BAM supports creation of Bangsamoro region; clamors for autonomy for Bicolanos

The Forum Speakers who are members of the Negotiating Panel who brokered the peace agreement with the MILF. (Right to left) - Atty. Tarhata Basman, Panel Chair Miriam Coronel-Ferrer and Former Agriculture Secretary Senen Bacani. At the Podium is Judge Soliman Santos who acted as moderator during the event.

Naga City – The Bicol Autonomy Movement (BAM), an advocacy group headed by Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF)- Camarines Sur President Dante La. Jimenez as Regional Convenor participated in the half-day forum on ‘BUILDING PEACE IN BANGSAMORO: Prospects and Challenges’ held at the Ateneo de Naga University on April 4, 2014.

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Education Institutions, VACC, BAM and Consumers Rights Watch conduct electricity forum in Camarines Norte

Daet, Camarines Norte – Education institutions and concerned electricity consumers groups conducted the ‘Educate the Educators Forum’ at the Camarines Norte State College on March 26, 2014. It was attended by school administrators, students, consumers and stakeholders who believe that a stop to the increase in electricity rates should be made so as not to affect the quality of education and the opportunity for children from marginalized families to further continue their studies and finish college. In the forefront of the forum are the Bicol Autonomy Movement (BAM), Volunteers Against crime and Corruption (VACC), Consumers Rights Watch-Bicol and education institutions in the Bicol provinces. Aside from the schools in Camarines Norte, colleges and universities from other parts of the region participated; the Aquinas University of Legazpi (AUL), Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) in Naga City and Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) Camarines Sur and MPCF in Legazpi City, Albay sent their representatives to the event.

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MPTC breaks silence over fraudulent training certificates

Metro Manila – The Mariners Polytechnic Training Center (MPTC), a member-institution of the Mariners System expressed deep concern over the proliferation of fake training certificates these past months especially after the new requirements under the amended Standards of Training , Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) paved the way for new courses to be taken by Seafarers to ascertain their continued competence to go on-board.

Ms. Merle J. Jimenez, President of MPTC said, “The equation is simple: with more training requirements, it means more business for the unscrupulous individuals who prey on the seafarers“.

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Singapore Mission for placement tie-up of graduates yields positive result

The Mariners System delegation led by President Dante La. Jimenez of MPCF visited the Republic of Singapore and firmed-up tie-ups with Singaporean firms for job placements of the schools’ graduates. (Left picture) - Ms. Regina Eliza V. Jimenez of the Marketing Department of Global Manpower and Development, Inc., Mr. David Pik, Operations Manager of ICD Food Services and Commodore Jimenez. (Right picture) - Ms. Jimenez, Mr. Pik and Serve Q Manpower Services CEO William Quah.

Republic of Singapore – President Dante La. Jimenez of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) Camarines Sur and Legazpi City, Albay completed a mission to this city-state to secure job placements for the graduates of the school who finished not only maritime courses but also holders of land-based degrees such as HRM and Hospitality-related careers.

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PRC releases more names of board passers from Mariners

Legazpi City, Albay – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) released more names of graduates from Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF), this city who passed the recently concluded board examination for Second Marine Engineers and O.I.C. (Engineering Watch) levels for those who finished the degree of Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering (BSMarE).

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MPCF – Legazpi athletes shine in 2014 PRISAA Regional Meet in Camarines Norte

Daet, Camarines Norte – Players from Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF), this city ruled in five sports events by garnering the championship in Football, Badminton, Taekwondo, Boxing and Swimming in the recently concluded Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) Regional meet held in Daet, Camarines on February 20 to 23, 2014.

This was confirmed by Sports Coordinator Agnes D. Nacion, head of MPCF-PRISAA Regional Meet delegation with majority of the players sent to the event by the Albay province coming from the Mariners school.

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Alumnus of Mariners gets highest slot in recent PRC board exam for 2nd marine engineers

2/E Lord Llona, from his old ID picture way back 2001
Legazpi City, Albay – Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF), this city takes pride in producing a topnotch alumni in the February 2014 Marine Engineering Examination given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

2nd Marine Engineer LORD MORANO LLONA, a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering (BSME) course from MPCF-Legazpi is number one in said government examination. This was confirmed by School Registrar Norma Villanueva after PRC released the result that he garnered a grade of 87.75%, making him the over-all topnotcher from among last month’s examinees.

Engr. Llona finished his course in 2004 and is a native of the municipality of Daraga, Albay. He was a consistent performer in his academic standing until he graduated and had been an outstanding maritime engineer in the several companies he joined in the past years after graduation.

With this development, the Mariners System community rejoices in the feat reached by one of its graduates.

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Philippine Swimming League stages 1st Commodore Jaime C. Jimenez, Sr. Swim Meet in Legazpi, Albay

Mariners System’s swimming star Midshipman Jifrey Azor (left) showing his winning form as he practiced to grab gold before the 5th Invitational Swimming Championship held at the Royal Bangkok Sports Club in Bangkok, Thailand which made his school and country proud.

Metro Manila - The Philippine Swimming League (PSL), the national sports association for swimming of the Federation of the School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) will hold its 55th Leg Series dubbed as the 1st Commodore Jaime C. Jimenez, Sr. Swim Meet in Legazpi City, Albay on March 22, 2014.

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ELSEVIER Foundation and MPCF unveil billboard of Library for Safe Seafaring at Mariners’ Ruby Anniversary

A perspective of the college library being upgraded at the MPCF Camarines Sur campus in preparation for the modernization of facilities and updating of books for safe seafaring thru a grant from the Amsterdam-based ELSEVIER Foundation

Canaman, Camarines Sur – A soft launching of the project ‘Library for Safe Seafaring (L4SS) was made during the 40th Foundation Anniversary of the Mariners System on March 4, 2014 at the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) campus, this province. It can be recalled that MPCF-Camarines Sur was awarded this grant by the Elsevier Foundation thru the linkages established by Board of Trustees Chairperson Evita L. Jimenez with the end-view of establishing a globally-linked modern library which will help enhance quality maritime education and training and more especially in the field of maritime safety.

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5th and final batch of Mariners’ Mission Tabang to Tacloban rolls March 7

Legazpi City, Albay – The final and fifth group of Mission Tabang contingent by the Mariners System left for Tacloban City on March 7, 2014. They will be off for a four-day tour of duty. The mission is composed of the combined groups of volunteers from the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) from Legazpi City, Albay and Canaman, Camarines Sur.

In an interview with Mission Head Captain Steven James Diño, Commandant of the 901st Coast Guard Auxiliary-Officer Training Corps (CGA-OTC) at MPCF-Legazpi, he confirmed that from this school alone, no less that 60 students and staff went with the group. Likewise, volunteers from the local Red Cross Youth were among those who joined.

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Significant, colorful activities mark Mariners Sytems’ Ruby Anniversary

Canaman, Camarines Sur – The 40th Foundation Anniversary of the Mariners System was marked with significant and lively events befitting an institution able to survive the rigors of time and sustain with flying colors its uninterrupted service to the Bicolano community. The anniversary theme ‘Mariners for Bicolanos: 40 Years and Beyond’ speaks of the institution’s track record on how it started, what it is now and the mission it intends to continue to do in the years to come.

Among the momentous and vibrant activities include the medical mission for barangay folks in the neighborhood of the school, the launching of the year-round program of Women in Maritime (WIMA), the ‘Educate the Educators’ electricity forum for the schools and electricity consumers, the launching of the local education sector’s advocacy - ‘United Stand Against Corruption’, Jobs Fair, Food Fair, Invitational Basketball Game, Swimming Exhibition by bemedalled MPCF International Swimmer Midshipman Jifrey Azor and the Employees’ Night highlighted by the giving of awards and cash gifts to the longest serving personnel in the institution who are still employed up to now.

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Cam Sur’s education sector conducts electricity forum on Mariners’ 40th anniversary

Canaman, Camarines Sur – The education sector together with the electricity consumers group in Naga City and Camarines Sur carried out the ‘Educate the Educators’ Forum on March 4, 2014 at the JCJ Sports Complex at the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation, this province.

The occasion had for its theme ‘The increase of Electricity Rate by CASURECO and Its Impact to Colleges and Universities’ and it coincided with the 40th Foundation Anniversary of the Mariners System.

In attendance at the gathering were representatives from local universities and colleges such as the University of Nueva Caceres (UNC), Universidad de Sta. Isabel (USI), Naga College Foundation (NCF), Bicol State College of Applied Science and Technology (BISCAST), University of Saint Anthony (USANT) of Iriga City, Camarines Sur National High School (CSNHS), Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) – Naga and the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) in Canaman, Camarines Sur which played host to the event.

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The Mariners System at age 40 today and beyond

The latest infra-structure build-up in the three campuses of the Mariners schools in Bicol as Mariners System celebrates its 40th Foundation Annivesary. (Left picture) A wing of the main building at MPCF-Camarines Sur with the additional 4th Floor for the left and right wings having been completed. (Center picture) The façade of the five-storey MPC-Naga’s state-of-the-art laboratory Mariners Training and Hotel Institue (MTHI). (Right picture) The newly completed Training Swimming Pool at the school annex campus of MPCF-Legazpi, note the newly acquired orange-colored fully enclosed lifeboat attached to the Landship used in the training of maritime cadets.

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Chamber of Commerce holds business forum; congratulates Mariners’ 40th Foundation Anniversary

Naga City – The Metro Naga Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI) held a business forum at Villa Caceres Hotel this city on March 1, 2014 on the occasion of its first quarterly General Membership Meeting the Induction of New Officers and Members for the year 2014.

Attended by local business owners and executives, Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) Naga Executive Assistant Eliezer Alipante represented the school’s President Dr. Marilissa J. Ampuan in the event.

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Mariners System grieves the demise of long-time General Services head Benito D. Lazaro

Novaliches, Quezon City – The community of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges/Foundation (MPC/F) grieves the passing away of long time officer of the Institution - retired General Services head Benito D. Lazaro on February 24, 2014 at the Philippine Veterans Hospital in Quezon City. A former war veteran, he was 84 years old at the time of his demise.

Old-timers at the school recall ‘Bening’ as we was fondly called by colleagues in the workplace to be one of the original fixtures from among the personnel since the inception of Mariners System forty years ago. He was along with those who helped start the school in 1974 and among the close buddies of the late Founder Commodore Jaime C. Jimenez. He had always been around ever since, through thick and thin for the Institution until his retirement in 2005.

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Officials of Misuga Kaiun - Maine Marine Co. Ltd. entice students to work with the Japanese shipping firm

School officials entertain the visiting Philippine country representatives from the Japanese shipping firm Misuga Kaiun – Maine Marine Co., Ltd. In the picture are Misuga Kaiun’s Training Officer Captain Miguelito Mariano (2nd from left), Training Supervisor Madelyn Bino (3rd from left), MPCF Executive Assistant Lydia Cervantes (center). Right side row (L to R) Student Personnel Services Director Cynthia Duka, Instructor Sanny Cantar and Captain Francisco Metille of Mariners maritime studies.

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Mariners school hosts PCGA National Directorate’s visit to CGAD-Bicol

Rear Admiral Joseph Dy (left) of PCGA National Directorate is escorted by CGA-OTC Commandant Captain Steven James Diño of Mariners during the arrival honors accorded him held at the school’s annex campus in Rawis, Legazpi City.

Legazpi City, Albay – The Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA) National Directorate led by Rear AdmiraL Joseph Dy has visited the local Coast Guard Auxiliary District (CGAD) on February 2, 2014 and was accorded arrival honors by the 902nd CGA-OTC of the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this city.

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Jifrey Azor brings home honor to school and country from South Africa’s international swimfest

MPCF’s Midshipman Jifrey Azor during the awards rites after winning an event in the swimming competition held in Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa - Midshipman Jifrey Azor of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) in Camarines Sur has once again carved a name for Mariners school and the country in the 2014 Western Province Aquatics (WPA) Swimming Gala held at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) Aquatics Center in Cape Town, South Africa. He is one in the eight-member Philippine Swimming League (PSL) contingent which saw action in South Africa from February 8 – 10, 2014.

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Albay Higher Education sector holds ‘Educate the Educators’ forum amidst increasing electricity rates

Resource speakers at the Forum (left to right) Engr. Virgilio Perdigon, Jr. of Aquinas University, Atty. Bartolome Rayco of AMSSO, Pete Ilagan of NASECORE, MPCF President and VACC Founding Chairman Dante Jimenez, Congressman Neri Javier Colmenares of Bayan Muna Partylist and Professor Bobby Tuazon of CenPEG, Universirty of the Philippines.

Legazpi City, Albay – Colleges and Universities in the province of Albay convened at the ‘Educate the Educators’ forum to assess the impact of the increase in electricity rates by the Albay Electric Cooperative (ALECO) in the operation of the schools and more especially on students and parents who will bear the weight of this additional burden.

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Blood streams at Mariners-Naga on Valentine’s Day

Naga City - The First Response Team of the Student Affairs and Services Department of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) this city has initiated the project ‘Dugo Mo, Dugong Buhay ng Kapwa Tao’, a mass voluntary blood donation activity which coincided with the February 14, 2014 celebration of Valentine’s Day. The venture that started from eight in the morning up to three o’clock in the afternoon, was conducted in cooperation with the Bicol Medical Center (BMC) in Naga City.

For the donors, this makes a difference for them inasmuch as it is a departure from the usual flower and chocolate-giving by students to their mentors, a boyfriend to his girlfriend or the husband to a wife on Valentine’s Day.

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MPCF’s Jifrey Azor goes to South Africa to compete in international swimfest

Metro Manila – Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation’s swimming star Jifrey Azor enplaned to Capetown, South Africa February 3, 2014 as a member of the eight-man crack Philippine Swimming League (PSL) squad to see action in the 2014 Western Province Aquatics (WPA) Swimming Gala scheduled on February 8 to 10 at the University of Western Cape (UWC) Aquatics Center.

Aside from Midshipman Azor who hails from MPCF-Camarines Sur, other members of the team representing the country are reigning University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) national champions Denjylie Cordero of the University of the Philippines, Emanuel Joshua Lorbes, McTracy Alindogan, Portia Kate Doragos, John Carlo Doragos, Kyla Soguilon and Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh.

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4th batch of Mariners’ Mission Tabang rolls to Tacloban

Volunteer-maritime cadets being briefed by Assistant Task Group Director PCGA LCDR Gereon B. Gregorio (left, back to camera) and MPCF-Legazpi HRD Chief Lydia Cervantes during the simple send-off ceremonies held at the school’s main campus.

Legazpi City, Albay – The fourth batch of Mission Tabang volunteers from the Mariners System left for Tacloban City in the morning of January 30, 2014 for a four-day undertaking to continue the clean-up, clearing operation and distribution of relief goods in which the National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP) has been designated as center of the activity.

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Mariners System forms core group to make operational Project L4SS of Elsevier Foundation

The members of the core group tasked to make operational the project of ELSEVIER Foundation and MARINERS - the ‘Library for Safe Seafaring (L4SS) in a meeting and briefing with MPCF Camarines Sur Chair Evita L. Jimenez (5th from right), and other members of the team (right to left) VPAA Marian Lazaro, Dean of Maritime Studies Manuel U. Olivan, HRD head Dr. Edgar Despi, EVP and L4SS Project Director Merle J. San Pedro and the rest in the support staff of the project.

Canaman, Camarines Sur – The administration has formed the Core Group which is tasked to implement the establishment and operation of the Library for Safe Seafaring (L4SS) which will be based at the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF), this province.

The establishment of this modern library is the result of the selection process conducted by the Amsterdam-based ELSEVIER Foundation in which Mariners has been adjudged to be the sole recipient of the grant in the entire Southeast Asian region. The grant aims to develop a globally connected LIBRARY 4 SAFE SEAFARING (L4SS) Infrastructure for local maritime schools in the Philippines to enhance education and training of competent and safety conscious seafarers.

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MPCF Camarines Sur signs agreement with Elsevier Foundation on establishment of modern library on safe seafaring

Canaman, Camarines Sur – The administration of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF), this province signed an agreement on December 23, 2013 with the Amsterdam-based Elsevier Foundation on the establishment of a modern library using state-of-the-art technology which will help maritime students in their quest for knowledge as it will offer a learning facility which will promote awareness and increased competence for maritime safety.

Present during the signing held at the MPCF Camarines Sur boardroom were representatives of the school administration led by Board of Trustees Chairperson Evita L. Jimenez, President Dante La. Jimenez, Executive Vice President Merle J. San Pedro who is Project Director of the ‘Library for Safe Seafaring’ (L4SS), Vice President for Student and External Affairs Nimfa V. Jimenez, Board of Trustees member Dr. Marilissa J. Ampuan and President of MPC Naga and Office of Research and Extension Services (ORES) and Human Resource Department Director Dr. Edgar Despi.

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Flames and Smoke engulf Mariners-Naga campus in fire simulation drill

Actual fire-fighting technics being demonstrated before the members of the Mariners-Naga community in simulations conducted inside the school campus by officers of the Bureau of Fire Protection.

Naga City – The Students, members of the faculty and staff of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC), this city scampered from inside the classrooms and offices to the open spaces outside the buildings in the school campus as the fire alarm sounded marking the start of the drill in a simulated fire situation initiated by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFD) in the city.

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MPCF Camarines Sur pushes for a pro-active approach to stop drugs and spread of HIV/AIDS

Canaman, Camarines Sur – Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF), this province has made a move to stop drug addiction and the spread of Human Immudeficiency Virus/Acquired Immudeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) starting with the school’s maritime cadets.

A whole day forum on drug addiction and HIV/AIDS information was conducted at the school campus on January 24, 2014 and was attended by students as part of their continuing education, aside from the academic studies and trainings relevant to maritime studies which they get from the institution.

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Mariners Naga and Camarines Sur gear for joint 40th Foundation Anniversary celebration

Naga City – The Mariners Polytechnic Colleges/Foundation, this city and in Canaman Camarines Sur have started to prepare for a colorful joint four-day celebration of the Institution’s 40th Foundation Anniversary in the first week of March, 2014.

In a conference attended by Dr Marilissa J. Ampuan, President of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) Naga and Executive Vice President Dr. Gabriel L. Jimenez as the meeting’s presiding officer and Chairman of the anniversary event, it was joined by department heads from the two schools who are members of various special committees.

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ORES of MPC-Naga conducts community-based program, enhancing livelihood opportunities in barangays

MPC Naga’s Office of Research and Extension Services (ORES) personnel in action in Barangay Lipot, Milaor Camarines Sur during the community-based outreach program while interacting with the housewives and the youth who participated in the livelihood lectures and demonstrations. Left to right standing - Dr. Mariel Estrella, a barangay official (partly hidden), Professor Nilo Ponteros, Ms. Gladys Belmin and a housewife-participant (back to camera).

Naga City – The Office of Research and Extension Services (ORES) of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC), this city continues to set in motion its community-based program in selected barangays in the municipalities of Milaor and Camaligan, Camarines Sur thru activities conducted within the last quarter of 2013.

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Misuga Kaiun and Maine Marine shipping officials visit MPCF-Camarines Sur

Visiting Misuga Kaiun Ltd. shipping executives were honored in a dinner-program by school officials . (Left to right – MPCF’s VPA Napoleon Mangente, VPAA Marian Lazaro, guests Ms. Erie Nobori and Ms. Ayaka Ueno, President Dante Jimenez, Mr. Kenzo Minagawa, Engr. Leo Fajardo, and HRD chief Dr. Edgar Despi).

Canaman, Camarines Sur – Top officials of Misuga Kaiun/Maine Marine shipping company in the Philippines visited the campus of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this province on January 8, 2014.

The delegation was led by newly-promoted General Manager Kenzo Minagawa of Misuga Kaiun Ltd. Philippine branch and accompanied by two lady executives from the firm’s Crewing Department - Ms. Ayaka Ueno and Ms. Erie Nobori, who came direct from Japan to have a glimpse of their company’s operation in the Philippines.

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Graduates from MPCF-Legazpi hurdle PRC’s Marine Engine Officers board exam

Legazpi City, Albay – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has announced the recent board passers from Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF), this city who took the Marine Engine Officers (OIC – Engineering Watch) examination given in the last quarter of 2013.

College Registrar Norma M. Villanueva confirmed the following alumni who took and hurdled said examination: OIC Ronnel Caralos Domasig of Gogon, Prieto Diaz, Sorsogon, OIC Laymer Blamcha Estuye of Bgy. 42, Purok 5, Narra St., Rawis, Legazpi City and Joeven Bonavente Magas of P-1, Boñgabong, Tabaco City.

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Marlow Navigation country chief confirms continuing tie-up with MPCF

Legazpi City, Albay – Marlow Navigation, one of the biggest European shipping companies with offices in the Philippine has renewed its partnership with Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF), this province assuring the continuing tie-up of the two institutions in which the former offers scholarship to deserving students taking up maritime courses.

Captain Leopoldo C. Tenorio, head of operation of the shipping company in the country paid a visit to the school on the 4th quarter of 2013 and signed the partnership agreement with MPCF President Commodore Dante La. Jimenez in fitting ceremonies held at the school’s annex campus.

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Mission TABANG organizers, Norwegians honored in UP welcome dinner

UP President Alfredo E. Pascual expressed his appreciation to organizers of the Mission TABANG (Mission HELP), the Royal Norwegian Embassy and the Norwegian Training Center (NTC) for their support in shipping relief goods for the university’s constituents and other affected residents in Tacloban City and Palo, Leyte who were displaced by the Nov. 8 super typhoon Yolanda. Effective maritime response was given due recognition.

On behalf of Tulong UP, the UP President’s appreciation was made during a welcome dinner for the UP Leyte students and faculty on Dec. 3, 2013 held at the Executive House in the Diliman campus.

Mission TABANG in cooperation with the Norwegian institutions, assisted in shipping the UP relief goods along with other donations collected by the Mission, last Nov. 23. The goods, weighing 1,300 tons in all, were shipped by the NTC training ship T/S Kapitan Felix Oca from the South Harbor, Manila which reached its destination in Tacloban after four days of sailing under heavy rains and choppy waters via Palawan. (The Norwegian Embassy and NTC were among the first to send emergency relief packs to the Yolanda victims immediately after the super typhoon struck Visayas.)

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University of the Philippines awards Mariners System for involvement in Mission Tabang for Yolanda victims

Quezon City – The University of the Philippines in Diliman, this city has awarded the Mariners System a Certificate of Appreciation for its participation in several relief and medical mission operations in the supertyphoon-ravaged areas of Eastern Samar and Leyte provinces.

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Mariners System honors CHED Regional Director in testimonial ceremony

Legazpi City, Albay – The Mariners System honored Dr. Freddie T. Bernal, Regional Direrctor of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) of Bicol in a Testimonial Ceremony on January 9, 2014 held at the Mariners’ Annex campus, Bgy. Rawis this city. The occasion was held as a fitting recognition of the accomplishments the official has attained in his stewardship of the agency in Region V.

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MPCF’s Jifrey Azor qualifies in South Africa’s February 2014 swimming competition

Metro Manila – President Susan Papa of the Philippine Swimming League (PSL) has confirmed that Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) Camarines Sur’s swimming star Midshipman Jifrey Azor is among the eighteen (18) outstanding Filipino swimmers given accreditation, with him having met the qualifying standards for the 2014 Western Province Aquatics (WPA) Swimming Gala to be held at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) Aquatics Center in Cape Town, South Africa on Feb. 8-9, 2014.

In separate messages received from MPCF Camarines Sur Chairperson Evita Jimenez and President Dante La. Jimenez, the two officials released the information on the PSL statement that the swimmers had been selected based on their performances in the 51st PSL Series held at the Diliman Preparatory School (DPS) swimming pool in Quezon City and at the Bangkok Invitational Swimming meet in the 4th quarter of 2013.

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Elsevier Foundation Awards 2013 Grants to Champion Libraries in Developing Countries and Women in Science

December 9th, 2013
$700,000 awarded to Innovative Libraries, New Scholars and Nurse Faculty Programs

Amsterdam, December 9, 2013

The Elsevier Foundation announced today the 2013 grant recipients for the Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars award programs. In total, $700,000 has been committed to ten institutions around the world in addition to five ongoing multiyear grants and the Nurse Faculty program. The Elsevier Foundation is funded by Elsevier, a global provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services.

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Mission TABANG launches two simultaneous relief for Eastern Visayas

MPCF Camarines Sur Vice President for External Affairs Nimpa V. Jimenez (left) and Board of Trustees Chair Evita L Jimenez (right) sit with Norwegian Training Center Manila Director, Capt Eric Blom during their meeting to plan the Mission TABANG relief to Tacloban, Leyte last November 23, 2013.

Mission TABANG (Visayan word for HELP)-Samar Leyte and Bohol (SLB) was organized last November 10 or two days after super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hit Eastern Visayas by the Mariners System in Bicol and Manila, the Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG) and UGOP Waraynon, an NGO of Samar and Leyte residents based in Metro Manila

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