picks CBE faculty’s paper for presentation
recently completed study of Dr. Angelo Unite of the Economics
Department and Dr. Michael Sullivan of the University of Nevada,
Las Vegas titled, The Effect of Foreign Entry and Ownership
Structure on the Philippine Domestic Banking Market, was accepted
for presentation at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the Financial
Management International (FMAI). The FMAI is a US-based global
leader in developing and disseminating knowledge about financial
decision making. The event will be held in Toronto, Canada
on October 17-20.
Unite and Sullivan’s study is part of a team research project
of the DLSU Angelo King Institute for Economic and Business
Studies funded by the Philippine APEC Study Center Network
(PASCN). The paper investigates how the relaxation of foreign
entry regulations affects domestic banks using accounting
data for Philippine commercial banks from the years 1990 to
receives Spanish grant
of Education faculty Francisco Garcia is one of the three
recipients of a scholarship grant for Professors of the Spanish
Language in the Philippines from the Agencia Española de Cooperacion
Internacional (AECI). The named recipients are undertaking
a one-month course on Special Course for Professors of Spanish
organized by the Spanish Summer School of Madrid from July
9 to 28.
Garcia currently serves as editor of the Spanish section of
the DLSU Press.
Castro delivers talk on US foreign policy
Science Department faculty Dr. Renato de Castro, a Richard
Barnette Fellow on American National Security, delivered a
lecture on US foreign policy in Asia at Xavier University
in Cagayan de Oro on July 4.
his talk, De Castro discussed the patterns of change in US
foreign policy toward East Asia since the 20th century and
raised possible changes in the Bush Administration’s policy
toward the region. The lecture was held in commemoration of
Philippine-American Friendship Day.
In another development, two articles written by De Castro
were published last year in the National Defense College Occasional
Paper. The first article, titled China’s Strategic Modernization
and Its Implications on RP-PRC Spratly Dispute, argues that
the Philippine-Chinese dispute is not a simple case of territorial
dispute that can be solved by diplomatic means. The article
posed a warning that China is an emerging regional power pursuing
second article, titled Development in US Post-Cold War Defense
Policy and Its Implications on US-Philippine Security Relations,
discusses the major trends in American defense policy and
points out the means on how the Armed Forces of the Philippines
can tap US military power for Philippine security needs.
Department in the cutting edge
Psychology Department of the College of Liberal Arts announces
its Cutting Edge in Psychology Seminar-Workshop Series for
this school year. This year’s series focuses on new technologies
in psychological assessment for educational, clinical, and
industrial settings. The workshops will culminate in April
2002 in the launching of selected psychological scales and
measures developed and validated by the department’s students
under the mentorship of the faculty.
first seminar in this year’s series,Updates on Psychological
Profiling, was held on June 23. Godofredo Lanuza, managing
director of Innerview Consultancy Services International,
spoke on the Harrison Innerview, and Romulo Romero, country
manager of Organization Technology International for Indonesia
and the Philippines, presented the Personal Profile System.
Professor Ma. Angeles Lapeña, coordinator of the Laboratoryo
ng Pananaliksik sa Sikolohiya, also spoke on current concerns
in psychological assessment.
fires up international confab
sole participant from the Philippines, Dr. Susan Roces of
the Chemical Engineering Department participated in the 3rd
Asia Pacific Conference on Combustion (ASPACC, 2001) held
at the Seoul National University on June 24-27. She presented
a paper titled, Model Development for a Small Underfeed Stoker
Firing Lump Wood during the third session on Fuel and Coal
Combustion. Roces also served as chairperson and moderator
of the first technical session on the same topic.
conference was organized by the Korean Society of Combustion
and was jointly sponsored by the Korea Research Foundation
and Seoul National University.