Strengthening and reassuring a sound relationship with Industry Partners…

Following the general direction of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) mandating that all colleges and universities must implement full in-person classes or blended learning starting the Academic Year 2022-2023. Midway Colleges dutifully opened its doors not only to conform with the regulatory bodies but with the objective to re-establish and tighten our connections to various Maritime Industry Linkages and partners.

Last December 19-22, 2022, marked as a rebirth of the new era after the long abeyance of conventional education and business operations. The Midway DRIVEN Family have purposely paid a courtesy visit with several Shipping and Manning Agencies to reinforce our forged partnership in pursuit of ventures for new opportunities to our preceding Maritime Professional and Graduates.   The CEO himself Mr. Czar Manglicmot II together with our ever-dedicated Onboard Training Assistant Supervisor Ms. Eloisa Macapagal have tirelessly scouted around the heart of Manila to call on our beloved affiliate and acquaintances in Maritime Business sectors.

List of the reputable Ship Manning Agencies, Shipping Companies and Industry Association visited by the Midway Colleges – Onboard Training Office:

  • Vintex Shipping Phils. Corporation
  • Philippine Transworld Shipping Corporation
  • Filipino Association for Mariners’ Employment (FAME)
  • Alphera Marine Services, Inc.
  • Abosta Shipmanagement Corp.
  • Astra Marine International, Inc.
  • OSM Shipping Phils., Inc.
  • Seadard Ocean Marine Traiding Co., LTD (HK)
  • Dongtai Seadard Shipping Co., LTD (China)
  • Tianjin Seadard Marine Engineering Co., LTD (China)
  • Seadard Supply Chain Management Phils., Inc. (PH)
  • Solvang Philippines, Inc.
  • TSM Shipping (Phils.), Inc.
  • Association of Maritime Training Centers, Inc.
  • Philippine Transmarine Carriers Inc.
  • International Mariners’ Management Association of Japan (IMMAJ)
  • Japan Manning Consultative Council, Inc.
  • Joint Manning Group (JMG)
  • Maersk-Filipinas Crewing Inc.

Maritime Industry is indeed one of the most critical sectors, with the unstable and ever-changing status of our Philippine economy due to the disruptive game-changer COVID-19 Pandemic, it has surged unemployment stigma to a lot of Maritime applicants. With this decisive and purposeful travel initiated by the Institution, boundless windows of opportunities await to our DRIVEN students after the completion of their Academic Instructions. Surely, numbers of Maritime Employers and Principals will be more than willing to entertain our highly skilled and adept completers and will soon joint the rest to the Worlds globally competitive Seafarers.

More than a responsibility, its a proof of Midway’s divine and selfless commitment to the community and to rest of the Filipino hopefuls. Rest assured that there would be more development, growth and expansion on the years ahead as Midway is more than dedicated to improve its services by intensifying and far-reaching more Industry Partners and affiliation as we all navigate ahead.


English Month Celebration 2022

Like most schools, the Midway Colleges conducted an English Month Culmination Program on the 25th of November. It was an austere celebration participated by the students themselves but the quintessence of using the English language was there. The masters of ceremony was being conducted by two of the students from Marine Transportation and Marine Engineering, Mr. Lordraizen Miranda & Ms. Celina Francisco. The opening program started at 8:30 onwards in the morning with an opening prayer by one of the Gen Ed faculty Ms. Arcibal followed by the presentation of the AVP of last year’s celebration of English Month facilitated by Mr. Quinto Then, Mr. Lustre the co-chairman of the English Month Celebration delivered a statement of purpose.

After that selected student from the Senior High School Department show case his talent through a song number. After the intermission number, Mr. Casco delivered an opening remarks about the true essence of celebrating the English Month. Then we had the inspirational message from our CEO Mr. Sabino Czar C. Manglicmot through a video presentation. After that, another electrifying intermission number from the selected students of Customs Administration performed a dance number. Ms. Celindro was the one who did the introduction of the respectable judges namely; Ma’am Priscilla D. Sanchez the Chief Education Supervisor of Dep Ed, Ma’am Vera A. Borromeo the CAPRISAA President, and our beloved Academic Director Sir Richard L. Oandasan.

Then came the presentation of the mechanics and the competition proper which is the A-Speaker or the Pecha Kucha Speech, after that the next activity would have to be the Word Wizardry or the Spelling bee competition that is consist of three rounds easy, average and difficult round. Those are the various activities in the morning session. At exactly 12OOH-1300H, had their lunch break. After an hour the afternoon session started at 1300H starting of with the presentation of the mechanics and the competition proper for the afternoon activity which is the Group Elocution or the Reader’s Theater that is being facilitated by Mr. Lustre the co-chairman of the English Month Celebration. Then we did the Presentation of finalist for P-Pop Fashion Icon and also the Awarding of Winners for P-Pop Fashion Icon afterwards. Ms. Zulueta facilitated the presentation of the finalist for the next activity which is the DUBest Tiktok dubbing competition and also the awarding of the winners. Before we proceed with the awarding of the certificates for our reputable judges for that day we also had the proclamation of the winners for the A-Speaker and for the Group Elocution. Lastly, we had the closing remarks to be delivered by the chairperson of the English Month Celebration which is Ms. Cruz from the Gen Ed Department. Enjoyment of the entire event was evident on the students faces as well as their active participation in the program. It was really an instructive and edifying event for the part of the students and the teachers as well.

Word Wizardry winners:

Jonas C. Mabagos (1st placer)

Angel Alvarez (2nd placer)

Ron Arvil Germino (3rd placer)

Lea Torres (4th placer)

A-Speaker winners:

BSMT (1ST placer)

BSME (2ND placer)

SHS (3RD placer)

DUBest Tiktok Dubbing Competition winners:

(Top 1) John Mar Damian

(Top 2) Kevin Damian

(Top 3) Ron Arvil Germino

Group Elocution winners:

BSME (1st placer)



Institutional Caster Pilot Episode

A 32nd year of testifying Midway Colleges’ quality service.

DRIVEN Channel features seven (7) of the employees who have served at the institution for more than a decade. Each employee tells a story of hardship, sacrifices, and gratefulness in Midway Colleges.

Ms. Jenny Alcantara. She is the first employee of Midway in Nueva Ecija. One of her sources of motivation to push forward is every employee she works with. She values each employee as a family. She shares how Midway started from the paper-based operation compared to the current technology of the institution. From being a library staff from 1993 to an Academic Coordinator this 2020, she is a living testimony of changes happening in the institution – its innovation and excellence.

Ms. Anita Cabalce. She shares the adventitious circumstances of how she became part of the institution. She started Midway as faculty of Sciences (Chemistry) and demonstrating her excellence and dedication, she was promoted as Registrar of the institution. She also mentions the secret of her 27 years of journey – the trust and spirit of the family.

Ms. Rosabell Manglicmot. She started her journey as a Cashier in Midway until she promoted as Finance Director – OIC. She testified the how Midway transformed her life.

She narrated that one of the most important ingredients of success and long journeys is perseverance.

Mr. Richard Antolin. He started the as faculty until he bestows new responsibility as Sports Coordinator of the institution, until he was recognized as the President of the Private School Athletic Association. He tells about the labor, sacrifices and achievement of having a long service in Midway Colleges.

Ms. Maricel Esguerra. She started as a part-time faculty of Computer and become the Academic Coordinator of Marine Transportation. She shares challenges in her first year of teaching in the institution and how she overcomes this. She tells her unforgettable memories in Midway Colleges, the place she considers as her second home and will cherish every memory.


Ms. Citadel Punzal. Started as faculty to TESDA Program Director and be appointed as Senior High School Principal last 2018, Ms. Citadel Punzal shares her message of love and gratefulness. Midway witness her passion in teaching for more than a decade gave her an opportunity to show her kindness and gratefulness to Midway community.


Dr. Jemmuel Roque. He started as a faculty and became the Research Head of the institution, share his journey, challenges, and inspiration throughout his more than a decade of service in Midway Colleges. Through the support of the institution, he pushes forward to ensure student welfare and development.

Amongst the changes that happen throughout 32 years, Midway Colleges continue to serve its community by providing transformative education.

Teachercaster Episode 9 (SHS)

Integrates the use of arts in teaching Mathematics

With a lack of early exposure to numbers and simple mathematics, students are left without opportunities to learn through differentiated instruction practices.  That is why Midway integrates the use of art in teaching Mathematics that can affect student’s understanding and retention of key concepts and vocabulary. 

Senior High School Department of Midway Colleges integrates the use of arts in teaching Mathematics through different activities that use arts before the discussion to lighten and understand the concepts of each topic. It was also highlighted in the selected topic the use of Desmos graphing calculator which helps each student to see the illustration of the graph. It was also highlighting in their teaching-learning activities the conduct of a video tutorial about Pre – Calculus and General Mathematics among students.

Because of the crisis we are experiencing right now, Mathematics becomes much difficult to understand. Hence, in Midway, we think of ways that help our students to understand Mathematics concepts better.  Midway makes Mathematics interesting.