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Proud Pinay: Coast Guard lawyer earns int’l maritime law degree in Malta

Published September 14, 2021, 8:11 AM, by Richa Noriega

MANILA, Philippines — A Filipina lawyer from the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has earned her post-graduate degree in International Maritime Law in the prestigious International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) in Msida, Malta.

In a Facebook post, the PCG Legal Service commended LtSg. Charalej Guzman for being part of the 32 graduates who were awarded with a master’s degree in International Maritime Law last Friday, Sept. 3.

The PCG Legal Service said the program was an excellent opportunity for Guzman to enhance her crafting maritime policies and regulations applicable to the country’s maritime waters.

Guzman was also a recipient of the prestigious fellowship grant from the Nippon Foundation.

The IMLI virtual graduation ceremony marked the successful completion of students in the intensive years of studies in the law of the sea, shipping law, marine environmental law, maritime safety, maritime security law, and maritime legislation drafting.

At least 52 students from 38 different countries graduated from the institute’s program this year.

A Surprise Birthday Party last July 10, 2021, as Capt. Rudy Petican marks another milestone with his family in Houston, Texas.(Originally published by the author as “Story of a PAF Veteran: A Proud And Seasoned “Accident Free” C-130 Pilot”, with updates courtesy of Mrs. Rosie D. Petican through Mike Baños