Malayan Colleges Laguna

College Weeks for A.Y. 2022 – 2023

By: Mark Corales

Mapúa-PTC CMET Week 2023: Fostering Ocean Awareness and Unity

From September 27 to 30, 2023, the Mapúa-PTC College of Maritime Education and Training (Mapúa -PTC CMET) came alive with vibrant festivities as they celebrated their annual college week. With the theme “Our Seas, Our Livelihood, Our Life Source: A Whole-of-Nation Approach Towards Raising Maritime and Ocean Awareness,” the week was dedicated to promoting environmental consciousness and the significance of our oceans in the life of maritime officers.

The CMET Week kicked off with an exhilarating ‘Pagsalubong: CMET Week Opening Parade’, where students and faculty marched in unison, showcasing their unity in advocating for maritime and ocean preservation. The energy and enthusiasm were palpable as they set the tone for the exciting days ahead.



The week-long event featured various activities aimed at raising awareness about the importance of our seas. Workshops, seminars, and talks were conducted by experts in marine conservation, exploring topics such as sustainable fishing practices, plastic pollution, and marine biodiversity. These insightful sessions empowered students with knowledge and encouraged them to become ambassadors of change in their respective maritime careers.



The highlight of the celebration was the Opening Ceremony, where esteemed guests and faculty members emphasized the urgency of preserving our marine resources. They stressed the need for a collective effort, embracing a whole-of-nation approach to tackle environmental challenges and ensure a sustainable future for generations to come.



The Together with CMET: CMET Night 2022 provided a chance for students to relax and celebrate the success of their week-long endeavor. It was a night filled with laughter, joy, and camaraderie, as the students bonded over their shared passion for preserving our oceans. In conclusion, the Mapúa-PTC College of Maritime Education and Training’s CMET Week 2023 was more than just a celebration; it was a collective call to action. By embracing the theme “Our Seas, Our Livelihood, Our Life Source,” the college highlighted the crucial role our oceans play in sustaining life on Earth and the responsibility we all have in safeguarding them. Through knowledge, unity, and hands-on engagement, CMET students proved that a whole-of-nation approach is the key to raising maritime and ocean awareness, paving the way for a brighter, more sustainable future.


Mapúa Institute of Technology at Laguna

In a dazzling display of innovation, intellect, and imagination, the Mapúa Institute of Technology at Laguna (MITL) hosted its highly anticipated annual event, MITL Week 2022, from December 12 to December 16, 2022. Under the theme “9th Cardinal Throne” the week-long celebration proved to be an exceptional convergence of sports, artistic expression, and collaborative exploration.



The MITL Week commenced with several fun activities like the Plenary Session, MITL Street Dance, and MITL 2022 King & Queen Talent Night. MITL students are filled with energy and excitement for the activities that are awaiting throughout the week.



The highlight of the celebration was the sportsfest where each program from the MITL Department compete head-to-head to know who’s the best. Followed by MITL 2022 King & Queen where candidates showcase their talents, beauty, and brains.



The MITL Week concluded with Social and Awards Night featuring ALLMO$T together with Mapúa MCL student performers. As MITL Week 2022 comes to an end, students carried with them not only newfound knowledge but also a renewed sense of curiosity and purpose. The event demonstrated that, much like the cardinal directions, the pursuit of knowledge knows no bounds and leads us to new horizons.


Senior High School

Mapúa MCL – Senior High School Department came alive with vibrant energy and a sense of anticipation as it hosted the much-awaited SHS Week 2023. Themed “Piye-SHS Tahan” from April 18 to 20, 2023. The event was a testament to the school’s commitment to nurturing holistic growth, embracing diversity, and fostering unity among its students. Through a series of engaging activities, thought-provoking discussions, and captivating performances, SHS Week 2023 truly stood out as a celebration of excellence in education.



SHS Week 2023 started its celebration with fun events like the Opening Parade, Maligayang SHSayaw: Street Dance Competition, Malikhang Bigkas: Spoken Poetry Competition, and Mapúa SHS Got Talent. SHS Mages are stoked and filled with enthusiasm for the activities coming ahead.



The highlight of the event happened on the last day when they crowned the new Mr. and Ms. Mapúa MCL SHS 2023. As the curtains close on SHS Week 2023 – Piye-SHS Tahan, the students are reverberated with a sense of accomplishment and growth. The event had succeeded in fostering a culture of curiosity, resilience, and unity among the student body. It reminded everyone that education is not just about acquiring knowledge, but also about embracing challenges, celebrating diversity, and pushing the boundaries of what is possible.


College of Arts and Science

A radiant wave of energy and enthusiasm swept through the campus of Mapúa MCL as the much-anticipated College of Arts and Science  (CAS) Week 2023 took center stage last May 23 to 25, 2023. Themed “Solaria,” this event celebrated the power of the sun as a symbol of learning, creativity, and service. With a blend of engaging workshops, artistic expressions, and meaningful community projects, CAS Week 2023 illuminated the potential for positive change in the world.



The Mapúa MCL CAS kickstarted their celebration with Chró-Maxima: Run with Hue, Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting, Lumos Pictura: Paint in Box, Energeia: Fuwa-mazing Race, Simulcast: Breaking Barriers, and Radiance: A COMMchella Festival.



The highlight of the event took place on the last day where amazing performances have been witnessed from Mapúa MCL’s very own student performers to the Asia’s Songbook, Kween Yasmin.



As CAS Week 2023 – Solaria concluded, the students are resonated with a sense of accomplishment and inspiration. The event successfully showcased the potential for personal growth, innovation, and positive community impact. The “Solaria” theme, symbolic of both individual brilliance and collective illumination, encouraged students to embrace their unique talents and collaborate for a brighter tomorrow.


College of Computer and Information Science

From April 25 to 29, 2023, Mapúa MCL’s campus was transformed into a playground of pixels and excitement as College of Computer and Information Science (CCIS) Week 2023’s Game Fest took center stage. This year’s event was a testament to the fusion of technology, creativity, and camaraderie, celebrating the vibrant world of technology and its impact on our lives. With an array of thrilling tournaments, engaging workshops, and interactive experiences, CCIS Week 2023 Game Fest unlocked the power of play in fostering innovation and collaboration.



CCIS Week 2023 initiated with the Open House ceremony. This is where the CCIS houses Sentinels, Cybernetics, Chronos, and Innovators officially kickstart their battles and search for the “Last House Member Standing” in their Royal Rumble game.



The highlight of the event happened on the last day during the CCIS Social Night where exciting raffles to amazing performances took place. As CCIS Week 2023 Game Fest concluded, the students was abuzz with the memories and experiences that had been created. The success of CCIS Week 2023’s Game Fest serves as a testament to the power of collaboration, creativity, and the impact of technology on shaping the future.


E.T. Yuchengco College of Business

Mapúa MCL was awash with a sense of wonder and excitement as E.T. Yuchengco College of Business Week 2023, themed “Venture Through the Stars,” unfolded last May 2 to 5, 2023. This annual event marked a celebration of the College of Business, encouraging students to delve into the realms of learning, discovery, and creativity. With a constellation of engaging workshops, awe-inspiring lectures, and cosmic-themed activities, ETYCB Week 2023 took students on an otherworldly journey of exploration.



The ETYCB Week kicked off its Day 1 with an opening parade and amazing performances from different organizations associated with the College of Business. Students are filled with joy and excitement as they look forward to fun activities and exciting games in store for the rest of the celebration.



The highlight of the celebration took place on the 2nd day where student business owners showcased their products and services during the Business Expo. As the final days of ETYCB Week 2023 – Venture Through the Stars – drew to a close, the students are buzzed with echoes of shared experiences and newfound knowledge. The event had achieved its goal of fostering a spirit of exploration, encouraging students to reach for the stars in their academic pursuits and entrepreneurial endeavors.

Mapúa MCL FLUX Tour x Health Sciences Bootcamp: Empowering the Future of Health Sciences Education

Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna (Mapúa MCL), a premier educational institution known for its commitment to excellence and innovation, hosted a transformative event last June 17 to June 24, 2023 – the Mapúa MCL FLUX Tour x Health Sciences Bootcamp. The bootcamp aimed to showcase the college’s B.S. Biology and B.S. Psychology programs under the College of Health and Sciences, offered in collaboration with the prestigious Arizona State University (ASU), and provide a unique learning experience for aspiring students.



The one-week-long bootcamp served as an extraordinary platform for prospective applicants, enabling them to immerse themselves in the world of Health Sciences and interact closely with experienced professors from Mapúa MCL. The event opened doors to a wide array of opportunities, allowing participants to broaden their horizons and foster a passion for health-related fields.



During the bootcamp, participants engaged in a variety of interactive sessions, workshops, and seminars that covered diverse aspects of Health Sciences, ranging from cutting-edge medical research to innovative healthcare technologies. The curriculum was thoughtfully designed to ensure a holistic approach to learning, combining theoretical knowledge to prepare students for the real challenges of the healthcare industry.



The culmination of the Mapúa MCL FLUX Tour x Health Sciences Bootcamp was a memorable closing ceremony held on the last day. The event recognized and celebrated the top-performing students who demonstrated exceptional aptitude and enthusiasm during the bootcamp. These students were honored for their hard work, determination, and commitment to excellence, and were acknowledged as potential future leaders in the field of Health Sciences.



By nurturing the potential of aspiring students and offering them a glimpse into the dynamic world of Health Sciences, Mapúa MCL is taking a significant step towards shaping the future of healthcare education and, ultimately, the future of healthcare itself.

Mapúa MCL FLUX Tour x Web Development Bootcamp: Fostering Future Tech Innovators

Last May 20 to 27, 2023, Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna (Mapúa MCL) embarked on an exciting journey to showcase its programs under the esteemed College of Computer and Information Science. The institution hosted the Mapúa MCL FLUX Tour x Web Development Bootcamp, a one-week-long event aimed at providing aspiring tech enthusiasts a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of web development and gain insights from distinguished Mapúa MCL professors. This exceptional initiative not only showcased the college’s dedication to nurturing the future of technology but also recognized the outstanding efforts of participants on the final day.



Throughout the week-long bootcamp, participants were exposed to a diverse array of hands-on workshops, interactive lectures, and collaborative projects. Seasoned professors and mentors guided them through the intricacies of modern programming languages, user interface design, and the latest web development frameworks.

One of the key highlights of the Mapúa MCL FLUX Tour x Web Development Bootcamp was the unparalleled mentorship provided to participants. With the guidance of accomplished educators and industry experts, the aspiring tech enthusiasts were not only equipped with the requisite technical skills but were also encouraged to think critically, embrace creativity, and explore unconventional problem-solving approaches.



As the event reached its culmination on May 27, 2023, Mapúa MCL took the opportunity to recognize and appreciate the hard work and dedication of the participants. On the last day of the bootcamp, the institution awarded the top-performing students for their outstanding performance and dedication throughout the week-long program. This recognition not only celebrated their achievements but also motivated them to continue their journey towards becoming skilled web developers.

The Mapúa MCL FLUX Tour x Web Development Bootcamp served as a steppingstone for aspiring web developers, offering them a glimpse of the exciting and rewarding opportunities that await in the world of web development. Through this transformative experience, participants not only honed their technical skills but also developed the mindset needed to thrive in a competitive and ever-evolving industry.

Mapúa MCL Makes Waves at PhilMarine Expo 2023

From June 20 to 22, 2023, Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna (Mapúa MCL) made a significant splash at the PhilMarine Expo 2023, a prestigious 3-day exhibit held at the SMX Convention Center in SM Mall of Asia. The event provided a remarkable platform for Mapúa MCL to showcase its latest and pioneering initiative – exhibiting its first master’s degree programs in collaboration with the esteemed Business College of Athens in Greece. This partnership marks a pivotal milestone for the institution as it enters new academic frontiers and strengthens its global academic connections.



At the PhilMarine Expo 2023, Mapúa MCL proudly unveiled its diverse range of specialized master’s degree programs aimed at providing students with enhanced expertise in the maritime field. These innovative programs have been meticulously designed in collaboration with the renowned Business College of Athens, celebrated for their distinguished reputation in both business and academia. The curriculum has been carefully crafted to reflect the latest industry trends and accentuates practical knowledge and skills that resonate with the ever-evolving demands of the job market.

The newly introduced master’s degree offerings encompass a variety of disciplines, tailored to meet the aspirations of ambitious learners seeking to excel in their respective domains. The showcased courses include:

  • Master of Science in Shipping Business
  • Master of Science in Marine Engineering Management
  • Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management


Throughout the 3-day event, Mapúa MCL representatives demonstrated unwavering enthusiasm and dedication, eagerly responding to visitors’ inquiries and providing in-depth insights into the newly introduced master’s programs. With a comprehensive understanding of the maritime sector’s intricacies, the representatives effectively conveyed the benefits and opportunities that these programs offer to aspiring professionals seeking to excel in the industry.



The chance to exhibit the newest Master of Science programs in maritime education further bolstered Mapúa MCL’s presence at the PhilMarine Expo 2023. Visitors were given firsthand access to comprehensive program details, illustrating the institution’s commitment to delivering quality education and preparing students for thriving careers in the maritime world.

Mapúa MCL Celebrates 100% Passing Rate in Autodesk Revit Certification Exam

Last May 2023, the students, faculty, and an alumnus of the BS Architecture program at Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna (Mapúa MCL) achieved an astounding 100% passing rate in the Autodesk Revit Certification Exam. A total of 68 individuals took part in the rigorous examination, with each and every one emerging victorious. See below all successful Autodesk Revit Certification passers:



This extraordinary accomplishment is proof of the unwavering dedication, perseverance, and sheer brilliance exhibited by the Mapúa MCL community. It reflects their commitment to excellence and their relentless pursuit of knowledge in the field of architecture.

The Autodesk Revit Certification Exam is renowned for its stringent standards, requiring candidates to showcase their proficiency in using Revit software to create and design architectural structures. By obtaining this certification, the examinees have not only demonstrated their technical prowess but have also established themselves as highly skilled professionals in their chosen field.

The success of Mapúa MCL’s BS Architecture program reflects the exceptional education and mentorship provided by the institution. As we congratulate the students, faculty, and alumnus, we also extend our appreciation to the mentors and administrators who have nurtured and guided them throughout their educational journey. Their commitment to excellence and dedication to fostering a culture of continuous learning have played a pivotal role in shaping these individuals into the exceptional professionals they have become.

The success achieved by Mapúa MCL in the Autodesk Revit Certification Exam is an accomplishment that deserves to be celebrated and acknowledged. It is a testament to the institution’s commitment to providing a world-class education and empowering its students to reach their full potential through upskilling.

Unfold 2023: Empowering Artists and Supporting Childhope Philippines Foundation, Inc.


Mapúa Malayan Colleges of Laguna’s (Mapúa MCL) B. Multimedia Arts students organized a captivating seminar and exhibition event called “Unfold 2023” with the theme of Beyond the Canvas. This unique event aimed to showcase the students’ creative masterpieces while advocating for the advancement of artists in the corporate world. Additionally, all proceeds from the event were directed towards supporting the Childhope Philippines Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to helping street children.



Unfold 2023 brought together talented artists, renowned speakers, and art enthusiasts at the Festival Mall in Alabang on June 3 and 4, 2023. The event offered a platform for the students to display their innovative creations, while the chosen speakers shared their insights and experiences, inspiring the audience to elevate their artistic abilities.

The event speakers featured prominent figures in the art community including Haranikala, a celebrated illustrator; Eulah Araullo, a respected art director; Kulas Jalea, a renowned illustrator; and RK. De la Rosa, a prominent figure in the field of graphic design and founder of Simmer Studios.



In addition to the exhibition and speaker sessions, Unfold 2023 also featured art exhibits. The primary goal of this event was to transform the prevailing notion that artists are confined to the periphery of the corporate world. Through this event, the organizers aimed to showcase the immense potential of artists and highlight the impact they can make in various industries.



Unfold 2023, organized by the Multimedia Arts students of Mapúa MCL, was a resounding success. It brought together artists, speakers, and art enthusiasts to celebrate creativity, foster artistic growth, and make a positive impact on society. By encouraging others to embrace their artistic talents, the event left an indelible mark on the attendees and paved the way for a future where artists can thrive in the corporate hierarchy.

#OutstandingMapúan: Prof. Moreno Wins as Best Professor for Business Administration

Prof. Donn Enrique L. Moreno, a faculty member of the Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna’s (Mapúa MCL) E.T. Yuchengco College of Business, has garnered well-deserved recognition as the “Best Professor in Business Administration Studies” at the Philippines’ Leadership Congress Awards 2023. This prestigious accolade was presented by the esteemed World Education Congress and CMO Asia on June 7, 2023, at Dusit Thani in Manila.



The CMO Asia Awards serves as a distinguished platform that brings together esteemed marketers, brand custodians, advertising experts, and creative leaders. This exclusive event, accessible only through invitation, provides a secluded setting for top-notch marketing professionals, agencies, and consultants to acknowledge and celebrate excellence in their respective fields.

The primary objective of these awards is to honor the exceptional contributions of industry professionals in the realms of Branding and Marketing. By recognizing outstanding achievements, the aim is to promote excellence and elevate the reputations of deserving individuals and organizations within the industry.

Prof. Moreno’s achievement as the “Best Professor in Business Administration Studies” demonstrated his vast knowledge and experience in his field, he has consistently demonstrated an unwavering commitment to shaping the minds of future business leaders and professionals.

Beyond the classroom, Prof. Moreno has actively contributed to the advancement of the business administration field through his research and publications. His insightful contributions have enriched the academic community and have provided valuable insights into various aspects of business administration studies.

Receiving this award not only recognizes Prof. Moreno’s individual achievements but also highlights the excellence and dedication exhibited by the Mapúa MCL ETYCB Faculty and the Mapúa MCL community as a whole.

Congratulations to Prof. Moreno for this well-deserved honor, and may his accomplishments continue to inspire future generations of business leaders and educators!

Celebrating Excellence in Teaching and Learning: Mapúa MCL Wins at the 2023 Catalyst Awards

In a remarkable feat of academic excellence, Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna (Mapúa MCL) proudly congratulates Dr. Roel C. Rodrigo, Dr. Ramachandra C. Torres, and Prof. Donn Enrique L. Moreno for their outstanding achievement in the Teaching and Learning Category of the esteemed 2023 Anthology Catalyst Awards. Their dedication, innovative approaches, and unwavering commitment to empowering students have set a shining example for educators everywhere.



The Anthology Catalyst Awards acknowledges the exceptional achievements and inventive spirit found within Anthology’s worldwide community, where countless educators and learners strive daily to explore the potential of technology. Chosen by a diverse team of Anthology specialists, the winners, who represent the pinnacle of their respective fields, are honored in nine distinct categories. In this year’s edition, 40 outstanding individuals were selected from a pool of 109 nominees hailing from institutions in 21 different countries. These distinguished honorees will be publicly acknowledged during Anthology Together, a prominent EdTech conference held from July 17 to 20, 2023.

The achievements of Dr. Rodrigo, Dr. Torres, and Prof. Moreno at the 2023 Anthology Catalyst Awards. Dr. Rodrigo said, “Mapúa MCL stands at the forefront of teaching and learning excellence. With an unwavering commitment to transformative education, they have created an ecosystem that prepares students to thrive as global professionals in an ever-evolving world.”

Mapúa MCL takes great pride in celebrating these exceptional educators who continue to make a profound impact in the lives of their students and contribute to the overall progress of the academic community.

Learn more about the 2023 Anthology Catalyst Awards.


Mapúa MCL Celebrates Its First Mapúa MCL Fest

Last July 28 to 29, 2023, Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna (Mapúa MCL) held its very first Mapúa MCL Fest, a two-day extravaganza that aimed to introduce prospective students and current applicants to the diverse college programs and vibrant student life at Mapúa MCL.



The Mapúa MCL Fest was thoughtfully crafted to provide visitors with an immersive experience and a glimpse of what it’s like to be part of the Mapúa MCL community. The event comprised three exciting events: the Mapúa MCL EXPO, the Mapúa MCL EduQuest, and the much-awaited Academic Year-Ender Concert.

On the first day of the Mapúa  MCL Fest, the Mapúa MCL EXPO commenced, which displayed the achievements and strong points of each department. All college programs and Senior High School strands had their own exhibit, where they proudly presented their success stories, innovative projects, and distinguished alumni.



The Mapúa MCL EduQuest was held on the second day, with renowned TV host Bianca Gonzalez as one of the keynote speakers. She shared her personal journey and how her passion for communication led her to success. Professor Donn Enrique Moreno, the program chair of B.S. Business Administration, also delivered an empowering talk, emphasizing the importance of education and its role in molding future leaders in various industries.



The Mapúa MCL FEST would not be complete without an unforgettable Academic Year-Ender Concert. The campus came alive as our homegrown artists and famous local bands took the stage, thrilling the audience with their electrifying performances. K-Pop dance cover group Azatrix and bands FLU, Magnus Haven, and SUD delivered an incredible show that had everyone dancing and singing along.

The Year-Ender Concert was a fantastic way to end the two-day event, fostering a sense of camaraderie and celebration among incoming and current students, faculty, and visitors.



As the Mapúa MCL Fest concluded, it left an indelible mark on all who attended. Prospective students gained valuable insights into their future academic journey, while current applicants were further inspired to embrace their chosen paths. The success of the Mapúa MCL FEST heralds the beginning of a new tradition, one that will undoubtedly continue to inspire and uplift the Mapúa MCL community for years to come.

Mapúa MCL Participates in Universitas Esa Unggul’s Immersion Program 2023

In a world that is becoming increasingly interconnected, it is essential for students to broaden their horizons and gain a global perspective. Students from Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna’s E.T Yuchengco College of Business (Mapúa MCL ETYCB) took a significant step towards achieving this goal by participating in Universitas Esa Unggul’s (UEU) Immersion Program 2023, held from July 22 to 30 in Jakarta, Indonesia. This remarkable international experience was made possible through the Cintana Alliance, reflecting Mapúa MCL’s commitment to enhancing its internationalization efforts. 

Mapúa MCL was represented by a group of outstanding students namely, Mark Laurens Corales (3rd Year BS Business Administration Major in Marketing Management), Jerome Dalde (2nd Year BS Tourism Management), Khaira Marie Dulongbinti (2nd Year BS Accountancy), Irish Jose Estoesta (3rd Year BS Business Administration Major in Marketing Management), Mariel Tricia Gotiongco (4th Year BS Accounting Information System), Aira Mae Mendoza (3rd Year BS Accountancy), and Antoni Ville Ricafort (1st Year BS Business Administration). 

The UEU Immersion Program offered a unique opportunity for students to gain cross-cultural competence, while also deepening their academic knowledge. It welcomed a diverse group of students from different parts of the world with various academic disciplines and backgrounds, each representing their own communities. This laid the foundation for an enriching exchange of ideas and experiences throughout the program.  

One of the core objectives of the program was to provide the students with an authentic Indonesian cultural experience. With this, the participants had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the vibrant tapestry of Indonesian culture. They learned the intricate art of Batik and learned pottery-making, allowing them to connect with the essence of Indonesia.  

Apart from the cultural immersion, the program also placed a strong emphasis on academic excellence. Professors and experts from UEU conducted a series of lectures that covered Public Relations, Business Management, and Biotechnology. The students engaged in academic discussions, gaining valuable insights into their respective fields of study while broadening their intellectual horizons. 

By stepping out of their comfort zones, these students gained confidence, adaptability, and a global perspective that will serve them well in their future endeavors. They left the program with a deeper sense of appreciation for diversity and a heightened awareness of the global interconnectedness.  

With the success of this collaborative endeavor with UEU and other Cintana Alliance members as inspiration, Mapúa MCL looks forward to embarking its own immersion program in the near future, welcoming students from all over the world and introducing the Philippines to them.  

Moreover, Mapúa MCL remains committed to finding and creating opportunities for its students through mobility programs. These initiatives will enable students to expand their academic pursuits and become responsible global citizens. The institution recognizes the importance of such programs in shaping well-rounded individuals who can make meaningful contributions to a rapidly evolving world. Through continued efforts and collaborations, Mapúa MCL aims to open doors to even more transformative experiences for its students.