2/M Mark Anthony Y. Badiang

Awarded the Outstanding Pilgrimian for 2018

In Maritime category

                By: Wilson Dave B. Santander   


Every year, Pilgrim Christian College (PCC) honors the foundation of their school from November 18 to November 24. The academy celebrates and gives thanks for all the blessings the College has received throughout the years and one of the highlights of the celebration is the awarding of the Outstanding Pilgrimian Award. Since 2007 PCC has recognized the different outstanding and commendable people who are well renowned in their specific professions and which won’t come as a surprise that this award not only give recognition to the person but also beholds great prestige for the institution that the person serves in.

This year, the institution celebrates their 70th foundation year and with that the PCC committee has proudly announced that 2/M Mark Anthony Y. Badiang,  the Dean of the College of Maritime Education, has been awarded as the Outstanding Pilgrimian for 2018 in the Maritime Category. 2/M Badiang was an alumnus of PCC who graduated in 1988.In that time he has authored three books that precedes him as one of the most accomplished graduate of PCC and a respectable mariner. He was voted unanimously over another candidate who is a Master mariner,proving that rank has no sway on how a person earns the respect of the people around them and how the students and staff of Capitol University look up to 2/M Badiang as an inspiration.



CU-CME participate in 23rd National Maritime Week

By Kent Daniel H. Bao with reports from Mary AbbygailMagdadaro


Faculty, Officers, and selected students from the College of Maritime Education participated in aweek-long celebration commemorating the annual National Maritime Week hosted by the Philippine Coast Guard District Northern Mindanao held at the Philippine Ports Authority Terminal and CU Gymnatorium on September 24, 25, and 28, 2018.

On September 24, 2018, guests, faculty, and cadets from maritime schools together with Stella Maris Seafarers’ Center, Philippine Navy, Maritime Police, and officials from MARINA participated in a flower-petal offering along the wharfs of Philippine Ports authority Terminal and a Eucharistic mass offered by Rev. Msgr. Eutiquiano M. Legitimas, SSJV, other highlights from the event were the program hosted by the Philippine Coast Guard which was held at the Philippine Ports authority Terminal. The program featured aninspirational speechfrom the Acting Commander of the PCG District Northern Mindanao, Capt. Gregorio I. Adel, PCG who spoke about his personal experiences as a seafarer.

On September 25, 2018, an  International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) Forum was held at the CU Gymnatorium participated by students and officials from maritime schools, Philippine Coast Guard, Philippine Navy, and MARINA. Capt. Douglas Gamonez and the Maritime Education & Training Standards Supervisor from MARINA, Dr. Sep A. Cabangon, Ph.D. highlighted the talk about the main points and statistics of the STCW Conventions together with the Regional Director of MARINA Region 10, Dir. Felisa N. Orongan.

A bloodletting activity was conducted at the CME lobby with donors from the students of maritime schools together with the Philippine Navy and Philippine Coast Guard.

On the evening of September 28, 2018, a closing program for the 23rd National Maritime Week was held at the CU Gymnatorium along with guests, faculty, and officials from CU-CME, Stella Maris Seafarers’ Center, MARINA, Maritime Police, Philippine Coast Guard, and Philippine Navy. A dinner-party was prepared for all of the guests. Atty. Casimiro B. Juarez Jr. started the event by giving a speech to the audience talking about the success of the events and the welcome participation of other schools and maritime institutions. Other highlights from the program were a series of performances from guest singers and dancers and a beauty pageant entitled “Ms. National Maritime Week” bycadets of the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary.

The annual celebration was concluded with singing performances by guest singers and a unity dance participated by all of the students, faculty, and officials from the audience.

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