Memorial Day 2015

December 1, 2015 was a very busy day for the Maritime Regiment as three exciting activities happened in different venues. For the first part of the celebration, cadet officers, faculty and staff attended a wreath laying in Cempark Banilad to commemorate Engr. Matias B. Aznar. A photojournalism contest was also done with cadets together with the remaining employees at Southwestern University and lastly, a painting contest with the participation of the cadets and the remaining SMFI faculty and staff was held in Aznar Coliseum.

The day commenced at the Aznar Coliseum where a singing and dancing competition of employees and the cadets was held and the main event, Mr. Maritime and the Gratitude Christmas Tree Lighting. Gratitude Christmas Tree lighting happeed within the Mr. Maritime Program which our Regiment Choral and some SMFI staff performed Christmas carols imbibing the spirit of Christmas. Dinner was served c/o SMFI.
See below for a partial list of winners!

Photojournalism: 1/c Alpha Deck
Painting: 1/c Bravo Deck
Artist’s Choice: 3/C Bravo Deck
Singing Contest:
Employee: 2/M Clarito Pasignasigna
Employee: Academics
Mr. Maritime:
Photogenic: S/C Dexler Edrian Boholst
2nd Runner up: 3/C Nel James Pluma
1st Runner up: S/C Kay Angelo Montecillo Peñalosa
Mr. Maritime 2015: S/C Arthur Paitan


National Seafarers Day 2015

Cdt. Jan Carlo Carpio won as the  Champion for an Oratorical Competition against 23 contestants from varying Maritime Schools all through-out the country. The competition was held last September 26, 2015 in Metro Manila.

The winning piece was written and coached by Mr. Anthony Jay Cavales titled, Marinong Pilipino: Isulong and Edukasyon at Pagsasanay.

Congratulations to Cdt. Carpio and Mr. Cavales! You make us all very proud!! Forward always forward!


Presentation Of Sponsors 2015

At 9AM on September 23rd, the Maritime Regiment assembled on the Aznar Coliseum Parade Grounds of Southwestern University. This day marked the celebration of the 8th annual Presentation of Sponsors with Guest of Honor, Capt. Rodolfo Aspillaga- President of Masters and Mates of the Philippines and the SMFI Owner’s Representative. With Corps Commander Cdt. Capt. Anthony Jay Alpuerto leading the Corps of Cadets and Corps Sponsor Ms. Elizabeth Renee Scheer leading the lady sponsors, friends and family were witness to the exciting moment in the cadets lives. To end the event with a bang, the Maritime Regiment crack platoon performed their closing exhibition and announced were the new officers and the Corps Commander for the next semester – Cdt. Capt. Jan Carlo Carpio.

Below is the complete list of the 2015 Lady Sponsors:
Ms. Scheer, Elizabeth Renee
Ms. Lee, Shelly
Ms. Garcia, Natasha
Ms. Balane, Paula
Ms. Dupal-ag, Mymarie
Ms. Diras, Thiya Franchesca
Ms. Elegino, Alfe Mancao
Ms. Sinajon, Marianne
Ms. Kilat, Krianne Grace
Ms. Melano, Erlyn Jean
Ms. Baure, Maria Kriztine Jaya
Ms. Jungoy, Gladelyn
Ms. Sungkip, Suzette
Ms. Abetacion, Sandey Mae
Ms. Urquia, Mialyn
Ms. Embalzado, Judy Lyn
Ms. Putol, Rose Marie
Ms. Yarte, Yvonne Mae