Mariners’ Community remembers 2nd death anniversary of Commo. Dante Jimenez

The members of the academic community of the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges/Foundation in Naga & Legazpi City and Canaman, Camarines Sur reminisced on the occasion of his 2nd Death Anniversary in January 29, the life of the late Commodore Dante Lazaro Jimenez who served as President of MPCF-Camarines Sur, Legazpi and MPC-Naga.

Aside from having been the schools’ President, he is also remembered for the advocacies he espoused as a private citizen such as in the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC), the Bicol Autonomy Movement (BAM) which later became the Federalismo Alyansa ng Bicol (FAB).

His involvement in these private advocacy groups led to his appointment by former Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to head the government’s Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC).

Commodore Dante is best remembered as a leader who left a legacy in pursuing quality education for the Bicolano youth and the imprint of his activism for a drug and corrupt-free Philippines which he supported until the end.

In the field of maritime education, he is noted for his having continued to nurture the pioneering school for Seafarers founded by his father, Commodore Jaime Chavez Jimenez in the 70’s.

The three campuses of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges/Foundation (in Naga City, Legazpi City and Canaman, Camarines Sur) which now serve more than 7,000 students in Bicol remain to be solid institutions as envisioned by the late Commodore Dante Jimenez.