July 20-22- PRELIM EXAMINATION
SUBJECT: Timely Processing of STCW Certificates with Other Flag Administration
As rainy season approaches and in line with the directive of the Maritime Industry Authority
(MARINA) Administrator Maximo Q Mejia Jr. Phd to strickly enforce and intensify "LIGTAS BIYAHENG DAGAT"
program to ensure safe, secure, fast and awareness with the maritime stakeholders nationwide.
The ES recently held separate dialogues in San Antonio, Zambales and Daanbantayan, Cebu on 14 June and 16 June 2016
respectively, to orient the stakeholders and boat captains on the importance of their compliance to MARINA policies
and the observance of safety culture in order to prevent maritime accidents.
In a simple and quiet ceremony after the flag was hoisted this Monday morning at the third floor lobby of the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) in Parkview Plaza, Dr Maximo Q. Mejia Jr hands over the blue MARINA flag, the agency’s symbol of authority, to new Administrator Dr. Marcial Quirico C. Amaro III.
Amaro, prior to joining the MARINA, was vice president for Chelsea Ship Management and Marine Services Corporation where he led and managed all the company’s vessel operations safely, economically, and efficiently maintained its operational requirements to standard, encompassing either the owner or charter parties and/or other commercial contracts, including those administrative in nature. He has served under various private shipping companies mostly as a consultant in his capacity as internal auditor, inspector and later on as accident investigator.
Mindanao Polytechnic College (MPC) ascended in the recently concluded Regional Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) Meet on February 17-21, 2016 in Kidapawan City after MPC Dolphins demonstrated their superiority in sports and looted 70 medals.
A total of 65 players from MPC astounded their potentials and did their best to be great athletes. Also, with the help of their coaches and Mr. Edgar B. Cuencia, the MPC Sports Coordinator and Head of Student Affairs, they were able to unlock their great athletic skills.
Throughout the event, MPC Dolphins showed excellence in sport events. Dolphins grabbed silver and gold medals in Athletics, a silver medal in badminton, 9 gold medals in baseball, 5 silvers in basketball men’s division, 5 gold medals in basketball women’s division, a gold and 2 silvers in boxing men’s division and a gold in boxing women’s division. They also garnered 3 gold medals in basketball women’s division, a silver in karatedo, 2 gold and 2 silver medals in lawn tennis.
Furthermore, the Dolphins took a gold and a silver in taekwondo, 3 silvers in sepak takraw, 20 gold and 11 silvers in soccer; 6 silvers and a bronze medal both from swimming men and women. All in all, MPC garnered 46 gold medals, 23 silver and 1 bronze.
Now MPC Dolphins are preparing to represent Region XII in the upcoming national PRISAA on April 2-9, 2016 in Koronadal City.