MBC recognizes new batch of graduates at 6th Commencement Exercises

July 8, 2016 – Despite the pouring rain, even Mother Nature could not postpone the 6th Commencement Exercises of Manila Business College (MBC) held at the Star Theater in Pasay City. School administrators, faculty, and staff, excited graduates, and proud parents and family members graced the jam-packed venue; a significant moment and milestone for the 192 MBC graduates.

With the theme: “Turning Dreams into Reality, Opportunities into Careers, Inspired Youth into Responsible Filipinos”, the event started with the procession for Candidates for Graduation and was followed by the entrance of MBC faculty, administrators, and commencement speaker. Jameson Chua, MBC Executive Vice President (EVP) then proceeded to officially start the festivities with his welcome address to the graduating class.

Ma. Theresa Jotie, Vice President (VP) for Corporate Human Resource (HR) Operations Group of Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) and Messy Bessy Cleaners Inc. founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kristina Reyes-Lopez next gave their inspirational messages.

JFC has been partnering with MBC since 2009 to offer students opportunities to study and work through the Skills Enhancement and Educational Development for Students (SEEDS) program. Messy Bessy Cleaners Inc. meanwhile, is one of more than a dozen private, government, and non-government institutions teaming-up with MBC under the Knowledge, Experience, Income (KEI) program.

The highlight of the afternoon was a touching speech from the event’s guest of honor and commencement address speaker, David O. Chua, President of Cathay Pacific Steel Corporation (CAPASCO) and Asia Pacific Capital Equities and Securities Corporation, who was introduced by VP for Administration and Finance, Judy Chua.

From an initial batch of eight Messy Bessy workers who took entrance exams to enter MBC in 2012, Angiela overcame the initial hardships of integrating with her younger classmates, relearning how college students act and think in classroom environments, and continuing her tasks as an office staff for Messy Bessy to finally getting a diploma in June 2016.

Afterwards, plaques of recognition were handed out by MBC Founder and Chairman Dr. Thomas CK. Chua to representatives of partner organizations, namely: AFP-EBSO, Department of Education, Department of Social Welfare (DSWD)-Caloocan, DSWD-Las Piñas, DSWD-Manila, DSWD-Navotas, DSWD-NCR, DSWD-Pateros, DSWD-Quezon City, Harvesters for Christ Foundation Inc., Hospicio de San Jose, Kamanggawa Foundation Inc., Messy Bessy Cleaners Inc., Minor Basilica & National Shrine of San Lorenzo Ruiz, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), and Young Focus International.

Candidates from courses offered by MBC: Business Administration Management (BSBA-MGT), Marketing (BSBA-MKTG), Accounting Technology (BS-ACCTG.TECH), Hospitality Management (BS-HIM), and Information Systems (BS-IS) were presented by Jenny Chua, VP for Academic Affairs to MBC President Jason Ocampo, before each student was called to go up on stage and receive his or her diploma..

The Skills Enhancement and Educational Development for Students (SEEDS) program, of which Abegael is a part of, allows student-trainees to pursue a degree through a financial assistance as well as earning a decent wage, acquiring real-world competencies, attitude, and work values through in-store training.

Magna cum Laude Shara Rica Ajedo, a BS-HIM graduate, was given the task and honor of delivering the valedictory address. To further inspire and motivate the graduates to strive and work hard for a better future, Messy Bessy supervisor, BS-ACCTG.TECH graduate, and the first KEI scholar to earn a diploma Angiela Mae Deligero gave a heartfelt testimonial to everyone in attendance.

After the alumni oath-taking and pledge of loyalty, each new MBC graduate gallantly stood up and loudly sang the alma mater song; their last time, formally, as students of MBC, and their first as proud Manila Business College alumni.

MBC Success Stories

Manila Business College (MBC) graduate Angiela Mae Deligero, and current students Jeannie Malenab and Abegael Ramos came from different backgrounds and took different paths to where they are now. Angiela, 29, stopped her college education from a different school as her family ran into financial problems; forcing her to sacrifice her studies to become the family’s breadwinner.

Abegael was forced to drop-out from the university run by the government of Manila as she was unable to buy the textbooks required in her subjects. Despite not paying any tuition, the cost of miscellaneous fees and not having access to the required readings caused Abegael to have low grades, and eventually expulsion.

As an incoming college freshman, Jeannie wanted to take engineering but due to the high cost of tuition, she needed to find an alternative school and program that can cater to her situation. On the same day she took the National Achievement Test (NAT) in Tabaco National High School in Albay, Jeannie also took the entrance exam administered by MBC representatives and passed.

The common denominator for all three cases revolve around the lack of financial resources; causing both Angiela and Abegael to stop schooling in favor of joining the work force, and Jeannie to take a different direction from her dream job of becoming an engineer. All three women also came into MBC determined to maximize the school’s scholarship programs for a better future for themselves and their respective families.

Angiela, MBC’s first graduate from the Knowledge, Experience, and Income (KEI) program, juggled work as an employee in green products manufacturer Messy Bessy together with the demands as a student of BS Accounting Technology in MBC. Aside from her passionate intent to re-enter college and finish with a degree, what motivated Angiela even more is being a living proof the KEI program works and that anyone in similar situations can achieve what she has accomplished.

From an initial batch of eight Messy Bessy workers who took entrance exams to enter MBC in 2012, Angiela overcame the initial hardships of integrating with her younger classmates, relearning how college students act and think in classroom environments, and continuing her tasks as an office staff for Messy Bessy to finally getting a diploma in June 2016.

Graduating and getting a college degree have not only given Angiela, currently serving as corporate sales supervisor, financial rewards and opportunities through salary increases and promotions, but have also widen her perspective regarding her future plans as well. Besides continuing to take accounting subjects to complete a BS Accountancy course, one of the Angiela’s goals in a couple of years is to be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

None of these could have happened without the right partnership between MBC and companies like Messy Bessy Cleaners. Another program offered by MBC involves a similar trainee-study arrangement between the school and one of the top food companies in the Philippines, Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC).

The Skills Enhancement and Educational Development for Students (SEEDS) program, of which Abegael is a part of, allows student-trainees to pursue a degree through a financial assistance as well as earning a decent wage, acquiring real-world competencies, attitude, and work values through in-store training.

Naturally inclined towards service and hospitality work, Abegael wanted to become a flight attendant when she was growing up. This led to her choice of taking Tourism during her first take in college, and now BS Hospitality Management at MBC. Her in-store training as part of a Chowking branch, not only helps her deal with live customers but also allows her to apply concepts and theories learned from the classroom to real-world scenarios.

Already named as a SEEDS Top 1 for being the top student-trainee for a semester, Abegael aims to further pursue a career in hotel management or fulfilling her dream of becoming a flight attendant once she finishes her on-the-job (OJT) training and remaining subjects in MBC.

Despite having the largest food chain in the Philippines as partner and benefactor, there are still ways and programs that MBC want to pursue in order to fulfill its mission of helping the country’s economy grow by producing internationally competitive graduates, entrepreneurs, and businessmen.

The Unlimited Scholarship Program (USP) is designed for scholars, student-achievers, and students who excel academically through self motivation and driven passions. Jeannie, a member of USP and a holder of a Chairman’s Scholarship, is a full-time MBC student unlike Angiela and Abegael. A consistent dean’s lister and soon to be graduate, Jeannie also aims to take the required accountancy subjects in order to receive a full BS Accountancy degree and eventually be a licensed CPA.

Since 2000, there are have been numerous MBC students and alumni who have gotten the chance to get a degree despite their difficult origins and circumstances. The cases of Angiela, Abegael, and Jeanne show that with the right opportunity, motivation, and determination, any willing student can pursue a higher education for a brighter future and a better life.

Memorandum of Agreement signing with Habi Footwear

December 21, 2015 (Monday) – Habi Footwear, through its corporate entity, Sosyal Revolution, Inc., recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to become a partner in the scholarship programs of Manila Business College (MBC). Present during the contract signing were (L-R): Mr. Allister Roy Chua, Sosyal Revolution, Inc. Operations Manager; Ms. Janine Mikaella Chiong, Sosyal Revolution, Inc. Co-Founder and President; Mr. Jameson Chua, MBC Executive Vice President; and Ms. Karen Cecilia Ortega-Birosel, MBC Vice President of Student Affairs.

Since 2011, Habi Footwear has been promoting responsible fashion, Pinoy pride and social involvement through its wide range of comfortable espadrilles and sandals. Working in partnership with mothers from two poor, urban communities in Quezon City: Kawan ni Sto Niño in Old Balara and Saint Luigi Oriones Creations in Payatas, community members “upcycle” scrap cloths from shirt factories by weaving them into mats. These are then procured directly by Habi Footwear, and sent to manufacturers for final assembly into shoes.

Taken from the Tagalog word meaning “to weave”, Habi Footwear provides livelihood opportunities to the mothers in their partner communities and assists them in expanding their hard and soft skills though trainings and further education. With Habi Footwear's partnership with MBC, effective School Year 2016-2017, deserving and qualified community members who want to pursue a tertiary education while still continuing to weave mats and earn a living, can enroll in the Knowledge, Experience, and Income (KEI) program.

Community members like high school graduates aged 18 to 24, who want to obtain a college degree meanwhile, can avail of scholarships under the Skills Enhancement and Educational Development for Students (SEEDS) Program. Lastly, MBC's Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) targets the out-of-school youth; empowering poor but deserving young people by providing affordable college education.

Manila Business College Community Scholarship Awareness Program Batch 3

For the 3rd batch of the series of Community Scholarship Awareness (CSA) program of Manila Business College (MBC); the Vincentian Missionaries Social Development Foundation, Inc. (VMSDFI) community was chosen to participate. A total of 65 participants mainly coming from the Barangay Bagong Silangan was assembled in Vincentian Family Village, Quezon City.

The CSA program focuses in the orientation of the Skills Enhancement and Educational Development for Students (SEEDS) Program and MBC History and composition, including offered programs for Out-of-School Youth (OSY). After the orientation, participant were able to avail of the free entrance examination being offered by Manila Business College, all the attendees were excited to know the results of their applications for this will be the start of a new journey to the future they all once hope.

Manila Business College Community Scholarship Awareness Program Batch 2

The 2nd batch of the Community Scholarship Awareness (CSA) program of Manila Business College (MBC) was held at 1331 San Andres Cor. Osmeña Highway, Malate, Manila, a house church under Balitang – Balita Lingap Kapwa (BBLK) last October 24, 2015, an existing partner community of MBC, gathered a total of seventy-two participants who are very excited with the opportunity shared with them.

The purpose of MBC CSA program is to share the SEEDS scholarship program to the Out-of-School Youth (OSY) of the community. Through this program we hope that it will give an opportunity for the OSY to earn a tertiary degree and to help them achieved their dream.

Manila Business College Community Scholarship Awareness Program Batch 1

Last October 17, 2015 marks the first batch of the series of Community Scholarship Awareness (CSA) Program of Manila Business College (MBC), wherein the handled community of EnFaNCE Foundation and BYSMP Bless the Children Foundation, both are existing MBC’s partner organizations, were chosen to participate on the program awareness. The event took place at San Martin De Porres Building, Brgy. 105, Maginoo Street, Vitas, Tondo, Manila. There were a total of sixty-six participants who joined the activity.

Thru the MBC-CSA program we were able to share to the community the opportunities of the Skill Enhancement and Educational Development for Students (SEEDS) Program being offered by MBC to the beneficiaries of EnFaNCE Foundation and Bless the Children Foundation. This program is a huge encouragement to the Out-of-school youth (OSY) to complete their tertiary education through their own hard work and dedication.

Eye-to-Eye, Mission-to-Mission: The Pinoy Malikhain Memorandum of Agreement

In sealing the formation of a bond between Manila Business College and Pinoy Malikhain Organization, MBC Vice-President for Student Affairs; Ms. Karen Cecilia Ortega – Birosel and Pinoy Malikhain Managing Director; Mr. Mark David Cerezo signed the Memorandum of Agreement in partnership with MBC’s educational programs last October 7, 2015 at Manila Business College.

Pinoy Malikhain supports talented individuals who yearns for self-development and personal growth. Manila Business College scholarship program for out-of-school-youth helps Pinoy Malikhain start a new chapter by giving an opportunity to their youth to complete their education.

The partnership with Manila Business College revolves around its three scholarship programs the Unlimited scholarship program which provide free education to academically qualified fresh HS graduates, the SEEDS program in partnership with Jollibee and DOLE, and the Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) that provide fixed discounted tuition fee to OSY to complete their education.

MBC will be working again with Hospicio de San Jose in empowering the youth of today

30th day of September year two thousand and fifteen, Wednesday, Hospicio de San Jose signed and sealed another year of partnership with Manila Business College, in participation of Sr. Maria Socorro Pilar G. Evidente, DC and Sister Magdalena Erasmo DC, the signing was held at Hospicio de San Jose Manila.

Hospicio de San Jose is a charitable institution situated in Isla de Convalesencia which is in the middle of Pasig River. For 200 years of existence, Hospicio de San Jose is not only established for homeless people but also for those who are in need of educational assistance. They have been helping many deserving Filipino youth from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, providing assistance by giving them shelter here in Metro Manila.

For the past years, Manila Business College is affiliated with Hospicio de San Jose in providing better future to their beneficiaries. Within those fruitful years, MBC never fails to support and give those youth opportunities to be successful in their chosen fields, and the rest are still in the process of striving for their own dreams.

Another major development in this event was the opening of the Youth Empowerment Program to their institution. One of the goals of the partnership extension is to lend more opportunities to their beneficiaries with the help of this program. MBC intends to enthuse the youth of tomorrow to persuade endeavors in reach of a better future.

A renewed bond in providing Filipino youth a brighter future Signing of Agreement with Benny Hinn Ministries Asia Inc.

September 21, 2015, Monday, marks the renewal of contract of Manila Business College and Benny Hinn Ministries Asia, Inc. – My Father’s House. The reinstatement was done by (L-R) Mr. Jameson Chua, MBC Executive Vice President - MBC; Ms. Edna V. Espiritu, My Father’s House-MBC Scholar; Ms. Josell Shayne C. Malonzo, Chief Program Officer of My Father’s House; and Ms. Karen Cecilia Ortega-Birosel, MBC Vice President of Student Affairs.

Benny Hinn Ministries Asia, Inc. “My Father’s House” is a foundation founded by Pastor Benny Hinn, an evangelist teacher and author that has a vision to extend his hands to the youth. In the 2 years run of our partnership, MBC has been continuously offering support to their foundation in fulfilling our mission in helping the youth especially the indigent ones by providing scholarships, and we work together in order to provide good future to their beneficiaries. With this renewal of contract with Benny Hinn Ministries Asia, Inc., MBC would continue to offer scholarship programs, which are Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) and Skills Enhancement and Educational Development for Students (SEEDS) Program, to orphans who possess a strong desire of finishing college degree under My Father’s House.

MBC supports BYSMP Bless the Children Foundation in uplifting the youth of today.

In the year 2015 dated September 21 - Monday, BYSMP Bless the Children Foundation accepted the partnership offered by Manila Business College in supporting its campaign for uplifting the youth of today through quality education. Attended by BYSMP Executive Director; Ms. Eunice Cheng-Chua, Ms. Connie May Torres BYSMP Nurse, Mr. Jameson Chua, Executive Vice President of Manila Business College, and Ms. Karen Cecilia Ortega-Birosel, Vice President for Student Affairs of Manila Business College.

BYSMP Bless the Children Foundation is a non-government organization that helps less fortunate children and their families who are in need of surgical and medical interventions. The foundation is based in Bulacan and as of the moment they have 700 scholars.

The collaboration between BYSMP and MBC aims to provide quality education to deserving Filipino youth by MBC’s Youth Empowerment Program (YEP), Skills Enhancement and Educational Development for Student (SEEDS) Program and Unlimited Scholarship Program (USP). YEP and SEEDS are mainly intended for out-of-school youth and ALS passers, and the USP which is for fresh high school graduates for linking school years.

Through this partnership, the community in Tondo and the recipients of BYSMP will obtain the benefit of higher standard of business education from MBC. Rest assured that with the variety of scholarship programs MBC has to offer, the institution will be a big help in the community.

MBC Supports Kapatiran Kaunlaran Foundation Inc. (KKFI) In Uplifting The Youth Of Today through YEP Program

Wednesday, September 09, 2015 KKFI renews its partnership with MBC by signing the Memorandum of Agreement that was held at the conference room of Manila Business College. This event was participated by Ms. Nancy Nicolas, KKFI’s Executive Director, Mr. Rexan Dayao, Acting Program Director of KKFI, Mr. Jameson Chua, Executive Vice President of MBC and Ms. Karen Cecilia Ortega-Birosel, Vice President for Student Affairs of MBC.

KKFI or Kapatiran Kaunlaran Foundation Inc. is formerly known as Methodist Social Center (MSC) is an ecumenical, non-profit nationwide organization that believes that education is instrumental in helping empower marginalized sectors of Philippine society. This is a response in the challenge to the poor to develop a social development, for 63 years of existence, KKFI constantly help the Filipino youth to have a good future by means of providing them better education through their different affiliates. Just as MBC’s mission in giving the bright minds a good future. And because of this passion in helping the youth of our today’s generation, MBC and KKFI had their partnership for two years now.

This partnership focuses on YEP program that aims to help Filipino youth especially the indigent ones. It will mostly focus into ALS passers and out-of-school youth that KKFI are assisting.

MBC YEP! To Further Support Kamanggagawa Foundation Inc.

Thursday, August 27, 2015 a renewal of contract was held at KFI office for the continuation of the partnership between Manila Business College and Kamanggagawa Foundation Inc. This event participated by Mr. Emilito V. Guevarra, KFI’s Admin Head and witnessed by Ms. Jona A. Campana. With Mr. Jesse Jacildo MBC’s Student Affairs Supervisor and Ms. Rio Marie Charlene Regala MBC’s Student Affairs Officer

For several years KFI and MBC were affiliated to help the Filipino youth in the field of education. KFI is a Manila-based non-profit organization under UNTV that improve the quality of life of the indigent Filipino people especially the elderly and the fatherless that was established in the year 2007.

The partnership’s main goal is to gather the out-of-school youth especially the financially unstable ones to have a better future by having a good education through MBC’s various scholarship programs like YEP and SEEDS. Also they launched YEP program in this event so that KFI have the knowledge about the new program that will surely cater the ALS passers and the youth that have the desire to finish college.

Selt-Reliance Development - Konkokyo Foundation Supports MBC in Empowering the Youth of Today's Generation

Last August 17, 2015, Monday, the renewal of contract between SRD-Konkokyo Foundation and Manila Business College has finally arrived. Through Ms. Teresa A. Mercado, Executive Director of SRD- Konkokyo and Mr. Jameson Chua, Executive Vice President of MBC, witnessed by Ms. Ginalyn Mallapre, Social Worker of SRD-Konkokyo and Ms. Karen Cecilia O. Birosel, Vice President for Student Affairs of MBC this memorandum of agreement was made possible.

The mission of both organization is to constantly improve the lives of the Filipino youth that will surely empower their bright future. With this agreement, MBC’s scholarship programs will help in catering many Filipino youth when it comes to formal tertiary education.

MBC, together with its partners, assured that a college institution like us can extend more opportunities to the deserving minds of this nation through academic scholarships.

MBC partners with BBLK (Balitang-Balita Lingap Kapwa)

Manila Business College Foundation and Balitang-Balita Lingap Kapwa (BBLK), a media-based NGO with linkages to DSWD & PCSO, recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) in support of the out-of-school youth through MBC’s Youth Empowerment Program (YEP).

The YEP Scholarship Program is created to help out-of-school youth or students with high financial need advance themselves through a college education. Under the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), MBC shall provide academic scholarships for the selected BBLK beneficiaries. As a condition of the scholarship, MBC requires that its students exhibit high moral standards/conduct, and meaningful community service while serving as role models for their peers and other youth. There are also retention requirements in both GPA and academic load.

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:

The signing ceremony was held at MBC last July 20, 2015 between BBLK CEO Mrs. Elvie Aliño and MBC Executive Vice-President Mr. Jameson Chua. Also present were Ms. Maria Cristina C. Bermejo, BBLK adviser; Mr. Ric M. Ivares, DBWL reporter; Mrs. Bonnivie A. Tomenio and Mrs. Warlita B. Hermogenes, parent leaders; Ms. Karen Cecilia Ortega-Birosel, Vice-President for Student Affairs and Mr. Jesse Jacildo, Student Affairs Supervisor.


The Vincentian Missionaries Social Development Foundation (VMSDFI) renewed its partnership with Manila Business College Foundation last July 20, 2015. The Vincentian Missionaries Social Development Foundation Inc. is a faith-based organization that responds to the needs of the indigent Filipino youth.

In the past years, VMSDFI beneficiaries were afforded the opportunity to pursue college at full or partial scholarship under MBC’s Unlimited Scholarship Program (USP) and SEEDS Program. Both committed to continue helping the Filipino youth, the renewed partnership will open opportunities to out-of-school youth through the recently launched Youth Empowerment Program (YEP).

The signing of the agreement was between Fr. Gerardo Borja and Mr. Manolito Vincent C. Aguilar of VMSDFI and Mr. Jameson Chua and Ms. Karen Cecilia Ortega-Birosel of MBC.

Hospicio De San Jose Celebrating 150TH Annieversary in gratitude with Manila Business College for Academic support to their beneficiaries

Last June 16, 2015, Hospicio De San Jose (HDSJ) celebrated their 150th anniversary of the presence and service of the daughters of charity of St. Vincent de Paul entitled “LEGACY NIGHT” with the theme “Celebrating with gratitude milestone of boldness of charity”. Manila Business College (MBC) is awarded on the said event to recognize the academic partnership where MBC provides scholarships to HDSJ beneficiaries. The Executive Vice President, Mr. Jameson W. Chua and Mr. Jesse S. Jacildo, Student Affairs Supervisor attended the said event and receive the plaque of recognition. .

Hospicio de San Jose is well known of their charity and mission for person in poverty situations and as their partner in helping their beneficiaries through giving them academic scholarship, they consider it a rare opportunity and a big help. MBC is a proud partner of Hospicio de San Jose since 2012.

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

Source: http://japionline.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/RMP-BROCHURE-2012.pdf

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:

JMMA jmma@mbc.edu.ph

Phone 09067997889

For more information regarding the RMP Program of JAPI, kindly visit www.japionline.org

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