The Royal Institute of Linguists, Singapore conducted its Conferment Ceremony on the 19th of May 2016 at the Hotel Jen, Pasay City, Philippines as part of the closing ceremony of the 1st Special Study Series on International Language Education which ran from May 10 to 19, 2016.
In fulfilment of the Special Study Series Final Requirements, selected delegates presented their group Research Outputs and were judged by the facilitators. Mr. Ariem Venezuela Cinco, MRIEng(Sr) from STI Marikina, Philippines received the Best Presenter Award and his group received the Best Research Output Award on their topic “Corpus-Based Comparative Analysis Between ESL and EFL”.
Following the presentation of group Research Outputs, 5 Research Papers on Language Education were presented. The authors and presenters were Ms. Jenalyn Y. Lai of Polytechnic University of the Philippines - Laboratory High School; Mr. Ryan P. Reyes of iAcademy, Philippines; Ms. Mellodine A. Antonio of Ampid National High School; Ms. Brenda M. Casipit of Mataas na Paaralang Neptali A. Gonzales; and Dr. Marianito P. Gallego Jr. of Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
RI Officials together with Dr. Ma. Junithesmer D. Rosales, Dean, College of Education, Polytechnic University of the Philippines facilitated the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the 24 Research Paper Poster Presentations displayed during the Exhibit.
During lunch, participants were entertained by Banda Kawayan Pilipinas (BKP). BKP Founder and Conductor, Prof. Sigfredo B. Calabig and Dr. Athena Georgene Ang, President, Royal Institution, Singapore signed the Memorandum of Agreement making Banda Kawayan Pilipinas as an RI Accredited Institution.
The event’s highlight was the Conferment Ceremony where Hon. FDr. Gloria T. Baysa, Vice Chair, Board of Accountancy of the Professional Regulation Commission was conferred as Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institution, Singapore, the highest and most prestigious award given by RI.
FDr. Danilo V. Ayap, President of Lyceum of Alabang, and FDr. Danilo T. Reyes, Former Dean of the Graduate School of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines were conferred as Doctor Fellows of the Royal Institution, Singapore. Dr. Ma. Flordeliza L. Anastacio, Vice President of Malolos Campus, Centro Escolar University and Dr. Dennis A. Sandoval, Assistant Vice President for Planning and Development, Manuel L. Quezon University, were conferred as Senior Fellows of the Royal Institute of Accountants, Singapore. Dr. Ellinor F. Geronimo of Angel John Integrated Academy was conferred as Senior Fellow of the Royal Institute of Auditors, Singapore and Dr. Ma. Junithesmer D. Rosales was also conferred as Senior Fellow of the Royal Institute of Educators, Singapore.
105 professionals were conferred as Fellows, Senior Members, and Members of the Royal Institution, Singapore in recognition of their achievements and qualifications.
Royal Institute of Professors, Singapore also inducted its Honorary Officers – Dr. Ma. Junithesmer D. Rosales, FRIProf(Sr), Dean, College of Education, PUP as Honorary President; Dr. Dolores T. Quiambao, FRIProf, Dean, College of Education and Graduate School, Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University as Honorary Vice President; Dr. Racidon P. Bernarte, FRIProf, Chairperson, Department of Communication, Polytechnic University of the Philippines as Honorary Secretary; Dr. Jennifor L. Aguilar, FRIProf, Chairperson, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, PUP as Honorary Treasurer; Dr. Jinamarlyn B. Doctor, FRIProf, Associate Dean of College of Arts and Sciences, Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology as Honorary Business Manager; Dr. Silvia C. Ambag, FRIProf, Chief of the Center for Research Management, Polytechnic University of the Philippines as Honorary Assistant Business Manager; and Dr. Dennis O. Dumrique, FRIProf, Associate Professor II, Polytechnic University of the Philippines as Honorary Public Relations Officer.
Dr. Ma. Luz P. Bacani-Dasmariñas, FRIEdr, Chairperson of Master in Customs Administration Department at the Asian Institute of Maritime Studies, Pasay City, Philippines was appointed as Professorial Chair Holder of the Royal Institution, Philippines in the field of Education.
To end the program, Dr. Valentino G. Baac, Vice President, Royal Institution, Philippines thanked everyone in his closing address.