JBLFMU sits in IAMU executive board
Alumnus joins collective art exhibit
JBLFMU Exec is TOWIL Awardee
JBLFMU Senior High Offerings
JBLF Training Center and JBLFMU Molo sit new admins
JBLF TC acquires latest GMDSS
Lacsonians dominate TOSIA 2016

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JBLFMU Arevalo

Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation
Most Outstanding Graduate. JBLFMU Arevalo  
MOG 2016 , Rotary Club Award ,Vega Manila Crewmanagement Inc. Scholar , Most Outstanding Student in Co-Curricular Act. 2014 , 2nd Place, NRYLI Oratorical Contest 2013 , 1st Place, ILOPRISAA Extempo 2013 - 2nd Place, Regional PRISAA 2014 - TOSIA 2014 Elite Circle of 5 - Finished cadetship onboard M/V Vega Epsilon
His Story


In its continuous commitment to the QHSE Thrust, JBLFMU Arevalo participated in the Training the Trainers on Participatory Capacity and Vulnerability Assessment conducted by the City Government of Iloilo, USAID, JICA, Citynet Yokohama and Open Yokohama.

Eleven finalists out of more than a hundred were presented for final selection. Mdpn. Gerardo T. Manzano Jr., Mdpn. Thomas Richard E. Graza and Mdpn. Mikkel Dan S. Arengo emerged as winners.

The JBLFMU  Kayaking Team from the Arevalo unit landed the 3rd runner up and 4th runner up for the  Triyaking Competition Mixed Category of the 1st Dipolog City Dragonboat Competition in  Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte  last May 2, 2015.

A multitalented Vega Philippines Inc. cadet is this year’s Most Outstanding Graduate for the Arevalo Unit. OIC Mark Collin Solas, completed his academic requirements for the degree Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation last year with Highest Honors.

The JBLFMU Dragon Team from the Arevalo Unit conquered the championship for the Minor Finals of the Fist Alaminos Dragon Boat Competition against the University of the Philippines, Crimson Dragons  and 1925 who were on 2nd, 3rd and 4th places respectively  held last  March 21, 2015.


JBLCF Bacolod

Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management
JBLCF- Bacolod
Mother's name Ma. Fe Pamplona
Father's name Gilbert Pamplona Address Bago City
Cum Laude
4 time Gold medalist in NOPSSCEA
3 TimeGold medalist in WVPRISAA PRISAA  
Rank 4,  Deans list from 1st year up to 4th year
His Story:


 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.

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.

John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation- Bacolod continues to promote quality education as part of its advocacy. In line with this, the institution has continued its thrust by organizing a new club, the Peer Mentoring Organization (PMO) which is envisioned to extend academic support to students with difficulties in different major or minor subjects. 

Beauty and brains plus the values she was able to imbibe as a Lacsonian made Lovely Georgia Benavente, a BS Cruise Ship Management Student of JBLCF Bacolod land the Ms. Paraiso title in Baguio City recently.



Bachelor of Science in Customs Administration
2016 Most Outstanding Graduate
Magna Cum Laude
Rotary Most Outstanding Graduate
Finalist, Jose Rizal Model Student of the Philippines (JRMSP)
Finalist, The Outstanding Students of Iloilo Awards (TOSIA)
Model Student 2013
Journalism Awardee


The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), responsible for integrating the development, promotion and regulation of the maritime industry in the Philippines will visit JBLFMU on March 16-17, 2016 for monitoring and verification.
Said monitoring will check on  the continued compliance with the pertinent standards or degree of deviation from expected norms in  the operation of  JBLFMUs Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering Tier 2 and ESLPME and ensure that defined program objectives in accordance with the STCW prescribed standards of competence are achieved.

This year, JBLFMU Molo selected the three top cadets for the title Unit Model Cadets.  Screened to produce the ten finalists for the final selection, the finalists competed via self-introduction, talent presentation, interview and academic standing.

A second year Bachelor of Science in Cruise Ship Management from JBLFMU Molo landed the 2nd runner up in the recently concluded Grand Finals of the 13th ABS CBN Newscasting Competition held at SM  City Iloilo.

The recent Intraschool Newscasting Competition in John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University-Molo hailed Mdpwn. Aubrey A. Laroscain as the university’s representative.

Caldeo graduated Bachelor of Science in Tourism  as Cum Laude in 2013 from the JBLFMU Molo. He also was the Most Outstanding Graduate of the batch,  a regional winner for TOSP and Elite Circle of 5 winner in TOSIA.


Other News

Heads of departments from all the units of the JBLF; the academic units JBLFMU Arevalo and Molo and JBLCF Bacolod, JBLF Training Center and the Executive Council gather  in San Antonio Resort in Roxas City Capiz,  for the 2016 Strategic Planning, April 25-27.


A workshop to do a  revision of the Igang Bay Marine Sanctuary Management Plan was held at the JBLFMU Ecological Park recently. Representatives from the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Municipal Local Government of Nueva Valencia, and the barangays of Poblacion, Igang, Sto. Domingo, Magamac, Pandaraonan, and Dolores  gathered to brainstorm significant changes that will improve the management of the sanctuary.

Approximately 40 individuals gathered for Fishery Law Enforcement Enhancement Training (FLEET) at the Training Centre of the JBLFMU Eco Park in Igang Bay, Guimaras , April 6-8.

From March 1-3, employees of the JBLFMU Community Extension Office worked with American Peace Corps volunteers to conduct an assessment of the health of the mangrove forests located at the Igang Bay Marine Sanctuary.

The JBLFMU Community Extension Service Office in Partnership with the Province of Guimaras on February 20th, 2016,organized a bicycle fun ride titled “PADYAK KALIGTASAN: A fun ride advocating protection of women and children against abuse.”

On February 18th, JBLFMU partnered with Life Xtenders, Inc. to assist them with their Read to Educate and Play program. Life Xtenders is a local NGO that has adopted the community of Sitio Botlog Gamay, Concepcion, Iloilo, to assist it in its recovery from the disastrous effects of Hurricane Yolanda in 2013. Life Xtenders read stories to community children and built a Life Xtenders reading corner in the local Daycare Centre. JBLFMU sent two volunteers and donated books to the initiative.
- Emily Goldney

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