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Pamantasan ng Malayong Silanganan

Motto Love of Fatherland and God


Type Private, Non-sectarian
President Lydia B. Echauz, DBA
Undergraduates Approx. 26,000

Approx. 3,961

Location Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Campus 40,000 m² Urban

FEU Hymn by Nick Joaquin

Colors FEU colors.PNG Green and gold
Mascot FEU Tamaraws logo.png Tamaraw
Website www.feu.edu.ph

Far Eastern University (FEU) (PSE: FEU) at Nicanor Reyes Street (formerly Morayta Street) University Belt in the City of Manila. It is a nonsectarian, private university in the Philippines. It takes pride in its eminent founder who was educated in the United States and who teamed up with excellent academics to establish what would eventually become one of the prominent universities in the Philippines. <ref name="thesis">Lucila Amparo. History of the Far Eastern University. Thesis, M.A. in History, FEU - Institute of Graduate Studies. 1955</ref>

FEU is a founding member of the two major collegiate athletic organizations in the Philippines, namely the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA-Philippines) and the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP).<ref name="thesis"/>

The university is also one of the pioneers of accountancy education in the Philippines. <ref name="thesis"> IABF bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref> FEU offers programs in the fields of architecture, fine arts, liberal arts, sciences, commerce, education, graduate research, engineering and technology, law, nursing, and medicine.

To date, FEU has maintained its respectable place among the top accountancy, architecture, law, and medicine schools in the Philippines. Its students are among the most decorated in regional, national and international competitions. <ref name="thesis"/>

FEU has produced graduates who where manning, if not heading, the pioneering companies and corporations in the country. Among its alumni are former Supreme Court Chief Justice Artemio Panganiban, business tycoons Henry Sy of SM Prime Holdings, Lucio Tan of Fortune Tobacco and Philippine Air Lines, Ambassador Alfonso Yuchengco of Yuchengco Group of Companies, CEO Benjamin Punongbayan of Punongbayan & Araullo, President and CEO George Yang of McDonald's Philippines, and President Ramon Ang of San Miguel Corporation among others.

The university also has ISO certification (9001:2000) and UNESCO Heritage award for having the largest ensemble of preserved art deco buildings in the country. <ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>



Further information: FEU Timeline

Presidents of
Far Eastern University
Nicanor Reyes Sr., 1934-1942
Hermenigildo B. Reyes, 1945-1946
Clemente Q. Uson, 1946-1949
Vidal A. Tan, 1949-1952
Teodoro T. Evangelista, 1952-1970
Nicanor M. Reyes Jr., 1970-1985
Josephine Cojuangco-Reyes, 1985-1989
Felixberto C. Sta. Maria, 1989-1995
Edilberto C. de Jesus, 1995-2002
Lydia B. Echauz, 2002-present
Far Eastern University

The Far Eastern University traces its roots to the Institute of Accountancy, founded in 1928 by a group of educators led by Dr. Nicanor Reyes Sr., who obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in Accountancy and Master of Arts in Business Administration from Columbia University after he finished his bachelors degree in Commercial Science in 1917 in New York University and his Bachelor of Arts at the University of the Philippines in 1915. He had served as chair of the Department of Economics of UP before he decided to establish his own school.

The Far Eastern University adopted following the merger of two schools; the Institute of Accountancy (now IABF) founded in 1928 by Dr. Nicanor Reyes and the Far Eastern College (1919), which offered courses in the liberal arts, was founded in Quiapo originally by Nicanor Maronilla and Vicente Fabella (he later made a "revival" of Far Eastern College and named it as Jose Rizal College)<ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

The Institute of Accountancy initially introduced a three-year non-degree program as a springboard and then proceed to offer courses in Business Administration, Economics, Banking and Finance. It was eventually named Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance.

Early Building of Far Eastern University

When Dr. Reyes gained the controlling stock of the Far Eastern College, which primarily offered Liberal Arts, he decided to merge it with IABF. With expanded established course offerings and increased student population, the school merited a status of a full-fledged university. Thus on November 5, 1933, Dr. Nicanor Reyes became the first president of what then came to be known as Far Eastern University. <ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>


The Art Deco “steamship” style is evident in the Nicanor Reyes Hall, FEU’s flagship and oldest building, home of the Institute of Accounts, Business & Finance
To differentiate FEU from other universities, Dr. Reyes decided to call the colleges that offer a cluster of related courses as "institutes". He retained IABF and integrated the Liberal Arts and Science programs under the Institute of Arts and Sciences. Also established in1931 were the Institute of Education, the Boys High School the Girls High School and the Grade School. <ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

The Institute of Law was established in 1934, and two years later, the Institute of Technology was established. From the initial 117 students, population grew to 11,000. Other buildings were constructed in the 1930's and till the early 1940s, but the rapid expansion was cut off by World War II. The university's buildings forcibly turned the headquarters of the Japanese Imperial Army burning all University records, books, and facilities sparing only the buildings, which they used as a concentration camp. Many executions of top Filipino leaders in resistance to Japanese occupation, like that of Josefa Llanes Escoda and her colleagues were conducted on campus..

When th Japanese Army went into retreat as the Americans were coming to shore to liberate Manila, the soldiers went on a killing rampage and massacred Dr. Reyes and other members of his family. Shorty before the tragic event took place, though, Dr. eyes had the satisfaction of being told by no less than then Philippine President Manuel L. Quezon, in a visit in a campus:

" Dr. Reyes, I do not mind telling you that I think Far Eastern University the best non-sectarian institution in the country today."<ref name="thesis"/>


FEU Freedom Park
FEU reopened during the second semester of 1945 despite of use of most of its facilities by the American Forces until their departure in May 1946. Then in 1955, the Insitute of Nursing and Institute of Medicine were established After embarking on an expansion program of physical plant and facilities to accommodate its growing student population and to cope with the demands of the times, FEU focused on improved instruction and training qualified students by establishing the Institute of Graduate Studies in 1958. By the 60s, FEU gained a reputation as one of the best schools in the country for doctors and nurses. The reputation holds on to this day, except that Medicine is now offered by the "sister school" known as FEU- Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation which has its facilities in Fairview, Quezon City. (The hospital has also been moved to Fairview in the early 2000s as a part of the FEU-NRMF facilities there.)

fine Arts, with painting and Interior Designs as majors, as well as Commercial Arts, began to be offered in the University in the 60s, with very encouraging results in terms of enrollment and quality of their graduates, Thus in July 1970, the university established the Institute of Architecture and Fine Arts.

After the Martial Law, Various curricula were also reviewed leading to new academic programs. It became a listed corporation (PSE: FEU) in the Philippine Stock Exchange on July 11, 1986.

FEU Campus

The present acting President is Dr. Lydia B. Echauz who replaced Dr. Edilberto De Jesus after he was appointed Secretary of the Department of Education by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the second time that an FEU executive was appointed Education Secretary.<ref name="thesis"/>

Under the leadership of the Chairman Emeritus Dr. Lourdes Reyes-Montinola, a foundation was created to shoulder expenses for the studies of faculty members here and abroad.<ref name="thesis"/> International linkages and exchange programs were forged to further educational programs.<ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

University Seal

Previous FEU seal in circular, 1933

The FEU coat-of-arms was conceptualized in 1933 as the official seal of the university and is still being used at present with minor alterations in its shape (oval) and founding year (1928). The standard consists of an eight-pointed golden star representing the first eight main academic disciplines offered by the University.


The heraldic supporter is a Sarimanok motif, in full color, projecting the nationalistic spirit upon which the University was founded. It also serves as the link between the past and the present.
Tamaraw (Bubalus mindorensis) or Mindoro Dwarf Buffalo
FEU Green and Gold
The FEU alphabet fonts are patterned after the pre-colonial Philippine script or “baybayin.” The same font was used by the nationalist pre-war periodicals El Renacimiento and Renacimiento Filipino.<ref name="advocate">The Advocate. The Official Student Publication of FEU. University Profile</ref>


The Tamaraw is the mascot of every FEU athletic team, hence, is the pet name of every FEU student (Tams). Known scientifically as “Bubalus mindorensis”, it is a rare animal found only in the island of Mindoro. The Tamaraw is one of the most intelligent, pugnacious, and aggressive of Philippine animal species.<ref name="advocate"/>

The University colors are green and gold.

Gold represents the golden opportunity for the University to serve the youth and for her alumni to serve the country.

Green is for hope, representing Rizal’s "fair hope of the fatherland."

Corporate & University Officials

Dr. Nicanor Reyes Sr.
FEU Corporate & University Officials
The Mace, symbol of the office of the University President

Chair: Dr. Lourdes R. Montinola

Vice Chair: Aurelio R. Montinola

President: Dr. Lydia B. Echauz

Corporate Secretary: Angelina P. Jose

Chief Financial Officer: Juan Miguel R. Montinola

Vice President for Academic Affairs: Dr. Cecilia I. Anido

Vice President for Special Projects: Arch. Miguel Carpio

VP, Facilities and Technical Services: Engr. Rudy M. Gaspillo

Acting Asst. VP, Human Resources and Development: Melinda G. Macaraig

Treasurer: Herminia I. Maliwat

Legal Counsel: Atty Enrico G. Gilera

Comptroller: Glenn Z. Nagal

Compliance Officer: Severino M. Garcia

Deans & Academic Managers

Dean, Institute of Law: Atty. Andres D. Bautista

Dean, Institute of Arts and Sciences: Dr. Jaime L. An Lim

Dean, Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance: Dr. Celito Macachor

Dean, Institute of Nursing: Dr. Rosalinda P. Salustiano, RN, RM, MAN, PhD

Dean, Institute of Education: Dr. Elsa Gerardo

Dean, Institute of Architecture and Fine Arts: Lorelei De Viana

Dean, Center for Continuing Education: Dr. Violeta L. Jerusalem

Associate Dean, Institute of Law: Atty. Vivian M. Paguirigan

Director, Teachers Academy: Dr. Isagani R. Cruz

Director, University Counseling and Career Office: Christine S. Vicencio

Director, Admissions and External Relations Office: Albert R. Cabasada III

Chief Librarian: Eva B. Brillo


The university was given a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Asia Pacific Heritage Award for Cultural Heritage in 2005 for the outstanding preservation of its Art Deco structures.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Through the years, Dr. Reyes aspired not only for delivery of quality education to the Filipinos but also the creation of a quality environment even in an area that would soon become a highly commercialized and congested and which would later be known as the "University Belt" as the area would be the venue of cluster of educational institutions.

FEU Memorial Square

The FEU campus in downtown Manila is largest cluster of Art Deco structures in the Philippines designed by National Artist for Architecture Pablo Antonio, the five structures are the Nicanor Reyes Hall, FEU East Asia College of Engineering and Computer Studies, the Law and Nursing Building, Auditorium/ Administration Building and the Science Building. After studying architecture in London, Antonio was one of those who introduced the Art Deco style in the Philippines. Aside from Pablo Antonio, FEU contains rare art collections from renowned Filipino artists like Carlos “Botong” Francisco, Fernando Amorsolo, Antonio Dumlao, Simon Saulog, Solomon Saprid and Italian sculptor Francesco Monti.<ref>Nick Agudo . . . [et al.]. Art and culture @ Far Eastern University. Sylvia Roces Montilla, editor-in-chief, production director; Alfredo Roces, book & jacket design; Rafael R. Montinolla, technical consultant; Philip Escudero, Neal Oshima, Alfredo Roces, photography. Published by the Far Eastern University in the City of Manila, 2003.</ref>

In September 2005, out of ten institutional entries from eleven countries in the Asia-Pacific region, FEU won the Honorable Citation Award from the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation.<ref>Margaux Ortiz. Art Deco buildings thrive on FEU campus. Inquirer.net. Last updated 04:56am (Mla time) 01/15/2007</ref> FEU seems to have mastered the art of looking younger every year by removing the decades-old amenities or totally replacing them, adding new features in the campus landscape. FEU was dubbed as the "Oasis of U-Belt" because of its green campus landscape and its sprouting emerald plants and trees, the rare Art Deco designed buildings and their grand facade that makes the life of every student livable and more conducive to learning admist the pressures of urbanization and commercialism outside the campus. The university's quadrangle boasts of tall trees planted by the founder himself decades ago which provide shade to the students who find it very safe to hang out inside the campus during their free hours and free days.

FEU Buildings

FEU Memorial Quadrangle, it consists of a 65-foot flagpole on a platform surrounded on all sides with brass sculpture
FEU Auditorium at the 2nd Floor of the Administration Building, used as the former Cultural Center of the Philippines from 1950s-1970s
Other structures on the FEU campus bearing the “International Style” of the 1950s include the FEU Chapel
FEU Grand Stand

Administration Building

The Administration Building designed by Architect and National Artist Pablo Antonio was completed in 1949. The building's interior is embellished in the Art Deco style, made of concrete, hardwood and hand forge wrought iron. The Administration Building houses a number of portraits by Fernando Amorsolo, National Artist for Visual Art. Administration and Executive office can be found in The Administration Building. <ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

Nursing Building

In this building you can find the VINES Laboratory (Virtual Integrated Nursing Education Simulation), one of the most advanced university based laboratories, wherein the students deal with androids.<ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

Law Building

It is the third building designed by Pablo Antonio for the present FEU campus. Constructed in 1941, it used to house the Boy's High School, originally an early basic education program of the university.<ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

Education Building

The Education Building, the other building designed by university architects, is an eight-story building. It is occupied by the IE Dean's Office and Faculty, Filipino, Art and Psychology departments, the Guidance and Counseling Office and Advocate Office. It also contains a mock pre-school classroom.<ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

Science Building

The seven-story building erected in 1950 was designed by Pablo Antonio in what is considered a transition style between Art Deco and the Post World War II International Style. The 1990 earthquake caused structural damage to the building making it necessary to demolish the top two floors the following year. The building houses classrooms, faculty rooms, and laboratories for the Biology, Chemistry, Math and Physics departs.<ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

Nicanor Reyes Hall

Named after the founder of FEU, it is the flagship building and anchor building of the entire campus. Built in 1938, it was the first structure on the current FEU campus site and the second designed by Architect Pablo Antonio for FEU. The building's facade which has large piers with curve corners, geometric patterns of iron and concrete are characteristic of the Art Deco style. The facade also has the University's signage in Alibata inspired fonts. The NRH houses the Institute of Accountancy, Business and Finance, the University's Central Library and Electronic Library.<ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

Alfredo Reyes Hall

This building was named after the founder's second son who once served the university as vice president and P.E. director. It houses modern facilities that include audio-visual rooms, classrooms, the HRM Mock Hotel or Laboratory and a basketball gym with maple wood flooring, the first of its kind in a Philippine university.<ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

Arts Building

The Arts Building was the last building design by Felipe Mendoza for FEU. It used to be eight stories high, but like the Science Building, it sustained structural damage during an earthquake that occured in 1970.<ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

FEU Chapel

A tree lined path from the Nicanor Reyes Memorial Square to the tiled mosaic of Our Lady of Fatima on the facade done by Vicente Manansala (National Artist for Painting). This is the only mosaic done by Manansala. This is the second campus designed by Felipe Mendoza in 1957. Inside are the Station of the Cross and the Crucifix by Carlos "botong" Francisco and the Pieta by Napoleon Abueva (National Artist for Sculpture).<ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

East Asia College Building

It is the fourth building design by Pablo Antonio for the present FEU campus and mirrors the Laws Building (former Boy's High School). Constructed in 1941, it used to house the Girl's High School, originally an early basic education program of the university. It now houses East Asia College's programs for Engineering and Information Technology.<ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

Technology Building

Constructed in 2005 and design by Pablo Antonio Jr., this facility occupies the location of the former FEU Hospital. It houses the Institutes of Architecture of Fine Arts and additional classrooms for use by Engineering and Computer Studies students.<ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

Academic Institutes


Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance (IABF)


The Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance envisions itself to be the leading business school in Asia.<ref name="FEU Website">The FEU Website. The Official Website of FEU. University Profile</ref>

It commits to develop future responsible accounting professionals through holistic accountancy curriculum, extensive and innovative delivery of instruction, competent and highly qualified faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, industry and community based researches, practical-based student apprenticeship program and extensive community involvement. <ref name="FEU Website">The FEU Website. The Official Website of FEU. University Profile</ref>

  • BS Accountancy
  • BSBA Business Economics
  • BSBA Financial Management
  • BSBA Major in Business Management
  • BSBA Major in Human Resource Development Management
  • BSBA Major in Internal Auditing
  • BSBA Major in Legal Management
  • BSBA Major in Operations Management
  • BSBA Marketing Management


Institute of Architecture and Fine Arts (IARFA)


The Institute of Architecture and Fine Arts (IARFA) aims to be the center of excellence in architecture and fine arts. Nurturing the spirit of innovativeness and creativity, the Institute has produced students and graduates, who have won in numerous competitions and who have displayed a highly motivated sense of professionalism in the workplace.<ref name="FEU Website">The FEU Website. The Official Website of FEU. University Profile</ref>

  • BS Architecture
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts,

Major in Advertising Arts / Painting


Institute of Arts and Sciences (IAS)


The Institute of Arts and Sciences integrates the humanities and the empirical sciences as the key to a well rounded education for its students. The Institute envisions globally competitive graduates and highly principled leaders who are lifelong learners, problem solvers, effective communicators, and community-oriented and culturally rooted citizens.<ref name="FEU Website">The FEU Website. The Official Website of FEU. University Profile</ref>

  • BS Biology
  • BS Applied Mathematics with Information Technology with Certificate in PC Operation NC II & Certificate in Programming NC IV
  • BS Medical Technology
  • BS Psychology
  • AB English Language with Certificate in Contact Services NC II
  • AB International Studies
  • AB Literature
  • AB Mass Communication
  • AB Political Science


Institute of Education (IE)

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The Institute of Education (IE) introduces a promising and dynamic career in education by balancing the traditional value-laden pedagogies and the technology-driven approaches for the purpose of producing highly competitive, professional teachers, sports managers and administrators who are much sought-after in the national and global educational arena. <ref name="FEU Website">The FEU Website. The Official Website of FEU. University Profile</ref>

  • Bachelor of Elementary Education (General)
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education

(Special Education)

  • Bachelor Secondary Education

Major in: English Filipino General Science Mathematics Music, Arts and Physical Education Sports & Recreational Management


Institute of Nursing (IN)

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The Institute of Nursing offers programs leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and a Master of Arts degree in Nursing. The curriculum, which is based on the 3 frameworks: competency, community, and evidence, is the core of IN’s success in producing world class Nurses. <ref name="FEU Website">The FEU Website. The Official Website of FEU. University Profile</ref>

  • BS Nursing


Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (ITHM)

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The Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (ITHM) of Far Eastern University (FEU) offer the BS Tourism Management and BS Hotel and Restaurant Management programs.<ref name="FEU Website">The FEU Website. The Official Website of FEU. University Profile</ref>

The BS Tourism Management program provides management related courses as applied in tourism related establishments. The program develops future tourism professional with practical and applied competencies needed in travel agencies or tour operations, airlines, cruise ships, land transportations, resorts, restaurants, hotels, and other tourism related organizations.<ref name="FEU Website">The FEU Website. The Official Website of FEU. University Profile</ref>

The BS Hotel and Restaurant Management program focuses on culinary arts; food services; hotel, restaurant, resorts, and club management and operations. The program prepares future chefs, hoteliers, restaurateurs, and resort and club managers.<ref name="FEU Website">The FEU Website. The Official Website of FEU. University Profile</ref>

  • BS Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • BS Tourism


Institute of Law (IL)

The Institute of Law prides itself in providing quality legal education at an affordable cost. The task may seem challenging, but the Institute endeavors to be a law school that is a haven of the working but deserving class.<ref name="FEU Website">The FEU Website. The Official Website of FEU. University Profile</ref>

The reengineered Bachelor of Laws Program leads graduates to specialize in litigation and other related practice areas. In 2003, the Institute teamed-up with the De La Salle University Graduate School of Business to offer The MBA-JD Dual Degree Program, which is the country’s first post-graduate dual degree program in business and law.<ref name="FEU Website">The FEU Website. The Official Website of FEU. University Profile</ref>

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Juris Doctor – Master of Business Administration

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Institute of Graduate Studies (IGS)

The Institute of Graduate Studies was formally launched in 1958 in answer to the felt need to create with the University an atmosphere conducive to research, scientific inquiry and original thinking. The Institute was envisioned to offer graduate students intensive programs of instruction and study that can enhance their professional competence in the chosen field.

Then University Executive Vice President Nicanor M. Reyes, Jr. served concurrently as the Institute dean. Assisted by an advisory executive committee, Dean Reyes laid the groundwork for the Institute's successful operations.

Dr. Eliodoro Reyes was appointed as acting dean in 1964,followed by Dr. Hernani P. Esteban. Dr. Lydia M. Profeta was IGS dean from 1969 to 1974. Upon her retirement, Dr. Amado C. Dizon became the fifth dean. The post was next occupied by Dr. Antonio Orendain II from 1978 to 1987. Dr. Felicidad C. Robles was officer-in-charge from 1990 to 1993 and dean from 1993 to 1995. She was succeeded by Dr. Leopoldo C. Gonzales, who was executive secretary of the president in 1995 until his retirement in 1998. Dr. Jovito B. Castillo succeeded him as dean and concurrently as Dean of Institute of Education until 2000. Dr. Dalisay g. Brawner succeeded him as dean, also in a concurrent position as Dean of the Center for Teaching Excellence.

FEU Makati

  • Master in Business Administration

Institute of Arts and Sciences

  • Master of Arts major in Letters
  • Master of Arts major in Mass Communication
  • Master of Arts major in Psychology

Institute of Education

  • Doctor of Education major in Educational Administration
  • Master of Arts in Education major in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Master of Arts in Education, Major in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Master of Arts in Education, Major in Educational Administration
  • Master of Arts in Education, Major in Special Education

Certificate in Teacher Education

Institute of Nursing

  • Master of Arts in Nursing

Colleges, and Schools of FEU

  • Far Eastern University East Asia College [1]
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FEU - EAC prides itself for being an educational institution that traces its roots to the initiatives of the industry. Its polytechnic curricula, which is complemented with a 3-8 months internship program is one of its academic advantages since it provide the students a much needed immersion in their future line of work; hence the catchphrase “Where Industry Meets Academe”. Aside from this, careful consideration was taken in developing the English communication skills of the students, offering as much as 21 units of English courses in contrast with the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) requirement of 9 units. This is supported further by the presence of the English Resource Center, which is available to all students. These two initiatives are its strongest points and have definitely been major factors for the College to be recognized by CHED as a Center of Development for Technology Education. <ref name="FEU Website">The FEU Website. The Official Website of FEU. University Profile</ref>

FEU EAC (former Institute of Technology)

  • BS Computer Science
  • BS Information Technology
  • BS Computer Engineering
  • BS Civil Engineering
  • BS Electrical Engineering
  • BS Electronics Engineering
  • BS Industrial Engineering
  • Master in Information Technology

  • Far Eastern University - Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation[2]
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THE FEU-NRMF Institute of Medicine dedicates itself to projects that aim to bring medical service to the poor and remote areas of the country. Aside from this, the Institute also pursues excellence by way of medical research, most notably Cancer Research, through various government grants.

THE FEU-NRMF Institute of Medicine has indeed grown since its inception 50 years ago - it has more than 7,000 graduates, more than 100 topnotchers, and countless successful practitioners, innovative researchers, and dedicated teachers to show as proof of its success. But one thing has remained unchanged: the Institute's commitment to always be at the forefront in the formulation, development, and implementation of global quality standards of medical care. <ref name="FEU Website">The FEU Website. The Official Website of FEU. University Profile</ref>

Institute of Medicine (IM)

  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
  • Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy

  • FEU Makati
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FEU Makati is envisioned to be one of the best business schools situated at the heart of business in the Philippines. Taking from FEU Manila’s long history of excellence in accounting and business education, the Makati campus aims to ensure that this tradition is brought to the next level.<ref name="FEU Website">The FEU Website. The Official Website of FEU. University Profile</ref>

  • FEU Diliman[3]

FEU Diliman is a non-stock, non-profit institution of higher learning. It operates under the aegis of the NICANOR REYES EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION and is an affiliate of the Far Eastern University.<ref name="FEU Website">The FEU Website. The Official Website of FEU. University Profile</ref>

The College was founded in 1994 to commemorate the birth centennial of Dr. Nicanor Reyes, Sr., FEU founder and first president. It embodies the basic educational philosophy of Dr. Reyes who pioneered in expanding the Filipino youth’s access to quality college education. He is credited with professionalizing the practice of accounting in the Philippines.<ref name="FEU Website">The FEU Website. The Official Website of FEU. University Profile</ref>

Basic Education

  • Nursery
  • Kindergarten
  • Preparatory
  • Elementary
  • High School

Tertiary Programs

  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Legal Management

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Far Eastern University (FEU) has opened a new campus in Silang, Cavite to offer local and foreign residents of the South the quality education and outstanding heritage it has been known for through the years. FEU Silang will offer various programs including preschool, elementary, high school, college education and courses for continuing education.

Basic Education

  • Nursery
  • Kindergarten
  • Preparatory
  • Elementary
  • High School

Tertiary Programs

  • Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management (BSHRM)
  • Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management (BSTM)
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, major in Financial Management (BSBA-FM)
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, major in Marketing Management (BSBA-FM)
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education General (BEED General)
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education, Major in Early Childhood Education (BEED ECE)
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education, Major in Special Education (BEED SPED)
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in English (BSED English)

Campus Life

FEU Campus Life

The FEU campus teems with various student activities. There are 56 active student organizations in FEU, under the supervision of the Office of the Student Affairs and the FEU Central Student Council or FEUCSO, that fill the school year with numerous co-curricula projects. In this aspect, FEU is different from other universities since full management support is given to relevant student initiated programs. <ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

Aside from the traditional activities such as general assemblies and team building activities, student organizations initiate other student-centered activities such as fairs, concerts, weekly performances, symposia on current and relevant issues, seminars, workshops, contests, and other projects in support of university-wide events.<ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

Amid the fun and excitement generated by these programs, student organizations do not forget to support community outreach programs that benefit less and privileged mebers of society. This among other initiatives, makes for a complete and dynamic student experience throught co-curricular activities. <ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

Arts and Culture

FEU Chorale

FEU Chorale

The FEU Chorale is under the guidance of its conductor and musical director, Mr. Emerson M. Hernandez, a choral conducting graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music. Mr. Hernandez is also a baritone and a former member of the Sta. Teresita Parish Chorale, the grand champion in the 2007 A Voyage of Songs held in Pattaya, Thailand. He is also the present conductor of the University of Santo Tomas Nursing Chorale. <ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

FEU Bamboo Band

FEU Bamboo Band

In 1966, Far Eastern University President Dr. Nicanor Reyes Jr. with the help of Mr. Victor Toledo, established in the FEU Grade School the Singing Bamboo Band also known as the “FEU Pangkat Kawayan (FEUPK).” The FEUPK then transferred to the FEU Girls High School then to FEU Diliman before eventually returning to the Manila Campus. In 2007, the group was reorganized and later on changed its name to the “FEU Bamboo Band”.<ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

At present, it consists of 30 young and very talented FEU Students from different colleges and is now being conducted by Mr. Norberto Cads and Ms. Jemmelette Tambot under the supervision of Professor Abner Cruz. The FEU Bamboo Band falls under the auspices of the President’s Committee on Culture.<ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

The basic instruments that the FEU Bamboo Band uses are the marimba (which provides the melody), the lira gabbang (a traditional Muslim instrument), bumbong (which carry out bass and chord rhythms), and angklungs (which provide melodies and counterpoints to the marimba tunes). These instruments are ingeniously crafted from indigenous materials, mainly bamboo and narra, and were handmade by Professor Siegfredo Calabig.<ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

The FEU Bamboo Band not only performs regularly for major activities and programs in school but also for diplomats, tourists, and various functions in the Malacañang Palace, including the PAPAL Visit in the 1980’s. The group has performed regularly in different prestigious programs on television and in different events in Quezon Memorial Circle, Folk Arts Theater, Hotels and museums, and concerts like the “CONCERT AT THE PARK”, in the Luneta Park, and the “SINING AT KALINANGAN SA BAYWALK”, a project of Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim.<ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

The FEU Chorale is composed of non-graduating students from different institutes of the university. After its re-establishment in August, 2004 by FEU Chair, Dr. Lourdes R. Montinola, the group’s first public performance was in Harmonies 2004, a choral festival organized by the UST Conservatory of Music held in November that year. From then on, the group has performed regularly in various activities and events both inside and outside the FEU campus.<ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

FEU Dance Company

FEU Dance Company

The FEU Folk Dance Group was formed and conceptualized in 1957 by Alejandro Roces, National Artist for Literature and then Dean of the Institute of Arts and Sciences in response to an invitation for schools to present Philippine folk dances at the Brussels World Fair of 1958.<ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

Though the trip did not materialize initially, 100 dancers were recruited from the entire Physical Education Department under Alfredo Reyes, son of FEU Founder, Dr. Nicanor Reyes. Corazon Iñigo, a member of the faculty, became the dance coach. <ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

The group made its debut in the Philippine Folk Dance Festival at the Rizal Coliseum on October 1, 1957. Of the original 100, the group was reduced to the most talented 25 members. The FDC has collaborated in performances with the Flamenco group of Clara Ramona & Company, ethnic artists Grace Nono and Bob Aves, the STEPS Dance Studio, the CHO NAM GYU SONG JONG EUN DANCE COMPANY from KOREA and dancers from the School of the Arts from Singapore.<ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

FEU Theater Guild

FEU Theater Guild

Organized by actor-director Prof. Sarah Kabigting-Joaquin in the 1930s, the FEU Dramatic Guild as it was first called used to rehearse and produce plays under the direction of its founder in an old building on Azcarraga Street, now Claro M. Recto, which was then already awaiting demolition to give way to the construction of Quezon Boulevard.<ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

With no place to go to after the building’s demolition, Prof. Joaquin, the ever-zealous drama mentor, approached Far Eastern University’s founder and first president, Dr. Nicanor Reyes, and convinced him that they were ready to stage a play before a mature audience.<ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

Meld academics with the appreciation of things beautiful---this was what Dr. Reyes, the art lover, did. He talked his brother-in-law Don Rafael Roces into getting a venue for the FEU Theater Guild. The latter succeeded in obtaining a place---a room in one of the theaters in Rizal Avenue owned by the Rufinos.<ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

The FEU Drama Guild became the FEU Theater Guild. Among its members Eddie Ilarde who became a senator, Frankie Evangelista now a top ABS-CBN executive, Johnny Wilson who was elected Makati vice mayor, Nick Agudo, Justo Montemayor, Rustica Carpio, Butch Josue, Bert “Tawa” Marcelo, Odette Kanaan, who is now popular in movie and television circles as Odette Khan, Isabel Sevilla- Soriano, Danilo Lacuna who was Manila’s vice-mayor, Ginnie Sobrino, Pete and Dado Roa, Chito Avelino, Tony Joaquin, Joey Ang and more.<ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

The FEU Theater Guild yearly presents a theater performance to introduce its neophyte members under the direction of its artistic director, Mr. Edward “Dudz’ Teraña. Every month, the FEU Theater Guild presents a performance in outdoor venues such as the Freedom Plaza. These mini-productions have come to be known as Teatro sa Parke.<ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

FEU Drum and Bugle Corps

FEU Drum and Bugle Corps

The FEU Drum and Bugle Corps was organized in the 1930’s by FEU founder Dr. Nicanor Reyes. Its purpose was to perform for the school during the UAAP Season and to participate in the various area festivals.

The DBC reorganized for the 2005 season, competed successfully and was declared as the over-all champion at the 2005 Tejeros Drum and Bugle Competition held in Tejeros, Makati. Continuing a long-standing tradition of excellence within the drum and bugle corps activity, they have established themselves as a performing group that dares to offer members new horizons and exciting performances for their alma mater. Members have been consistently recognized for their achievements and have continued to become instructors within the activity. Many more have gone on to teach other groups and school bands in their respective locales.<ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

It is presently headed by Mr. Ilumar Togado, with guest consultants Jun & Sandra Viray & Edgar Avenir. In the last few months, the FEU DBC won in the Tejeros Drum & Bugle Corps Competition, performed at the Baywalk along Roxas Boulevard as guests of Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim, participated in a shoot for a television ad, performed with Ogie Alcasid and participated in both the 3rd and 4th Philippine International Jazz Festival. <ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

Research Centers

  • University Research Center (URC) - a university-based research and extension unit that aims to foster a culture of research in the university. The URC facilitates the production of research through funding, research capability-building, research information dissemination, linkages and publication.
  • Center for Studies on the Urban Environment (SURE) - created in response to continuing degradation of the urban environment most especially in the inner cities. As its initial major project, the Center organized in November 2000 the "International Conference on Megacities in the 21st Century," It gathered speakers from Asian and Western Countries who shared their knowledge and experience in Urban renewal and development.
  • Center for Teaching Excellence (CENTEX) - it aims to improve instructional delivery and enhancing the educational experience for all students.
  • Center for Testing and Evaluation (CTE) - a unit of the University under the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, it provides primary support for testing and evaluating students in choosing their programs of study, thus ensuring their suitability and meritorious performance in the program throughout their stay in the academe.


  • The FEU Advocate (Official Student Publication of Far Eastern University)
  • Ambon
  • Arts and Sciences Review
  • IABF Podium
  • IAS Paragon (Official Publication of the Institute of Arts and Sciences)
  • Cultural Forum
  • FEU-CSO Report
  • FEU Journal
  • FEU Newsletter
  • Tambuli (administrative publication)
  • The Lamp (Official Publication of the Institute of Nursing Student Council - revived by INSC 2004-2005)
  • Transition (published annually by the President's Committee on Culture)
  • The Altruist (Official Publication of the Tamaraw Volunteers)
  • Circle Magazine (Official Publication of the Institute of Architecture and Fine Arts)

University Student Organizations

  • IN Student Council (INSC)
  • IN Theater Arts Committee (INTAC)
  • Junior Marketing Association (JMA)
  • Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA)
  • League of Advertising Students (LOADS)
  • Literature Society (LITSOC)
  • Management Society (MANSOC)
  • Mass Communication Society (MASSCOMMSOC)
  • Mathematics Society (MATHSOC)
  • Negotiorum Lex (NEGLEX) - the official academic organization of Legal Management and Human Resources Development Management students.
  • Oratorical and Debate Council - Debate Chamber (ORADEC-DC)
  • Oratorical and Debate Council - Public Speaking Chamber (ORADEC-PSC)
  • Organization of Junior Finance Executives(OJFINEX)
  • Political Science - International Studies Society (POLISSOC)
  • Psychology Society (PSYCHSOC)
  • Red Cross Youth Collegiate Council (RCYCC - founded by INSC 2005-2006)
  • Society for Homosexual Emergence (SHE) - an organization of homosexuals and defending gay rights.
  • FEU Tamaraw Volunteers (TAMVOL)
  • United Architects of the Philippines Student Auxiliary (UAPSA)
  • Young Educator's Society (IE-YES)
  • FEU Film Society (FILMSOC)
  • ITHM Student Council (ITHMSC)
  • Tourism Management Society (TOMSOC)
  • Hotel and Restaurant Management Society (HRMSOC)
  • FEU Outdoors (OUTDOORS) - an organization of mountaineers and climbers who are studying in the FEU, labeled as "Outdoors".

University Student Political Institutions/Parties


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Further information: FEU Tamaraws

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The FEU Athletic Department is dedicated to the total development of the student-athlete. At Far Eastern University, student-athletes are given the opportunity to train using the best technology and expertise and exposed to the best competition in intercollegiate athletics in the Philippines. Athletes are also given the proper environment to pursue their academic goals.<ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

FEU is an original member of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines and currently participates in 20 events in the seniors division and 4 events in juniors division.<ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. FEU IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007. 2004</ref>

FEU Tamaraws UAAP teams:

  • Basketball
  • Indoor Volleyball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Table Tennis
  • Chess
  • Football
  • Taekwondo
  • Fencing
  • Badminton
  • Track and Field

Foreign Linkages

<ref name="thesis"> FEU Publications. The President’s Report 2008. 2008</ref>

Notable FEU alumni

Politics and Governance

Corazon Aquino former President of the Philippines
Artemio Panganiban Bachelor of Law (1960) cum laude, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
Ramon Revilla Philippine Senator, known as the father of the Public Works and Highways Infrastructure Program Act of 1995
Blas Ople former Philippine Senator, Secretary of Labor
Alfredo Lim Philippine Senator, Manila Mayor, founded the City College of Manila and the Museo ng Maynila
Eddie Ilarde former Philippine Senator
Wenceslao Lagumbay former Philippine Senator
Neptali Gonzales II former Majority Floor Leader of the Philippine House of Representatives, former Senate President of the Philippines, former Mandaluyong Mayor, created the Rizal Technological University
Crescensio Abad War Veteran and Death March survivor of World War II
Jose Nolledo Commissioner, Philippine Constitutional Commission of 1986; Delegate, 1971 Constitutional Convention
Haydee Yorac former Chairwoman of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG)
Edilberto Sandoval Associate Justice of Sandiganbayan
Ernesto Garrido BS Foreign Service 1954, first Filipino elected to the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Board and the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions<ref name="achievers">Far Eastern University Alumni Achievers: Diamond Edition. Published by the Far Eastern University in the City of Manila, 2003.</ref>
Manuel Collantes Ll.B. 1940, former Secretary of Foreign Affairs, former Ambassador to the United Nations
Patricia Santo Tomas Chairman, Development Bank of the Philippines; former Secretary of Labor and Employment; former Chairperson of the Civil Service Commission
Jesus Singson former Commanding General of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)
Samuel Ong former Deputy Director, National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)
Sedfrey Ordonez Ll.B. 1946, 1970 delegate Philippine Constitutional Convention, former Solicitor General and Secretary of Justice, former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Nations, former Chairman of the Commission on Human Rights
Eubulo Verzola former Justice of the Court of Appeals, former Director of the Senate Public Information and Media Relations Office
Fermin Martin Jr. Ll.B. 1955, former Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals
Jesus Elbinas former Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeals
Salome Montoya Ll.B. 1954, Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeals
John Choa Ambassador at Large to the Territory of Guam, USA
Ophelia Balcos first woman and first Asian to Chair the Human Rights Commission of the State of Minneapolis<ref name="achievers"/>
Rolando Cordero, Architect first City Architect of Metro Manila, designed the CAMANAVA master plan<ref name="achievers"/>
Francisca Aquino 1962 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Government Service
Custodio Parlade President Emeritus of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Centre
Gerardo Espina Sr Member of the Consultative Commission on Charter Change
Juanito Recio Public Information Office Director, Civil Service Commission
John Bayarong Executive Dean, Comteq Computer and Business College, Subic Bay; Chairman, Union of Journalists of the Philippines


Henry Sy CEO, SM Prime Holdings, Banco de Oro
Lucio Tan CEO, Asia Brewery, Fortune Tobacco, Philippine Airlines (PAL), Chairman University of the East
Alfonso Yuchengco BS in Commerce (1946), former Philippine Ambassador to China & Japan,

CEO Yuchengco Group of Companies, Chairman Mapua Institute of Technology

Menardo Jimenez BS in Commerce (1952), former President and CEO, GMA Network Inc.
Alejandro Roces Chairman, Colegio de San Agustin, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, St. Louis University and St. Mary's University; Member, Philippine National Bank Board; former CEO, Associated Broadcasting Corporation (ABC-5); former Editor-in-Chief, The Manila Times; former Dean of the Institute of Arts and Sciences
Benjamin Punongbayan CEO, Punongbayan & Araullo
Amelia B. Cabal Vice-Chairman (retired), Sycip, Gorres, Velayo & Co.
Medel T. Nera Market Circle Head, Sycip, Gorres, Velayo & Co.
Ramon Sy BS in Commerce (1952), Chairman Ramsy Corporation, President CEO International Exchange Bank, President Mega Link Inc., Director St. Lukes Medical Center & St. Lukes Medical School
Alfredo Parungao BS in Commerce (1956) - Summa Cum Laude, Senior VP and Chief Finance Officer Fort Bonifacio, President CEO Philcom
Ramon Ang President, San Miguel Corporation
Wilfrido Tecson BS in Commerce major in Accounting - Summa Cum Laude, Co-founder Solid Bank

former Vice President China Bank, former President and CEO Equitable Bank, current Trustee Asian Institute of Management

Renato Paras BS in Commerce major in Accounting (1949) Summa Cum Laude, FEU scholar to Columbia University - MS in Accounting, Trustee FERN Realty Corp., IBM Philippines, Philippine Women's University
Teresita Turla BS Commerce major in Accounting 1958, Vice President Insular Bank of Asia and America, President PCI Capital Corporation, Chair Multigrade Securities Corporation
Carmelita Nepomuceno Vice President, United Coconut Planters Bank
Carlos Palanca, Jr. former Chairman of the Board, La Tondeña, Inc.; Lepanto Consolidated Mining Co.; Beneficial Life Insurance Co., Inc.; Filipinas Synthetic Fiber Corporation; Manila Peninsula Hotel, Inc.; Peggy Mills, Inc.; Philippine Oil and Geothermal Energy, Inc. former President, La Tondeña, Inc.; BA-Lepanto Building Corp.; Philippine Koyo Bearing Corp. former Director, Far East Bank and Trust Company; AG&P Industrial, Corp.; Binalbagan-Isabela Sugar, Corp.; Commonwealth Foods, Inc.; Philippine Associated Smelting and Refining Corp.; Private Development Corp. of the Philippines; Trans-Philippine Investment Corp.
Angel Palanca Foremost Filipino Industrialist and Philanthrophist
George Yang President and CEO, McDonalds Philippines Corp.
Jose Antonio Mañosa Internationally renowned Architect. A graduate from the Institute of Architecture and Fine Arts
Sonny Dalapo Cum Laude, Certified Public Accountant/ SAP Consultant/ Sr Accounting Analyst, Saudi Aramco, KSA


Lydia De Vega-Mercado Gold medalist, Asian Games, New Delhi, 1982
Elma Muros-Posadas Southeast Asian Games Gold Medalist
Haydee Coloso-Espino Gold Medalist, Swimming, Manila Asiad, 1954
Anthony Villanueva Gave the Philippines its FIRST Silver Medal in the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
Marestella Torres 23rd SEA Games Gold Medalist, Manila Philippines; Silver medalist, Women’s Long Jump, 16th Asian Athletic Championships, Korea, 2005
Mark Denver Atienza 23rd SEA Games Gold Medalist Fencing, Manila Philippines
Brian Peralta 23rd SEA Games Bronze Medalist Dancesport, Manila Philippines
Jayson Gonzales 22nd SEA Games Gold Medalist Chess, Vietnam; Grandmaster
Veronica Domingo 22nd SEA Games, Gold Medalist Taekwondo, Vietnam
Lerma Bulauitan Gold Medalist 2003 Asian Grand Prix, Manila Philippines
Tirso del Rosario Boxing Champion, International Hall of Fame
Johnny Abarrientos Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) most valuable player
Bernabe Lovina Philippines Sportswriters Association (PSA) Awardee for Track, 1950
Felicisimo "Totoy" Ampon PSA Awardee for Tennis, 1950, First and so far the only Filipino to reach Wimbledon
Ricardo Fortaleza Gold Medalist 6th Asian Games, Silver Medalist 1971 Asian Boxing Champion, Olympian 1972 Munich Olympics, Philippines Amateur Boxing of the Year 1970-1972, Araullo High School's Most Outstanding Alumnus in Sports 1993
Victor Pablo Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) player
Arwind Santos UAAP Most Valuable Player twice, UAAP Champion in 2003, 2004, 2005, selected 2nd overall by the Air21 Express in the 2006 PBA Draft
Celino Cruz Point Guard for Red Bull Barako and former RP player.
Jeffrei Chan Shooting Guard for Red Bull Barako and average 18 points per game in his stint with the FEU Tams.
Rachelle Ann Daquis Volleyball hottie, Two Time Best Server of the UAAP Womens volleyball Season 68 and 69, Nike Women Ambassador

Mass Media and Entertainment

Lucila Hosillos, PhD AB English 1958, 2001 Outstanding Scholar Cambridge England, 1999 Centennial Awardee for Literature Manila, 1987 Asean Awardee for Literary Works Bangkok
Rosa Rosal 1999 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Public Service, Veteran Actress & Philanthropist
Bienvenido Lumbera 1993 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts
Francisco Sionil Jose 1980 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Journalism, Literature, Creative Communication Arts & Author
Lina Diaz de Rivera 1996 Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awardee for Literature
Azucena Uranza 1990 Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awardee for Literature
Jesus Q. Cruz two-time Carlos Palanca Memorial Awardee for Literature (1981,1983), former music and drama critic of the Philippine Star
Conrado Valix CPA Lawyer and reviewer, author of several accounting books
Nick Joaquin National Artist of the Philippines for Literature +
Alejandro "Anding" Reyes Roces National Artist of the Philippines for Literature, M.A. from Far Eastern University +
Joe Buhain 1969 Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awardee for Literature, 1979 CCP 10th anniversary playwriting contest grand prizewinner, 1977 FAMAS awardee for best screenplay
Anacleta Encarnacion, PhD 1st Filipina scholar to study Shakespeare and Elizabethan Drama at the Shakespeare Institute, Department of Extramural Studies, University of Birmingham England, FEU professor
Fidela “Tiya Dely” Magpayo TV/Radio Broadcaster
Frankie "Ka Kiko" Evangelista Veteran news anchor, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation +
Edwin M. Cordevilla Poet, Journalist, Foreign & Environment editor of the defunct Manila Chronicle,

media consultant to the Philippine Board of Investments and the Department of Finance

Joselito "Totel" de Jesus Poet, journalist
Ai-Ai de las Alas (Martina Aileen de las Alas) AB Mass Communications (1985), actress, comedienne, singer, commercial endorser
Vernie Varga One of the 1st Philippines "Jazz Diva"
Edgar Mortiz TV and Film Director, Actor
Rey Valera Singer and Composer
Jestoni Alarcon Actor
Edgar Liwanag Canadian singer, composer. Portrayed "The Kralahorne" in the Vancouver, BC production of The King and I
Joe Quirino TV Host, Columnist/Editor
Mario Bautista People's Journal Writer, Editor
Juan Rodrigo TV/Stage & Movie Actor
Raul Aragon TV / Movie Actor, former member FEU Dance Group both Modern and Folk`
Menchu Rodriguez Suntay TV/movie Choreographer -TV/movie Producer, Robert Castaneda's Signature Model, former member-FEU Dance groups
Elvie Pineda TV Show Producer -Host / Beauty Product Model /Inventor- former member of FEU Gymnastics team and Dance group
Cherry Chastain Mrs. RP-USA, Assistant Editor in Chief =Asian Beat Magazine', Artistic Director of Maharlika, Dallas, USA, FEU Dance Company- Artistic Director-2006-2008
Gina Pareño TV/Stage & Movie Actress
Maria Anthea Oreta Robles Bb. Pilipinas International 1989; Restaurateur New York, USA
Carmelita Valdez News Reporter, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation
Ronald Cayetano TV Reporter, Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation
Jorge Carino Radio and TV Reporter, ABS-CBN
Danny Buenafe ABS CBN News Bureau Head for Europe and Middle East, FEU AB Mass Communication
Ernie Baron Weather Man & News Reporter, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation +
Joyce So FHM cover girl, ABS-CBN star magic
Wendy Valdez Binibining Pilipinas-Tourism titleholder, commercial model, one of the models of kapamilya deal or no deal, pinoy big brother season 2 third big placer
Daisy Lopez magazine cover girl, actress, model
Alex Castro Are You The Next Big Star contestant
Melo Del Prado Radio Commentator, GMA-DZBB
Gizelle Jazmin Rivamonte Ms. Earth Philippines 2008 candidate, Bb. Pilipinas 2009 candidate
Jennifer Cortez Binibining Pilipinas Universe 1978
Jurame Valory Lim Graphic Artist, Asian Journal, USA
Vice Ganda - Jose Mari Borja- Viceral He graduated from Far Eastern University High School and attended political science in FEU, A well known-Judge from the Noon time variety show,SHOWTIME.
Elyzar "Jolas" Paguia a housemate from Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition Plus

Educational Administration and Teaching

Agustin Benitez 1959 BAR Topnotcher (1st place), former Dean of College of Law and Vice-president University of the East
Epifania Claur Associate Professor, Human Kinetics Program, University of the Philippines - Baguio
Ed Vincent Albino Dean College of Law, University of Perpetual Help; Law Professor San Beda College of Law, Adamson University, Perpetual Help College of Law
Arsenio Pascual Jr Lecturer in Medical Jurisprudence, College of Law, University of the Philippines
Federico Silao Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning, University of the Philippines
Rita Chang, PhD Faculty in Mathematics & Social Science, Robert Morris College, Chicago
Sonia M. Zaide, PhD Author and 1st Filipina to attain a Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science
Luz DeGuzman Assistant Professor, Mercy College, New York
Marcon Espino, PhD Graduated Summa Cum Laude (BSC Management), With Distinction (MBA), and With Highest Distinction (Doctor of Education) in FEU, Recognized by the Philippine Council of Deans and Business Educator as the Most Outstanding Management Educator in the National Capital Region (NCR), Philippines
Ana C. Kong University Professor of Communication, Governors State University in Illinois
Wilbert Ching Lecturer in Allied Health and Medical Assisting, Quienbaug Valley Community College
Roman Alvarez, EdD Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership & Counseling, Prairie View A & M University - Member of the Texas A&M University System, Texas
Flordeliza Castro, EdD Commissioner, Philippine Association of Colleges & Universities - Commission on Accreditation

Vice president Philippine Association for Teacher Education

Josefina De Jesus, EdD Chief Secondary Education Division - Department of Education, President Philippine Association of Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs of Secondary Education
Rosalinda Evangelista Chair Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Associate Commissioner of the Philippine Regulatory Commission
Lucila Tibigar, EdD BS Ed 1950, Director of the National Educational Testing Research Center


John Allan Galing Meñez, MS, RN-BC, CMSRN BSN FEU Class 1997; Nursing Faculty, Rasmussen College, Brooklyn Park, MN; Adjunct Clinical Nursing Faculty, College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN; Charge Nurse - Medical-Surgical Unit, University of Minnesota Medical Center; Nurse Author - "Research in Evidence-Based Nursing Practice" (Med-Surg Matters, Vol. 16, Issue No, 4), "Chronic Pain: A Prevailing Public Health Issue" (Med-Surg Matters, Vol. 16, Issue No. 6), "Perioperative Nursing Care" In Core Curriculum for Medical-Surgical Nursing 4th Edition (in press); Co-author "Acute Pain Management" In Core Curriculum for Pain Management Nursing 2nd Edition (in press)
Abelardo G. Andrada,USRN, BSN BSN FEU Class 1982, Head Nurse of Urology and Kidney Transplant, Riyadh Military Hospital, Patient Care Coordinator, San Francisco Medical Center. New York State RN, California State RN, Clinical Nurse Cardiothoracic Stepdown Unit. NY, NY
Fortune Kennedy, R.N. BS Nursing 1964 Cum Laude, Director of the Nurses of Veterans Affairs Foundation, Program Chief of the Central Office and the Department of Veteran Affairs
Araceli Antonio, RN Assistant Director-Vocational Nursing Program, NCP Vocational School, South San Francisco
Arthur P. Cantos, RN BSN FEU Class 1979, former Nurse Manager, Cardio-thoracic Unit, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center. San Francisco, CA.; President and CEO, Bayani Nurse Consulting Agency and Bayani Nurse Center, Inc.
Gabriela B. Cruz, RN BSsN, FEU-1973, Infection Control Practitioner, Runnymede Healthcare Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Bargaining Unit President, Local 125, Ontario Nurses Association;
Benedicta G. Medrana, RN , MAN Owner and Founder of RCAP (1983), National Reviewer for Medical Surgical Nursing and CGFNS/NCLEX (One of the Best in the Philippines)
Merlina V. Locquiao, RN MAN BS Nursing Class 1981 , Dean Centro Escolar University College of Nursing
Estrella Diasen, RM, RN, MAN BSN FEU Former Dean And Chief Nurse of Mary Chilles Hospital and Mary Chilles College of Nursing, Founder of a Midwifery and Nursing School in Northern Luzon
Remedios Solarte, RN BS Nursing, President of the Philippine Nurses Association in America
Christineli Tandoc, RN BS Nursing, FEU Faculty, One of the Best Public Health Nurse in the Philippines
Tita Yap Cruz, RN MAN Dean FEU NRMF School of Nursing, former ANSAP officer, former Chief Nurse FEU-NRMF, Chairman of Department of Nursing for PNA, co-char of the Mother-Baby Friendly Committee FEU NRMF Hospital, adviser for the CATHOLIC NURSES GUILD OF THE PHILIPPINES
Belinda Buenafe, RN MAN PhD Former Dean Saint Jude College of Nursing, Associate Dean FEU Institute of Nursing


Lesley Mobo, BS Biology 1998, multi awarded International Fashion designer based in London, England
Ed Laguerta Resident volcanologist of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs)
Elpidio Remigio, PhD Postdoctoral research fellow, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan
Paciente A. Cordero, Jr. PhD BS Botany 1963, 1979 Outstanding Young Men for his work on Marine Algae, Executive Director National Research Council of the Philippines, Department of Science and Technology
Randy Dellosa, MD, PsyD Founder Life Change Recovery Center; Co-founder Philippine Association of Christian Counselors
Honorio Benzon, MD Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship Program; Senior Academic Administrator; Professor of Anesthesiology; Chief, Section of Pain Management - Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine
Edwin Cacayorin MD Professor and Chief of Neuroradiology, University of Texas Medical School in Houston
Pedro Obregon, MD Surgeon Emeritus and Co-founder of Mt. Carmel Hospital in Columbus Ohio;

Clinical Instructor at the Department of Surgery of Ohio State University

Amelia Cruz, MD Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology; Pediatrics Chief, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Medical Director, Labor and Delivery at Shands Hospital-UF; Medical Director, Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center at Shands Hospital-UF; Medical Director of the Maternal-Infant Care Project—University of Florida
Victoria Lim, MD Professor of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa
Alice Yao, MD Professor in Cardiology, Suny Downstate Medical Center, State University of New York
Beverly Epstein, MD Professor, School of Medicine Department of Orthopedics, West Virginia University
Cesar Santos, MD Professor of Pediatric Neurology, School of Medicine, Wake Forest University
Medardo Supnet, MD Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science
Josie Candelaria, MD Professor, Obstetrical and Gynecological Education, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Jocelyn Ang, MD Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University
Cherry Uy, MD Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology/Prenatal Medicine), University of California Irvine
Helen How, MD Associate Professor in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Cincinnati
Lydia Obleada, MD Assistant Psychiatric Professor, Department of Behavioral Medicine, West Virginia University
Robert Herreria, MD Assistant Clinical Professor School of Medicine, University of Connecticut
Erlinda Collante, MD Assistant Professor of Community Health and Family Medicine, University of Florida
Walter Panganiban, MD Assistant Professor, Medical School, Indiana University
Esteban Janolo Jr., MD Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, St. Matthew's University, Grand Cayman Islands
Alfredo Alonso, MD Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University
Jonathan Vasquez, MD Research Associate, Department of Allergy and Immunology All Children’s Hospital, University of South Florida
Edna Taniegra, MD Primary Care Physician, General Internal Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Jose Garcia, MD Clinical Lecturer, College of Medicine, University of Arizona
Ferdinand Armas, MD Medical Director for Senior Care Unit, Cumberland River Hospital, Gainesboro, Tennessee
Mamivir Hernandez, MD Director of Utilization Management, St. Francis Medical Center West, Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Raymund Razonable, MD Medical Specialist for Infectious Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Florencio Lucero, MD Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery Philippine General Hospital
Philip Chua, MD Chairman, Cardiovascular Surgery, Cebu Cardiovascular Center
Lilia Luna, MD President of the Philippine Society of Climacteric Medicine, fellow of the Philippine College of Surgeons
Remedios Habacon, MD Dean, FEU-NRMF Institute of Medicine, Fellow, Philippine Society of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, Board Member and Treasurer, Association of Philippine Medical Colleges
Delfin Tan, MD President of the United Doctors Medical Center
Esperanza Balcos, MD Member Board of Medicine, Professional Regulation Commission
Rey Melchor Santos, MD President, Philippine Medical Association, 2008-2010
Policarpio Joves, Jr., MD National Board of Directors, and immediate past Executive Secretary of the Philippine Academy of Family Physicians
Miguel Martin N. Moreno II, MD Former President, Makati Medical Society (2006-2008), Founding Secretary, Philippine Biosafety and Biosecurity Association, Inc. (2008-present), Research Scientist, St. Luke's Medical Center - Research and Biotechnology Division (2001-present).

Honorary Doctoral Degree Awardees

President Achmed Sukarno Doctor of Laws, 17th FEU Foundation Anniversary, January 1951
President Elpidio Quirino, Doctor of Laws, March 1952
President Manuel L. Quezon, Doctore of Humanities, March 1954
President Ramon Magsaysay, Doctor of Humanities, March 1954
Dr. Antonio G. Sison, Doctor of Science, March 1957
Francisca Reyes Aquino, Doctor of Humanities, Mid-year Commencement Exercises, 1959
Nick Joaquin, Doctor of Literature, April 1959
Jose Garcia Villa, Doctor of Literature, April 1959
Fernando C. Amorsolo, Doctor of Humanities, 33rd Commencement Exercises, April 1961
Chief Justice Ricardo M. Paras, Doctor of Laws, 33rd Commencement Exercises, April 1961
Belen Enrile-Gutierrez, Doctor of Laws, 39th Commencement Exercises, April 1962
Dr. Reuben Kahn, Doctor of Philosophy, 30th Commencement Exercises, April 1964
Justice Roberto Regala, Doctor of Laws, 31st Commencement Exercises, March 1965
President Ferdinand E. Marcos, Doctor of Laws, 35th Commencement Exercises, May 1966
Don Rafael Roces, Doctor of Humanities, 36th Commencement Exercises, May 1967
Leoncio B. Monzon, Doctor of Humanities, 36th Commencement Exercises, May 1967
Governor Alfonso Calalang, Doctor of Science in Finance, Mid-year Commencement Exercises, November 1968
Teodoro F. Valencia, Doctor of Humanities, 34th Commencement Exercises, April 1968
Executive Secretary Rafael M. Salas, Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration, 41st Commencement Exercises, March 1969
Jek Yeun Thong, Singapore Minister of Culture, Doctor of Humanities, 46th Commencement Exercises, March 1974
Dr. Cesar E. Chavez, Doctor of Humane Letters, 49th Commencement Exercises, March 1977
Belen Enrile-Guittierrez, Doctor of Education, 50th Commencement Exercises, April 1978
Gregorio Licaros Y Soriano, Doctor of Laws, 50th Commencement Exercises, April 1978
Dr. Francisco Dalupan, Doctor of Education, 53rd Commencement Exercises, April 1981
Dr. Boone Powell, Doctor of Humanities, 54th Commencement Exercises, April 1982
Jose P. Dans Jr. Doctor of Science and Engineering, 54th Commencement Exercises, April 1982
Secretary Blas Ople, Doctor of Humanities, 55th Commencement Exercises, April 1983
Dr. Rodrigo Odio Carozo, Doctor of Humanities, 55th Commencement Exercises, April 1983
President Corazon C. Aquino, Doctor of Civil Law, 59th Commencement Exercises, March 1987


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Further reading

  • Far Eastern University alumni achievers : diamond edition 2003. Published by the Far Eastern University in the City of Manila, 2003.
  • Art and culture @ Far Eastern University. Nick Agudo . . . [et al.]; Sylvia Roces Montilla, editor-in-chief, production director; Alfredo Roces, book & jacket design; Rafael R. Montinolla, technical consultant; Philip Escudero, Neal Oshima, Alfredo Roces, photography. Published by the Far Eastern University in the City of Manila, 2003.
  • FEU: the practical vision of Nicanor Reyes. By Beth Romulo, Philippine Panorama 32(10): 6 Mr 16, 2003
  • FEU Auditorium : a golden heritage : the premier cultural center, 1949-1999. By Sylvia R. Montilla, ©2000 Published by Far Eastern University in the City of Manila
  • Breaking The Silence. By Lourdes Montinola, ©1998 Published by University of the Philippines Press - ISBN 971-542-128-8
  • Mr. FEU: The Culture Hero That was Nicanor Reyes. By Nick Joaquin, ©1995 Published by FEU, Manila - ISBN 971-687-001-X
  • History of the Far Eastern University. By Lucila Amparo, (Thesis, M.A. in History, FEU - Institute of Graduate Studies) 1955
  • FEU Green and Gold, 1948-1949. Published by the Far Eastern University in the City of Manila, 1949
  • Early entrepreneurs: The FEU experience,Manila Bulletin September 17, 2006 [5]
  • FEU’s Sports Hall of Fame. By Manolo Iñigo, Columnist Inquirer, September 04, 2007 [6]
  • FEU graduate tops medical board exam 2010,Marie Jo-Ann Beltran Cabanting, INQUIRER.net 02/25/2010, [7]
  • FEU graduate tops medical board exam 2011, Eleanor De Guzman Dela Pena, INQUIRER.net, 02/25/2011, [8]

External links

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