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OLFU Hosts National Conference on ASEAN Integration
October 25,2016


22 October 2016, Valenzuela, Metro Manila- Our Lady of Fatima University (OLFU) staged its 3rd in a series of national conferences, intending to serve as channel for change amongst professionals who share the university’s aim to address prevailing issues relative to health, business and education.


Organized by OLFU’s Social Cluster Committee, the conference entitled, “The 1st National Conference on the Rise of ASEAN Integration” focused on the theme--- “The ASEAN Integration: Its Challenges in the Academe and Services Sector in the 21st Century”. The said committee consists of a collaboration between four Colleges, namely: Education, Arts and Sciences, Maritime Education and Criminal Justice.


Held at OLFU’s AMS Auditorium, the conference sought to:

  1. Increase awareness of the K to 12 Curriculum Program of the Philippines as the way to address the Filipino graduates’ unpreparedness for work, readiness for college and competitiveness in the global market relative to ASEAN Integration;
  2. Address the challenge of globalization that goes with multicultural education, and
  3.  Collaborate with higher education leaders in the alignment of the 21st century education system that prepares students, workers and citizens to become globally competitive.


430 delegates participated in the event, consisting of OLFU undergraduate and graduate students, alumni and faculty members, as well as external delegates such as school heads, teachers and practitioners in the fields of maritime education and criminology.


Dr. Heracleo D. Lagrada delivered his Keynote Message. He is OLFU’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, and the Dean of the Graduate School


Distinguished speakers discussed topics pertinent to the ASEAN Integration. These were:


Dr. Maria Virlinda O. Tee

Chair, College of Education

De La Salle Araneta University

“K-12 and ASEAN Integration: Its Impact to the Philippine Educational Sytem and Services



      Dr. Felicito P. Dalaguete

      Dean, Asian Institute of Maritime Studies

      “The ASEAN Integration and Multicultural Education: Unity Amidst Diversity”


Dr. Maricar S. Prudente

Full Professor, Science Education Department, De La Salle University

Chair, Division I- Educational, Governmental and International Policies of the National Research

Council of the Philipines

“The In-Demand 21st Century Skills in Relation to the ASEAN Integration”


Dr. Raymond Macatangga

Dean, College of Computer Studies

Our Lady of Fatima University

“Media and Information Literacy”


In the afternoon session, poster and research presentations were also shared.


The success of the learning event was a teamwork between members of the Social Cluster Committee (SCC) on National Conferences:


Dr. Elmer S. Hidalgo

Dean of College of Education

SCC Conference Chairperson


Dr. Hansel Hope A. Perez

Program Head, College of Education

Antipolo Campus

SCC Conference Program


Dr. John B. David

Program Head, College of Criminal Justice

Pampanga Campus

SCC Conference Secretariat


Mrs. Clarita dJ Tanghal

Program Head, College of Education

Quezon City Campus

SCC Conference Marketing


Mrs. Bernardita T. Gacutan

Program Head, Department of Biology

College of Arts and Sciences

SCC Conference Finance


        Engr. Francis Jay D. Dela Cruz

        Program Head, College of Maritime Education

        Valenzuela Campus

        SCC Conference Logistics




Report courtesy of Mrs. Clarita dJ Tanghal





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