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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

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Welcome Aboard- August 2015

Consistent with our 7 core values, the top management has approved the following integration of new offices and job-fitting initiatives to further prepare SMFI embrace greater challenges ahead. To wit:

1. The hiring of ANTHONY JAMES NOAKES as Senior Director for Operations effective June 15, 2015.

ANTHONY JAMES NOAKES

Mr. Noakes carries with him a vast experience working in several areas in the maritime field, specifically as Competency Manager Consultant to PVTRANS/PVTEC , Training Director of IDESS Maritime Centre and Project and Production Manager of IDESS Interactive Technologies Inc. He is a perfect fit for the Regimental form of training and education because of his involvement in the Royal Australian Navy Chief Petty Officer Acoustic Warfare Systems. He also has worked as Corporate HR Manager at Songa Offshore in Singapore. He is a holder of Bachelor degree in Adult Education, Major in Human Resource Development, University of Sydney, Australia.

2. The hiring of Captain ROY AKKER as Senior Director, Business Development effective July 1, 2015.

ROY AKKER

Before joining SMFI, Capt. Akker worked as the Human Resource Manager in Asia/Owner Representative United Philippines Lines, Inc for HAL in the Philippines. His stellar seafaring career was evident in his officership on board Holland America Line (HAL Beheer B.V) from 2003-2008. He has attended KOFS Royal School for Inland Shipping and OBS de Molengang in The Netherlands. He holds a dual degree on Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation & Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering from ROC Den Helder, The Netherlands. He was also an instructor/assessor Development Course (STCW 98 Basic Safety Training) in MSR Rotterdam, Den Helder Training Center.

3.   Effective Monday, 10 August 2015 until December 2015, Ms. Anika Kriesel will start her OJT exposure with SMFI.

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During the duration of her apprenticeship, she will work directly with Capt. Roy Akker, Sr. Director-Business Development and will hold office at Ms. Hannah Gabiana’s former work station. She will participate in all employee activities and shall be treated like a regular employee.

Welcome Aboard!

Forward Always Forward Maritime Regiment!

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Batch Magiting Recognition Rites 2014

On October 29 2014, One hundred twenty cadets of Batch Magiting held their Recognition Rites outside Aznar Coliseum of Southwestern University. Led by Cadet Commander Bacho, parents and friends witnessed the celebration of a triumphant milestone in the young men’s lives.

SMFI  faculty and staff, SWU Chairman Ms. Maris Holopainen,  chairman of SMFI, Mr. Andrew Aznar, and his wife, SMFI President, Mrs. Gina Aznar, benefactor Dr. Uwe Rameken and partner shipping company representatives attended the event.  Also in attendance was Mr. Miguel Rivera, President of OSTE shipping and the keynote speaker for the ceremony. Academic awards were given out to the top 15 of the 50 marine transportation cadets as well as to the top 15 of the 70 marine engineering cadets with Cadet Sidney Figues being awarded top honors for Marine Transportation and Cadet Benny Mariel Tinapay for Marine Engineering.

On the evening of the same day, everyone gathered at the Grand Convention Center in Cebu City for the Graduation Ball. Heartfelt speeches and words of encouragement were shared by parents and faculty to the new graduates. With laughter and dancing all around, the night concluded with high spirits and excitement for the future.