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Mariners gets top honors in 2014 Pre-Peñafrancia Festival fancy drill band exhibition contest

The colorful and victorious Mariners Marching Band composed of students and maritime cadets from MPC-Naga and MPCF-Camarines Sur proudly pose for a souvenir picture with school officials led by MPC-Naga President Dr. Marilissa J. Ampuan (center, in dark blue suit) and band trainers and mentors after the announcement that Mariners got the First Prize in the competition.

Naga City
– The Mariners Band composed of members from Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) Naga and Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) in Canaman, Camarines Sur has made it again to the top honors list by capturing the First Prize in the Fancy Drill Band Exhibition Contest held at the Jesse M. Robredo Coliseum on September 13, 2014 in this city.

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Actress Wilma Doesnt visits Mariners-Naga as guest-lecturer of Tourism and Hospitality students

Ms. Wilma Doesnt poses in front of the Mariners Hotel with the welcome streamer addressed to her in the background. She is guest-lecturer at the Mariners Hotel in a seminar for Hospitality and Tourism students.

Naga City – A series of lectures on personality development was conducted on September 5, 2014 at the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) Naga for students taking-up Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM) and Tourism courses.
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Patroness of Bicolandia visits MPCF-Camarines Sur;
signals start of Peñafrancia Festival

Students, maritime cadets, members of the faculty and staff of Mariners school fetched the image of Our Lady of Peñafrancia from the Canaman Church to the school via a solemn procession marking the traditional yearly ‘Pagsunko’ or Visitation to the campus.
Canaman, Camarines Sur – The miraculous image of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, Patroness of Bicolandia together with the image of Divino Rostro (Devine Face) visited the campus of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) in Canaman this province on September 5, 2014 via a solemn procession from the parish church of the municipality to the school chapel in the campus.


Mariners System prepares for street battle in 2014 Peñafrancia military parade competition

The Mariners Band & Majorettes composed of students from Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (Naga Campus) and MPCF Canaman, Camarines Sur display their winning form during practice before the Peñafrancia military parade competition.

Naga City – The Mariners Polytechnic Colleges/Foundation (MPC/F) schools in the Bicol Region has steeped-up preparation for the 2014 Peñafrancia military parade competition on the third week of September this year.


Mariners launches ‘OrganiKo’ for healthy Marinero

CANAMAN, Camarines Sur – A group of organic food enthusiasts met at the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPCF) this province on August 19, 2014 to discuss details of the launching of the movement promoting organically produced foodstuffs for Bicolano families.

The initiative is slated to be launched on October 16, this year to coincide with the observance and celebration of World Food Day. A seminar orientation-training is also slated to be conducted among families of seafarers, students, and faculty as well as non-academic personnel on how to start their own organic backyard farming.

Leading the first salvo of the scheme is Ms. Evita L. Jimenez of the U.P. Center for People Empowerment and Governance (CenPEG) and former Chairperson and now member of MPCF Camarines Sur’s Board of Trustees.

“It is my desire, advocacy and love to be organic to promote good health and self-sufficiency in our food needs on campus and our neighborhood. With this promotion, going organic is our goal,” says Ms. Jimenez as she spearheads the movement ‘OrganiKo para sa Lambang Pamilyang Bikolano’.


L4SS Committee reviews status of Library; moves on to higher gear of operation

MPCF-Camarines Sur Board of Trustees Member and L4SS Project Adviser Ms. Evita L. Jimenez (2nd from right) presides in a meeting with members of the committee in-charge of making operational the Library for Safe Seafaring. In attendance are (Counterclockwise) VP for Administration Napoleon Mangente, L4SS Documentor Eden Arenas, Librarian Marc Anthony Eva, VP for Academic Affairs Marian Her. Lazaro, Corporate Public Affairs Office Staff Dante Florendo, MPC-Naga President and MPCF- Camarines Sur Board of Trustees Chair Dr. Marilissa Ampuan, and L4SS Project OIC Dr. Edgar Despi. (Photo by Mr. Elmer Abad, CPAO, Mariners’ System)

CANAMAN, Camarines Sur – The committee in-charge of implementing the globally-connected Library for Safe Seafaring (L4SS) met recently to review the progress and plan for the second phase of the implementation of the project based at Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF), this province.


Mariners System joins Human Rights Commission’s advocacy forum

Commission on Human Rights Chairperson LORETTA ANNE ROSALES (left picture) being interviewed live in Davao City via long distance phone patch on RMN-DWNX Naga by the Mariners System’s Corporate Public Affairs Office about the participation of Colleges and Universities in Human Rights advocacies. (Right picture) A souvenir photo of the event participants.

Davao City – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and Agencia Espanol Cooperacion Internacional y Desarollo (AECID) of the government of Spain have sponsored a forum involving the academe, intended to create a high level of Human Rights awareness thru the schools’ extension programs and to generate support starting from the Colleges and Universities and eventually to the municipal and barangay levels.

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The Mariners’ Hotel: MPC Naga’s edge in Tourism, Hospitality and Business Courses

The Mariners’ Tourism and Hotel Institute at MPC-Naga is utilized as laboratory hotel and restaurant by Mariners students taking up Tourism, Hospitality and Business courses, giving due advantage to enrollees with a state-of-the-art setting and competent instructors.

Naga City - The Mariners System takes pride in the establishment of the five-storey laboratory facility, the Mariners’ Tourism and Hotel Institute (MTHI) of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) in Naga City which has become a milestone for the institution and a landmark when it comes to the school’s academic offering in the field of Hospitality, Tourism and Business courses.

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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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