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Singapore shipping executive graces MPCF-Cam Sur Commencement Exercises; exhorts graduates to excel using technology


Captain Denzil D’Souza addresses the 2014 graduates of MPCF-Camarines Sur. (Left to right) The guest Speaker at the podium, Board of Trustees Member Dr. Gabriel L. Jimenez, VPSEA Nimfa V. Jimenez and Captain Leopoldo Tenorio of the European based-Marlow Navigation shipping company.

Canaman, Camarines SurThe graduates of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation  (MPCF) this province were honored to have Captain Denzil D’Souza of the Singapore-based ASP Shipping Company as Guest of Honor and Speaker at the 40th Commencement Exercises held at the JC Jimenez Multi-Purpose Complex on April 4, 2014.

The more than five-hundred graduates with most of them having finished maritime courses were inspired by the message conveyed by Captain d’Souza which centered on the importance of the use of technology nowadays especially in the maritime industry as well as in other professions. This is in connection with the event’s theme  -
“The Graduates of 2014: Going Beyond Expectation in a Technology Driven Era”.

In his message, he also underscored the right attitude which a graduate should carry when he embarks in his work
as a maritime industry professional.

“Working in the industry involves not only how much knowledge or skill one has acquired from the institution where
he comes from but it includes dedication to the work he has decided to embrace.  The dedication of a seafarer would bear fruit not only for himself but for his family as well who has put so much hope in him in his being a seafarer”,
Capt. Denzil D’Souza exhorted the graduates.

Meanwhile, this year’s graduating batch are led by the following achievers who belong to the group’s cream of the crop:

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MARINE TRANSPORTATION (BSMT)
CUM LAUDE
RICHARD A. CRISOSTOMO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MARINE ENGINEERING (BSMARE)
CUM LAUDE
JONET LLOYD A. IBARRETE

OIC CHRISTIAN P. LLACER
ROMMEL G. MACAREG
OIC JOVAN L. TIMBA

LOPEZ BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CUSTOMS ADMINISTRATION (BSCA)
CUM LAUDE
JHUNNELIT D. LLANETA

BSMT COMPLETED ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS (-CAR)
GOLD ANCHOR
JEROME C. OBUSAN

SILVER ANCHOR
ALBERT O. CELADENA

BRONZE ANCHOR

CARLO ERIK P. BOLIMA


SUPERINTENDENT’S AWARD

RYAN PAUL R. SANARES


DEAN’S AWARD
JERIC C.BASALLOTE

BSMarE COMPLETED ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS (CAR)
GOLD PROPELLER
MIGUEL CARMELO B. ARTIAGA


SILVER PROPELLER
MARK ANGELO BRILLO

BRONZE PROPELLER

JAMES PAUL E. BAGASBAS


SUPERINTENDENT’S AWARD
CARL EMERSON J. BOLO

DEAN’S AWARD

RALDY R. DEL ROSARIO

SEAMAN’S CULINARY COURSE (SCC)
GOLD TRAY
NOMER A. ALCANTARA

SPECIAL AWARDS
PRESIDENTIAL AWARDEE - Miguel Carmelo B. Artiaga
ACHIEVEMENT AWARDEE - Jerome C. Obusan
CAMPUS JOURNALISM AWARDEE - Jhunnelit D. Llaneta
FOUNDER’S AWARDEE FOR DECK - Jerome C. Obusan
FOUNDER’S AWARDEE FOR ENGINE - Miguel Carmelo B.Artiaga
FOUNDER’S AWARDEE FOR CUSTOMS - Jhunnelit D. Llaneta
FOUNDER’S AWARDEE FOR SEAMAN’S CULINARY COURSE - Nomer A. Alcantara

2013 TEN OUTSTANDING MARITIME STUDENTS OF THE PHILIPPINES(TOMSP) AWARDEE
Mark Angelo B. Brillo

SPECIAL ACADEMIC AWARDEE
Don Ramti B. Bendana

In another development, the school administration has encouraged the members of the 2014 graduating batch to be inspired by the performance of the school alumni who made their stay in the school a real learning experience and those who, through their hard and smart work are now part of international maritime firms.

“I want to see more of our graduates being able to raise the plane of their work-standard  conforming with the level of international practices and thereby upholding the cherished tradition of excellence by the Mariners institution resulting in the upliftment of the living condition of the seafarer’s respective families”, declared MPCF President Dante La. Jimenez. ###

566 maritime cadets graduate from MPCF Cam Sur CGA-OTC course


Commodore Dante La. Jimenez, PCGA  (extreme left) in a huddle with guests - National Maritime Polytechnic Director Atty. Forter Pugoon (center) and Mrs. Pugoon before the start of the MPCF-Camarines Sur CGA-OTC graduation rites.

Canaman, Camarines Sur – Commodore Dante La. Jimenez, PCGA, President of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this province led the graduation rites of the 566 maritime cadets on March 28, 2014 who have completed the Coast Guard Auxiliary-Officer Training Corps (CGA-OTC) course.

Atty. Forter Pugoon, the Director of National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP) in Tacloban City was the Guest of Honor and Speaker. He congratulated the graduates and happily reiterated the success the graduates of Mariners continue to attain.

He shared the happiness felt by the school community after having produced a topnotcher in the recently concluded board examination for 2nd Marine Engineers given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

He encouraged the cadets to be in their best at all times by adopting discipline and right attitude. “These two values are of utmost importance to the life of every individual as these will guide him in his pursuit for success in life. They should be partnered with hard work, resourcefulness and patience”, Atty Pugoon declared.

He was overwhelmed by the warm welcome given by the Marines community headed by President Jimenez. He expressed gratitude on the action made by the Mariners System on the conduct of Operation Mission Tabang in which the Relief, Medical and the Clearing & Clean-up operations conducted in Tacloban City in which one of the recipients was the National Maritime Polytechnic headed by Director Pugoon as the school was severely devastated by the typhoon surge brought about by super-storm Yolanda.


(Left picture) The members of CGA-OTC  batch 2014 as they listen to instructions before the graduation ceremonies and during the event (right picture) as the graduates ponder on the message conveyed by the Guest Speaker in ceremonies held at the MPCF-Cam Sur’s JC Jimenez Sports Complex.

It can be recalled that Mariners sent contingents of volunteer students and school staff in four separate occasions who helped conduct clearing and clean-up operation in the campus of NMP so that normal classes could be resumed the soonest possible time. The Guest Speaker emphasized his appreciation of the human resources sent by Marines to Tacloban City.

“I encourage the graduates to have a clear stand in life on what is right and good so that you will not be lost along your journey. See to it that you put the name of the Lord in the center of your lives” Atty. Pugoon further stated.

The ceremony ended, leaving the cadets in high spirits after listening to the Guest Speaker who set the mood of the audience as he conveyed his message to the CGA-OTC graduates and to the parents.  ###

Marlow Navigation Philippines recruits seafarers for immediate deployment overseas


Canaman, Camarines SurMarlow Navigation Philippines has made a recent agreement with Mariners Polytechnic Colleges  Foundation (MPCF) for the latter to recruit 200 graduates of maritime courses to work as Ordinary Seamen (O.S.) and Culinary Arts degree holders as Supervisors and Cook-Trainees for immediate deployment in foreign sea-going vessels.

The submission of pertinent papers and interview were conducted on April 11, 2014 at the MPCF-Camarines Sur Campus.

3rd Engineer Ric Vargas, head of MPCF Shipboard Training Office disclosed that this is an opportunity for those who finished maritime courses to work in foreign vessels more so that they are for immediate deployment.

“Those who will qualify are lucky inasmuch as Marlow Navigation is not asking for a placement fee and those who
have complete papers and pass the interview will have a chance to work outrigtht”, said Engineer Vargas.


The streamer that welcomed applicants to the vacancy announced by Marlow Navigation Philippines.  Moments after this picture was taken, applicants came to avail of the opportunity as announced by the European shipping firm.

Aside from the Ordinary Seamen which this company are looking for, 25 graduates of Culinary Arts courses are
sought, also for immediate deployment. Thoswe with experience can qualify for supervisory positions while new graduates cana be detailed as  Cook-Trainess.

Meanwhile, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has reiterated its apprehension on the quality of maritime education offered by some schools in the Philippines.

An evaluation by this agency was conducted in different maritime institutions in the country, including Mariners.
With this development in which a European-based shipping company comes to MPCF to look for personnel for immediate deployment, this confirms their trust and confidence when it comes to the quality of the graduates which the school has produced.

“This confidence given us by a foreign-based maritime company has to be maintained by the school as this speaks
of the impression which they have on us”, proclaimed Maritime Engineer Ricardo Vargas  of the school’s Shipboard Training Office (S.T.O.). ###

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