Fil-Am professor shapes global business thinking

Dr. J. Mark Munoz (Contributed Photo)
Dr. J. Mark Munoz (Contributed Photo)

A FILIPINO-AMERICAN professor is shaping the global business thinking around the world through his works.

Doctor J. Mark Munoz started his career in senior international management roles and became an account director for a United States and Asia-Pacific market research and consulting firm based in New Jersey.

Munoz studied high school at the University of the Philippines in Cebu, acquired his bachelor’s degree at the West Visayas State University in Iloilo and finished his Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Management at the University of San Jose – Recoletos in Cebu.

He is currently teaching at the Millikin University and is collaborating with students to create strategic plans for Fortune 500 companies and businesses in China, Italy, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Korea, and New Zealand.

Every year, he directs a two-week international travel immersion course for MBA students in the US. In the past 10 years, he facilitated post-graduate business programs in Germany and China.

He also founded an international mentorship program which allows students from around the world to mentor each other on international business issues.

Published Books

Aside from teaching, he continues to write books of global significance.

He just completed a book on Hispanic Latino Entrepreneurship and is wrapping up one on African American Entrepreneurship. He is also editing two books: Managerial Forensics and Strategies in University Management, which gather the views of top experts and writers from around the world.

His success in writing paved the way for numerous books with a global theme, including Winning Across Borders (based on a globalization study covering 35 countries), A Salesman in Asia (strategic selling methods for Asia-Pacific), International Social Entrepreneurship (strategies for creating socially driven business enterprises), Contemporary Microenterprise: Concepts and Cases (pioneering book on small businesses worldwide), and Handbook on the Geopolitics of Business (reference guide on how geography, economics and politics impact global business).

Munoz completed a total of nine books, most of which are distributed globally and were used as business reference materials in several courses around the world.

Career and Awards

In 2001, he joined the academe in the US and worked as an Assistant Professor of International Business at the Millikin University in Illinois.

In 2005, he was honored with the Calatagan Literary Award by the Philippine American Writers and Artists Association. The award was for the book “Land of My Birth” – a socio-political critique of the Philippines that has been described as the contemporary version of Dr. Jose Rizal’s book Noli me Tangere.

In 2012, he was recognized as Distinguished Scholar by the Academy of Global Business Advancement.

In 2013, he was accorded the Teaching Excellence Award by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) – one of 10 in the entire world.

In the past 14 years, Munoz’s career blazed the trail with numerous researches, writing, and teaching awards.

He now holds the highest academic rank of Full Professor.

Born a Filipino and starting out from humble beginnings, Dr. Mark Munoz is a living proof that the Filipino can make important academic and business contributions to the world. (PR)

Coffins arrive at Indonesian prison as executions near

CILICAP, Indonesia — Ambulances carrying coffins arrived Tuesday at a prison island and relatives paid final visits to their condemned loved ones in a sign that Indonesia will imminently execute eight foreigners and one Indonesian man, despite an international outcry and pleas for mercy.

The nine inmates, all convicted on drug charges, were given 72-hour notices over the weekend that they would be executed by a firing squad, prompting a flurry of last-minute lobbying by foreign leaders. The United Nations has argued that the inmates’ crimes are not egregious enough to warrant the ultimate punishment.

Among the condemned are two Australians — Myuran Sukumaran, 33, and Andrew Chan, 31 — whose emotional families made what could be their last visit to Besi prison on Nusakambangan island, where the prisoners are scheduled to die. Sukumaran’s sister, Brintha, wailed in agony and had to be carried through a crowd of media waiting at the ferry port to the island. (MORE)

7 Cebu churches you probably missed

CEBU is a home to the many churches founded by the Augustinian priests, who were the first missionaries to reach the Philippines.

It is where the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño (commonly known as Santo Niño Church), which was founded in 1565, grew in popularity as the cradle of Philippine Christianity and the sanctuary of the holy image of Senyor Santo Niño.

Aside from the Santo Niño Church, also featured in this article are the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Church, Redemptorist Church, San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish, Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, and Carmelite Monastery.

Take a tour to seven churches in the city that you probably missed:

1. Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Church

2. Redemptorist Church

3. San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish

4. Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral

5. Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes

6. Carmelite Monastery

7. Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño

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Source: http://basilicasantonino.org.ph/pages/kaplag.html#B

Graphics by: Daryl D. Anunciado
Video by: Daryl D. Anunciado and Kim D. Yuhico
Video editing by: Daryl D. Anunciado

Hit-and-run victim returns to Asturias

By Rebelander Basilan

TERESITA Castro flew to Dubai in March 2013 to work as a domestic helper, but a road accident left her paralyzed less than a month later.

For almost two years, the 43-year-old Asturias, Cebu native stayed in a hospital under the care of Filipino nurses, unable to talk and walk.

She was flown back to Cebu yesterday with the help of a group of professionals from Asturias who are working in the Philippines and abroad. (MORE)