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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.  READ MORE>>>

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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.


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.  


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.



Promoting safety at sea and healthy lifestyle


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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...


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. 


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...


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).


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.


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...


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.


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.


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 ...


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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