2/M Mark Anthony Y. Badiang

The Capitol University College of Maritime Education conducted its homecoming activities last February 16, 2019 at CME Mock Ship’s Bridge. The said event started at 1200 with the registration and lunch of participants. It was then followed by the election of a new set of officers at 1400 participated by 30 alumni who are active masters, mates and ratings whose routes include international and domestic charts. After the message given by the newly elected CU-CMEAA president, the oath taking of officers then followed.

The following are the new CU-CME Alumni Association (CU-CMEAA) new set of officers.


Vice President for Internal Affairs

Vice President for External Affairs





2/M Mark Anthony Badiang

Capt. James Michael Lumontod

2/M Manuel Suganob

3/E Roel Hubayan

2/M Ardy Dayrit

2/M Jose Jonald Echeveria

2/M Jango Bacanaya

Congratulations to the new officers and wishing MV CU-CMEAA fair winds and following sea on its voyage.

New online journals now available

for Marine Transportation and Marine Engineering

The Capitol University library has always provided knowledge and ideas to both faculty and students with its wide variety of text books and research materials. From the oldest newspapers to the hottest magazines the University library prides its self as one of the major foundations for the success of its students. In this digital age, Capitol University adds E-Journals to its resources. E-Journals are digital non-printed reading materials.

Last December 2018 the College of Maritime Education was the first College to be given a large data base for Maritime Transportation and Maritime Engineering subjects. These journals cover all subjects from 1st year to 3rd year students in accordance to the college prospectus and since it is digital not only does it give text to read and study, it also gives interactive pictures and videos of the different seamanship and engineering equipment such as navigational technologies, overview of ships, guides to collision avoidance, marine engine repairs, numerical modelling of marine engines, simulations of electricity supplies, and online marine satellite systems. These journals also includes research data about meteorology, stability for masters and mates, and oceanography from both local sources and from foreign writers, it can be also used by Maritime graduates and mentors since the E-journals also covers an approach for IMO Model Course 1.27 operational use and vocational and academic approach to Maritime Education and Training (MET) since the library database continue to expand, mentors are able to add journals to the data base in order for students follow up on their subjects.

All colleges in Capitol University have their own data base for E-Journals that are free to use for all students and faculty, it can also be opened not only in the campus but also at home since there is no need for any student to sign in or ask permission from the librarian making E-Journals highly accessible and are the books of tomorrow.




By: Mark Anthony Y. Badiang

The Maritime School Assessment Program (MSAP) is a nationwide standard academic assessment test for regular second year students taking up Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation (BSMT) and Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering (BSMarE). The program is wholly supported by the International Mariners Management Association of Japan (IMMAJ) and is implemented by the Manila-based Philippine-Japan Manning Consultative Council, Inc. (PJMCCC). IMMAJ is an association of 96 Japanese ship owners. It counts among its members some of the largest shipping companies in the world such as Mitsui-OSK Lines, NYK Lines and K-line. IMMAJ employs up to 30,000 Filipino seafarers at any one time. PJMCC is the association of 65 Filipino manning companies that provide seafarers to vessel’s owned and controlled by the IMMAJ members.

 Last January 23, 3019, Capitol University was invited by MSAP to participate in this year’s nationwide examination. The examination was then scheduled this February 15, 2019 from 0800 – 1200 at the AVR Rooms which will be participated by 57 Marine Transportation and 32 Marine Engineering students from Capitol University College of Maritime Education.

 The examination covers Common-Technical Subjects (Achievement test in English, Mathematics and Science), Seafarer’s Aptitude Test, and Technical Subjects for Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation and Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering. The objectives of this year’s MSAP written examinations are to build up database of BSMT and BSMarE cadets who have completed their academic requirements (CAR) and have taken the MSAP written examination; to facilitate the selection of deck and engine cadets who may qualify for sponsorship by foreign and local ship owners in the mandatory 12-month shipboard training program and also to make available to the maritime administration and foreign principals valid and timely data needed to improve maritime education and training in the Philippines.





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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