Mariners hosts Federalism forum; BAM bats for democracy towards regional identity

The speakers at the Federalism Forum organized by the Bicol Autonomy Movement (BAM) and Centrist Democracy Political Institute (CDPI) in Legazpi City. (Left to right) Albay Provincial Convenor Benjie Santiago, BAM Regional Convenor Dante Jimenez and Centrist Democratic Party of the Philippines (CDP) President and Cagayan de Oro 2nd District Representative Rufus Rodriguez.

Legazpi City – The Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF), this city hosted the forum on Federalism, a project of the Bicol Autonomy Movement (BAM) in partnership with the Centrist Democracy Political Institute (CDPI). It was held on March 19, 2015 at the annex campus of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation.


Mariners celebrates 41st anniversary in Naga and Cam Sur;
bats for globally competitive education for Bicolanos

The celebration of the 41st Foundation Anniversary of MPCF-Camarines Sur and MPC-Naga presents healthy living via the Organiko Bicolano Expo Exhibit featuring organically-produced foodstuffs as one of the event’s highlights. ‘Healthy Lifestyle’ is encouraged not only for the members of the Mariners academic community but for everyone.

Canaman, CamSur – The Mariners System in Naga City and Canaman, Camarines Sur celebrated its 41st Foundation Anniversary on March 4, 2015, amidst spectacle and colorful activities that started one day before the occasion.

In the forefront of the event is the tribute to the Founder, the late Commodore Jaime C. Jimenez whose vision for the establishment of a world-class maritime education institution is now becoming a reality. This is affirmed by the recent conferment by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) and Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), in which Mariners is included in the twenty-three (23) Maritime Higher Education Institutions (MHEI) in the country’s positive list for the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA).


Mariners is Bicol’s only top maritime school based on EMSA, CHED and MARINA audit

(Left picture) The building at the main campus of MPCF-Legazpi City. (Right picture) The left wing of the main building at MPCF-Camarines Sur. These are just among the infra-structure build-up at the two campuses of Mariners.

Metro Manila - Another milestone caps the achievement of the Mariners System.

The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) and Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) announced on February 17, 2015 the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) in Legazpi City, Albay and in Canaman, Camarines Sur as among the country’s top 23 maritime schools. The two MPCF schools are in the positive list of Maritime Higher Education Institutions (MHEI) for the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA).


UNLAD sends Mariners alumni to join shipping firms in Louisiana, USA

Mariners graduates - Garry Urlanda (5th from left) and Marco Timola (4th from right) pose with MPCF’s VP for Student and External Affairs Madame Nimfa V. Jimenez (center) and Mariners System’s Marketing Department Head Ms. Chabs V. Jimenez (2nd from right) together with other seafarers leaving for America. UNLAD Ship Manning and Management Corporation, a Company under the Mariners System facilitated the procurement of the seafarers’ papers. UNLAD assisted in the completion of the requirements for them to be able to work in U.S.A.

Metro Manila —Two graduates from Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) in Camarines Sur have successfully qualified to join and work in shipping firms in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA.

In a news dispatch from Vice President for Student and External Affairs Nimfa V. Jimenez, alumni Gary Urlanda of Iriga City and Marco Timola of Bula, Camarines Sur, both graduates of MPCF-Camarines Sur have qualified and left for the United States on December 16, 2014.


Organiko Bikolano moves on to promote healthy lifestyle in families

(Left picture) Organiko Bikolano Prime Mover Ms. Evita L. Jimenez, a member of the MPCF Board of Trustees presides at the meeting which focused on the importance of healthy diet and active lifestyle. (Right picture, L-R) Participants Sr. Corazon Belardo and Sr. Paz Albao of the Daughters of Mary congregation as they listen and write down notes while the group discusses the direction of the tenor of the mission and vision of the organization.

Naga City — The Mariners System supports the advocacy of OrganiKo Bikolano, a local organization promoting healthy lifestyle thru the production and consumption of organic foodstuffs.

In a recent gathering, the group emphasized its stand to motivate people to push for healthy lifestyle by planting and patronizing organically-produced food crops. The event was held at the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) – Naga’s Mariners Training and Hotel Institute (MTHI) on January 22, 2015.


Mariners supports VACC Cam Sur in honoring PNP-Naga in drive against illegal gambling

Naga City — The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) headed by Founding President and Chairman Dante La. Jimenez, President of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) in Camarines Sur has given recognition to the men and women of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Naga City for apprehending individuals involved in illegal gambling.

The men and women of the Naga City Police at the Flag-Raising Ceremony at the PNP Headquarters at Barlin St., Naga City


The Mariners System 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 Anniversary this 2014. (Left picture) A wing of the main building at MPCF-Camarines Sur with the additional 4th Floor 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 new orange-colored fully-enclosed lifeboat attached to the Landship used in the training of maritime cadets.

It has been a long but colorful journey for the Mariners System since its inception in 1974 by its Founder - Commodore Jaime C. Jimenez. What it is now did not come in a flick of a finger; it consists of a story worthy to be reminisced. What Mariners is today is a product of the labor of love through the years of the men and women behind the Institution.



Organiko Bicolano meets at Mariners Hotel; pushes for healthy food and lifestyle
MPCF-Cam Sur graduate lands 3rd Place in PRC’s Naval Architects & Marine Engineering Board Exam
Eruption Drill and Fiesta Maritima highlight World Maritme Day at Mariners
Anti-corruption crusader and MPCF President Dante Jimenez delivers keynote address in Camarines Norte forum

Eruption Drill and Fiesta Maritima highlight World Maritme Day at Mariners
Torch parade honors the victors of national and local competitions fought by Marineros
Band and Majorettes of Mariners top 2014 national competition in Bacoor, Cavite
Mariners System takes pride in Midshipman Niño Copones
Marinero wins 1st Place in on-the-spot Poster Making Contest at National Seafarers’ Week
Mariners Legazpi hosts 1st Bicol Power Summit; moves for concrete, long lasting solutions to electricity problems
MPC-Naga features medical consultant in healthy lifestyle seminar

Mariners gets top honors in 2014 Pre-Peñafrancia Festival fancy drill band exhibition contest
Actress Wilma Doesnt visits Mariners-Naga as guest-lecturer of Tourism and Hospitality students
Patroness of Bicolandia visits MPCF-Camarines Sur; signals start of Peñafrancia Festival
Mariners System prepares for street battle in 2014 Peñafrancia military parade competition

Mariners launches ‘OrganiKo’ for healthy Marinero
L4SS Committee reviews status of Library; moves on to higher gear of operation
Mariners System joins Human Rights Commission’s advocacy forum
The Mariners’ Hotel: MPC Naga’s edge in Tourism, Hospitality and Business Courses

JULY 2014
Mariners joins observance of International Day of Seafarers
U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) says: "Save Lives Today and Tomorrow: Manage the Risk of Humanitarian Crisis"
MPC-Naga mourns as BSHRM head Adelfa Marinda Phan says adieu
Buhay Marinero’ radio-tv show highlights young ship officer as model for aspiring seafarers

JUNE 2014
VACC and Mariners System declare war against corruption and all forms of pork barrel on Freedom Day
Mariners System accepts Elsevier Foundation’s grant of Library for Safe Seafaring
Mariners System launches ‘Buhay Marinero’ radio show in Bicol key areas
Mariners Naga beefs-up capability of HRM and Tourism instructors
Seminar pushes for improved services to ‘customers’ at MPC-Naga

MAY 2014
Misuga Kaiun Shipping Company country head confirms productive partnership with MPCF-Cam Sur
Restaurant executives from U.S.A. brief MPC-Naga HRM students on opportunities abroad
Mariners Legazpi congratulates new O.I.C. board passers
Elsevier Foundation and Mariners System gear for implementation of L4SS
Restaurant executives from U.S.A. brief MPC-Naga HRM students on opportunities abroad

APRIL 2014
Mariners Hotel of MPC-Naga accords guests with summer promo
Marlow Navigation’s Riina Vaher
Singapore shipping executive graces MPCF-Cam Sur Commencement Exercises; exhorts graduates to excel using technology
Commission on Human Rights taps select schools in Bicol in involvement in HR advocacies; acknowledges VACC as an ally
MPCF Cam Sur hosts presscon on VACC’s anti-crime advocacy
BAM supports creation of Bangsamoro region; clamors for autonomy for Bicolanos
Education Institutions, VACC, BAM and Consumers Rights Watch conduct electricity forum in Camarines Norte

MARCH 2014
MPTC breaks silence over fraudulent training certificates
Singapore Mission for placement tie-up of graduates yields positive result
PRC releases more names of board passers from Mariners
MPCF – Legazpi athletes shine in 2014 PRISAA Regional Meet in Camarines Norte
Alumnus of Mariners gets highest slot in recent PRC board exam for 2nd marine engineers
Philippine Swimming League stages 1st Commodore Jaime C. Jimenez, Sr. Swim Meet in Legazpi, Albay
ELSEVIER Foundation and MPCF unveil billboard of Library for Safe Seafaring at Mariners’ Ruby Anniversary
5th and final batch of Mariners’ Mission Tabang to Tacloban rolls March 7
Significant, colorful activities mark Mariners Sytems’ Ruby Anniversary
Cam Sur’s education sector conducts electricity forum on Mariners’ 40th anniversary
The Mariners System at age 40 today and beyond
Chamber of Commerce holds business forum; congratulates Mariners’ 40th Foundation Anniversary

Mariners System grieves the demise of long-time General Services head Benito D. Lazaro
Officials of Misuga Kaiun - Maine Marine Co. Ltd. entice students to work with the Japanese shipping firm
Mariners school hosts PCGA National Directorate’s visit to CGAD-Bicol
Jifrey Azor brings home honor to school and country from South Africa’s international swimfest
Albay Higher Education sector holds ‘Educate the Educators’ forum amidst increasing electricity rates
Blood streams at Mariners-Naga on Valentine’s Day.
MPCF’s Jifrey Azor goes to South Africa to compete in international swimfest

4th batch of Mariners’ Mission Tabang rolls to Tacloban
Mariners System forms core group to make operational Project L4SS of Elsevier Foundation
MPCF Camarines Sur signs agreement with Elsevier Foundation on establishment of modern library on safe seafaring
Flames and Smoke engulf Mariners-Naga campus in fire simulation drill
MPCF Camarines Sur pushes for a pro-active approach to stop drugs and spread of HIV/AIDS
Mariners Naga and Camarines Sur gear for joint 40th Foundation Anniversary celebration
ORES of MPC-Naga conducts community-based program, enhancing livelihood opportunities in barangays
Misuga Kaiun and Maine Marine shipping officials visit MPCF-Camarines Sur
Graduates from MPCF-Legazpi hurdle PRC’s Marine Engine Officers board exam
Marlow Navigation country chief confirms continuing tie-up with MPCF
Mission TABANG organizers, Norwegians honored in UP welcome dinner
University of the Philippines awards Mariners System for involvement in Mission Tabang for Yolanda victims
Mariners System honors CHED Regional Director in testimonial ceremony
MPCF’s Jifrey Azor qualifies in South Africa’s February 2014 swimming competition
Elsevier Foundation Awards 2013 Grants to Champion Libraries in Developing Countries and Women in Science
Mission TABANG launches two simultaneous relief for Eastern Visayas


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