History of the Regiment

Founded by Andrew S. Aznar in 2007 in honor of his father, the late Engr. Matias “Bombi” Aznar III, Headway Seacrest Group Inc. (HSGI) is the champion agency managing of re-engineered Maritime Regiment program of Southwestern University, 65-year-old educational institution ideally located in the heart of Cebu City, where a majority of seafarers converge.

HSGI believes that education is the great equalizer in society .

As of April 2017, HSGI is helping over 1,000 Cadets from all over the Philippines pursue their dreams and ambitions of becoming maritime officers in the international maritime industry. Those who are deserving yet financially unable to access this opportunity for quality maritime education, are able to do so through the Study Now Pay Later (SNPL) program.

By implementing a Study Now Pay Later (SNPL) program, through grants and sponsorship funds, an Education to Employment model guarantees job placements for all its graduates.

At present 98% of our Maritime Regiment cadets are enrolled under the SNPL program. These bright and hardworking students come from the different provinces of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The cost for the cadets’ school fees, board and lodging, books, medical care, uniforms, and incidental expenses are funded through the SNPL.

It is the vision of HSGI to ultimately break the cycle of poverty and change the landscape of education in our country. With committed partners from different sectors of society, HSGI is able to lend a hand in nation building.