After toiling for four years at the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP), the first batch of graduates belonging to the Empriverion Class of 2018 finally accomplished their academic requirements and graduated on May 23, 2018.
The International Mariners Management Association of Japan (IMMAJ) through the IMMAJ-PJMCC Foundation, Inc. hosted a luncheon in honor of their scholars and their families at the Mess Hall of the Capt. Gregorio S. Oca building, MAAP Campus, Mariveles, Bataan after their graduation ceremony. A total of 56 IMMAJ scholars representing 28 Marine Engineering and 28 Marine Transportation graduated in this batch.
IMMAJ-PJMCC Foundation, Inc. Projects Consultant, CE Wenifredo Sola began the program by welcoming IMMAJ dignitaries led by Chairman, Capt. Koichi Akamine; Vice Chairman, Mr. Shunsuke Imada; Secretary General, Mr. Toshihito Inoue; Deputy Secretary General, CE Toshiyuki Kiyohara; Member - IMMAJ Training Committee, Capt. Kazushige Sugimoto; Operations Officer, Ms. Reiko Sato; Operations Officer, Capt. Akira Ishikawa; Deputy Secretary General, Capt. Shohei Teranishi and Manila Representative, Capt. Yasuteru Shigeta.
Also present were First Secretary, Embassy of Japan MR. Sadaharu Hori, IMMAJ-PJMCC Training Committee Chairman, CE Koichi Sakimura; IMMAJ-PJMCC Training Committee Members Capt. Yoichiro Ito, Mr. Yutaka Kikuchi, CE Lorenzo A. Estrada II and CE Toshio Kanamori.
CE Sola likewise welcomed the presence of Philippine-Japan Manning Consultative Council (PJMCC) sponsors Capt. Teodoro B. Quijano and Ms. Theda Bernadette M. Quijano of Barko International, Inc.; Capt. Armado Santosidad and Mr. Lendon Salonoy of BSM Crew Service Centre Philippines, Inc.; Capt. Rex B. Namoc and Mr. Cris Capote of Eastgate Maritime Corporation; Ms. Idyll Love Liceralde, Ms. Eufronia Joy Dulay and Mr. Crisencio Calamba of IMS Philippines Maritime Corporation; CM Daryl F. Misplacido and CM Jonathan E. Enriquez of Leonis Navigation Company, Inc.; CE Hiroshi Murayama, Dr.Toshio Hikima and Capt. Hiroshi Yoshida of Magsaysay MOL Marine, Inc.; CE Arnel M. Gonzales and Ms. Ciera S. Quaquin of Maine Marine Philippines, Inc.
Capt. Yoichiro Ito and Capt. Nerio De Asis of Maranaw Luzon Shipping Company, Inc.; Mr. Yutaka Kikuchi and Capt. Jude Cortez of MMSPhil Maritime Services, Inc.; Mr. Shohei Yamazaki and CE Patricio S. Fagtanac of MOT-Barko Manila, Inc.; CE Koichi Sakimura of NS United Marine Philippines Inc.; CE Patricio V. Roque and Capt. Romeo M. Pacamana of Phoenix Martime Corporation; Capt. Marvin Batoon, Mr. Reynaldo Gomez and 2E Jerome Alvin De Leon of Splash Philippines, Inc.; Capt. Oscar D. Orbeta of Top Ever Marine Management Philippine Corporation; Ms. Wilmar L. Yambot of Unitra Maritime Manila, Inc.; CE Pedrito Fadul, Ms. Abby Baraoidan and Mr. Lexington Calumpang of Veritas Maritime Corporation.
PJMCC Vice President Capt. Teodoro B. Quijano and IMMAJ Chairman Capt. Koichi Akamine gave their inspirational messages to the graduates. Both gentlemen then proceeded to the Awarding of Gifts to graduates with honors.
After the program the graduates received their gifts and tokens and then proceeded to meet their sponsors and principals.