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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) on April 15, 2016, confirming their strategic alliance and tactical partnership to promote the greater integration of women in the seafaring profession.
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Safe Seafaring Meet in Manila
The First Conference on Safe Seafaring convened April 20th, on the theme, Toward Higher Quality Maritime Education and Training: Learning Innovations for Safe Seafaring. It is organized by the Library for Safe Seafaring (L4SS) and its mother maritime school, Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation in Canaman, Camarines Sur and held at the Lagoon, Hotel H2O, Ocean Park, Manila.
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Safe seafaring conference set in Manila
Host Mariners School's L4SS e-library eyes learning innovations on safety at sea
Manila, Philippines - Stakeholders from the Philippines leading maritime schools, training centers, think tanks, as well as shipping industries convene for the first Conference on Seafaring on April 20, 2016 at Manila’s Ocean Park. The conference, sub-headed “Toward Higher Quality Maritime Education and Training:  Learning Innovations for Safe Seafaring,” is being organized by the Library for Safe Seafaring (L4SS) and its mother maritime school, Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation  (MPCF) based in its campus in Canaman, Camarines Sur, south of Manila, Philippines.
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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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Interactive website to link E-library to Mariners community, Philippines and the world
Library for Safe Seafaring (L4SS) gears for maximum service
Canaman, Camarines Sur - The school administration of the Mariners schools in Bicol has moved for the optimum use of the electronics library which is globally connected – the Library for Safe Seafaring (L4SS) based at the campus of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF), this town.
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Contingents of Mariners Legazpi, Naga and Cam Sur grab 2015 Penafrancia Military Parade top honors
Naga City - The weeklong celebration of the Peñafrancia Festival has again brought honors to the Mariners System when contingents from the three schools (Mariners Legazpi, Naga and Camarines Sur) in the Bicol Region have taken home major awards given away in the 2015 Penafrancia Festival Military Parade Competition.
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FIESTA MARITIMA 2015
CANAMAN, Camarines Sur - A series of lectures blazed the annual celebration of World Maritime Day on Sept. 24, 2015 by the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this province. Held at the Library for Safe Seafaring (L4SS) the lectures were on health, safety on land and at sea with students and members of the academic community in attendance.
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Library for Safe Seafaring upgrades networking with other e-libraries
Canaman, Camarines Sur - The Library for Safe Seafaring (L4SS) of Mariners System which serves the three Mariners Schools (MPC-Naga, MPCF-Legazpi and MPCF-Camarines Sur) continues to enhance its linkages with other e-libraries.
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Academic community celebrates natal day of Mariners System’s Chairperson Emeritus
Canaman, Camarines Sur - A simple but memorable birthday bash was given to Madame Eliza Lazaro-Jimenez, Chairperson Emeritus by the Mariners System’s academic community.
The event was started with a Thanksgiving Mass at the school chapel and followed by a program and dinner at the poolside of the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF), this province.
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Mariners System joins 31st PCGA national convention
Officers of the Mariners schools in Bicol join the National Convention of the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA) held in Legazpi City, Albay. (Left to right) Commander Karlo J. Ampuan – Assistant HR Director MPC-Naga, Commodore Gabriel L. Jimenez – EVP MPC Naga and Member BOT MPCF Camarines Sur, Captain Steven James Diño – Commandant CGA-OTC and Commander Aproniano B. San Juan, Assistant Commandant CGA-OTC MPCF Legazpi. Not in the picture is Commodore Dante La. Jimenez – President of Mariners Camarines Sur and Legazpi as he was in the United States during the event.
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Mariners System celebrates Founder’s 93rd Birth Anniversary
The administration, students, faculty and staff of the Mariners schools in Bicol together with the member-institutions of the Mariners System held a simple yet meaningful celebration of the late Founder - Commodore Jaime C. Jimenez Sr.’s 93rd birth anniversary on April 30, 2015.


(Left picture) MPCF Board of Trustees Member Madame Evita L. Jimenez at the Mass celebrated in honor of the 93rd birthday of the late Commodore Jaime C. Jimenez. (Right picture) Board of Trustees Member Dr. Gabriel Jimenez delivers his message to the Mariners academic community immediately after the Eucharistic celebration at the MPCF school chapel.
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Graduates working in U.S.A. meet MPCF President Dante Jimenez in Ohio
Sandusky, Ohio, USA - President Dante La. Jimenez of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) Legazpi City and Camarines Sur paid a visit on May 11, 2015 (USA time) to a group of alumni now working in the vicinity of the City of Sandusky, Ohio in the United States of America.

President of MPCF Camarines Sur and Legazpi City Dante La. Jimenez while being interviewed in Sudusty, OHIO over Legazpi City’s Veritas Radio and TV using the ‘LiveStreaming’ technology. Commodore Jimenez is with the group of Mariners Alumni who work in the vicinity.
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Strategic Planning 2015 rolls for Mariners System;
charts direction for ‘Global Relevance’
The Mariners Systems’ Board of Trustees/Directors, members of the Management Committee and Department Heads gather for a souvenir photo in the 2015 Strategic Planning held at Chateau Royale Resort in Nasugbu, Batangas.
Nasugbu, Batangas - The 2015 Strategic Planning to chart the direction to be taken by Mariners System for the next five years was conducted at the Chateau Royale Resort in Nasugbu, Batangas on May 4 to 6, 2015.

Select members of the Management Committee and Department Heads from Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) Legazpi City and Canaman, Camarines Sur, Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) Naga, Mariners Polytechnic Training Center (MPTC) in Manila/Cavite, UNLAD Ship Manning and Development Company, and Globalmanpower and Management, Inc., all allied institutions under the Mariners System joined the Board of Trustees/Directors in this activity.
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UNLAD sends more Mariners’ alumni aboard

 

METRO MANILA—UNLAD Ship Manning and Management Corporation has sent more graduates from Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) Camarines Sur and Legazpi City, Albay to the United States of America...

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Legazpi and Cam Sur Marineros join sea vessel in Louisiana, USA


 

Metro Manila — More graduates from the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) in Legazpi City, Albay and Canaman, Camarines Sur have joined shipping companies in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. 

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Advocacy for a physically healthy academic community and society marks Mariners 41st Foundation Anniversary
 

Naga City — The OrganiKo Bikolano movement has figured prominently in the three-day commemoration of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) – Naga and Mariners Polytechnic Colleges...

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

 

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).

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

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.

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

 

Metro Manila - 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...

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



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.

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Organiko Bikolano moves on to promote healthy lifestyle in families



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.

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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 ...

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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.

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