Name:Randy R. Galicia
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.