Last September 3, 2016, students taking up International Trade compete with each other in a formal debate tournament. The format is Asian Parliamentary. The competition opened up with a brief discussion on what is debate, and topics are chosen by drawing lots.

Students attended in the Seminar on Quality Management Strategies IS0 9000 for Business and Strategic Operation last Augsust 22, 2016 at Bahay Kalinaw, University of the Philippines. It calls for continuous improvement, which may happen due to changes in the way the employees perform their duties, the operation of the machinery, innovative changes to the methods, etc. Changes and improvements cannot be consolidated in the absence of a proper system in the organization. ISO 9000 standards virtually force the organization to evolve a system for managing quality in the organization.

Financial Management Class participated in Investment Planning Workshop last September 10, 2016 at MBC Auditorium. The said workshop was facilitated by Ryan de Vera, Chief Enrichment Officer at Wealth Builder Asia and Financial Planner & Wealth Portfolio Manager at Philam Life.


Last August 14-15, 2014, the representatives of Junior Marketing and Management Association attended the Start Up Now! Technology-based Business and Incubation (TBII) Center Symposium-Workshop at the UP Institute for Small Scale Industries Building.

JMMA was invited by one of the organizers of the event in collaborations with Department of Trade and Industry and Department of Science and Technology, Small Enterprises and Development Foundation Inc. (SERDEF) and industrial Guarantee and Loan Fund (IGLF).

Entrepreneurs, students, faculty and staff of universities and other higher education institutions, small industry groups and enterprises, and governments agencies involved in the enterprise development and technology innovation attended the TBII Center Symposium-Workshop for the following objectives:

  • Share the best technology-based innovation and incubation models and practices in ASEAN member states;
  • Appreciate the critical success factors for the setting up and operations of TBII's;
  • Understand the implementation guidelines for integral technology business innovation and incubation center; and
  • Partner with TBI network.

As a marketing student, the event gave a lot of ideas that I can incorporate in our upcoming feasibility. It gave me the opportunity to gain new network from UP Diliman current students to actual business people. It introduced me to new possibilities to start my own business. The event encouraged me more to pursue my entrepreneurial dreams.

----by: Elainee Menor

Registered Marketing Professional: A Business Student’s Road to Success

“If there‘s something you want to build, but the tech isn‘t there yet, just find the closest possible way to make it happen.”

—Dennis Crowley, Foursquare co-founder

Having his/her own established business is one of the greatest things that an entrepreneurial student aspires to achieve. But as someone who is yet to create a name in the ever growing, competitive business industry, a lot of hurdles can be encountered on the way. Thus, a student needs to become fully equipped as he/she faces the real world.

For marketing students in the Philippines, the Registered Marketing Professional (RMP) Certification exam is encouraged to be taken before they graduate and have a job. The RMP, which works like a licensure exam but is not under the Professional Regulation Commission, is created to assess the marketing concepts and skills of students by giving them theoretical and case analysis types of examination.

The Junior Achievement of the Philippines, Inc (JAPI), a member of Junior Achievement Worldwide, offers RMP program to business students from all over the country. It aims to bring out the entrepreneurial potentials and capabilities of young people, and lead them on reaching the pinnacle of success in the global economy.

The RMP Certification program of JAPI provides benefits to the students who will pass the exam, as well as to the schools where the students attend,

Benefits for the students:

  • “Registered Marketing Professional” title to your name
  • Gets them hired immediately as they are given priority by hiring managers
  • Validates your knowledge and skill level
  • Builds self-confidence
  • Demonstrates your competency to prospective employers
  • Free career consultancy service from Q2 HR Solutions


The Junior Marketing and Management Association (JMMA) of Manila Business College is a new and active member of JAPI. JMMA endeavors to further step up the standard of business students; therefore, it currently spearheads the preparation of Marketing and Management students who plan to take their RMP Certification exam for the first time in October 2014.


The Marketing and Management alumni of MBC are also encouraged to take the exam. For further details, you may reach them through the following:


Phone 09067997889

For more information regarding the RMP Program of JAPI, kindly visit


Last July 19, 2014, the UBELT Dance Season 5 was held at

Isetann Recto wherein 32 schools batlled the way to the semifinals where only 12 hopefuls will be given the chance to advance. One of the participants representing the school was the NEOPHYTES

who is under the Trichotomic Club. Comprising the team was Sophomore Head Choreographer Jhun Leo Tornea along with

Joshua Mart Mercurio, Arjhay Cerna, Precious May Lucena,

Andrea Marie Ramas, Jessielyn Ventura, Carlo Delfin and Ma. Angelica Nañoz. The group was the 14th to perform for the said competition. It was apparent that they've focused on Urban as

the genre of their piece. Members of the Trichotomic Club and

other MBC students outpoured their support and cheered for them. Unfortunately, there was technical problem which affected the overall performance of the team. Nevertheless, they still continued to show what they've worked hard for and finished their performance with their heads held high.

The competition ended with the hosts revealing who secured the top 12 slots: Red Fox Group A, Immaculate Concepcion, FEU-IAS Dance Company, Mapua-Artificial Instinct, AEON Crew-TIP Manila, Nitrous Image Crew- Dr. Yanga's College INC., Bocaue, Bulacan, Power Impact Dancers- PUP, Sta. Mesa, Feusion- FEU, Adamson Cast, UDM- E Stars Group A, STI Caloocan Dance Troop and Jonit the Quest.

--> by: Abigail Melo

Mr. MBC 2012 makes it to the Grand Finals of Mr. & Ms. Philippine Youth 2014!

A nationwide pageant that produced some of the brightest stars

in showbiz industry like Rico Yan, Jolina Magdangal, Bangs Garcia and lots more began their search for the next Filipino youth who can be one of our country's pride once again..

Last November 8, 2013, Two hundred gorgeous male and female

candidates traveled all the way from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao to gather at Mcdonald's El Pueblo to mark the beginning of the prestigious competition.

Manila Business College's pride- Jillian De Guzman,who was

also Mr. MBC 2012 were sent together with Neil Ezekiel Pador to represent the school. After few workshops, Neil decided to leave the competition that left Jillian battling for the male title.

Every other Sunday the candidates have to go back to

Mcdonald's El Pueblo to attend workshops like modeling, confidence development, public speaking, make-up application and lots more during the entire contest proper. ”Ang gusto ko lang naman po talaga yung mga free workshops and seminars na gagawin kaya po talagang tinuloy-tuloy ko. (All I wanted was to take advantage of the free workshops and seminars, that's why I pursued.)“ said Jillian.

After few more tutorials, Jillian was one of the

selected candidates to do a photo shoot for the SPEEDO brochure at Tagaytay. He was also able to do other photo shoots.

From roughly a hundred pair, only sixty-five moved on during the

preliminary round last December 8 (Mcdonald's El Pueblo) and our very own Jillian De Guzman made it even when they were further reduced to Top 30 pairs on December 29 at Rotarac Center Quezon Avenue.

All the remaining candidates showed that they are the next Philippine Youth

during the Grand Finals at PICC last January 5, 2014.

“Magandang experience po talaga yung Philippine Youth;

ang daming bagong friends and things to learn. Kahit po hindi ako nanalo, yung makapasok po sa Top 30 sobrang blessing na po sakin kasi po kahit yun di ko po talaga inexpect. (Philippine Youth is really a good experience; there are lots of new friends and things to learn. Although I didn't win, the fact that I made it to Top 30 is already such a blessing because I didn't expect event that” Jillian remarks.

1ST Go Negosyo Creativity and Innovation Summit 2013

(MBC Students with British Social Entrepreneur, Philip Tulba)

Youth sector (both in business and creative courses) from

different Universities and Colleges including Manila Business College, out of school youth, and aspiring and young entrepreneurs in our country attended the 1st Go Negosyo Creativity and Innovation Summit 2013 last November 19 at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City for the celebration of Global Entrepreneurship week in partnership with the British Embassy.

The one day event was started by Mr. Joey Concepcion,

founding trustee of Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship giving his welcome remarks followed by the special messages of

Senator Bam Aquino, Ambassador Ahsif Ahmad of British Embassy, Secretary of Tourism Hon. Ramon Jimenez and last but not the least the Chairman and Chief Marketing strategist of Mansmith and Fielders Inc. One of the main speakers, Mr. Josiah Go, lectured about his Framework: the 10 Building Blocks on Innovation which helps different businessmen to be Innopreneur

(Innovation + Entrepreneur) instead of being an ordinary entrepreneur.

The Event was categorized into two parts and under those parts are the ‘sessions’. The first part which is the “Offering model”

is composed of 3 sessions. The first which is about how to turn great ideas into commercial reality, lectured by Mr. Earl Martin Valencia of Idea Space Foundation and Mr. Mitch Padua of Smart Voyager Innovation. Second session which is about Innovation of channel for critical mass was discussed by different panelists: Ms. Ana Meloto Wilk of Human Heart Nature, Rj David of and Tommanny Tan of Fern C with their moderator, Mr. Josiah Go. And the third session is about Innovating Your Customer Bonding strategy via leveraging your brand and was lectured by Mr. Jay Aldeguer, President of the Islands Group.

The “Operating model” which is the last part, continued the sessions of offering model. So session 4 is about

Innovating Value Chain to create a New Market Space and was lectured by Mr.Johnlu Koa, CEO of French Baker. And the last session was ended by Mr. Edgar “Injap” Sia II through sharing his innovations when he started the famous Mang Inasal and how he expanded his horizon to property and tourism development through Double Dragon properties and Hotel of Asia Inc-Hotel 101.

Mr. Philip Tulba, who helps develop a lot of Innovative Business Models and Social Entrepreneurs in U.K, closed the summit.

Truly, the best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas; so gathering different ideas from successful entrepreneurs will be our beginning to become triumphant in the future.

--By Gerlyn Bonus

Students give up Christmas party to reach out!

MBC Staffs and Student packing the relief goods.

Just a few days after submitting their Christmas Party proposals, JMMA President- Elainee Menor and GHO President- Imee Dequiña pulled it out and replaced it with a proposal called MBC Reach Out Christmas Celebration. This project aims to gather in kind and cash donations for the benefit of the victims left by the super typhoon Yolanda in the provinces of Tacloban and Leyte.

“Parang nakaka-guilty naman po kasi na kami dito, magpa-party pa while sila doon hindi padin makabangon” said Elainee Menor when asked about the project. They conducted room-to-room announcements and the MBC community responded immediately. Donations such as clothes, noodles, canned goods, candles, medicines, diapers and some cash were willingly given by the students and staff of the school. What's impressive about this project is that even though the students themselves belong to families with needs, they didn't hesitate to reach out to our fellow.

The donations were then picked up by PARDSS Anti-Crime Group PNP Force Multiplier, headed by Ms. Myrna Richards to be sent straight to the affected areas.

Together towards Nation-Building!

*(From Left to Right) Arizza Nocum, Miguel Bermundo, Arianne Serafico,

Roxy Navarro sharing their motivational stories and

suggestions to the participants

November 16, 2013 - This marks another fruitful day for the youth. Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines National Capital Region (TOSP-NCR) sets another wonderful gathering of student leaders with their school administrators for this year's Youth Hours.

Elainee Menor, 2nd year BSBA-Marketing, represents the Leadership Track for Manila Business College given her achievements as President of the school-based organization-

Junior Marketing and Management Association.

For the Academic Excellence Track, our 3rd year BSBA-Marketing dean's lister Fatima Delmo is chosen while Katrizha Binongcal, a

1st year BS-Accounting Technology student and a member of

Green Hands Organization is just the right person for the Social Responsibility Track.

The entire event is organized by the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines- Alumni Community (TOSPAC), wherein they choose five (5) inspirational and impressive individuals to share how they were able to make a difference in our society today (credits to TOSP NCR Facebook page):

*(From Left to Right) Fatima Delmo, Elainee Menor, Katrizha Binongcal, Zairell

Senobin and TOSP Program Chairman Jose Concepcion Jr.

Cobra Pinoy Hero Atty. Roy Torrentira: Taxi driver to lawyer Roxy Navarro of Works of Heart: Social entrepreneur and graphic designer Miguel Bermundo of Dream Big Pilipinas--Changing the lives of children one football game at a time Arriane Serafico of Postura Project: Staunch supporter of Filipino entrepreneurs--Wear something Filipino everyday

Arizza Nocum of Kristiyano Islam Peace Library

Everybody thinks that they are already moved by the stories shared by the first five speakers, but they were wrong when

Mr. Delfin Villafuerte left the crowed teary-eyed when he shared his own story as a ‘Fellow’ of Teach for the Philippines,

a non-government organization who enlists the country's most promising young leaders to teach for at least two years in

high-need public schools throughout the Philippines

(Teach for the Philippines Facebook Page).

Other than listening to the speakers, the youth as well as their school administrators are given track-based workshops

wherein they can interact with other student leaders and

co-administrators from different schools.

For me, the most important thing I learned from other school coordinators is that the realization that nowadays, the chance of being employed is not solely based on how a graduate performed academically, since employers are now eyeing the ones who had greater experiences as a student leader. Logic behind is that they can handle the pressure of work and they are used with solving problems way better because of the experiences they were able to gain as early as their college days. Youth Hours is a great eye-opener and inspiration for the young generation, if I can only bring all of our students, I would.”-Quotes Zairell Senobin, MBC Student Activities Coordinator.

Same as last year, Youth Hours emphasized the importance of the youth elevating EDGE: Everyday Great Examples to Nation Building. How about you, have you done something towards nation building lately?


These guys' spirit is just flaming with their passion for dancing,

and here they go again (this time with new members and on a bigger stage)

for Skechers Street Dance Battle Year 9!

Their journey continues as they conquer SM Mall of Asia last September 29, 2013 for another year of the epic Skechers Street Dance Battle. Packed with new grooves and indestructible confidence, Neophytes made sure that they won't leave the area without a single fan to know that they are here to battle it out.

Neophytes as defined by Merriam Webster Dictionary to be a person who has just started learning or doing something, is a perfect name to describe these young talents FOR NOW but definitely not forever; soon they will be surely out on the stage with spot lights on them.

* Neophytes with Trichotomic Adviser Ms. Christine Felipe

showing that they are well prepared for the big event.


Yes they can make the moves! Watch MBC's dance crew

Neophytes as they smoothly take the stage for U-Belt Dance 4!

Last August 3, 2013, Neophytes started their venture to gain more experience and showcase their talents in a battlefield where moving to the beat of music reigns. Landing in 25th place, this is surely just the beginning of these young individuals' road to victory.

Lesson learned - “Mas maganda po pala talaga na sumasali ka, hindi naman po yung manalo yung importante, kundi yung matuto ka at malaman mo kung ano gagawin mo. Kesa parang nagpapalakas ka tapos di naman pala yun yung kailangan; at naparamdam po namin sa kanila that we exist. (It was really better to step out there (join competitions), It is not winning that is important but It is to learn what you have to do. Like boosting your strength when in fact that is not what you need; and we were able to make them feel that we exist.)” Says Neophytes member Leinard Dela Merced.

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