|NWU maritime students salute Laoag City officials|
The City of Laoag invited the College of Maritime Education (COME) students to render the arrival honors and usher in City Mayor Elect Michael V. Fariñas as the celebration of the inauguration of the city-elect officials commenced. The festivities were held at the City Hall last June 28, 2010.
This was the first time that the University's Maritime Honor Guards and the NWU Band took part in such an event.
Lilian R. Abijero, Chairman of Committee on Inaugural of City Officials, stated that, she thought of inviting the cadets upon witnessing the harmonized and stalwart movement of the NWU Maritime Arrival Honor guards during the 78th Commencement Exercises. "Mayor Fariñas was really surprised and elated with the presence of maritime students since it added a thrilling display to the ceremony." One spectator commented that the white-uniformed COME students’ snappy synchronization brought color to the inauguration.
"We are grateful that the City of Laoag and NWU have this collaborative relationship and we thank University President Ben A. Nicolas' leadership for allowing our request," Abijero added. "It was an honor for the University to participate in the Laoag City Officials' Inauguration. The cadets were proud of their accomplishment. The participants showed their admiration and pride for the University. We were well received." Vincent Racuya, COME Disciplinary Officer said.