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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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