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Parents’ Assembly prepares graduating students to next level of maritime studies and seafaring career

Canaman, Camarines Sur – More than six-hundred parents and guardians attended the ‘Parents’ Assembly’ at the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this province on January 27, 2018 to apprise them on the stage where their children are now, as graduation day nears. This is a yearly school event which is held before the end of the second semester.

(Left picture) Part of the crowd that attended the ‘Parents Assembly’ at the school’s JCJ Gymnasium. (Right picture) Vice President for External and Student Affairs Napoleon Mangente delivers his message to the parents. L to R - VPESA Mangente, Mariners Training Institute OIC Director Dante Florendo, Office for Financial Affairs Director Jenara Delfino, School Registrar Marita Relloso and Shipboard Training Officer 3 rd Engr. Ricardo Vargas.

Masquerade Party unmasks the school’s colorful 2017 Christmas event

Naga City – A colorful December occasion dubbed as ‘Masquerade Christmas Party 2017’ was held at the Royale Emelina’s place this city, by the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) Camarines Sur community to celebrate the Holiday Season.

The masked and unmasked at MPCF-Camarines Sur’s December 14, 2017 ‘Masquerade Christmas Party’. (left Picture) Board of Trustees Member Mdm. Evita Jimenez-Tuazon delivering her Christmas message. (Center picture) A group of faculty and staff members performing a production number. (Right picture) CEO Dr. Marilissa J. Ampuan gives her dispatch for the holiday season.

Campus holds 1st Friday Mass; celebrant exhorts community to blend academics & spirit of Christmas with meaning

Canaman, Camarines Sur – The traditional First Friday Mass for the month was celebrated at the school chapel of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF), this province on December 1, 2017. Attended by most of the members of the faculty, staff and students who had no classes at that time, it was a fitting spiritual preparation for the Advent season with the homily having centered on the divine side of one’s anticipation of Christmas and thanksgiving.

Rev. Fr. Romy Donacao of San Roque Parish of Canaman Town in Camarines Sur presides in the December 2017 First Friday Mass, a traditional spiritual activity held at the MPCF-Camarines Sur campus Chapel with the students, faculty and staff in attendance.

MPCF-Cam Sur honors Senior High School achievers on Recognition Day

Canaman, Camarines Sur – The Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this province, has honored the Senior High School academic highfliers in fitting ceremonies held on November 17, 2017 at the campus’ JCJ Sports Complex. The program was staged not only to acknowledge the feat reached by the awardees but to inspire other students to study hard and smart so they may be able to achieve what their honor student-classmates have accomplished.

(Clockwise) 1-Senior High School Principal Eden Arenas addresses the awardees. 2-Vice President for Administration Dr. Edgar Despi exhorts the students to excel in their academic performance as it is the key to better prepare them to College. 3- The awardees as they come-up the stage for the recognition. 4- The crowd composed of parents, students and SHS faculty & staff as they attend the event on Recognition Day.

11 graduates of MPCF-Cam Sur hurdle 2017 Customs Brokers Licensure Examination; Alyanna Gayle Fajardo lands 10th Place

Customs Brokers Licensure Examination 10th placer ALYANNA GAYLE BENOSA FAJARDO of MPCF-Camarines Sur. (Left to right) 1-On her graduation day, (2) The carefree but success-determined student-life image and (3) A pose with MPCF’s Students Affairs Services (SAS) Director Mr. Ramchand Tolaram during a school event.

Canaman, Camarines Sur – Eleven graduates of Bachelor of Science in Customs Administration (BSCA) of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this province hurdled the 2017 Customs Brokers Licensure Examination (CBLE) given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on November 22 and 23, 2017.

Second semester for College and Senior High School starts ‘right’ at MPCF-Cam Sur

Canaman, Camarines Sur – With the challenge for the school workforce and students to start ‘right’ the second semester of school year 2017-2018, the community of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this province, has embarked on an appropriate preparation both for the facilities and personnel to meet the ever-increasing demand to sustain the gains the Institution has achieved in the past, especially in the field of academic excellence and in serving the needs of the students.

At the ‘Morning Colors’ on opening day of the second semester. (left Picture) Vice President for External and Student Affairs Napoleon P. Mangente addresses the student body including the Senior High School group (right picture), who gathered at the JCJ Sports Complex for the Monday morning flag ceremony.

Faculty Development Seminar tackles research-oriented curricula; aims to upgrade approach to education

School officials led the Faculty Development Seminar to elucidate new developments in the academic field before the start of classes for the second semester of school year 2017-2018. Seated at the head table are (left to -right) VP for Administration Dr. Edgar Despi, President/CEO Dr. Marilissa J. Ampuan and Executive Assistant to the President Ely Alipante .

Canaman, Camarines Sur – A Faculty Development Seminar was conducted to brief and update the teaching staff of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this province, on new developments in the academic field as mandated by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd), the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) and the Technical Education Skills and Development Administration (TESDA), as the second semester classes in the College level are about to begin. It was held on November 10, 2017 at the Library for Safe Seafaring (L4SS).

Intrams 2017 at MPCF Cam Sur: Let the games begin!

Canaman, Camarines Sur – The Intramurals at Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this province dubbed as ‘Dolphin Games 2017’ took-off on October 2, 2017 with colorful activities at the school campus with students, faculty members and staff having participated in the opening rites.

‘Ina’ comes to MPCF Cam Sur campus

Canaman, Camarines Sur – The image of Our Lady of Peñafrancia was brought to Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF), this province for the annual visit to the campus on September 4, 2017.

The students, members of the faculty and staff take turns in carrying the image of Our Lady of Peñafrancia as she was ushered-in to the school chapel where para-liturgical services of prayers and thanksgiving are offered by the devotees from the local academic community. Leading the procession are Senior High School Principal Eden Arenas (left) and Vice President for Academic Affairs Marian Lazaro (right).

Japanese shipping execs ink MOA on scholarship grants

Canaman, Camarines Sur – Top country officials of the Japanese shipping company Misuga Kaiun Co. Ltd visited the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this province in mid-August this year to further strengthen the linkage between this group and the school.

School officials led by MPCF Camarines Sur President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Marilissa J. Ampuan (center) pose for a souvenir photo with the visiting executives of the Japanese shipping firm Misuga Kaiun Co. Ltd. based in Manila. In the picture are (left to right) Dean of Academics Dr. Lito Clemente, VP for Academic Affairs Marian Her. Lazaro, Board of Trustees Member Dr. Gabriel L. Jimemez, the CEO, Misuga’s Country General Manager Akihiro Kashigawa, Chief Engineer Arnel Gonzalez and Misuga’s Training Coordinator Sherwin Narvadez.



In loving memory of ELIZA LAZARO JIMENEZ, Chair Emeritus of the Mariners System in Bicol region, died in the Peace of the Lord on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the age of 93 years old in Naga City, also her place of birth. She was born to the late Severino Lazaro and Basiliza dela Torre on June 14, 1924. ELIZA was the widow of the late Jaime Chavez Jimenez, 69 native of Libmanan, Camarines Sur who was the proud Founder of the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation) MPCF) in Canaman, Camarines Sur, Legazpi City in Albay and in Naga City as well the Mariners Training Center in Manila. They bore seven children –Joselito, Gabriel, Dante, Evita, Marilissa, Jaime Jr and Merle with Joselito and Jaime Jr who passed away earlier in life. The remaining four days of her wake were spent at the Mariners Canaman Chapel which she helped build in the institutions’ formative years.

Jimenez children and family, the Mariners System community say “Thank You” for the outpouring of sympathy

Canaman, Camarines Sur – The Mariners System and the Jimenez family have expressed profound gratitude to all who in one way or another have condoled with the family in their time of bereavement.

PACUCOA team conducts orientation visit at MPCF Cam Sur

Canaman, Camarines Sur – A team of the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) conducted an ‘Orientation Visit’ at the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this province on August 14 and 15, 2017 to brief school officials on the process to be undertaken by the institution towards being accredited by the Commission.

MPCF Camarines Sur President and CEO Dr. Marilissa J. Ampuan delivers her message at the start of the visit. Present at the opening program are (left to right) VP for Academic Affairs Marian Her. Lazaro, Board of Trustees Secretary Nimfa V. Jimenez, PACUCOA Representatives Drs. Julio Jose Virtulio and Teresita Calma, President Dr.M.J. Ampuan (on the podium), MPCF Legazpi President-CEO Commodore Dante La. Jimenez (partly hidden), Board of Trustees Member Dr. Gabriel L. Jimenez and visiting PACUCOA Team Leader Dr. Vinci Nicolas Villasenor.

Academic community bids adieu to co-founder and matriarch of Mariners System

Canaman, Camarines Sur -The Mariners System (MPCF-Camarines Sur and Legazpi City, MPC-Naga and other sister establishments under the MS umbrella) mourns the demise of its co-founder and matriarch of the Institution – Madame ELIZA LAZARO JIMENEZ.

She was an ‘institution’ within the Institution even after her retirement. It can be recalled that during the first few months of this year, she was still seen attending major school events such as the graduation rites and the First Friday Masses held at the Chapel of the campus.

She will be missed by everyone whose lives have been touched by her. She will be fondly and lovingly remembered as Educator, Professional, Caring Mother, Loving Wife, and Public Servant who was compassionate to all. She was Madame Eliza Lazaro Jimenez, the Board Chair Emeritus of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges/Foundation.

Student assistant now serves aboard an international sea-going vessel; stands well to becoming a ship officer

Milaor, Camarines Sur - “In my High School years, I never dreamed that I would sail the seven seas and set foot on far away foreign lands while I earn dollars”.

(Left picture) OIC Harold Jess Belen (extreme left) while being interviewed by program anchor, MPCF’s VP for Student and External Affairs Napoleon Mangente (center). OIC Belen is joined by his mother Mrs. Leonor Belen at the radio program. (Right picture) He takes a time-out during a break as he enjoys his work while his ship is anchored in a European port.

Fire/Earthquake drill jolts students, faculty, staff and school administrators

Canaman, Camarines Sur - The Academic Community of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this province has taken seriously their participation in the simulated Fire and Earthquake exercises held at the school campus on July 24, 2017.

2017 Commencement Exercises yield new graduates for Mariners System

The Mariners schools in the Bicol Region (Mariners Polytechnic Colleges/Foundation – MPC in Naga City, MPCF in Canaman, Camarines Sur and the MPCF in Legazpi City) have produced fresh graduates in respective commencement exercises which were presented in ceremonies that officially closed the Academic Year 2016-2017.

Sumaro Bicolnon, Inc. confers posthumous award honoring Mariners System Founder Commodore Jaime C. Jimenez

Naga City – The organization of Sumaro Bicolnon, Inc., a non-governmental organization which carries the advocacy to preserve Bicol Culture and Heritage has conferred a posthumous award to Commodore Jaime C. Jimenez, Founder of the Mariners schools. He is cited for his active participation in the guerilla movement during World War II in fighting the Japanese invaders in the area and for his pioneering work in establishing schools for Seafarers in the Bicol Region.

School officials of MPC/F face Cam Norte media in press conference

Daet, Camarines Norte - TheA 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.

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.

School admin conducts 2nd General Assembly for graduating students

Canaman, Camarines Sur - The school administration of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this province, held the Second General Assembly for graduating students and the election of officers in February this year for those who will finish their respective courses this semester.

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