NEWS ENTRY for OCTOBER 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.
(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).

In a statement released by School Registrar Marita B. Relloso, the following alumni have successfully passed the examination:

Name Date of Graduation
HERNANDEZ, Mark Erwin Avila March 2012
SARMIENTO, Mark Anthony Bola April 2016


Architect Hernandez hails from Ayugan, Ocampo, Camarines Sur while Architect Sarmiento is from Purok 4, Bgy. Parang, Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte.

Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering is a sunrise course at the Mariners Schools (Camarines Sur and Legazpi City, Albay) as noted in the increasing number of enrollees every academic year. It is a profession which is in demand nowadays in shipyards where sea-vessels are built or where they are repaired and refurbished.

In the Philippines, some MPCF graduates of this course now work with the shipbuilding firm based in Subic Bay in Olongapo City while others have decided to pursue their careers outside the country such as in shipyards in Singapore, Norway and other parts of the world where the shipbuilding industry flourish.

A typical shipyard where Mariners graduates in Naval Architecture And Marine Engineering work. Alumni who finished this course continue to be in demand not only in the Philippines but abroad.

A diagram of a ship about to be built. Naval Architects and Marine Engineers are responsible for the design of sea-vessels so that aesthetics and functionality are taken-cared of before construction is commenced. They are also involved in the supervision of actual physical construction of ships.


Meanwhile, the Office of the Registrar has also announced that the school now accepts transferees from other institutions who wish to shift from Mechanical or Electrical Engineering to Naval Architecture /Marine Engineering course.

“Some subjects which were taken earlier can be credited after evaluation”, said School Registrar Ms. Relloso

The MPCF administration thru Chief Executive Officer Dr. Marilissa J. Ampuan has conveyed its congratulatory message to the new Naval Architects of Mariners.
Japanese shipping firm visits Mariners-Cam Sur
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.
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.

Included in the visitors’ entourage are Captain Shuji Miyano and the representative of the counterpart of the Japanese firm in the country - the NS United Marine (Philippines), Inc. represented by Chief Mate Salvador Garay II.

They visited the school to conduct the examination to prospective maritime students who will qualify to join the company for their on-board ship apprenticeship training after graduation. It has been noted that various international shipping groups have been visiting the school regularly to woe the graduates to join their respective maritime businesses.

They also came for the purpose of seeing the existing facilities of the institution used in the training of students to prepare them for the Seafaring job.

The Guest and the Commandant troop the line during the arrival honors accorded the visitor at the school campus. The qualifying examination was given to MPCF-Camarines Sur graduating cadets immediately after the welcome ceremony.


Present at the arrival honors are the members of the visiting NS United Kaiun Kaisha, Ltd. delegation which include (first row, left to right) Chief Mate Salvador Garay II and Captain Shuji Miyano. 2nd Engr. Limuel Gasco is at the 1st row-extreme right. Others in the picture are (2nd row) ORES Director Edna Fatima Balaquiao, VP for Administration Dr. Edgar Despi and Academic Assistant Lito Clemente. (3rd row, left to right) A student assistant, Shipboard Training Officer (S.T.O.) 3rd Engr. Ricardo Vargas and Alumni Coordinator Ms. Jo Arnante.

“The NS United Kaiun Kaisha, Ltd. and its counterpart partner in the country, the NS United Marine (Philippines), Inc. are among the biggest shipping enterprise operating not only in Japan but worldwide. Maritime graduates who get accepted in this company are lucky as they have a lifetime career before them once they join the firm”, declared VP for Administration Dr. Edgar Despi.

Those who will pass the test will automatically be absorbed by this shipping enterprise in their international sea-going vessels for the apprenticeship phase of their studies.
Mariners’ System joins celebration of World Teachers’ Day
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.


(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.

Students from the three institutions have not forgotten their mentors by launching activities which made the teachers feel honored and remembered on this day.

At Mariners Naga, the Supreme Student Council (SSC) thru its officers and members offered flowers and candies to instructors. This simple act of honoring and gesture of gratitude have made some instructors teary-eyed realizing that their sacrifices have not gone in vain as they are appreciated by the very students they teach.

Since the occasion coincided within the scheduled 2016 Intramurals, the student council decided to have a simple celebration. In the previous years, the event was done with elaborate activities which included literary and musical stage presentation.

At the MPCF Camarines Sur campus, students resorted to personalized greetings made meaningful as they were conveyed before the start of classes.

Meanwhile, students at the Mariners campus in Legazpi City has reserved its Teachers’ Day activities in December which overlaps with the Yuletide season.

The local media especially radio and television has joined the academic world in disseminating the message of the event. It has created awareness on the importance of the role that teachers play in the community especially in formative years of the personality of children who without the teachers, many of them might not have become ideal citizens as expected of them by the country and the world.
MSAP passers from MPCF in Camarines Sur
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 .

Hereunder are the names of MSAP passers from MPCF in Camarines Sur:

As per confirmation from the Office of Vice President for Academic Affairs Marian Her. Lazaro, out of twenty seven (27) maritime schools in the country for the Deck Examinees, the school has ranked number 6 based on the passing rate while it is ranked number 4 based on the average score.

(Left picture) MPCF Camarines Sur maritime cadets listen to a briefing prior to the MSAP qualifying examination. (Right picture) Midshipmen Cadets on their regular formation on a Monday morning for the Morning Colors at the Jaime C. Jimenez Sports Complex.

For the Engine Examinees, MPCF Camarines Sur has ranked number 7 based on the passing rate and has ranked number 5 based on the average score. Most of the MSAP passers are industry scholars of the Japanese shipping firm - Maine Marine and Veritas Shipping company. This very encouraging result has inspired all other aspiring future Seafarers as well as the entire Mariners academic community.