The search for the Ten Outstanding Maritime Student of the Philippines (TOMSP), an annual search for the best maritime students in the country is now open.

Jo Mari Hieras, TOMSP 2018 Search Director said the TOMSP is looking for the best maritime students in academics, extracurricular and leadership engagement, and service to their community and family.

Hieras, an awardee of TOMSP 2013 and a member of AMOSUP-ITF Youth in the Philippines said the TOMSP Awards has become a mark of distinction in the maritime industry in the country.

From 60-70 candidates from different schools such as the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP),
Asian Institute of Maritime Studies (AIMS), University of the Visayas, Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA), Davao Merchant Marine Academy (DMMA), John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation, University of Perpetual Help System DALTA (UPHSD), University of Cebu Lapu-Lapu-Mandaue (UCLM), Malayan Colleges, ST-MTCM and John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation, the TOMSP organizer has chosen the top 20 students.

The 20 candidates vying for the TOMSP are Syd Richard R. Barbadillo, AIMS (Pasay City); Aison B. Belarmino, UPHSD (Las Piñas); Ricarido C. Berocil, UV – MAIN (Cebu); Joseph E. Delos Santos, PMMA (Zambales); Ian Christian N. Elardo, DMMA (Davao); Christian Gilbert S. Esteban,MAAP – IMMAJ JSU (Bataan); John Phoule R. Gague, JBLCF – Molo (Iloilo); John Paul C. Guevarra, PMMA (Zambales); Zelcent P. Jacbang, ST-MTCM (Iloilo); Daimler Daves D. Nisco, Malayan Colleges (Laguna) ; Jan Jeremiah S. Pabiaña, UPHSD (Las Piñas) Palacio, Jancarl Gregory B. UCLM (Cebu); Peña, Carl Oscar B. MAAP – IMMAJ JSU (Bataan); France Gerard S. Santamena, JBLCF – Bacolod (Bacolod City) Junel Kristian M. Semaña, MAAP – CGSO (Bataan); John Christian P Suganob, DMMA (Davao); John Joseph G. Tan, AIMS (Pasay); John Michael S. Tolentino, ST-MTCM (Iloilo); Ken Arnie T. Tulmo, JBLCF – Bacolod (Bacolod City) and Juven T. Tupas, UCLM (Cebu).

The TOMSP Awards showcase the first class maritime students, their social responsibility, leadership and excellence. The winners of this year’s TOMSP Awards will be announced during the celebration of the Maritime Week on September 27-30 at the Bayview Hotel. Winners will be given P15, 000 cash prize and a plaque.

The search for outstanding maritime student in Metro Manila started in 2010. Now it has widened its scope and included maritime schools all over the country.

Credits to: The Manila Times

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