COMS, COLA celebrate Maritime Week

By John Christian Salarza and Carylle Jade Villanueva

The College of Maritime Studies (COMS) and the College of Liberal Arts (COLA) by virtue of its BS Cruise Ship Management program celebrated on Sept. 19-24 Maritime Week with theme: World Maritime day- Maritime Education 2015.

ISCOF maritime and cruise ship management students and faculty joined delegates from other maritime institutions in the city and province of Iloilo at the Robinson’s Place, Iloilo City on Sept. 22 for the provincial launching and celebrations of the annually held Maritime Week.

At the provincial launching, Ralph Anthony Estolano and Anelle Rica Alkonga, both BSCSM sophomores, represented ISCOF and became finalists in the Search for Model Cadet and Cadette 2015, respectively.

On campus, COMS and COLA maritime students and faculty gathered for holy mass on the 24th, and for lunch boodle fight organized by the COMS student council.

COMS’ long standing tradition, the Search for Mess Mareyna was held in the afternoon.

Five midshipmen dolled up, showcased their talents, and hurdled questions meant to send the audience laughing.

Midshipman Michael Andrew Babaran won the title.

According to COMS governor Midshipman Artemio Mabulac II, “the weeklong celebration brought us closer together, and paved ways for future correspondence among maritime students and institutions in the shipping industry.”

“Thanks to the cooperation and dedication of the COMS and COLA faculty and students, this year’s Maritime Week was indeed successful,” concluded Mabulac.