The Holy Cross of Davao College—College of Maritime Education (CoME) has successfully presented its papers and triumphed during the International Scientific-Practical Student’s Conference dubbed “The Green Line of Maritime Business” on March 17 in Lithuania via online.

One of the college’s research papers won in the English language section entitled “ISO 9001 Certification Implementation and Institutional Performance of the College of Maritime and Training” authored by Dr. Susan Cruz, Evangeline Villanueva, 2/M Isaac Salvaña, MME, and 2/M Louie Ramirez that was presented by Salvaña and Ramirez.

The research conference was initiated by Lithuanian Maritime Academy (LMA) and participated by around a hundred students, faculty and presenters from both Lithuanian and English language sections.

HCDC is the only school in the country to have participated in the conference through its international relations efforts.

On Board Training Supervisor of CoME 2M Gil Bartolome said participating in the event had a positive impact on the institution considering the existing agreement between HCDC and LMA. 

May impact ito sa students not only in the research but to the Lithuanian Maritime Academy because we already have the MOA. So in the future, we will have the exchange of students or scholars. So the students of Holy Cross of Davao College ipadala sa Lithuania para mag aral then may mga Lithuanian students naman na mag aral dito sa HCDC (It has an impact on the students not only in research but [also] to the Lithuanian Maritime Academy because we already have the MOA. So in the future, we will have the exchange of students or scholars. So the students of Holy Cross of Davao College will be sent to Lithuania to study, then there will be Lithuanian students to study here at HCDC),” he said.

Despite the challenges experienced by the cadet presenters, they practiced and worked hard on their paper and were able to present them well in front of the panelists.

Bartolome also urged maritime students to do their best in their academic subjects so they can be sent to Lithuania through an exchange program, which will make it easier for them to enter into a shipping company or shipping agency after completing their academic requirements. (Kareen Beltran, BA Comm Intern)