Name: Labangon, Roland Monterola
Home Town: Montealegre, Tuburan, Cebu
Shipping company assignment: Lite Shipping Corporation
Awards attained during graduation ceremony:
Highest Distinction in Engine Department
How did you find out about the Regiment?
I was encouraged by my mother to join the regiment training because our local government units officials were willing to support us. They included us as their scholars.
What was the screening process to enter the Regiment like?
In our time, the screening process is not quite difficult. We were required to take and pass the entrance exams and medical exams. As well as the final interview.
What were your expectations of the Regiment?
I expected the regiment to still continue their study now pay later program for the benefit of everybody, especially to those poor but deserving students.
Describe how it feels being inside the Regiment.
There are mixed feelings in the regiment. Sometimes, you become happy but almost all the time, you could feel loneliness from being far from your family.
What were your unforgettable experiences in the Regiment?
-When I won the Don Matias H. Aznar Award for Poetry contest for two successive years as the first prize winner.
-When I became top one in engine department.
What values did you learn while in the Regiment?
I learned the core values of the regiment, the leadership, discipline and honor.
What motivates you?
What motivates me a lot is our “tatay” in the regiment, Sir Joel Santosidad because he nstilled in me the core values that are very useful to us.
How do you motivate others?
As an officer of the regiment, I motivate others by sharing my knowledge with them. I give constructive criticism for their mistakes so that they will improve. I also show myself as a role model.
Describe a time in the regiment where you were faced with a challenging situation and how you handled it.
The most challenging situation that I encountered in the regiment was when I was appointed as a section marcher. This is the most difficult position that you may experience as an officer but I handled it by applying my knowledge in leading others.