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Batch Magiting Recognition Rites 2014

On October 29 2014, One hundred twenty cadets of Batch Magiting held their Recognition Rites outside Aznar Coliseum of Southwestern University. Led by Cadet Commander Bacho, parents and friends witnessed the celebration of a triumphant milestone in the young men’s lives.

SMFI  faculty and staff, SWU Chairman Ms. Maris Holopainen,  chairman of SMFI, Mr. Andrew Aznar, and his wife, SMFI President, Mrs. Gina Aznar, benefactor Dr. Uwe Rameken and partner shipping company representatives attended the event.  Also in attendance was Mr. Miguel Rivera, President of OSTE shipping and the keynote speaker for the ceremony. Academic awards were given out to the top 15 of the 50 marine transportation cadets as well as to the top 15 of the 70 marine engineering cadets with Cadet Sidney Figues being awarded top honors for Marine Transportation and Cadet Benny Mariel Tinapay for Marine Engineering.

On the evening of the same day, everyone gathered at the Grand Convention Center in Cebu City for the Graduation Ball. Heartfelt speeches and words of encouragement were shared by parents and faculty to the new graduates. With laughter and dancing all around, the night concluded with high spirits and excitement for the future.

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Presentation of Sponsors and Military Ball- Batch Magiting

On the Morning of the August 29,  42 ladies from prestigious universities all throughout the province of Cebu arrived at Southwestern University to serve as partners and sponsors for the Maritime Regiment’s officers in the Annual Presentation of Sponsors (POS)and Military Ball. This perfect summer morning showcased the leadership of Cadet Commander Bacho as he and his staff led the 340 cadets of the regiment. With lady sponsors and regiment officers assembled in Aznar Ballpark, various shipping company representatives, Maritime Regiment staff and the university president, Dr. Noe. G. Quiñanola, were able to witness a timeless tradition.

As noon quickly approached and POS concluded, ladies and officers then prepared to attend the Military Ball held at Montebello Hotel and Resort. “Frozen” was the choice of theme for the evening with the lady sponsors beautiful and glimmering in their gowns. The officers as well, looked handsome and snappy in their white docks uniform. Both parties then preformed their song and dance numbers, thus concluding  spectacular day.

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Siglakas 2014

From August 13 to 17, the Maritime Regiment participated in the annual Siglakas celebration of Southwestern University.

The regiment started the Siglakas celebration with a bang as they danced their way to gold in the Pop Dance competition and ended on a similar high note as they were awarded over-all champions for garnering the most number of medals in competitions such as volleyball, basketball, taekwondo and many more.