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Mariners community fondly remembers Madame Eliza’s 95th birth anniversary; cherishes the values she treasures
The academic community of Mariners System warmheartedly commemorated the 95th birth anniversary of the schools’ co-foundress, Madame Eliza Lazaro Jimenez, remembering the values she cherished for the institution, in simple ceremonies simultaneously conducted in the three campuses in the Cities of Legazpi & Naga and in Canaman Camarines Sur on June 14, 2019.
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Promotion team courts Cam Norte youth; presents prospects in maritime, business courses in a press conference
Daet, Camarines Norte – The combined ‘enrollment promotion team’ of the Mariners System (Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) Canaman, Camarines Sur & Legazpi City and Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) in Naga City has embarked on a massive information dissemination campaign in the province of Camarines Norte utilizing radio, to be able to reach-out to families and potential students on the academic opportunities which can be availed-of at the Mariners schools in Bicol, should they opt to enroll in these institutions.
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Schools brace for influx of enrollees and 1st sem opening of classes
The Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) in Naga City and the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) Canaman, Camarines Sur have hyped activities both outside and inside the campuses for enrollment awareness and eventual opening of classes for the first semester of academic year 2019-2020.
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Academic community remembers schools founder’s birth anniversary
The Mariners System commemorated the 97th birth anniversary of the late Commodore Jaime C. Jimenez, PCGA in simple ceremonies attended by the heads of schools of MPCF – Legazpi City, MPCF –Camarines Sur and MPC – Naga City, conducted at the campus of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) in Canaman on April 30, 2019.
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Voters’ Education Seminar highlights traits and character of school Founder that electorates can look for candidates
Canaman, Camarines Sur - The concerted effort of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this province, People’s Organization of Disaster Survivors (PODIS) and Tabang Bikol Movement (TBM) has gathered its members from the Municipality of Canaman this province, in a Voters’ Education Seminar held at the school campus on May 2, 2018, two weeks before the May 13, 2019 mid-term election.
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Shipping company invites graduates of Mariners schools to apply after graduation
The Hartmann group of companies, an international shipping firm which operates cargo ships, bulk carriers and cruise ships globally and with offices in Metro Manila, invited graduates of the three Mariners schools in Bicol (MPCF-Legazpi City, Albay & Canaman, Camarines Sur and MPC-Naga City) to apply and take the qualifying examination for training and eventual employment with this enterprise.
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35th Commencement Speaker at MPCF-Cam Sur exhorts graduates to be ready for jobs of the future
Canaman, Camarines Sur – The Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this province, held its 35th Commencement Exercises on April 5, 2019 with the members of the graduating batch sporting mixed emotions as they were about to leave the portals of the institution.
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AAHRMEI President graces MPC-Naga’s commencement rites; enjoins graduates to brace for 4th Industrial Revolution
Naga City – The 45th Commencement Exercises at the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) this city, was honored by the presence of the Founding President of the Association of Administrators in Hospitality, Hotel and Restaurant Management Education Institutions (AAHRMEI), Dr. Gloria Baken Wong-Siy as graduation rites speaker. This happened on March 30, 2019 amidst an atmosphere of excitement, solemnity and triumph felt by the members of the graduating batch, the parents as well as the rest of the members of the Mariners academic community.
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Mariners-Naga & Cam Sur celebrate 2019 Foundation Anniversary; reminisce Founder’s commitment to service and innovation
The Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) in Naga City and Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) in Canaman, Camarines Sur observed a joint 45th Foundation Anniversary celebration with fitting activities and ceremonies which remembered the legacy left by the schools’ Founder, the late Commodore Jaime C. Jimenez, Sr. His memory continues to propel the academic community to move on and reach for unprecedented heights when it comes to giving quality maritime and business education to the Bicolano youth.
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PAMI mulls refinement of support to aspirations of institutions & schools involved in maritime activities
Davao City – The Mariners System thru the representatives sent by the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) in Legazpi City, Albay and Canaman, Camarines Sur joined the 44th Annual Convention of the Philippine Association of Maritime Institutions (PAMI) held in Davao City from February 22 & 23, 2019. Among the subject taken-up is the strengthening of liaison activities with concerned government agencies and the support by the association to the aspirations of member-institutions and schools involved in maritime education especially when it comes to coping with the fast pace in the advance of technology.
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National GAIN convention explores role of academe in molding maritime students for jobs of the future
Metro Manila – School officials from the Mariners System (Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation in Legazpi City, Albay and Canaman, Camarines Sur) attended the 2nd National Convention of the Government Academe Industry Network (GAIN), a one-day forum which focused on the subject ‘The 4th Industrial Revolution: Preparing the Philippines for the Jobs of the Future’. Participated by over 500 Representatives from Government, Academe, and Industry Sector, it was held at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati, Metro Manila on February 8, 2019.
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MPCF-Cam Sur enters ‘candidate status’ level; passes PACUCOA’s initial requirements
The Mariners System is pleased with the result of the preliminary process conducted by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA), in connection with the application for accreditation by Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) in Canaman, Camarines. In a recent development, President Dr. Marilissa J. Ampuan disclosed that after the primary scrutiny made by the accrediting team, the institution passed the initial process and has moved-on to the ‘candidate status’ level.
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MPCF-Legazpi joins relief drive for calamity victims in Albay
Legazpi City, Albay – The Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this province, joined Tabang Bikol Movement (TBM) and Mariners System in finding ways to help alleviate the sufferings of typhoon victims especially in the Tiwi, Albay area where houses were destroyed and several casualties reported, with some residents still missing up to this time.
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Well-meaning groups, Mariners System uphold support for children hit by recent calamity
Naga City – The Mariners System, the umbrella organization of the Mariners schools in the Bicol Region (Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation in Legazpi City, Albay & Canaman, Camarines Sur and Mariners Polytechnic Colleges in Naga City) and its allied institutions back the advocacy to contribute to the initiative of making easy the condition of children of disaster survivors in some hard-hit municipalities in the province.
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Mariners schools, Tabang Bikol Movement, other groups bond together for Typhoon Usman victims
The Mariners Polytechnic Colleges/Foundation (MPC/F) in Naga City & Canaman, Camarines Sur and Tabang Bikol Movement launched a concerted effort together with the 902nd Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA), Metro Naga Water District (MNWD) in cooperation with the City Government of Naga, to gather relief items from donors for the victims of Typhoon Usman in the province of Camarines Sur.
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Mariners schools get impressive result in 2018 Customs Brokers board exam; MPCF’s Ivy Tugano Bernardino is 8th placer
Bicol Region – The schools of Mariners System (Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation in Legazpi City, Albay & Canaman, Camarines Sur and Mariners Polytechnic Colleges in Naga City) have registered a remarkable average passing rate and with one of them having landed in the Top Ten in the recently concluded 2018 Customs Brokers Licensure Examination (CBLE) given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).
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Founder’s passion for academic excellence swamps atmosphere at opening of 2nd semester
Bicol Region – The schools of Mariners System - the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) in Legazpi City & Canaman, Camarines Sur and Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) in Naga City) simultaneously started classes on November 12, 2018 for the second semester of school year 2018-2019. The students, faculty and staff carried the spirit of enthusiasm and firm resolve to sustain the academic excellence espoused by the Institution’s late Founder – Commodore Jaime C. Jimenez, PCGA.
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Maritime week with stakeholders makes commemoration colorful and meaningful
Legazpi City, Albay – The Mariners System thru its member institutions (MPCF Legazpi City & Canaman, Camarines Sur, MPC in Naga City and other allied establishments) observed Maritime Week from September 24 to 29, 2018 via significant and colorful activities, making the event memorable and meaningful.
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Schools’ contingent bags over-all championship in band & majorettes contest
Naga City – The combined Band and Majorettes contingent of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) Camarines Sur and Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) Naga City has brought home the coveted First Place award in the Peñafrancia Festival’s 10th Band and Majorettes Exhibition Contest held on September 8, 2018 at the Jesse M. Robredo (JMR) Coliseum, this city.
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Institution reminisces Madame Eliza’s colorful life at 1st anniversary of her passing away
Canaman, Camarines Sur – The academic community of Mariners System (Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation in Legazpi City, Albay & Canaman, Camarines Sur, Mariners Polytechnic Colleges in Naga City and other allied institutions) affectionately honored the Institution’s late co-founder - Madame Eliza Lazaro Jimenez, with a series of activities which remembered her on the first year anniversary of her demise on August 12, 2018.
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Mariners-Legazpi bullish at 33; raises the bar for maritime & business education and training thru innovation
Legazpi City, Albay – The Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this city, commemorated its 33rd Foundation Anniversary on August 4, 2018 with upbeat spirit as it eyes for more innovations to raise the level of training in maritime & business education it offers to the youth of Bicolandia.
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Barangay receives project as MPCF’s gesture in corporate social responsibility
The Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) bestowed to Barangay Mangayawan, Canaman, Camarines Sur the project ‘Flood Warning Device’ and signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on ‘Building Capacity for Disaster Risk Management’ as one of its strokes in fulfilling the school’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
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Mariners System observes International Day of the Seafarer
Bicol Region, Philippines – The schools of Mariners System (Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) in Legazpi City, Albay and Canaman, Camarines Sur, including the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges in Naga City) have joined the worldwide commemoration of the International Day of the Seafarer on June 25, 2018.
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Mariners schools, Tabang Bicol Movement promote citronella grass for livelihood & environmental protection
Canaman, Camarines Sur – The Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Mariners Polytechnic College/Foundation (MPC/F) in Naga and Canaman, Camarines Sur - Madame Evita Jimenez-Tuazon, who is Chairperson of Tabang Bicol Movement (TBM) has led the advocacy on the propagation of Citronella Grass ( Cymbopogon citratus ) as a medicinal, mosquito repellent, environment-friendly and source of livelihood plant.
(Left picture) MPCF-Camarines Sur Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Board Chairman of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) Naga campus - Madame Evita Jimenez-Tuazon, Chairperson of Tabang Bicol Movement spearheads the TBM activity for the Peoples Organization of Disaster Survivors (PODIS) . (Center and right pictures) The versatile Citronella Grass (Cymbopogon citratus) as a medicinal, environment-friendly and livelihood source plant.
 
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UNLAD Ship Manning & Management Corporation sends new batch of Mariners’ graduates for off-shore work abroad
Metro Manila –Eight graduates of the Mariners schools in the Bicol Region have recently left for Lafayette, Louisiana, USA after they were sent by UNLAD Ship Manning & Management Corporation (a sister company under the Mariners System) to work in off-shore oil rigs at the Gulf of Mexico
Graduates of Mariners schools in Bicol pose for a souvenir picture with UNLAD’s Madame Chabs and Madame Nimfa Jimenez (center) prior to their departure to Louisiana for their off-shore work at the Gulf of Mexico.
 
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School’s radio-tv show features adventures of ship officer aboard ship
Legazpi City, Albay – The head of the Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering (BSMarE) Department of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this city, revealed the realities and adventures he experienced while on-board ships that sail in international sea waters. Engr. Danilo T. Padre was the featured guest in the May 3, 2018 edition of the school’s weekly radio- tv show ‘Buhay Marinero’. The program is regularly aired every Thursday from 11:00am to 12:00 noon over Legazpi City’s Radio Veritas and Veritas TV.
(Left picture) Engr. Danilo T. Padre shares his experiences as a Marine Engineer on-board international sea-going vessels with him as guest in the radio-tv program ‘Buhay Marinero’. (Right picture) The program anchors of the show while in action as they appear on Veritas TV Legazpi – MPCF’s Media Relations Officer Steven James Dino (left) and Mariners System’s Corporate Public Affairs Officer Elmer Abad (extreme right).
 
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Mariners System commemorates Founder’s 96th birth anniversary; traces his roots and humble beginnings
San Vicente, Libmanan, Camarines Sur – Representatives from the academic community of Mariners System (Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation – Canaman, Camarines Sur & Legazpi City, Albay and Mariners Polytechnic Colleges –Naga City) paid a homage to the hometown of the schools’ Founder, Commodore Jaime C. Jimenez Sr. PCGA on the occasion of his 96th birth anniversary on April 30, 2018. It was led by the members of the Board of Trustees of the Mariners institutions in Bicol.
(Left picture) The Founder of the Mariners schools in Bicol - Commodore Jaime C. Jimenez. (Right picture) San Vicente Parish Priest Father Rene Francisco (3rd from left) meets the members of the Board of Trustees on the details of the multi-purpose building donation of Mariners System to the local church. L to R- MPCF Legazpi President Merle Jimenez San Pedro, BOT Member Evita Lazaro Jimenez, Fr. Francisco, MPC-Naga EVP Dr. Gabriel L. Jimenez, Commodore Dante La. Jimenez, PCGA and MPCF-Camarines Sur and MPC-Naga President Dr. Marilissa Jimenez-Ampuan.
 
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‘Shipboard Training’ takes center stage at the 2nd FGD-Manila Yacht Club event
Metro Manila – The Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) in Legazpi City and Canaman, Camarines Sur sponsored the 2nd Focused Group Discussion (FGD) event held at the Helm Hall of the Manila Yacht Club on March 23, 2018 with ‘Shipboard Training’ (SBT) as the center of the confab.
MPCF-Legazpi President Madame Merle Jimenez San Pedro (center) leads the Focused Group Discussion (FGD) event fixed on the topic ‘Shipboard Training’ (SBT), with the schools’ shipping company partners in attendance. Mariners System’s Corporate Public Affairs Officer Elmer Abad (left) and MPCF-Camarines Sur BS Marine Transportation Department Head Captain Nestor Rasco (right), acted as discussion moderators.
 
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Mariners System joins nation in celebrating International Women’s Day; adopts the theme: #PressforProgress
Women in Maritime (WIMA) in the Philippines and Asia led by Madame Merle Jimenez San Pedro of Mariners System move to assert for equality, sustainability and empowerment and gender equality in the maritime industry as the International Women’s Day is observed. READ MORE...
44th Foundation Anniversary highlights milestone moments for MPCF-Cam Sur and MPC-Naga
Naga City/Canaman, Camarines Sur – The Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) Camarines Sur and Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) in Naga City jointly celebrated the 3-day Foundation Anniversary (from March 1 to 3, 2018), marking the institutions’ 44 years of service to the youth of Bicolandia with spectacle and pride while the academic community looked back with nostalgia on the Founder and the humble beginnings of the institutions.
(Left picture) The Founder of the Mariners schools in the Bicol Region – Commodore Jaime C. Jimenez as the honoree in the Foundation Anniversary. (Center picture) MPC-Naga and MPCF-Camarines Sur President Dr. Marilissa J. Ampuan offers flowers at the floral rites in front of the monument of the late Founder. (Right picture) Former MPCF-Camarines Sur President Commodore Dante La. Jimenez, PCGA (now a member of the Cabinet of the National Government as Chairman of the Presidential Anti Corruption Commission – PACC) while being given the Arrival Honors as a special guest during the event.
 
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Mariners System installs new President at MPCF-Legazpi; honors outgoing steward for job well done
Legazpi City, Albay –The Board of Trustees of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this province has formally steered the changing-of- the-guard from the incumbent to the new President/Chief Executive Officer of the institution in simple ceremonies held at the Jaime’s Hall of the school’s annex campus on March 1, 2018.
The stewards of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) in Legazpi City. (Left picture) Outgoing President Commodore Dante La. Jimenez. (Center picture) The building at the main campus. (Right picture) Incomming President Merle Jimenez San Pedro.
 
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‘Evacuation by Sea’ simulation exercise storms Albay Gulf; activates pro-active safety emergency actions in extreme Mayon eruption
Legazpi City, Albay –The Coast Guard Auxiliary-Officer Training Corps (CGA-OTC) of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this province, in collaboration with the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Philippine Navy (PN), Philippine Air Force (PAF), Philippine National Police (PNP) , the City Government of Legazpi and the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Region 5 has initiated an ‘Evacuation by Sea’ simulation exercise at the shoreline of Albay Gulf right at the beachfront of the school’s annex campus.
(Left picture) MPCF’s President Commodore Dante La. Jimenez, PCGA is interviewed by an ABS-CBN Television Network reporter at the height of the event. (Center picture) A ship of the Philippine Navy sails at Albay Gulf while a helicopter of the Philippine Air Force hovers as the ‘Evacuation by Sea’ simulation exercise is conducted. (Right Picture) Captain Steven James Dino, PCGA - Commandant of MPCF’s Coast Guard Auxiliary-Officer Training Corps (CGA-OTC) directs the activity from the Command Center.
 
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Grand ‘Torch Parade’ honors customs brokers board placers and passers
Naga City –The academic community of Mariners System stormed the city streets via a torch parade to honor the placers and board passers of the recently held 2017 Customs Brokers Licensure Examination (CBLE) from the three schools - Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) Canaman, Camarines Sur & Legazpi City, Albay and Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) Naga City.
Students make the main streets of Naga City colorful in a torch parade to honor and drumbeat the feat attained by the Bachelor of Science in Customs Administration graduates from the three Mariners schools in Bicol who topped and passed the Customs Brokers Licensure Examination (CBLE) in December 2017.
 
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School joins FAB’s 8th Founding Anniversary in thanksgiving; sees Federalism to benefit education sector
Legazpi City, Albay –The academic community of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this province, joined the Federalismo Alyansa ng Bicol (FAB) in the commemoration of its 8 th Founding Anniversary, in simple rites held at the JCJ Gymnasium at the school’s annex campus. It was started with a Thanksgiving Mass in the morning of December 8, 2017, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
(Left picture) MPCF- Legazpi President/CEO Dante La. Jimenez exhorts the Mariners academic community and the supporters of Federalism on the advantages the advocacy would bring to the education sector, people and country. The founding anniversary of the Federalismo Alyansa ng Bicol (FAB) coincides with the religious feast day of the Immaculate Conception every 8th of December. (Right picture) The Mass presider as he prepares to start the Eucharistic celebration.
 
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Tabang Bikol, Mariners community hold assembly & Christmas cheers; remember Engr. Jaime ‘Boboy’ Jimenez’ 27th death anniversary
Canaman, Camarines Sur – The Tabang Bikol Movement (TBM), a crusade based in Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this municipality, which looks at the concerns of typhoon disaster survivors, conducted an assembly attended by the members of the People’s Organization of Disaster Survivors (PODIS), their children and the school’s academic community on December 20, 2017, which coincided with the 27th death anniversary of Engr. Jaime ‘Boboy’ Jimenez, Jr.
(Left picture) Parish Priest of Canaman town, Father Romeo Donacao presides in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist at the commemoration of the 27 th death anniversary of Engr. Jaime ‘Boboy’ Jimenez, Jr. (Right picture) The members of People’s Organization of Disaster Survivors (PODIS) attend the assembly which started with a Holy Mass.
 
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School officials, academic community support country’s anti- corruption advocacy
Philippine International Convention Center, Metro Manila– Officials of Mariners System (Mariners Polytechnic Colleges/Foundation in Legazpi City, Albay & Canaman, Camarines Sur and in Naga City) have responded to the call of the country’s national leadership for an all-out support to the Anti-Corruption advocacy launched by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC).
(Left picture) MPCF-Legazpi President & Chief Executive Officer Commodore Dante La. Jimenez speaks at the opening of the Anti-Corruption Summit held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in his capacity as Founding Chairman and President of VACC. (Right picture) CEO Jimenez (4 th from right) and MPCF Board of Trustees Member Merle Jimenez San Pedro (2 nd from left) in her role as VACC Secretray-General, join the forum organizers in awarding the Certificate of Appreciation to Summit Speaker, Dr. Eduardo Araral (3 rd from right) who hails from Singapore. Also in the picture are VACC Board Member Ms. Cory Quirino (in red coat) and former SBMA Chairman Martin Dino (2 nd from right).
 
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Mariners schools capture 3 of Top 10 slots in Customs Brokers Exam
Bicol Region – The three schools of Mariners System in the Bicol Region (Mariners Polytechnic Colleges/Foundation in Legazpi City, Albay, Canaman, Camarines Sur and Naga City) have bagged three slots in the Top 10 of the 2017 Customs Brokers Licensure Examination given on November 22 and 23, 2017 by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) in Metro Manila, the result of which was released on November 28, 2017.
The Topnothchers from the schools of Mariners System. (Left to right) 4th placer CYREL BIO GAYO of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) Legazpi City, Albay (with her younger brother); 10th Placer RUFUS BABASA PESIMO of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) Naga City and 10th Placer ALYANNA GAYLE BENOSA FAJARDO of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation , Canaman, Camarines Sur.
 
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WIMA elects MPCF official as President of Asia Regional Governing Council
Dili, Timor Leste – The Regional Governing Council of Women in Maritime (WIMA-Asia) in its conference held from November 6 to 10, 2017 this city, has elected as its new President Madame Merle Jimenez San Pedro of the Board of Trustees of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) in Bicol and Mariners Polytechnic Training Center (MPTC) in Metro Manila.
The newly elected members of the Governing Council of Women in Maritime (WIMA-Asia) during its Regional Conference sponsored by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in Dili, Timor Leste. In the picture are Council President Merle Jimenez San Pedro (7 th from left), and joined by Helen Buni of IMO, the Deputy Minister of Timor Leste and the rest of the officers of the organization.
 
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WIMAPhil President attends conference in Timor Leste; joins move to strengthen Women in maritime Asia network
Dili, Timor Leste- A regional conference on women in the maritime sector took place in this city from November 6-9, 2017 under the theme: Transitioning from Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals.
(Left picture) Women in Maritime Philippines (WIMAPhil ) President Merle Jimenez San Pedro. (Right pictures) The Conference of WIMAs Asia that took place in Dili, Timor Leste from November 6 to 9, 2017. Helen Buni of the International Maritime Organization (seated at the head table) was among the Conference Speakers.
 
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MPCF hosts PSL’s 4th Commodore Jaime Jimenez Sr. National Swim Meet in Legazpi City
(Left picture) The honoree, the late Commodore Jaime C. Jimenez, Sr. (Center picture) The action at the Swim Meet. (Right picture) The contest organizers with Philippine Swimming League President Susan Papa (extreme right) and Secretary General Maria Susan Benasa (2 nd from left, in dark glasses) together with swimming contest participants Alavy-Chafi sisters Elle and Ehm.
 
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Mariners System supports advocacy on environmental protection
Legazpi City, Albay – “The Mariners System supports one-hundred per cent the government’s advocacy to protect the environment”. This was the statement made by Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) Legazpi President and Chief Executive Officer Commodore Dante La. Jimenez who is also Chairman of the Board of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) in Naga City and a member of the Board of Trustees of MPCF in Camarines Sur. This he said during the recent visit of Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Roy A. Cimatu in Bicol.
(Left picture) DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu admires the painting at the Eliza’s Hall at MPCF-Legazpi annex campus depicting Mariners System Founder, the late Commodore Jaime C. Jimenez while the school was in its fledgling stage. (Right picture) The Secretary (front row, 4th from right in black jacket) with President Dante La. Jimenez (front row, 2nd from left) during the visit at the Maritime Engineering Laboratory. Also in the picture are some Bicol DENR officials and the school’s Marine Engineering instructors and students.
 
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Mariners Schools commence 2nd semester with the ‘start right’ dictum
The three Mariners Schools in Bicol (left to right) MPCF-Legazpi, MPCF-Camarines Sur and MPC-Naga, have been refurbished to be ready for use by students as the second semester opens.
 
Bicol Region The schools of Mariners System (Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation in Legazpi City, Albay & in Canaman, Camarines Sur and the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges in Naga City) have observed the institutions’ traditional ‘start right’ dictum as the second semester of Academic Year 2017-2018 opened.
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Mariners Community, Jimenez Family commemorate Madame Eliza’s 40th Day
The final resting place of Madame Eliza Lazaro Jimenez at the Santo Niño Memorial Park as she lies side-by-side with husband, the late Founder of Mariners System Commodore Jaime Chavez Jimenez and son - Engr. Jaime Lazaro Jimenez, Jr.
Canaman, Camarines Sur and Naga City - The Jimenez Family, the Mariners academic community of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) in Canaman, Camarines Sur and Legazpi City, Albay and Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) in Naga City, and family friends commemorated the 40th day on September 21, 2017 the passing away of the institution’s Chairman Emeritus - Madame Eliza Lazaro Jimenez.
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Band and Majorettes contingent performs in 2017 Peñafrancia Military parade exhibition
Naga City – The Band and Majorettes contingent of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges/Foundation (MPC/F) of Naga City and Canaman, Camarines Sur made an exhibition performance in the 2017 Regional Peñafrancia Military Parade as a non-competing unit.
The Band and Majorettes of MPC/F (Naga and Canaman, Camarines Sur) in one of their performances as they display their winning form. (Left picture) The group performs during the Peñafrancia Festival Military Parade (Right picture) The Band as they participate in the event while they display their colorful fancy costume.
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AN OBITUARY & THANK YOU

ELIZA LAZARO JIMENEZ, 93

 
In loving memory of ELIZA LAZARO JIMENEZ, Chair Emeritus of the Mariners System in Bicol region, died in the Peace of the Lord on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the age of 93 years old in Naga City, also her place of birth. She was born to the late Severino Lazaro and Basiliza dela Torre on June 14, 1924. ELIZA was the widow of the late Jaime Chavez Jimenez, 69 native of Libmanan, Camarines Sur who was the proud Founder of the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation) MPCF) in Canaman, Camarines Sur, Legazpi City in Albay and in Naga City as well the Mariners Training Center in Manila. They bore seven children –Joselito, Gabriel, Dante, Evita, Marilissa, Jaime Jr and Merle with Joselito and Jaime Jr who passed away earlier in life. The remaining four days of her wake were spent at the Mariners Canaman Chapel which she helped build in the institutions’ formative years.
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Jimenez children and family, the Mariners System community say “Thank You” for the outpouring of sympathy
 
Canaman, Camarines Sur – The Mariners System and the Jimenez family have expressed profound gratitude to all who in one way or another have condoled with the family in their time of bereavement.
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Academic community bids adieu to co-founder and matriarch of Mariners System
Canaman, Camarines Sur - The Mariners System (MPCF-Camarines Sur and Legazpi City, MPC-Naga and other sister establishments under the MS umbrella) mourns the demise of its co-founder and matriarch of the Institution – Madame ELIZA LAZARO JIMENEZ.

She was an ‘institution’ within the Institution even after her retirement. It can be recalled that during the first few months of this year, she was still seen attending major school events such as the graduation rites and the First Friday Masses held at the Chapel of the campus.

She will be missed by everyone whose lives have been touched by her. She will be fondly and lovingly remembered as Educator, Professional, Caring Mother, Loving Wife, and Public Servant who was compassionate to all. She was Madame Eliza Lazaro Jimenez, the Board Chair Emeritus of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges/Foundation.
MPCF-Legazpi observes 32 nd Foundation Anniversary; continues to move forward with resolve and resilience
(Left picture) President/CEO Dante La. Jimenez addresses the academic community and guests at the Traditional Luncheon. (Right picture) The President in an interview with local radio and television stations during the 32nd Foundation Anniversary of MPCF-Legazpi.
 
Legazpi City, Albay – The Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this city observed its 32nd Foundation Anniversary on August 4, 2017 with simple but meaningful activities, recalling its humble beginnings and bracing for the challenges that lie ahead.
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Mariners System commemorates Founder’s 95th birth anniversary
Mariners System’s Chairperson Emeritus Madame Eliza Lazaro Jimenez poses beside a painting of the late Founder Commodore Jaime C. Jimenez, Sr. before the start of the program and luncheon on the occasion of his 95th Birth Anniversary held at the International Culinary Training Center (ICTC) of MPCF in Canaman, Camarines Sur.
 
Canaman, Camarines Sur – The Mariners schools in Bicol commemorated the 95th birth anniversary of the late Commodore Jaime Chavez Jimenez, Founder of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges/Foundation (MPC/F), in fitting ceremonies held at the Camarines Sur campus.
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Sumaro Bicolnon, Inc. confers posthumous award honoring Mariners System Founder Commodore Jaime C. Jimenez
(Left picture) The Late Commodore Jaime C Jimenez, with wife Eliza Lazaro-Jimenez. (Right picture) The ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Sumaro Bicolnon awards rites held at the Holy Rosary Minor Seminary in Naga City. Mrs Eliza Lazaro- Jimenez (center, seated on a wheelchair) cuts the ceremonial ribbon. Present in the occasion are (L-R) Philippine Army’s 9th Infantry Division Commander Major General Manolito Orense, PNP Regional Director for Bicol P/CSupt. Melvin Ramon Buenafe, former Naga City Mayor Sulpicio Roco, Jr., Mariners Board of Trustees Member Dr. Gabriel L. Jimenez (at the back of Mrs. Jimenez) and Sumaro Bicolnon President Ramon Olano (extreme right in white barong tagalog suit).
 
Naga City– The organization of Sumaro Bicolnon, Inc., a non-governmental organization which carries the advocacy to preserve Bicol Culture and Heritage has conferred a posthumous award to Commodore Jaime C. Jimenez, Founder of the Mariners schools. He is cited for his active participation in the guerilla movement during World War II in fighting the Japanese invaders in the area and for his pioneering work in establishing schools for Seafarers in the Bicol Region.
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MPCF Cam Sur and MPC Naga President/CEO Dr. Marilissa J. Ampuan (in black suit at the head of the table) together with some department heads from the two institutions answer questions from radio-tv reporters in a Press Conference held in Daet, Camarines Norte...
School officials of MPC/F face Cam Norte media in press conference
Daet, Camarines Norte - A team comprising of school officials from Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) Camarines Sur and Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) Naga City visited Daet, Camarines Norte on March 28, 2017. The mission team led by the institutions’ President and CEO Dr. Marilissa J. Ampuan hammered on the role played by Mariners in making maritime education available and affordable to the Bicolano youth.
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Mariners Cam Sur & Naga celebrate joint 43rd Foundation Anniversary; vow to continue creating opportunities for Bicolanos
The main buildings of the different Mariners campuses in Bicol as the institution commemorates its 43rd Foundation Anniversary.
 
Canaman, Camarines Sur - Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this province received as guests the representatives of the Japanese shipping company – NS United Kaiun Kaisha, Ltd. who visited the school on October 26, 2016.
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(Left picture) Mr. Dante Ang and party arrives at the Mariners Training and Hotel Institute (MTHI) and is met by school officials. (Right picture) The MPCF Marching Band play music while the guests have their photo opportunity together with the school Majorettes.
Chairman Emeritus Dante Ang of ‘The Manila Times’ visits Mariners
Bicol Region - The Chairman Emeritus of the national daily broadsheet ‘The Manila Times’ - Mr. Dante Ang visited the Mariners schools in Bicol on November 10, 2016 to finalize the publication’s tie-up with the educational institutions.
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(Left picture) Board passers - Mariners’ new Naval Architect Mark Erwin Hernandez (batch 2012) together with his son and (right picture) Naval Architect Mark Anthony Sarmiento (batch 2016).
Graduates of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering course hurdle board exam
Metro Manila - Two graduates of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering course from the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) in Camarines Sur passed the recently concluded Board Examination given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on October 4, 5 and 6, 2016.
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Japanese shipping firm visits Mariners-Cam Sur
NS United Kaiun Kaisha, Ltd. Assistant General Manager Chief Engineer Mamoro Saito (right) is escorted by Commander Mario Castor, PCGA (left), Commandant of the 902nd Coast Guard Auxiliary-Officer Training Corps (CGA-OTC) of MPCF-Camarines Sur during the arrival honors accorded the visiting guest at the school campus.
 
Canaman, Camarines Sur - Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this province received as guests the representatives of the Japanese shipping company – NS United Kaiun Kaisha, Ltd. who visited the school on October 26, 2016.
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Mariners’ System joins celebration of World Teachers’ Day
 
(Left to right) The main buidings at the campuses of Mariners-Legazpi City, Canaman, Camarines Sur and Mariners-Naga City. These are the edifices where teachers nurture and mould the minds, hearts and character of the students so someday they would become useful and productive citizens of the country and the world.
The schools of Mariners’ System (the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges/Foundation) in the Cities of Legazpi and Naga and in Canaman, Camarines Sur have joined the global celebration of World Teachers’ Day on October 5, 2016.
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MSAP passers from MPCF in Camarines Sur
MPCF-Cam Sur Deck and Engine cadets pass Maritime School Assessment Program (MSAP)
Canaman, Camarines Sur - Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this province, has released the latest list of passers for the 2016 Maritime School Assessment Program (MSAP) in which the school has registered with flying colors .
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Guidance Office conducts seminar on effective learning styles, motivation and goal setting.
Canaman, Camarines Sur - The Guidance Office of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF), this province has funneled a seminar on ‘Effective Learning Styles, Motivation and Goal Setting’ on August 5, 2016 at the JCJ Sports Complex. It was attended by Senior High School and First Year College students.
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PNP and MPCF Cam Sur launch illegal drugs awareness and prevention
Canaman, Camarines Sur - The Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this province in cooperation with the Philippine National Police (PNP) Provincial Police Office has sponsored a symposium on ‘Illegal Drugs Awareness and Prevention’, held at the JCJ Sports Complex on July 29, 2016.
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Archbishop Rolando Tirona graces opening of Seafarers’ Healthy Bites
Canaman, Camarines Sur - The JaimeLiza, Inc. of Mariners System has opened the Seafarers’ Healthy Bites (SHB) canteen to cater to students, faculty, staff and the community in the neighborhood who are looking for healthy food alternatives.
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MPCF Cam Sur observes International Day of Seafarers
Canaman, Camarines Sur - The Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this province joined the maritime world in the celebration of the 2016 International Day of Seafarers.
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Marlow Navigation inks scholarship MOA with Mariners Camarines Sur
Canaman, Camarines Sur - The Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this province, welcomed the delegation from Marlow Navigation (Philippines), Inc. on June 29, 2016 for the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on scholarship with the school and student-recipients.
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WIMA President Merle San Pedro receives visiting World Maritime University Exec.
Metro Manila - The officers of the Women in Maritime (WIMA) Philippines received and played host to the visiting President of World Maritime University (WMU) Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry. The lady maritime educator was in the country from May 4 to 8, 2016.
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Singapore hosts ACI maritime HR and crew management conference
Singapore - The Active Communications International (ACI) in this city-state has organized the 18th Maritime HR and Crew Management Conferene on March 9 and 10, 2016.
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FAME and WIMAPHIL forge partnership to promote maritime careers for women
Metro Manila - The Filipino Association for Mariners' Employment, Inc. (FAME) and Women in Maritime Philippines Association (WIMAPHIL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) o