Opening Bonfire SY: 2014-2015

At the beginning of each school year, a symbolic bonfire ceremony is held by the Maritime Regiment at Aznar Ballpark to signify the burning excitement of the year ahead.

On May 27, 2014, it was announced that Cdt. Commander Bacho would serve as the new Corps Commander for year 2014-2015 and was awarded by Dean, Capt. Reynaldo Abella and SMFI President, Mrs. Gina Aznar.

Other than a way of celebrating, this bonfire was also a way of strengthening camaraderie among new 3rd class cadets and seniors. The incoming 2nd class cadets also announced their batch name “Makisig” and as everyone participated in the traditional boodle fight and presented dance and song numbers from each class, the night ended happily with resounding sounds of laughter in the air.

General Orientation Seminar: SY 2014-2015

On May 25, the Maritime Regiment once again held it’s Annual General Orientation Seminar for parents, guardians and newly accepted cadets.

Held in Aznar Coliseum, this whole-day affair was also attended by the faculty and staff of Seacrest Maritime Foundation, Inc. The cadets were given insight into the protocols and policies of the regiment and parents/guardians were oriented on the various academic policies, regimental training program and and the Study Now, Pay Later Program.


Matias H. Aznar III Memorial Day 2013


The Maritime Regiment of Southwestern University celebrated the Memorial Day for its founder, Engr. Matias H. Aznar III on December 13, 2013 at Aznar Coliseum (Azco) with the theme
“The Maritime Regiment fulfilling its mission amidst  adversity”.

The day began with the laying of the wreath to commemorate the event and silent drill presentation in front of the Matias Aznar statue followed by a inspirational speech given inside Azco by Mr. Uwe Rameken, an Seacrest Maritime Foundation Inc. (SMFI) board member, who was also a good friend of Engr. Aznars.  SMFI faculty and staff were then surprised by a video presentation recognizing the employees who had served the Regiment for many years.

In the afternoon,  activities such as a  chess competition, poster making contest, singing and dance contest and Bingo contest were held in the same venue. These events included the participation of not only the regiment cadets but also the faculty and staff of SMFI.

To end the night with a bang and to fulfill its theme, the Maritime Regiment held its its  Concert for a Cause to benefit the victims of Typhoon Yolanda, Mr. Maritime 2013, and Christmas Fashion Show.

Photographs and Article for the Concert for a Cause will follow.