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Graduating class of 2014 holds Parents’ Assembly

Canaman, Camarines Sur – The parents and the members of the graduating class of academic year 2013-2014 of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this province gathered for the Parents’ Assembly on February 22, 2014. The event was organized to prepare its members who have taken Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation (BSMT) and Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering (BSME) courses for their Commencement Exercises. It was learned from Vice President for Academic Affairs Marian Lazaro that aside from the preparation for the graduation rites, the cadets should also get ready for their apprenticeship in domestic or foreign-going ships.


ELSEVIER Foundation and MPCF unveil billboard of Library for Safe Seafaring at Mariners’ Ruby Anniversary

Canaman, Camarines Sur – A soft launching of the project ‘Library for Safe Seafaring (L4SS) was made during the 40th Foundation Anniversary of the Mariners System on March 4, 2014 at the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) campus, this province. It can be recalled that MPCF-Camarines Sur was awarded this grant by the Elsevier Foundation thru the linkages established by Board of Trustees Chairperson Evita L. Jimenez with the end-view of establishing a globally-linked modern library which will help enhance quality maritime education and training and more especially in the field of maritime safety.


Cam Sur’s education sector conducts electricity forum on Mariners’ 40th anniversary

The Forum Speakers (left to right) U.P. Professor Romulo ‘Bobby’ Tuazon (on the podium), Pete Ilagan of NASECORE, Commodore Dante La. Jimenez, Msgr. Zosimo Sañado and Atty. Ismael Albao from the local electricity consumers group.

Canaman, Camarines Sur – The education sector together with the electricity consumers group in Naga City and Camarines Sur carried out the ‘Educate the Educators’ Forum on March 4, 2014 at the JCJ Sports Complex at the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation, this province.



Veritas Maritime Corporation visits MPCF Camarines Sur for cadetship tie-up

The visiting guests from Veritas Maritime Corporation chat with officers of MPCF-Camarines Sur during a break. (Left to right) 2nd Mate Jay B. Alfaro – Veritas’ Cadetship Development Officer, Mrs Alfaro, Mr. Eufemio K. Eloriaga – Assistant Training Manager, MPCF’s VPAA Marian Lazaro, President Dante Jimenez, HR Head Dr. Edgar Despi, and (back to camera) VPA Nap Mangente & Captain Rasco of the school’s Maritime studies.


Jifrey Azor brings home honor to school and country from South Africa’s international swimfest

MPCF’s Midshipman Jifrey Azor during the awards rites after winning an event in the swimming competition held in Cape Town, South Africa

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Red Sea Lion team bags 2014 Intrams championship at MPCF-CamSur

Stalwarts of the Red Sea Lion team which captured the over-all championship in the 3-day Intramurals at Mariners-Camarines Sur proudly hold the trophies symbolizing their victory. (Left to right) Team-mates Rowland Peraz – adjudged as one of the ‘Mythical 5’ in basketball , Midshipman Raul Billiones – leader and manager of Red Sea Lion team and Midshipman Jay R Nacario – as Most Valuable Player.

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MPCF’s Jifrey Azor goes to South Africa to compete in international swimfest

Mariners swimming star Jifrey Azor (left) together with a team-mate on-board a Qatar Airways jetliner bound for Capetown, South Africa

Metro Manila – Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation’s swimming star Jifrey Azor enplaned to Capetown, South Africa February 3, 2014 as a member of the eight-man crack Philippine Swimming League (PSL) squad to see action in the 2014 Western Province Aquatics (WPA) Swimming Gala scheduled on February 8 to 10 at the University of Western Cape (UWC) Aquatics Center.

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Japanese university students visit MPCF-Camarines Sur; amazed how future seafarers are trained

Canaman, Camarines Sur – Students from Kwansei Gakuin University in Hyogo, Japan visited the campus of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF), this province on February 3, 2014.

They are here in the Philippines to teach Japanese culture in selected elementary public schools in the province of Camarines Sur but became curious upon learning that there is a maritime school in the vicinity whose graduates come to work in Japanese shipping firms.

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MPCF Camarines Sur pushes for a pro-active approach to stop drugs and spread of HIV/AIDS

Canaman, Camarines Sur – Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF), this province has made a move to stop drug addiction and the spread of Human Immudeficiency Virus/Acquired Immudeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) starting with the school’s maritime cadets.

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Misuga Kaiun and Maine Marine shipping officials visit MPCF-Camarines Sur

Canaman, Camarines Sur – Top officials of Misuga Kaiun/Maine Marine shipping company in the Philippines visited the campus of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this province on January 8, 2014.

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Mariners System forms core group to make operational Project L4SS of Elsevier Foundation

Canaman, Camarines Sur – The administration has formed the Core Group which is tasked to implement the establishment and operation of the Library for Safe Seafaring (L4SS) which will be based at the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF), this province.

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MPCF Camarines Sur signs agreement with Elsevier Foundation on establishment of modern library on safe seafaring

Officials of MPCF CCS (Seated L to R– Pres Dante La. Jimenez, Merle J. San Pedro, EVP and Project Officer, Evita L. Jimenez, Board of Trustees Chairperson. (Standing L to R) – Nimfa V. Jimenez, Board member and VP for External Affairs, Dr. Marilissa J. Ampuan, Board Member and MPC Naga President and Dr. Edgar Despi, Office of Research and Extension Services and HRD) Director during the signing of the agreement with ELSEVIER Foundation on the project L4SS on December 23, 2013. The joint venture aims to transform the existing library of MPCF into a modern library updated with relevant maritime publications and internet-linked computers that will serve as a continuing learning facility promoting maritime safety for MPCF students, faculty and seafarers working around the world.

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MPCF’s Jifrey Azor qualifies in South Africa’s February 2014 swimming competition

Metro Manila – President Susan Papa of the Philippine Swimming League (PSL) has confirmed that Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) Camarines Sur’s swimming star Midshipman Jifrey Azor is among the eighteen (18) outstanding...

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Personnel of MPCF-Camarines Sur attends new year Holy Mass of ‘Hope and Thanksgiving’

Canaman, Camarines Sur – The personnel of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this province attended a New Year and First Friday Mass held at the school chapel. The Eucharistic celebration was called ‘Mass of Hope and Thanksgiving’ as it was the first mass held at the campus on January 3, 2014 on a First Friday of the month.

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MPCF Camarines Sur remembers Engr. Jaime ‘Boboy’ Jimenez, Jr. in simple get together and ‘Celebration of Christmas for Children’

Canaman, Camarines Sur – The Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF), this province has commemorated the death anniversary of Engineer Jaime ‘Boboy’ Jimenez, Jr. in a simple Christmas gathering dubbed as ‘Alay kay Boboy’ held at the school campus on December 20, 2013.

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Elsevier Foundation Awards 2013 Grants to Champion Libraries in Developing Countries and Women in Science

December 9th, 2013
$700,000 awarded to Innovative Libraries, New Scholars and Nurse Faculty Programs

Amsterdam, December 9, 2013

The Elsevier Foundation announced today the 2013 grant recipients for the Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars award programs. In total, $700,000 has been committed to ten institutions around the world in addition to five ongoing multiyear grants and the Nurse Faculty program. The Elsevier Foundation is funded by Elsevier, a global provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services.

“We are always on the lookout for game-changing projects that can serve as models with lasting impact on our health and science communities,” said David Ruth, Executive Director of the Elsevier Foundation and Senior Vice President Global Communications, Elsevier. “This year, we’ve identified some very compelling new opportunities to support big data, research capacity building, transparency and evidence-based medicine in the developing world. Our New Scholars grants focus on boosting team science diversity and innovation, targeting STEM inclusion in community colleges and a unique tropical health partnership between Portuguese speaking women scientists in Africa and their Portuguese counterparts. We are excited to able to add these excellent projects to the Foundation’s record of support for advancing science and health in new and innovative ways.”

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Who is Midshipman Mark Angelo Brillo?

Mark Angelo Brillo is one of the 2013 Ten Outstanding Maritime Students of the Philippines (TOMSP) awardees, a graduating (Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering) BSMARE cadet from Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) in Camarines Sur. As a promising maritime cadet, he is now known thru the achievements he has attained in his midshipman years.

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Last Updated: March 11, 2014 |3:00 PM



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