By Jamie Rosseditt P. Garcesa
Letran – Manila’s College of Business Administration and Accountancy (CBAA) presents its first major event for this academic year by inaugurating its partner institutions.
Last 4th of August at the Blessed Antonio Varona Gymnasium, STELLAR 2016: The CBAA Partnership Recognition Night was hailed by Rev. Fr. Juan V. Ponce, O.P., CBAA chaplain; Rev. Fr. Boyd R. Sulpico, O.P., executive vice president; Asst. Prof. Eunice Mareth Q. Areola, CBAA dean; and Asst. Prof. Kenji M. Asano Jr., CBAA asst. dean.
CBAA partner institutions
The partner institutions for the program Business Administration are the following: Entrepreneurship Educators Association of the Philippines, JA Philippines, Department of Trade and Industry-Center for International Trade Exposition and Mission, Robinsons Corporation, Enactus, Philippine Marketing Association Inc., Philippine Association of National Advertising Foundation, Chartered Financial Analysts Society of the Philippines Inc., and Cardno.
Asst. Prof. Christine Cruz introduced the partner institutions for the program Food Technology: Jamba Juice, Fresh Healthy Juice Boosters Inc., CBY Foods, Universal Robina Corporation, Connell Brothers, Dalisay Sweets, Silver Swan, CDO Foodsphere Inc., Leslie’s Corporation, Goldilock’s Bakeshop, Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, and SL Agritech.
For the program Nutrition and Dietetics; Nutrition Foundation of the Philippines, Philippine Association of Nutrition Inc., Lung Center of the Philippines, and Jolly Food Line were acknowledged.
The program Hotel and Restaurant Management was spearheaded by its program coordinator Asst. Prof. Fernando Trinidad III. The following were then lauded: Career Opportunities Consulting International Corporation at Manila City Food Service Inc. (Hap Chan Tea House).
Next in line was the Accountancy at Accounting Technology with the following partner institutions: The City Auditor’s Office, Quezon City, Bureau of Internal Revenue, and LBP Resources & Development Corporation.
The last program to hand their certificates was the Tourism Management led by Inst. Jame Monren T. Mercado: Queenspoint Travel and Tours, Sans Travel and Tours, Marsman Drysdale Travel Inc., DLC Travel and Tours, Kairos Travel and Tours, World Trade Center Management Inc., Infinity Travel and Tours, Transglobal Travel and Tours, Victory World Sphere and Travel Inc., Travel Specialist Ventures, Horizon Travel and Tours Inc., Amadeus Philippines, BCP Philscan Travel, Intramuros Administration, Macarmik Travel Center Inc., Philippine Airlines, Korea Tourism Organization, Korea Culture Center, Tours Avenue, The Art of Travel, Miascor Ground Handling Corporation, Blue Cross Medical and Travel Insurance Inc., Far Travel Inc., Rajah Travel Corporation, Reidan Travel Services, Skynet Travel Corporation, Adam’s Express Travel Corporation, True North Travel and Tours, Tradewings Tours and Travel Corp., Bay Area Travel and Tours, Blue Horizons, Cookie Café Franchise System Inc., Dive Coron Link Resort, and Pan Euro Travel.
A night of glitz and glam
“STELLAR 2016 is organized and planned by TM4A students for their course subject, Events Management,” Godfrey Siochi said, senator of the program Tourism Management.
“Inumpisahan naming magplano nung April kasi sinabihan na kami ng professor namin na si Inst. Mercado na mag-isip na ng concept, and ang pumasok na sa isip namin will be awards night.”
“Ang focus talaga ng event na ito is to give appreciation for the partner industries of each program under CBAA. We’re also hoping that it will be celebrated every year,” Siochi added.
The audio-visual presentation of the 2nd Metro Manila Tourism Convention titled “Tuklas: Sustainability as a Pathway for Tourism Development” was also presented that night and will be shown on the 7th of November to be led by the TM4 students.
“This event could really attract more external linkages. These linkages could really help our college continuously improve,” John Deric Vitobina remarked, Young Entrepreneurs Society of Letran president. “All in all, the event was great and perfectly successful.”