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Tourism, Hospitality and Business courses dominate 2nd Semester enrollees’ choice at Mariners Naga

(Left picture) The façade of the five-storey Mariners Training and Hotel Institute (MTHI). (Right picture) Culinary Arts students in action at the hotel’s rerstaurant. Note the state-of-the-art kitchen at the background, the restaurant with a bar and an elevator unit servicing the clients. These amenities at Mariners-Naga which can be found in five star hotels are used extensively in the training of students enrolled in the Hospitality and Tourism courses.

Naga City – Enrollment at the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC), this city has commenced with the regular and new and transferee-students flocking to the school for their choice subjects and time slots.

Degrees in Tourism, Hospitality and Business are in the forefront of courses offered by the institution which prompt the administration to beef-up its facilities and the capability of instructors to continue to assure quality education to students. One of the programs pursued by MPC-Naga is the ‘Work and Travel U.S.A.’ In this program, Hospitality and Tourism students go to the United States of America for their on-the-job-training in five-star hotels and distinguished restaurants.

This program affords them the experience of how it is to work in a foreign land and apply what they leaned in the school. The opportunity also gives them the chance to earn as they are paid in their work- stint with these institutions.

Another advantage is the fact that they can always come back to these hotels and restaurants after they have finished their college degree and continue the work they have started during their O.J.T.

The linkages with these establishments in America were started and are maintained by Mariners to help the students in their training and later on, as graduates for them to find jobs not only in the Philippines but abroad.

MPC-Naga President Dr. Marilissa J. Ampuan addressing HRM and Tourism students in one of the symposia held at the Mainers Hotel which featured an American Restaurant Manager and a Culinary Arts.

Members of the faculty happily pose for a souvenir photo in an occasion attended by Tourism and Hospitality students. With competent, qualified instructors and upgraded facilities, MPC-Naga becomes a favorite institution for future industry professionals who see bright opportunities offered by the school.

“No wonder, it is the choice of most enrollees to take up Hospitality and Tourism related courses”, said Central Sudent Council President Esperanza Francisco who is a BSHRM student herself who just arrived form America after her on-the-job training stint. Mariners-Naga also offers Bachelor of Science in Customs Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Communication courses.

With the enrollment for the second semester now open, new students and transferees are welcome. Admission procedures are conducted and interested parties are well attended to.

Meanwhile, MPC-Naga continues to be proud of its graduates, its being I.S.O. certified and Outcome Based Education compliant as prescribed by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Intramurals 2014 brings color to Mariners Naga campus;
Team Red Stallion captures championship

Naga City
– The Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) this city conducted the five-day Intramurals 2014 from September 23 to 27, making it one of the most colorful and exciting campus events this academic year 2014-2015. Participated in by students from the various departments, the players were grouped into different teams differentiated by the color-name assigned to them.

The clusters that saw action in the event include the Red stallion, Violet Mustang, Yellow Phoenix, Green Knits and the Blue Gilas.

Included in the games played were (Sepak Takraw, Volleyball, Basketball, Table Tennis, Badminton and Chess, vocal duet).

The occasion offered relaxation and relief to the Mariners community from the hectic academic and other school undertakings it has been preoccupied with as the games were played after the semi-final examination and the busy Perñafrancia Festival events.

The annual campus sporting activity offered a different challenge to the participants while it dealt to balance the usual busy schedule of students as they had to deal with practice, logistics, leadership, teamwork and the drive to excel for them to win the games.

“The yearly Intramural games are happily anticipated by the student body. It brings fun, laughter, camaraderie, the challenge on how to become a winner and the actual experience of having teamwork as the main ingredient in attaining victory. We also learn how to give the best of what we can and to accept defeat after we have done our best”, said Supreme Student Council (CSC) President Esperanza Francisco.

The games yielded the following over-all team standing:
1st – Red Stallion Team
2nd – Blue Gilas(etc). yellow, Green, Vilolet
3rd – Yellow Phoenix
4th – Green Knits, and
5th – Violet Mustang.

On the part of the faculty, staff and administration, the Intramurals is a healthy exercise for the students.

“Aside from the spirit of sportsmanship, we the students were given the chance to have physical exercise and discover ourselves where we excel in the games we played”, CSC President Esperanza Francisco added.

Mariners System meets on plans for K to 12 Transition and ASEAN Integration

Members of the Management Committees of Mariners Naga, Camarines Sur and Legazpi relax and go wacky for a souvenir photo after the presentation of the outputs from each school. (Seated left to right) MPC-Naga EVP Gabriel L. Jimenez, President Dr, Marilissa J. Ampuan, MPCF-Camarines Sur EVP Merle J. San Pedro and President Dante La. Jimenez. Others in the picture are Department Heads who are ManCom members from the three schools.

Naga City – A meeting attended by the Management Committees of the three schools in Bicol of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges/Foundation was conducted to discuss the output from each institution on the ‘K to 12 transition in 2016’ and ‘ASEAN Integration in 2015’ plans which will have significant impact on the operation of the institutions.

It was held on October 3, 2014 at the Mariners Training and Hotel Institute (MTHI) in the campus of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) Naga with representatives from Mariners Naga, Camarines Sur and Legazpi in attendance.

The event was led by the two Presidents – Dr. Marilissa J. Ampuan of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) Naga and Commodore Dante La. Jimenez of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) in Camarines Sur and Legazpi City, Albay.

In this gathering, the three institutions presented their respective concepts and plans on how each school will adopt to the situation in which the implementation is mandated by law.

A consolidation of the ideas presented were noted for future refinements as the day nears for the full implementation of the the K to 12 as a regulation.

Meanwhile, fears and apprehensions on how things will go once the law is applied are gradually erased as concrete notions and strategies are envisioned for a smooth transition from the traditional system to the K to 12 disposition as prescribed by the edict.

MPC-Naga features medical consultant in healthy lifestyle seminar

Medical Consultant on Healthy Lifestyle, Dra. Rose Fabia-Bugayong (3rd from left, clockwise) with MPC-Naga President Dr. Marilissa J. Ampuan, MPCF President Commodore Dante La.Jimenez and MPC Assistant Human Resource Department Director Karlo J. Ampuan (extreme right), in a breakfast meeting at the restaurant of Mariners Training and Hotel Institute (MTHI).

Naga City – The Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC), this city continues to embark on widening the horizon of its students, faculty and staff thru a ‘Healthy Lifestyle’ seminar conducted by a medical consultant.

In a briefing, Dr. Marilissa J. Ampuan, President of MPC-Naga has confirmed the giving of importance to healthy lifestyle for the members of the Mariners community more so for the Hospitality, Tourism and Business students who should be able to bank on their good health as one of their assets once they start their careers either here in the Philippines or abroad. This is also being pushed by the Library for Safe Seafaring (L4SS), the globally connected, electronically operated Library which is a grant to the Mariners System by the Elsevier Foundation.

Among the topics discussed by the resource person - Dra. Rose Fabia-Bugayong - include the quality and the quantity of food intake one must have, the number of hours of sleep needed by a person, attitude and outlook in life, the healthy relationship with family members and loved-ones, the harm to the body brought by vices such as smoking and alcohol drinking, the need for exercise and other useful and practical subjects, among others which busy people tend to take for granted nowadays.

The lecture centered on a holistic approach to good health and healthy lifestyle as viewed by a Doctor of Medicine. She fascinated the audience on the simple and basic things which can be done to make oneself healthy.

Dra. Bugayong during the lecture on ‘Healthy Lifesyle’ at MPC-Naga as students, members of the faculty and staff listen.

The administration of the school from time to time, invites relevant speakers who can impart to the academic community important practical knowledge which can be useful especially to students who will soon go out to work after they have finished their respective courses.