Coastal Clean-up and HSGI Employee Summer Outing

Last April 8, the HSGI team and Regiment Cadets embarked on an maritime adventure. Geared to explore and preserve the beautiful island of Mactan and it’s surrounding islands, the main purpose of this outreach was to preserve the crystal clear waters that are home to numerous species of fish.

Once on the island of Mactan, everyone cleaned the coastal area of Lapu-lapu using enviornment friendly tools such as nets, dust pans & broom twigs.

Later in the afternoon, the team went on board sever banca’s (wooden boats commonly used for inter-island transportation in the Philippines) to visit the different surronding island destinations. With everyone excited and ready to swim, the team travelled to Nalusuan island with its famous bird and fish sancutaries and Caohagan, a small and peaceful island with a marine sanctuary teeming with colorful, vibrant and diverse marine creatures.

The last stop was Sulpa Island, one of the most visited islands near Mactan, Cebu. This island is part of the six satellite islands of Olango and offered a wide variety of activities such as diving, snorkeling and has one of the most visited fish sanctuaries, perfect for fish feeding!

As the day came to an end, everyone was able to reflect and appreciate the beauty of nature. Most importantly, everyone was able to help make a difference to the surrounding environment- something that HSGI greatly values.


Calva Capt

Congratulations to the achievers for April- May 2016!

Congratulations to the recent achievers of SMFI and the Maritime Regiment!

To the OIC Dean of the Maritime Regiment, Jacob Calva for passing the Master Mariner Licensure Examination and scoring a 100% passing rate.

To the new Attorney of SMFI, Joey Borinaga for passing the 2016 Bar Examination.

And to the Leonis SSG Cadet Group 1 – “MASIGASIG” Batch 2016. One(1) SSG Cadet received a perfect score of 990/990 in the TOEIC (Test of English for International Communications – Listening & Reading. He he earned an Advance Professional Proficiency and to the group elected officers:

Cadet Elmer Abergas – President / Leader

Cadet Nemrod Medina – COO / Asst. Leader

Cadet John Edward Umali – Financial Expert

Cadet Rico Albert Bariata – Spokesperson

Cadet Van Melbert Pongase – Deputy Spokesman

Cadet Marlon Jupherson Duma – Discipline Officer

Cadet John Michael Magbanua – PRO

Leonis Navigation also held a Cadetship ceremony on May 6 with the HSGI Owners Representative Capt. Rodolfo Aspilaga in attendance. Attendees were able to appreciate the training thrust of the company, especially the commitment of its principal the World Marine Company Ltd to develop their officers of the future. In all, there were 21 finishers, six of which were HSGI-SMFI. With the 15 awards given, our E/C Elmer Abergas was able to bag the Leadership Award.

Congratulations to Everyone! Forward Always Forward!