Sunday, September 25, 2016

Western Union Gives Award To The Ten Outstanding Maritime Students

The Ten Outstanding Maritime Students (TOMS) with Ms. Cecilia Natividad, Western Union Senior Marketing (left) and Mr. Jeffrey Navarro, Western Union Philippines Country Director

The Western Union   is a leader in global payment services. Together with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western Union Business Solutions branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, to send payments and to purchase money orders.

Last September 25, 2016, Western Union, awarded Ten Outstanding Maritime Students (TOMS) of the Philippines. Every year since 2010 and during National Seafarer’s Day, Western Union awards ten top students chosen from a pool of maritime school nominees across the country who have shown academic excellence, competence in practical skills, good moral standing, and engagement in serving the community.  Aside from doing well in class, these students also show excellence in helping to make their communities better.

The winners underwent a stringent screening process including interviews, exams and an essay writing contest. The outstanding students were each awarded a trophy and fifteen thousand Pesos (P15,000) at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City in celebration of the 21st National Seafarers’ Day.

Presenting this year’s Ten Outstanding Maritime Students (TOMS) are:

Abarado, Mark Kelvin C.
Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific-Kamaya Point (West Campus)

Acosta, Andre’ Chad C.
Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific-Kamaya Point (West Campus)

Cainap, Prince Noel C.
John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation-Bacolod

Carpio, Jan Carlo A.
Southwestern University Maritime Regiment

Co, Prince Nani A.
John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University-Molo

Disto, Manasseh M.
University of Cebu-Lapulapu and Mandaue

Espiritu, Juelle Jade B.
 Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific-Kamya Point CGSO Campus

Palma, John Marwin D.
Technological Institute of the Philippines-Manila

Tagulalap, John Carl T.
John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University-Arevalo Inc.

Villaruz, Sabrina McCoy
Colegio De La Purisima Concepcion

Mr. Jeffrey Navarro
Mr. Jeffrey Navarro, Western Union Philippines, Country Director said in his speech,“Western Union has always believed that Filipino seafarers are some of the best in the world. They’ve made a huge contribution to this country and thus, we honor these outstanding students and future seafarers. With the theme, ‘Filipino Seafarers: Excellence moves communities for better,’ Western Union awarded the students who showed commitment to improve the lives of others. As Western Union moves the Filipinos for better, we also want the winners to move their communities for better. More than the prize money and trophy, the TOMS winners embody the qualities of future exemplary seafarers, an honor that is truly priceless,” ended Navarro.

Take Note: National Seafarers’ Day is celebrated every last Sunday of September as declared in Proclamation No. 1094 signed by President Ramos in 1997.

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