Hats off to Mdpn. Angelo Ryan Giltendez of JBLCF-Bacolod for bringing the name of JBLFMU to this year’s Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Maritime Universities for Students (IAMUS AGA 20) through his well-applauded virtual presentation of the paper “Psychological Issues Experienced by Seafarers Onboard during Contract Extension.”
For several years since 2015, JBLCF-Bacolod has represented JBLFMU at the Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Maritime Universities, where the university is among its active members. The IAMU is a global network of leading maritime universities providing Maritime Education and Training (MET) of seafarers for the global shipping industry founded in 1999 and is currently composed of 71 universities/academies/faculties of the world’s maritime education and training institutions, and The Nippon Foundation as its members. Aside from the main conference, which professionals from various maritime industry sectors attend, part of the annual assembly is a gathering of maritime students who present their research papers at the IAMU-S.
The IAMUS AGA 22 was held in Batumi, Georgia, on October 19-22, 2022. This year, a paper authored by maritime students from JBLCF-Bacolod and their mentors made it for oral presentation to the conference after going through rigid screening.
Due credit is attributed to the research team composed of Joemel E. Paulmitan, Mikko D. Dadivas, and Mark John P. Priolo, who were unavailable as they were already required to report to their shipping company in Manila. Mdpn. Angelo Ryan Giltendez of BSMT 2-Polaris was selected to present the paper on behalf of the team. The team and the assigned presenter were mentored by Dr. Elisa V. Garcia and Dr. Emeliza T. Estimo, who ensured the overall preparedness of Angelo for the conference. Sincere gratitude is extended to the support team composed of Ms. Alyn G. Libertad, Mrs. Joanna S. Gudio, and Ms. Geneveve M. Aguilar for the much-needed moral support and vote of confidence, and the Administrator of JBLCF-Bacolod, Engr. Roberto Neal S. Sobrejuanite, for his unwavering support and inspiration.