in the World Skills ASEAN Competition that will be held this year in Vietnam.
MFI is inviting everyone to watch the live broadcast of this momentous event through this online stream:
April 07, 2014
MFI Foundation Inc. hosts “A Consultation: Responding to the Latest Demands of the Industry”
(INSET) Standing from L-R: Eric Regmalos (Planex), Jomar Santiago (Mariwasa), Rose Ann Baylon (MFI-Program Assistant), Celestino Bermillo (Laguna Metts Corp.), Rojie Olandria (First Multi-Tech), Domingo Balane (ACP Test Co.), Jeannilyn Orating (MFI Tech CSU Supervisor), Rodolfo Labarda (ACP Test Co.), Loida Dumaguin (MFI Business Development Department Manager), Engr. Antonio M. Kosca (MFI Exec. VP), Juvy Fanny Betilez (MFI-Prog. Asst.), Vladimir Santos (MFI Tech-Training& Services Director), Eduardo Lendio (MFI Industry Liaison Assoc.), Jim Gonzales (Allegro Microsystems), Charlon Valencia (MFI Guest Moderator), Ritchel Fermalino (Nestle), Leonilo Beltran (MFI Lecturer); and Noel Dumaguit (MFI Tech-Pasay Manager). Seated from L-R: Aleta Arabis (Planex); Rhia Balbag (Allegro Microsystems); Racquel Ramos (First Multi-Tech); Daisy Remetio (Tsukiden); Raquel Rayel (MFI BDD Assoc.); and Miladee Crispo (MFI-Program Assoc.). Not in photo: Enrique Leal and Jason Pangilinan (Power Box).
[MANILA] April 4, 2014—MFI Foundation Inc. gathered technical workforce industry representatives from CALABARZON-based companies for a very dynamic and insightful afternoon discussion in the event entitled, “A Consultation: Responding to the latest Demands of the Industry,” held at Max’s Restaurant in Alabang Town Center.
Spearheaded by MFI-Pasay, the consultation’s objective is to identify the challenges that confront the present day technical workforce in response to the technological evolution and emerging trends. It also seeks to define industry qualifications that characterize an ideal modern day technical workforce.
The event was attended by the following south-based companies in the technology industry: ACP Test Company, Inc.; Allegro Microsystems Philippines, Inc.; First Multi-Tech Industrial and Development Corporation; Laguna Metts Corporation; Mariwasa Siam Ceramics, Inc.; Nestle Philippines; Planex Technology Inc.; Total Power Box Solution Inc.; and Tsukiden Electronics Philippines.
April 07, 2014
Careers in technology and agriculture entrepreneurship
High school graduation is just around the corner. Parents and students alike have started looking for the right school.
With almost 80% of MFI graduates hired after completion of one of the country’s best technical internship programs, MFI is pleased to announce the on-going application for post-secondary diploma courses for school year 2014-2015. Courses are taken at MFI Technological Institute in Ortigas, Pasig and Pasay, and at the MFI Farm Business Institute in Jala-Jala, Rizal province.
Test schedules are:
MFI Technological Institute
January 10, 2014
MFI Bldg. Ortigas Ave., Pasig City
January 7, 2014
MFI Bldg. Ortigas Ave., Pasig City
February 28, 2014
MFI Bldg. Ortigas Ave., Pasig City
March 14, 2014
MFI Bldg. Ortigas Ave., Pasig City
March 28, 2014
MFI Bldg. Ortigas Ave., Pasig City
April 10, 2014
MFI Bldg. Ortigas Ave., PAsig City
MFI Farm Business Institute
|January 6, 2014||Monday||8am||MFI Farm Business Institute, Jala Jala, Rizal|
|February 7, 2014||Friday||8am||MFI Farm Business Institute, Jala Jala, Rizal|
|February 21, 2014||Friday||8am||MFI Farm Business Institute, Jala Jala, Rizal|
|March 7, 2014||Friday||8am||MFI Farm Business Institute, Jala Jala, Rizal|
|March 21, 2014||Friday||8am||MFI Farm Business Institute, Jala Jala, Rizal|
The application period is extended until April 8, 2014. For more information, click here or call 632-0756 to 67 or 710-2901 (for Agri business courses).
April 01, 2014