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MAAP honors first batch of Equeserion Class of 2024

On May 23, 2024, the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) held a graduation ceremony for their first batch of graduates for the year 2024 in Kamaya Point, Alas-Asin, Mariveles Bataan. The first batch of 157 graduates from the Equeserion Class of 2024 consisted of 77 graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering and 80 with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation.

The ceremony began with the invocation rites, led by Father Gerard Cuenca. He blessed the event and offered a prayer to commemorate the occasion. The opening remarks were delivered by Dr. Conrado F. Oca, President of the Associated Marine Officers and Seaman's Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP) and MAAP Chairman. He welcomed the guests, sponsors, partners from different shipping companies, parents, and graduates, expressing his gratitude to the parents and leaders who supported the graduates throughout their journey.

On behalf of the Guest of Honor Atty. Hans Leo J. Cacdac., Secretary of the Department of Migrant Workers, Atty. Jerome T. Pampolina, Assistant Secretary for Sea-Based OFW, challenged the graduating class to remain relevant and competitive in the industry despite the rapid developments in technology.

Lastly, the MAAP Dean of Academics, Captain Daniel S. Torres Jr., introduced the first batch of graduates from the Equeserion Class of 2024. Vice-Admiral Eduardo Ma R. Santos, President of the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific, conferred the degrees, while Salvador G. Lavapie, JR. Naval Education, Training, and Doctrine Commandant, administered the Oath of Office and ordered the graduates to serve as navy reservists.


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