School officials of MPC/F face Cam Norte media in press conference
Daet, Camarines Norte - A team comprising of school officials from Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) Camarines Sur and Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) Naga City visited Daet, Camarines Norte on March 28, 2017. The mission team led by the institutions’ President and CEO Dr. Marilissa J. Ampuan hammered on the role played by Mariners in making maritime education available and affordable to the Bicolano youth.
MPCF Cam Sur and MPC Naga President/CEO Dr. Marilissa J. Ampuan (in black suit at the head of the table) together with some department heads from the two institutions answer questions from radio-tv reporters in a Press Conference held in Daet, Camarines Norte. (Left to Right facing the media) MPCF Cam Sur Senior High School Principal Eden Arenas, Dean of Maritime Studies Chief Mate Manuel Olivan, VP for Student and External Affairs Napoleon Mangente, and MPC-Naga Director of Student Affairs Services Hazel Palacio. Not in the picture is Quality Management Representative (QMR) Ms. Joan Dulong.

Attended by representatives from two local TV and four radio stations in the area, Dr. Ampuan and the schools’ Department Heads who were present took turns in answering questions from the members of the local media.

With a substantial percentage of enrollees at the two Mariners schools who hail from the Province of Camarines Norte, the team assured the North Camarinenses of the unwavering commitment of the institution in giving its students world-class education which conforms with global standards especially when it comes to maritime education and allied courses.

Aside from the degree courses in Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation (BSMT) and Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering (BSMarE) offered at MPCF Camarines Sur, the team also explained the course offerings in its sister business school – the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges in Naga City.

The long list of successful MPC/F alumni who hail from Camarines Norte is displayed while the Press Conference is in progress. Note that the graduates are spread from almost all the municipalities of the province.
Members of the Camarines Norte media headed by RMN’s Station Manager Louie San Ramon (seated - first from left in dark t-shirt) listen to the Mariners Mission Team after asking questions at the Press Conference which was broadcast live via Daet’s DWSR Radio and echoed in newscasts of other radio stations.

Both schools offer Bachelor of Science in Customs Administration (BSCA) while other courses available include Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM), Hospitality Management (HM), Bachelor of Science in Tourism (BST) and other related courses which can be availed of at MPC-Naga.

It was also divulged at the Press Conference that after the institution’s forty three (43) years of existence, it has vowed to continue sustaining what it has started in giving quality education to the Bicolanos.

“Mariners is honored to have been given accreditation by the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) as one of the forty three (43) maritime schools in the country given authority to offer degree courses which can train maritime cadets to become ship officers”, confirmed the schools’ President/CEO Dr. Marillissa J. Ampuan.

Mariners Cam Sur & Naga celebrate joint 43rd Foundation Anniversary; vow to continue creating opportunities for Bicolanos
Naga City and Canaman, Camarines Sur - The Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) in Canaman and the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) in Naga City commemorated the 43rd year of service to the Bicolano community on March 3 and 4, 2017 in fitting simultaneous activities conducted in the two campuses.
The main buildings of the different Mariners campuses in Bicol as the institution commemorates its 43rd Foundation Anniversary.
(Top picture) The festive mood at the Car Show with vehicles owned by school Alumni displayed inside the Canaman, campus. Note the visiting Senior High School students from other schools who toured the school. (Bottom picture) The ‘Boodle Fight’ held at lunchtime to celebrate the day. (R to L) MPCF HR Head Karlo Ampuan, President/CEO Dr. Marilissa J. Ampuan (in dark coat) and MPCF Legaspi President and CEO Dante La. Jimenez together with the members of the local media, students, faculty and staff.

The schools adopted the theme ‘MPC/F, 43 Years of Creating Opportunities for Bicolanos’.

"This is a fitting subject for this year’s celebration as it reflects Mariners’ intention of sustaining the thrust it has started along the line of providing quality Maritime and Business education it has vowed to give to the youth of Bicolandia”, declared President and CEO Dr. Marilissa J. Ampuan.

Among the highlights on the first day (March 3) of the occasion were the Foundation Walk from the Naga Cathedral to the MPCF Campus, Zumba anf Aerobics, Field Demonstration, Trade Fair, Car Display, Visit of Senior High School Principals, Guidance Counselors and Students and the Friendly Basketball Match with the team from the Pili National High School.

(Left picture) President & CEO Dr. Marilissa J. Ampuan addresses the Senior High School Principals and Guidance Counselors from public and private institutions invited at the Anniversary program. (Right picture) Members of the Mariners’ Red Cross Youth Council conduct the bloodletting campaign during the celebration.
(Right picture) Press Conference with Presidents & CEO’s of Mariners Cam Sur and Legazpi City Dr. Marilissa J. Ampuan and Commodore Dante La. Jimenez respectively, with the members of the local media during the height of the celebration. (Right picture) Groupies and selfies before the MPCF giant marquee letters.

On the 2nd day (March 4) of the event, it was started with the Thanksgiving Mass, Floral Offering at the monument of the school founder Commodore Jaime C. Jimenez, Awarding of MPCF Employees, Boodle Fight Lunch and the Exhibition by the School Band and Majorettes held inside the SM City Mall in Naga City. A Bloodletting Campaign by the Mariners’ Red Cross Youth Council was conducted.

All activities were participated not only by students but by the members of the Alumni Association, friends of Mariners the faculty and staff.

VP for Students and External Affairs Napoleon Mangente who was over-all Chair of the event expressed delight on the wholehearted participation of the different school departments and personnel which made the Foundation Anniversary celebration significant, meaningful and a success.

“The occasion is a fitting tribute to the Founder of Mariners, Commodore Jaime Chavez Jimenez who, 43 years ago started it all to make the Institution a reality when it comes to serving the Bicolano Youth thru the Maritime and Business courses which the two campuses offer”, Mangente added.