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Mariners Naga and Camarines Sur gear for joint 40th Foundation Anniversary celebration

Officers from the two Mariners schools (Naga City & Canaman, Camarines Sur) discuss the details of the forthcoming joint 40th year foundation anniversary celebration of the Institution in a meeting held at the boardroom of Mariners Training and Hotel Institute. Left to right EVP Dr. Gabriel L. Jimenez, OFA Head Maria Victoria Martinez, HRD Chief Hazel Palacio, Alumni Coordinator Ram Tolaram, MPC President Dr. Marilissa Ampuan, BSCA Department Head Harvy Osma, Corporate Public Affairs Officer Elmer Abad, Executive Assistant Eliezer Alipante and Media Relations Officer Jovan Galvo (back to camera).

Naga City – The Mariners Polytechnic Colleges/Foundation, this city and in Canaman Camarines Sur have started to prepare for a colorful joint four-day celebration of the Institution’s 40th Foundation Anniversary in the first week of March, 2014.

In a conference attended by Dr Marilissa J. Ampuan, President of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) Naga and Executive Vice President Dr. Gabriel L. Jimenez as the meeting’s presiding officer and Chairman of the anniversary event, it was joined by department heads from the two schools who are members of various special committees.

A plan has been laid down on the simultaneous actions on the two campuses to be participated by the administration, faculty, staff, students and members of the alumni associations in order to make the celebration more meaningful and rewarding for the Mariners community as it observes its ‘ruby’ anniversary.

Included in the highlight of the affair is the Employees’ Night in which special awards will be given to personnel and members of the Alumni Association who achieved something for themselves and for the schools, which are worthy of recognition by the institution. A job fair will be conducted at the MPC-Naga campus and a testimonial dinner will be held at the Culinary Arts Center, MPCF Camarines Sur Campus.

MPC Naga Media Relations Officer Jovan Galvo (standing) explains to the committee members the details of the plan of activities for the commemoration of Mariners’ Ruby Foundation Anniversary.

Academic contests and exhibits featuring memorabilia of Mariners in its fledgling years will be featured during the occasion. A tribute to the Father of the Institution - Commodore Jaime C. Jimenez is embedded in the theme ‘Mariners for Bicolanos: 40 Years and Beyond’ as the academic community looks back with gratitude from the time this institution came into being when it was started by the Founder. The event will likewise showcase the humble beginnings of the Institution and the journey it has taken thru the years and finally, to what it is now.

The graduates of the schools will be honored via the Alumni Association which is being activated and strengthened to this moment. “The Mariners Polytechnic Colleges/Foundation and other institutions under the Mariners System have all the reasons to rejoice, to hope for the best for the coming years and to be thankful for all the blessings received in the past forty years of its existence. Looking back, we have gone a long way since its inception by the Founder in which we celebrate in his honor,“ said EVP Dr. Gabriel L. Jimenez who chairs the Foundation Anniversary activities. ###

3 TM writers qualifies as regional finalists

3 MPC Naga students won during the 14th Region V Tertiary Schools Press Conference (RTSPC) held on Jan 9-11, 2014 at the Bagasbas Resort Hotel, Bagasbas, Daet Camarines Norte. They will represent the Bicol region to the 13th Luzonwide Higher Education Press Conference (LHEPC) on February 12-14, 2014 in Lucban, Quezon. Wenna Abigail O. Nueva, ABCOM – 4 won 5th place in DEVCOM Writing (Filipino); Darwin S. Opiana, ABCOM – 4 won 3rd place in PHOTOJOURNALISM (Filipino) and Renan M. Belen, BSHM – 2 won 5th place in NEWS Writing (Filipino)

The said RTSPC was participated in by 286 tertiary campus writers and publication advisers coming from the 34 Higher Educational Institutions in Bicol region.

“The Mariner” the official student publication of Mariners’ Polytechnic Colleges Naga City also won the 1st runner Up in the Newsletter Category and Campus Paper of the Year – Broadsheet Category. The school publication won the following: GROUP CONTESTS - OVER ALL 3rd Runner Up Group Category; BROADSHEET CATEGORY - 1st place, Best News Page; 1st place, Best Editorial Page; 1st place, Best Feature Page; 1st place, Best Literary Page; 1st place, Best DEVCOM Page; 1st place, Best Sports Page; 1st place, Best Opinion Page; 1st place, Best Page Design. NEWSLETTER CATEGORY -1st place, Best Sports Page; 2nd place, Best DEVCOM Page; 3rd place, Best Editorial Page; 3rd place, Best Feature Page; 3rd place, Best Opinion Page; 3rd place, Best Page Design; 4th place, Best Literary Page and 4th place, Best News Page.

The student publication staffs were under the tutelage of Mr. Erwin L. Recto and Prof. Arvy N. Osma, Technical and Managing Advisers of the said student publication.

MassCom students of Mariners-Naga air opinion on current issues affecting the country

Mass Communication students of MPC-Naga figure-out and write about the major events happening in the country today particularly the effects of corruption in government and the battle against it. (Left to right –Maruja Pajarillo, Joriel Presado, Rona May Fabillar, Ivhet Manansala, Kevin Alba and Maya Katrina Maio)

Naga City – Students of Mass Communication course of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC), this city have aired opinion on several issues confronting the country today. This, they brought-up in a classroom forum hoping that what they think and say could inspire their parents and fellow students to do what they can, in their own little way to support the current government’s fight against corruption.

In a gesture of involvement and show of awareness on how developments would affect them as stakeholders in the next generation, they voiced-out their outlook on the present national leadership’s effort to carve-out corruption in government and make those accountable suffer the consequences of the law after due process has been served.

Most of them are appalled by the news that the bunkhouses being built in the typhoon-ravaged areas in the Visayas are tinted with corruption thereby resulting to the edifices’ being substandard or overpriced.

“It’s just like stealing from a beggar as the recipients of the bunkhouses are the poor, suffering victims of supertyphoon Yolanda”, said Kevin Alba – one of the MassCom students who has been very vocal about the issue.

MassCom students gather at the lobby of the Mariners Training and Hotel Institute (MTHI) after classes and continue to discuss the future they will have should corruption in government be not corrected now. They relate the events happening with the course they are taking-up, especially on how they can convey to the public basic information on changing the present system with the culture of corruption still prevailing.

Meanwhile, another student voiced-out saying “Our leaders in government, especially the elected ones should set the example when it comes to transparency and good governance. Gone are the days that people would just allow them to continue to steal money from the coffers of Juan de la Cruz”, opined student Maya Katrina Maio.

“It is high-time that the citizens continue to assert their rights. We can no longer go on as mere spectators, just watching how people in government destroy the future of the youth of the land as they suck the resources of the country into their private pockets”, declared student Joriel Presado.

With this kind of vigilance, they are hoping that the other youth in the campus will join them in spreading this advocacy to support the moves to curtail corruption in all forms practiced in the government bureaucracy.

All of them are one in the opinion that every Filipino should act towards this direction in order to get rid of corruption. ###


Naga City --- The Mariners’ Polytechnic Colleges of Naga City will once again send students to the United States of America to undergo International Practicum with several firms in line with hotel and restauranteur including tourism related jobs. 23 out of 29 were already hired by companies from Virginia, South Carolina, Alabama, Colorado and Florida. 19 out of 29 were granted US VISA. 4 students are still waiting for the company confirmation and US Visa grants. 17 are BS Hotel and Restaurant Management students, 8 are BS Hospitality Management students and 4 are BS Tourism Students.

These students are expected in the United States of America by the 1st and 2nd week of March 2014. The Work and Travel Program Season 2014 is under the United Towers Philippines, Inc. and being managed by the Mariners’ Polytechnic Colleges in Naga City through Ms. Mary Ann Gantong, the Assistant Practicum Coordinator and the leadership of the President, Dr. Marilissa Jimenez-Ampuan.


  • Mariners’ Naga congratulates the following students who passed and hired by Holiday Inn North Beach, Virginia USA under the Work and Travel Program for Season 2014

    The following students mentioned will be working in the United States of America starting March 2014 up to June 2014.

  • Mariners’ Naga congratulates the following students who passed and hired in Courtyard by Marriott, North Carolina, USA under the Work and Travel Program for Season 2014

    The following students mentioned will be working in the United States of America starting March 2014 up to June 2014.

  • Mariners’ Naga congratulates the following students who passed and hired by Days Inn Oceanpark, Virginia USA under the Work and Travel Program for Season 2014

    The following students mentioned will be working in the United States of America starting March 2014 up to June 2014.

MPC Naga personnel observes meaningful 2013 Christmas celebration

Judge Freddie Ampuan representing UGOP Waraynon, Inc. (extreme right) is joined by MPC-Naga Chairman Commodore Dante Jimenez (extreme left), Mayor Vicoy de Lira of BALANGIGA Town, Eastern Samar (2nd from left in black shirt) and a lady personnel from the International Red Cross during the Mariners System’s relief and medical mission operation in the area.

Naga City – Personnel of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC), this city celebrated the holiday season with simplicity but meaningfully with the victims of Typhoon Yolanda foremost in their minds.

Prior to the holiday season’s vacation, the administration, faculty, staff and students of the institution joined the Mariners System in consolidating their efforts to help gather relief goods for the people of Eastern Visayas who were hard-hit by the super-storm that ravaged the area on November 8, 2013.

In a message conveyed to the school personnel during the holiday season, Dr. Marilisa J. Ampuan - President of MPC-Naga said, “Our concerted effort to help the typhoon victims will make our 2013 Christmas celebration more meaningful. I know that this little thing we do for them will bring relief to the sufferings they experience as an aftermath of the super-storm that hit them, no matter how small the help may be”.

Meanwhile, Dr. Gabriel J. Jimenez, Executive Vice President of Mariners-Naga has reiterated his message of gratitude to those who answered the call to donate something for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda thru MPC-Naga.

“We thank those who in one way or another have contributed something to the cause so we were able to send relief items to Eastern Visayas”, said EVP Dr. Jimenez.

The faculty and students of Mariners-Naga led by A.B. MasCom Chair Dr. Mariel Estrella (2nd from left), Gladys Belmen of ORES (extreme left), Professor Leonilo Ponteros (4th from left) and the officers of the Mariners Volunteers Organization (MVO) as they pose with their share of relief goods intended for the typhoon victims, making their
Christmas celebration more meaningful than ever.

Most personnel of Mariners-Naga celebrated the holiday season with joy thru a simple Christmas get-together, with the victims of Typhoon Yolanda foremost in their minds

In the forefront of the collection and gathering of relief goods at Mariners-Naga is the Office of Research and Extension Services (ORES) and the Mariners Volunteers Organization (MVO) composed of dynamic students who did not lose time in exerting effort to gather relief goods.

It can be recalled that the Mariners System, in cooperation with other institutions such as the UGOP Waraynon, Inc. led by its President Judge Freddie Ampuan has already made several relief and medical mission trips to the Visayas particularly in the Eastern Samar towns and Tacloban, Leyte areas since the last week of November 2013.

As per information conveyed by MPC-Naga Chairman Commodore Dante La. Jimenez, the next mission trip to Tacloban City and other affected municipalities under the auspices of Mariners System will be on January 16, 2014.