Lacsonian lass crowned Ms. Silay 2017
25 CSM Students in the US for a student program
JBLFMU welcomes UPL Aboard
JBLFMU gears up for 2nd Eco-Adventure Camp
JBLFMU spearheads Woodland Manggahan Bike Festival 2017
Capt Lacson is 119 years old today
3 Lacsonians land 3 slots in DOLE  Best Employees Search





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JBLFMU Arevalo

-Rachel N. Manero
After rigorous screening, one young leader from JBLFMU qualified for this year’s  the Ayala Young Leaders Congress (AYLC). Mdpn Gerardo Manzano, a sophomore of the Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation of the JBLFMU Arevalo is one of the final 80 chosen during the final phase of the selection  held November 29 to December 1.


-Rachel N. Manero
The Corps Commander of the 802nd Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) Unit of John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University, Mdpn. Commander Joseph A. Lopez, will travel to Guam on November 13 for a weeklong exchange student program of the Guam National Guard.

After a series of self-introduction, talent portion, and interview, John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University-Arevalo sashed Midshipmen Laurence Andrew Catanzaro, Alfred James Espinosa and Jaypee Peruelo as Unit Model Cadets 2016 at the JBL Hall.

Batch 2012, please visit the Publication Office between 8am to 5pm, Mondays to Fridays to claim your yearbooks.

The JBLFMU Arevalo searches for its outstanding alumni. Please see announcement for details.

To promote the 16th National Student Art Competition, representatives from Vision Petron visited John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University-Arevalo this morning at JBL hall.

With the theme “Tuklas Kapaligiran”, Vision Petron invests on the youth in discovering the Philippine culture and also highlights the best and most unique features of our country.
“Vision Petron rediscovers your heritage,” said Jay Bautista, the resource speaker from VP.


JBLCF Bacolod

A young farmer's son took home the Most Outstanding Graduate award from the JBLCF Bacolod Graduation rites recently.


-Rachel N. Manero
After the heat of the competition died down, Ms. Valerie Escamilla, 4th year student of the Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management of JBLCF Bacolod, emerged as the 2016 Ms. Masskara Queen. Coronation was held at the SMX Convention Center-Bacolod last Saturday, October 15.

I was born in a middle class family... the reason that i have to survive and persevere in life in order to succeed. My parents raised me well. I grew up with good character and values.

 John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation – Bacolod (JBLCF-B) held its Search for Unit Model Cadet 2015-2016 at the JBLCF-B Covered Court last September 29, 2015.

Mdpwn. Aezel Segovia
Striving to inculcate and reflect the values of a true-blooded Lacsonian, John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation-Bacolod (JBLCF-B) united for the opening of the “Values Clarification Week” last October 12, 2015.

Excellence, one of John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation-Bacolod’s core values, has again been shown in the Search for Model Students 2015 during the 39th Foundation Anniversary and Intramurals last 28th of September at the JBLCF-B covered court.



Ms. Janina Espinosa, a 2011 Bachelor of Science in Tourism graduate of the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University Molo landed the top 10 for the Supermodel International 2017 held in New Delhi, India last April 22. Morpheus Hub Events and Productions, Ms. Espinoza’s mother studio, congratulated Miss Philippines Janina Espinoza for her Top 10 finish for it already is a great honor for the country.


-Mdpn. Alexandro Tirador and Dorothy Mae Hinayon
Bringing their academe on the international front, Mdpn. Steven Tajonera and Mdpn. Jann Heinrich Aguilar, Marine Engineering students of John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University-Molo represented the country at the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) 17th Annual General Assembly held at Haiphong City, Vietnam, October 26-29.

(Photo Credit: Ms. Silka Philippines 2016)
Eighteen-year-old Angelica Estrevilla of the Bachelor of Science in Tourism will represent Iloilo for the Search for Ms. Silka Philippines 2016. Thirty beautiful and vibrant women representing provinces all over the Philippines will vie for the said title tomorrow, Nov. 12 at the Glorietta Activity Center. 
Please support our candidate by giving her votes via this link.

-Rachel Manero
Quality Assurance Manager Edmundo Pragados of the JBLFMU Molo receives the recognition as one of the Ten Outstanding PERAA Members (TOPM), Most Outstanding Administrative Head from the 44th PERAA Anniversary Celebration held at Marriot Hotel, Cebu City on 21 October 2016.
Paragados was endorsed by the university for selection and qualified for the Top 5 for this year. He said that he did not know he was chosen for the announcement of winners which was done during the gathering itself.

The Carmudi Philippines incorporated offers Scholarship Program for students studying in the areas of Economics, Business, Marketing, Communications, Media, IT and Engineering.
A 500-word Letter of intent
Grades not lower than 1.75
Reference letter from the University

The program will award beneficiaries with  P30,000 to help them  cover educational costs throughout one semester term. The scholarship amount will be awarded to one student for ONE semester only. Please note that this is not a year-long scholarship.

-Mdpn. Steven O. Tajonera
In search for the cadets who truly possess the Lacsonian values for 2016, John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University-Molo (JBLFMU-M)  held its  annual Unit Model Cadets Selection during the  Mission Objective Week, September 21.
After thorough deliberation and series of screenings, Mdpn. Gypsy T. Plana, Mdpn. John Godwin F. Nallada, and Mdpn. Julius O. Duran were selected as the unit model cadets to represent JBLFMU-M to the System Model Cadet selection for the upcoming foundation week. 


Other News

69th Foundation Anniversary
Theme:Strengthing the Philippines as a Maritime Nation
(January 23 - 25, 2017)
1.  Maritime Art Contest
Guidelines and Criteria of the Maritime Art Contest
1.1. Guidelines
• The contest is open to all amateur and professional artists.


-Rachel N. Manero
Identified indigent residents of Nueva Valencia, member-fisherfolks of the Poblacion Nueva Valencia Multi-Purpose Cooperative, and street children from Iloilo and their families, will indeed have a merry Christmas this year.

Always aiming for excellence, the JBLFMU delegates successfully bag 5 golds in the recently concluded ILOPRISAA 2016.

-Rachel N. Manero
JBLFMU Chairman of the Board and President Emeritus, Dr. Mary Lou Lacson Arcelo graced  the  1st Dalian Maritime University International Conference on Maritime Education and Training as Keynote Speaker in Dalian, China last Oct 15.

-Joan Paulette Mary Libo-on and Rachel Manero
JBLFMU formally launched its mobile app, the first for the education sector in Iloilo City and perhaps the region, last Tuesday, October 18, at the SM City Activity Center.

-Rachel N. Manero
JBLFMU welcomes back an old friend.
The ANGLO-EASTERN CREW MGT. PHILS., INC once again will get cadets for placement and will offer scholarship for cadets from the university.
This was formalized through the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement on October 7, 2016 at the JBLFMU Reception Room.

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