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.
(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.

Included in his itinerary were the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) in Legazpi City, Albay, the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) in Naga City and the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) in Canaman, Camarines Sur.

He was accorded ‘arrival honors’ by the 901st Coast Guard Auxiliary-Officer Training Corps (CGA-OTC) of MPCF-Legazpi in the morning, after which he met the editorial staff of the school’s student publication ‘The Mariner’.

With Mr. Ang were two pillars of the publication, namely The Manila Times’ Editor-In-Chief Mr.Oscar Cariño and Circulation Director Mr. Vicente Cruz. Together they faced the schools’ faculty, staff and students to answer queries.

In his message, Mr. Ang conveyed to the academic community the latest trends in newspapering including the importance of ‘quality journalism’ which can withstand the test of credibility, accuracy and being fair; a media which informs the public of what goes on without protecting particular vested interests except that of the people’s.

Mr. Dante Ang of the ‘The Manila Times’ as he addresses the members of the editorial staff of the school organs, faculty and staff of the Mariners schools in Bicol. Seated at the head table (left to right): Board of Trustees member Ms. Evita L. Jimenez, MPC-Naga CEO & President Dr. Marilissa J. Ampuan, Manila Times Circulation Director Mr. Vicente Cruz and MPCF-Legazpi President & CEO Commodore Dante La. Jimenez.

The members of the school publications’ editorial staff, faculty and staff as they listen to Mr. Dante Ang during the program held at the Jaime’s Hall at the 4th Floor of Mariners Training and Hotel Institute (MTHI).

He briefed the officers of Mariners and those involved in campus publication about the joint venture in which his newspaper will publish the school organ that will be circulated nationwide as a section in the issue. The portion containing the articles written by the students can be detached from the broadsheet and it can withstand in form as an independent school publication.

Present during the visit to receive the guests were MPCF-Camariners Sur and MPC-Naga Chief Executive Officer Dr. Marilissa J. Ampuan, MPCF-Legazpi President and CEO Commodore Dante La. Jimenez, Board of Trustees Member Evita L. Jimenez, other officers of the schools and the students involved in the school publication.

This new venture with ‘The Manila Times’ is looked upon by the Mariners’ academic community as a milestone in campus journalism more so that the students will have an exposure in press work which is national in scope.