In a significant achievement, John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (Arevalo), Inc. has garnered recognition from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in Region VI. Their faculty research paper, titled “The Extent of Application on Hard and Soft Skills Onboard Ship: Basis for Development of Program to Enhance Seafarers’ Skills,” authored by 2/M Jester B. De la cruz and co-authored by Capt. Nestor L. Baluya and Capt. Kester R. Ledesma has been honored as one of the top 10 research papers at the 1st Region VI ASEAN Research Conference 2023.
2/M De la cruz expressed their gratitude for the recognition, saying, “We are beyond blessed because our work has been recognized by experts in the field and that it has the potential to make a significant contribution to the maritime perspective.”
“When we were talking about this topic, we didn’t just talk about what interests us, but also about what can benefit the industry we chose,” said Capt. Kester R. Ledesma.
Dr. Brian Gil Sarinas and the members of the Research Committee played a pivotal role in supporting the research team throughout this journey, offering valuable insights and guidance.
This achievement is particularly noteworthy, given that their paper was selected from over 50 manuscripts submitted to CHED Regional Office VI.
The research not only provides a platform for faculty researchers to share their work but also fosters collaboration, networking, and the exchange of insights on ASEAN-related research trends.