Randy R. Galicia, Batch Masigasig

Randy R. Galicia, Batch Masigasig

Name:Randy R. Galicia

Age:18

Home Town: Brgy. Alejos, Bato, Leyte

Shipping Company Assignment: Elburg Shipmanagement

Awards attained during graduation ceremony: Honorable mention

How did you find out about the Regiment?

When I was working as a service crew member of a franchise branch of Chowking , I used to collect newspapers and brought it to my boarding house and then, since I didn’t have television  or even radio here in Cebu, it became my habit to read it before I went to sleep. Fortunately, I had read in newspaper about the program which offered by Southwestern University Maritime Regiment. I became interested because it is under the Study Now pay Later program and also this is my course of choice that I wanted to have.

What was the screening process to enter the Regiment like?

Based on my experienced before, The screening processs to enter the regiment was quite hard for me because I was alone when I went to school, they interviewed me, I filled up the admission forms and then I took the entrance examinations. The examinations were quite hard for me because I stopped studying after I graduated in High School and worked for almost 3 years, so, the coverage of the examinations are all not fresh to my mind but unexpectedly I had passed. I gone through medical examinations and interviews until they accept me as their cadet of Maritime Regiment.

What were your expectations of the Regiment?

My expectations of the Regiment was that they would be able to provide for my need of quality education and also be able to help me master my field of specialization.

Describe how it feels being inside the Regiment?

In the Regiment , it feels like a very challenging training ground. It is obviously not easy to be here. One really needs to be physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally fit, and one also must have a strong determination when pursuing your goals.
What values did you learn while in the Regiment?

The values that I have learned in the Regiment are the values of hardwork, commitment, teamwork, respect toward my superiors and subordinates, and, most especiallly, the core values which are the leadership, discipline and honor.

What motivates you?

I am motivated by my goals in life. I eventually want to become a Chief Engineer of a ship. I know that will take time and hardwork, but it is something that I hope to achieve.

How do you motivate others?

I motivate others by setting myself as a good example to them and by influencing them to do right things

Describe  time in the Regiment where you were faced with a challenging situation and how you handled it?

I was faced with a challenging situation when I was in my first 3 months in the Regiment. I was struggling on how to deal and adapt with the different personlities of my superiors and co-cadets. It was quite difficult, but I learned how to stretch my patience and understanding toward the people around me. I am doing my best to gain the respect of others for us to achieve good teamwork.

Alfred D. Deligero, Batch Masigasig

Alfred D. Deligero, Batch Masigasig

Name: Alfred D. Deligero

Age: 19

Provincial Address: Cebu Province

Shipping Company Assignment: Elburg Ship Management  Philippines Inc.

How did you find out about the Regiment?

My mother saw this program on television and with the opportunity to go to school on a Study Now Pay Later (SNPL) scholarship was an opportunity my family and I couldn’t pass up.

What was the screening process to enter the Regiment like?

There will be an interview conducted and after you pass the entrance exam. When you pass those two important application steps you then take a medical exam and undgergo bootcamp training. When all those are finished you are then able to enter the Maritime Regiment.

What were your expectations of the Regiment?

My expectations of the Regiment was that I could go abroad after my training and 3 years of academic requirements.

Describe how it feels being inside the Regiment?

I’m so proud to be a part of the Regiment because you can see the difference of those who are not regimental cadets and us, who are. Because the core values of discipline, leadership and honor are instilled in us I believe that it makes us more competent seafarers.

What were your unforgettable experiences in the Regiment?

My unforgettable experience in the Regiment was when my fellow cadets and I were  taking our daily a bath together. I, as the section marcher, was being punished in the bathroom because our section was laughing out loud because of our joker classmate.

What values did you learn while in the Regiment?

The values that I learned while in the Regiment were discipline, leadership and honor. Ultimately, it’s a matter of having the right attitude.

What motivates you?

My ultimate goal motivates me, which is to become a successful seafarer someday and to help my family from poverty.

How do you motivate others?

By giving advise on what are the right things to do in the Regiment and on how they can achieve their goals.

Describe a time in the Regiment where you were faced with a challenging situation and how you handled it?

When I joined the officer’s training, there were a lot of challenges that I encountered, especially when we had a Boot Camp for officers. We were training to become leaders by applying the leadership traits and principles taught by the Regiment. Handling platoons was not easy becasuse different personalities and attitudes I encountered so I handled the situation by conducting an open forum on how to act properly while in the Regiment.

Mark H. Crapatanta, Batch Masigasig

Mark. H. Crapatanta, Batch Masigasig

Name: Crapatanta, Mark H.

Age: 19 yrs. Old

Home Town: Poblacion Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay

Shipping company assignment: Univan Shipping Company

How did you find out about the regiment?

At that time, I was on my way home riding a bus and it just so happened that the radio I was listening to was announcing the accepting of applicants for BS-MarE and BS MarTransportation at Southwestern University in Cebu City. I found it very interesting, so I decided to go the school where the entrance examinations were being held.

What was the screening process to enter the Regiment like?

The screening process of the Regiment was very hard because the participants underwent different trainings to challenge their capabilities and abilities.

What were your expectations of the Regiment?

I expected the Regiment to mold me to become a competent and well-disciplined seafaring officer in the near future and eventually teach me how to value certain things and life in general as well.

Describe how it feels being inside the Regiment.

Being in the four walls of the Regiment was extremely hard for me but eventually I realized there was nothing I could do but follow the rules of the Regiment. I found it very challenging and it was very difficult because the Regiment challenged me and molded me to be a better gentleman.

What were your unforgettable experiences in the Regiment?

My unforgettable experience in the Regiment was in dealing with different attitudes of my fellow cadets. By constantly being surrounded by different people of different backgrounds, it taught me to persevere despite our differences.

What values did you learn while in the Regiment?

The most valuable lesson that I’ve learned in the Regiment is being disciplined, honest and loyal to my comrades.  The Regiment helped me a lot in improving my self and to being reliable and dependable at all times.

What motivates you?

The only thing that motivates me is my dream.  When I feel lonely and down, I only think about my dream, because fulfilling my dreams in life is the thing that gives me courage in winning the race to success.

How do you motivate others?

When my comrade feels like quitting, I motivate them by telling them to be courageous enough to face the challenges that comes in our life.  As the saying goes, “ Quitters never win and winners never quit”.

Describe a time in the regiment where you were faced with a challenging situation and how you handled it.

There was a time in the Regiment where I faced a challenging situation, and that is dealing with negatives.  I handle it by adjusting well with others without having to compromise their emotions. I’d rather master my emotion rather than be mastered or ruled by others.  The Regiment taught me to turn the negatives into positives.