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.