2010 Annual Report
on Filipino Seafarers
Certificate No. AJA00/2285
ABOUT THE NMP
Creation and Legal Mandate
The National Maritime Polytechnic is the only government maritime training center in the
Philippines established on May 1, 1978 by virtue of Presidential Decree 1369. It became an
attached agency to the Department of Labor and Employment in 1987 with the signing of
Executive Order 126.
The NMP shall provide maritime training and research that measure up to international
standards and respond to the needs of the Filipino seafarers and the industry.
World-Class Maritime Center of Excellence
Maritime Training and Assessment
• Conducts specialization and upgrading courses for merchant marine officers and ratings in
accordance with international and national maritime education and training (MET) standards
• Conducts competency assessment for merchant marine officers as well as deck and engine
• Conduct research and studies on the latest maritime technologies and other related matters
for the maritime industry.
Quality Policy Statement
Quality service is the thrust of the NMP and it shall be the policy of the agency to ensure the
delivery of efficient and effective maritime training, competency assessment and research
services to its clients.
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Labor and Employment
NATIONAL MARITIME POLYTECHNIC
ANNUAL REPORT 2010
LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT p. 1
MESSAGE FROM SECRETARY p. 3
MESSAGE FROM UNDERSECRETARY p. 4
REPORT FROM THE OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR p. 5
Spotlight on Maritime Training p. 7
Spotlight on Maritime Research p. 13
Spotlight on Administration and Support Services p. 15
BY BLOOD AND NECESSITY: SAGA OF THE FILIPINO SEAFARER p. 23
BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND KEY OFFICIALS p. 27
TRAINING COURSES p. 30
Financial Statements p. 31
LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT
March 30, 2011
His Excellency BENIGNO SIMEON C. AQUINO III
Republic of the Philippines
Hon. ROSALINDA DIMAPILIS-BALDOZ
Department of Labor and Employment
The National Maritime Polytechnic is pleased to submit its 2010 Annual Report. The
accomplishments contained in this report affirm management and employees’ strengthened
commitment to quality maritime training and research.
We remain optimistic that the coming years will be productive, as we continue to provide
service as a world-class maritime center of excellence.
With this report goes our sincerest gratitude for your support and confidence.
Very respectfully yours,
GRACE MARIE T. AYASO
Officer-in-Charge— Executive Director
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Messsage from THE Secretary
Since its inception more than three decades ago, the
National Maritime Polytechnic has evolved from a fledgling
state college into a premier maritime training center that
provides world-class maritime training, education, and
research to Filipino seafarers. To date, the NMP remains
instrumental in honing world-class Filipino licensed officers
and ratings through its diverse specialization and upgrading
courses that adhere to international standards.
The year 2010 was another remarkable period for the NMP.
Its issuance of close to 20,000 training certificates to merchant
marine officers and ratings, cadets, maritime faculty, trainers,
and other maritime industry personnel far exceeds it 2010
target of 16,940. This speaks highly of NMP’s excellent and sustained effort of training
competitive Filipino seafarers who are collectively our nation’s pride.
On another front, the NMP has also made progress in its research activities with the completion
of its study on the “Best Employment Practices Facilitative of Filipino Merchant Marine Officers’
Career Progression: The Case of POEA Awardees of Excellence”. Two other research projects are
nearing completion, the output of which should support broader and sensible bases for program
and policy development on maritime concerns.
The NMP has been through another productive year, but it is already training its sights to the
challenges of the coming year. I commend the officials and staff of NMP for diligently pursuing
the institution’s mandate towards helping Filipino seafarers attain full, decent and productive
employment. As we move forward with renewed commitment, let us do so with our hearts full
of resolve to provide better and quality services to our seafarers.
Mabuhay kayong lahat!
Department of Labor and Employment
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Messsage from THE Undersecretary
As the Filipino Seafarers continue to dominate oceangoing
vessels, the National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP), all the more
endeavored to be consistently at par with international standards
by aligning its training courses toward Filipino Seafarers’
compliance to the requirements of the 2010 STCW Manila
Amendments and by pursuing capability building interventions
that would further enhance our comparative advantage as the
world’s major supplier of hardworking, highly-skilled and
Along this strategic goal, the NMP, as the sole governmentowned
maritime training and research center in the Philippines,
significantly pursued its mandate in 2010 by training 19,064 globally competitive seafarers, and
by undertaking the “Study on the Supply and Demand for Filipino Seafarers”. Its completion
can help the NMP develop and establish a comprehensive and integrated database on Filipino
Seafarers, particularly on their supply and demand, that could readily provide complete,
accurate, and timely maritime labor market information in support of policy decisions and
program development. This challenging endeavor shall ultimately address the concern of
industry stakeholders worldwide who pointed to superior information management as a
paramount factor in maintaining the Philippine competitive advantage as provider of Filipino
As we look forward to the coming years, the quest to make NMP as a “one-stop-shop” for the
country’s sea-based workforce shall be pursued with vigor to make them the first choice in the
highly competitive maritime labor market.
Mabuhay ang NMP!
DANILO P. CRUZ
Employment and Manpower Development Cluster, DOLE/
Presiding Chair, NMP Board of Trustees
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REPORT FROM THE OFFICE OF THE
The National Maritime Polytechnic joins the rest of the international maritime community in
putting the spotlight on the world’s seafarers. With 2010 dubbed as the Year of the Seafarer, the
intention is to pay tribute to the world’s 1.5 million seafarers— men and women from all over
the globe— for the unique, and all too often overlooked, contribution they make to the lives and
well-being of people across the world.
In recognition of the extraordinary service rendered by 330,424 Filipino seafarers onboard
foreign-going vessels, not to mention those on board domestic ships, who until now are left
uncounted, the Philippine government, the Filipino people owes these heroes a long overdue
salute. The Filipino seafarer is the country’s breadwinner, the savior of a poor country in the
throes of its struggle for nationhood. In 2009 alone, remittances turned in by Filipino
seafarers on board foreign vessels totaled an outstanding US$3.4 billion, higher by 12.06% from
the US$3.034 billion in 2008.
Being the only government-owned maritime training and research center in the country, the
betterment of the Filipino seafarer is the ultimate reason for the NMP’s creation and continuing
existence. True to its mandate to train globally competitive seafarers, the agency once again
sustained its standout performance in the area of maritime training with a total of 19,064
training certificates issued to merchant marine officers and ratings, cadets, maritime faculty,
trainers and other personnel in the maritime industry. In a flash, this represents an impressive
accomplishment of 112% from the original annual target of 16,940.
In the area of maritime research, significant progress was similarly made with one (1) study
completed, and two (2) others ongoing conduct as of yearend. Consistent with its second
mandate on the conduct of research, NMP’s work on this hugely important aspect stems from
the dynamic characteristics of the industry and the consequent demand for timely, accurate,
and informed data as basis for program and policy development. For the year, the research on
Best Employment Practices Facilitative of Filipino Merchant Marine Officers’ Career Progression:
The Case of POEA Awardees of Excellence recorded a 100% completion, while the Study on the
Supply and Demand for Filipino Seafarers, a 97% cumulative accomplishment. Also worth
noting is the research collaboration started with the Philippine Coast Guard, highly instrumental
for the smooth conduct of data gathering activities for the study on Decent Work in the Maritime
Industry: Focus on Filipino Seafarers On Board Domestic Vessels, which turned in a 25%
cumulative accomplishment as of yearend.
Another significant accomplishment with regards to administration and finance is the solid
financial results posted as of yearend. Worth noting is the agency’s total generated income of
P32.2M from seminar/ training, dormitory and miscellaneous fees. Because of NMP’s efficient
budget spending performance, it has sustained its budget flexibility granted by the DBM since
2003. Another healthy indicator is obligation for the year, which amounted to P73.6M vis-à-vis
allotment of P78.3M.
In deep appreciation of the extraordinary service Filipino seafarers render every day of their
professional lives, a unique and special feature of NMP training is the Agency’s Trainees Affairs
Unit, established to hone the social, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of seafarers who
choose to train at the NMP. While the NMP has consistently surpassed its targets in number
of trainees certificated, the agency went beyond this in as far as developing the professional
dimension of a Filipino seafarer is concerned, by ensuring a balanced training experience.
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With all that the NMP has achieved in 2010, the agency remains steadfast in its unwavering commitment to
the sustainable development and professional growth of the Filipino seafarer. This, we accomplished, with
due respect, recognition and gratitude to the exceptional role of seafarers in delivering to the more than 6.5
billion people of the world, the wheat that makes for daily bread, the gas and oil that warm the homes or move
vehicles and other products shared among families and friends. This, we did, ever conscious that for the
Filipino seafarer’s humble dream, he pays with his life’s days— that he buys his dream with humility, patience,
loneliness, the blood of his youth, the vigor of his best years, and the comfort and joy in the company of those
he loves most.
We, at the NMP, will always be proud of the Filipino seafarer. We will always trumpet, loud and clear, his
professionalism, dedication and immense sacrifice. Mabuhay ang Marinong Pilipino!
GRACE MARIE T. AYASO
Officer-in-Charge— Executive Director
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CONDUCT OF TRAINING
This year’s World Maritime Day, commemorated as the Year of the Seafarers, paid tribute to the world’s
seafarers for their unique contribution to society and in recognition of the risks they shoulder in the
execution of their duties in an often hostile environment.
For the year, the agency once again sustained its standout performance in the area of maritime training with
a total of 19,064 training certificates issued to merchant marine officers and ratings, cadets, maritime faculty,
trainers and other personnel in the maritime industry. In a flash, this represents an impressive accomplishment
of 112% from the original annual target of 16,940.
The Manila Training Unit, on the other hand, focused on the conduct of Strategic Training Programs such as
the Training Course for Instructors (IMO Model Course 6.09) and Assessment, Examination and Certification
of Seafarers (IMO Model Course 3.12). Compared with performance output in 2009, the Manila Training Unit
performed better, exceeding by 17.03% the performance of the previous year.
At least two factors can be identified to have contributed to the year’s accomplishment - the opening of special
batches to accommodate seafarers’ increased demand for training services and the offering of new training
courses. Added to the regular course offerings in 2010 are the Operational Use of Electronic Chart Display
and Information System (ECDIS), the Ship Simulator and Bridge Teamwork with Bridge Resource Management
(SSBT w/ BRM), and the Safety Training for Boat Captain and Marine Diesel Mechanic.
True to its being an ISO certified maritime training institution, the quality of training services is assured through
continued pursuit for excellence in its strict adherence to international and national regulations implemented
through a functional quality management system.
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Practical hands-on exercises of trainees for Ship
Simulator and Bridge Resource Management
Operational Use of Electronic Chart Display and Information System (OUECDIS)
The 2010 STCW Code amendments provided the impetus for the revision of this course. STCW Convention
Section A-II/1 requires navigational officers to possess the ability to use navigational charts and
publications and show an evidence of skill to prepare for and conduct a passage, including
interpretations and applications of the information gathered from the charts.
The revision is also in consonance with the latest amendment to the SOLAS Convention. Particularly in Chapter
V, Regulation 19 which pertains to carriage requirements for shipborne navigational systems and equipment,
“ECDIS system” is considered to meet the chart carriage requirements, and incidentally is also considered to
be included under the term “charts” in Section A-II/1 of the STCW Code. Upon approval of the revised course
plan and supporting course materials, OUECDIS was re-offered effective March 2010 and as of end of the year,
a total of 17 batches were conducted, equivalent to 229 certificates issued.
Ship Simulator and Bridge Teamwork with Bridge Resource Management (SSBT w/ BRM)
Following the successful compliance with the standards under Resolution No. 1, Series of 2004, in terms of
resource requirements, the PRC Board of Marine Deck Officers issued NMP the Certificate of Recognition for
Ship Simulator and Bridge Teamwork. The conduct of this training course utilizes the state-of-the-art TRAN-
SAS NAVITRAINER 4000 full-mission bridge simulator acquired in 2008 for its practical hands-on exercises and
practical assessment phase. First batch was conducted with five (5) trainees certificated and assessed.
Safety Training for Boat Captain and Marine Diesel Mechanic
The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) Regional Office 8 tapped NMP to design and offer this one-day
familiarization course. Attendance to this training course has been made mandatory by MARINA in applying
for licensure examinations of boat captains and marine diesel mechanics serving in the domestic fleet. This
familiarization course covers subject areas on maritime safety awareness, the use of safety equipment and
PPEs, practical navigation, search and rescue operation, basic meteorology, and maritime security
awareness. A total of fifty-one (51) training certificates were issued in 2010.
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With inputs from the strategic planning exercise, the Polytechnic Council endorsed the new training course
categories, the Training Course Development Plan and the Course Review & Revision Plan for the calendar
years 2011 to 2015. Hence, effective January 2011 new categories of NMP training courses are as follows:
(1) STCW Courses which comprise of Engine Courses; Deck Courses; Radiocommunications, Passenger and
Tanker Courses; and Safety, Security and Medical Courses; (2) Environmental Protection and Maritime Allied
Courses; (3) Professional Development Courses; and (4) Faculty Development Courses.
For this year, NMP collaborated with the Maritime Training Council (MTC) to establish training and assessment
standards at the national level of initially two training courses – the Consolidated MARPOL 73/78 and the
Anti-Piracy Course for Seafarers. The scope of collaboration covered from course development to the
conduct of pilot testing and the production of the final versions of the course materials. With a long list of new
training courses identified for development and revision as a result of the recent amendments to the STCW
Convention and Code and the recently crafted NMP Strategic Plan for 2011-2015, NMP expects to adopt similar
strategy in the succeeding years.
Consolidated MARPOL 73/78
The development of the Consolidated MARPOL 73/78 will facilitate seafarers’ compliance to PRC MC No. 09-07
dated February 6, 2009 requiring the completion of six modules on Marine Pollution. The consolidation of the
six (6) separate annexes under one (1) single training course has uniformly directed the focus of the course to
shipboard operations’ compliance to the mandatory requirements of the MARPOL Convention and on observing
proper documentation using the prescribed forms.
Anti-Piracy Course for Seafarers
The Anti-Piracy Course for Seafarers is intended to increase seafarers’ awareness on the nature of piracy and
adopt industry-tested practical counter-piracy measures. The content of this training course is based on IMO
documents - the 2010 version of the Best Management Practices to Deter Piracy (BMP3) and the Djibouti Code
of Conduct Concerning the Repression of Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships. This training course will
help seafarers comply with POEA issuance requiring all seafarers to undergo an anti-piracy training prior to
deployment. The target clientele for this training course are the manning agencies who were unable to develop
their own anti-piracy course.
Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) Awareness Course
As an offshoot of the seminar-series on the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) conducted by the NMP
in 2009, the need to develop a MLC 2006 Awareness Course was identified. Course development was completed
before end of the year. At the end of this eight-hour course, seafarers are expected to gain a general
awareness and understanding of their rights as embodied in the said Convention which relates to minimum
requirements to work on a ship; the conditions of employment; accommodation, recreational facilities, food
and catering; as well as health protection, medical care, welfare and social security protection.
Management Level Course for Deck Officers
To cater to training needs of management level officers, NMP planned to offer the Management Level Course for
Deck Officers. Along this line, NMP acquired ready-made materials from a PRC-recognized training provider.
Through a Memorandum of Agreement, copies of the course materials to be used in the conduct of the MLC
for Deck Officers were provided by MARITECH. The CDU has completed reformatting the course plan, course
compendium, instructional materials, assessment tools and instructor’s guide in accordance with prescribed
format, and are now available for use.
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Trainees assessment through the computer-based
assessment system (CBAS)
Being the only TESDA-accredited Assessment Center for deck and engine ratings in the region, the NMP
conducts performance and revalidation assessments. As compared to last year’s performance of 1,119 ratings
assessed, a total of 1,455 ratings were assessed in 2010, equivalent to a 30% increase.
Taking full advantage of advanced technology, the conduct of assessment of trainees’ learning at the cognitive
domain were improved and made possible through the computer-based assessment system (CBAS), which was
made fully operational in 2009. For the year, the number of trainees assessed using CBAS grew from 17,182 in
2009 to 19,052 in 2010, or a 10% increase. Because of this and with the newly-developed training courses, the
Management deemed it reasonable to approve the request of the Assessment Unit for an additional ten (10)
computer units to be added to the current 24 computer units dedicated for CBAS. In terms of practical
assessment, completion of the Competency Assessment Guidelines (CAGU), Record of Assessment (ROA) and
Table of Specifications (TOS) were pursued for the remaining training courses.
NMP’s preparations paid off with regards to the plan in becoming a recognized Practical Assessment Center
when the PRC Board of Marine Deck Officers issued the Certificate of Recognition for Ship Simulator and
Bridge Teamwork with Bridge Resource Management (SSBT). This has been aggressively pursued to be able
to serve the deck officers not only in Region 8 but in the whole of Visayas and Mindanao as there is no other
PRC-recognized Practical Assessment Center for Deck Officers yet in the region. Meanwhile, preparations
to comply with the requirements of the PRC Board of Marine Engineer Officers are underway to become a
recognized Practical Assessment Center for the Engine Room Simulator course.
DECK AND ENGINE Ratings Assessed for CY 2008-2010
Year Revalidation Performance
2008 89 591 680
2009 159 960 1,119
2010 512 943 1,455
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TRAINEES AFFAIRS SERVICES
In recent years, the NMP has consistently surpassed its targets in number of trainees certificated to fulfill one of
its core functions – conduct of upgrading and specialization courses for merchant marine officers and ratings,
driven by the increasingly comprehensive regulatory regime adopted by IMO. But the NMP did not find this
adequate in so far as developing the professional dimension of a Filipino seafarer is concerned.
To ensure that training at NMP provides a balanced training experience, the Trainees Affairs Unit (TAU) was
established to hone the social, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of the Filipino seafarers who
come to train at NMP.
The TAU is tasked to organize, implement and supervise plans, programs and activities related to trainees’
welfare and discipline. Approved in October 28, 2008, NMP Trainees’ Affairs Program implements the following
major programs, categorized into the following components:
Being an ISO certificated maritime training institution, the NMP ensures that its clients are familiar with
their roles and are aware of their expected conduct while inside NMP campus. The program also serves
as venue in explaining various policies affecting trainees’ life and in promoting future plans, programs and
projects of the Agency. Through this, procedures on how various NMP services may be availed of by the
trainees and/or their family members are detailed. For the year, trainee-participants totaled 4,076.
On their free time, trainees are most welcome to participate in various individual and group indoor and outdoor
sports activities. Facilities and equipment are provided for trainees’ use. It is observed that this program
component helps promote teamwork, leadership skills and camaraderie, even among trainees who meet for
the first time. For 2010, trainee-beneficiaries totaled 286.
Health and Wellness Programs
Seafarers’ health and wellness is taken cared of while staying at NMP through counseling and wellness
services, provision of health services, and physical fitness program, benefiting 567 trainees in 2010. The NMP
physician is on-call 24 hours to respond in cases of emergency involving trainees billeted at the dormitories.
Flower and candle offering of NMP trainees for
departed seafarers, one of the main activities
of the Seafarers’ Day
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Going beyond the conduct of training, the
NMP through its Trainees Affairs Unit also
spearheads livelihood programs like the
bangus deboning exercise participated in by
Fellowship activities are organized particularly related to promoting mental hygiene or improving self
awareness. This activity also provides trainees the opportunity to meet new acquaintances who can
provide referrals, thereby establishing connections relative to their career or job placement. For the year,
458 trainees participated in Bible study sessions and film showing organized by the Trainees Affairs Unit.
This program component is carried out through lecture, actual demonstration and hands-on activities. Where
raw materials or ingredients are needed, trainees are required to provide for themselves before coming to
the training venue. The knowledge and skills that trainees learn can be practically used in starting a modest
business. In 2010 alone, there were 359 trainees who availed of this program.
This program is NMP’s contribution to the Beat-the-Odds Program launched by the government to boost
inter-island commerce, trade, domestic tourism and agro-industrial opportunities through tour packages or
self-help tours intended for families, friends and among groups of trainees.
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Significant progress was made in the area of maritime research, with one (1) study completed, and two
(2) others ongoing conduct as of yearend. Consistent with its second mandate on the conduct of research,
NMP’s work on this hugely important aspect stems from the dynamic characteristics of the industry and the
consequent demand for timely, accurate, and informed data as basis for program and policy development.
Conduct of Research
Best Employment Practices Facilitative of Filipino Merchant Marine Officers’ Career Progression:
The Case of POEA Awardees of Excellence
The achievement of manning/ shipping companies conferred with the POEA Award of Excellence has confirmed
yet again the crucial functions employers perform towards the career growth of seafarers. It is along this
concern for seafarers’ development that the NMP ventured into this research undertaking to benchmark the
best employment policies, programs and practices among shipping/ manning companies regarded as most
facilitative to the career success of crew.
More specifically, the study aims to publicize and disseminate the best practices of distinguished employers
who have invested in their seafarers’ professional growth and career advancement. Setting a standard for
other employers to emulate, findings of the study was packaged in a compendium. It was likewise presented
by shipping/ manning representatives in a symposium dubbed Hall of Fame: Best Employment Practices
Facilitative of Filipino Seafarers’ Career Progression held on December 9, 2010 at the DOLE Building,
The study posted a 100% completion as of end 2010.
Fielding of questionnaires to crew of Lite
Ferry 8 for the study tackling decent work
in the maritime industry
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Study on the Supply of and Demand for Filipino Seafarers
The research undertaking aims to generate and provide a coordinated and coherent maritime labor market
information that are at the same time complete, accurate and timely as basis for more proactive specific
actions in effecting appropriate changes in maritime manpower education, training, planning and management
to ensure adequate and sustainable supply of competent, and globally competitive Filipino seafarers.
Approved for implementation in May 2008, the research used 2007 as the base year of the study. Data
gathering, which was originally targeted to be completed by the end of 2008, was continued until CY 2009 to
be able to capture/gather data indicative of the impact of the global financial crisis on the demand, i.e. crew
order for and deployment of Filipino seafarers.
Interim findings of the study was presented in the Maritime Industry Stakeholders’ and Data Users’ Forum
held back-to-back with the Hall of Fame Forum on December 9, 2010 in DOLE Executive Building, Intramuros,
Manila. The second stakeholders’ forum is slated for the first quarter of 2011.
The study posted a 97% completion as of yearend. The 3 percent that remains to be done for the study’s
full completion would involve the finalization of the interim research findings presented validation fora into an
agenda-ready draft research report that incorporates the relevant comments, suggestions, recommendation or
even further/updated information on the study’s findings gathered from stakeholders.
Decent Work in the Maritime Industry: Focus on Filipino Seafarers On Board Domestic Vessels
The research aims to generate information on the application of decent work concept in the living and working
conditions of Filipino seafarers on board domestic vessels vis-à-vis Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) 2006 that
will serve as input in the identification of good and best practices as well as of the issues and gaps involved in
its application. Thereafter, the study seeks to identify and propose strategies, tools or approaches to address
these issues and gaps.
Data for the research was initially gathered from representatives of domestic shipping companies, the vessels,
and the vessel’s crew. Three sets of instruments were used to gather data from the respondents:
questionnaire for vessel’s crew (Q1) , check sheet for on board data gathering (Q2) for the vessel itself, and
interview schedule for representative of the shipping company (Q3).
The data gathering component of the research took off in 2010, jointly conducted by the NMP study’s Research
Team and the Philippine Coast Guard Personnel from the different Coast Guard Districts/Stations/Detachments,
as Data Enumerators.
The study turned in a 25% cumulative accomplishment as of yearend. As the research collaboration with
the PCG is seen to facilitate the smooth conduct of data gathering activities, this research is targeted to be
completed in CY 2011.
Other Research Related Activities
Apart from the conduct of research, two (2) in-house fora were also held in 2010. With 2010 declared as the
Year of the Seafarer, these fora were conducted for sharing of information on current issues and concerns
affecting the Filipino seafarers, more importantly, the NMP trainees.
The first situationer brief was held in May, entitled Spotlight on Filipino Seafarers: Charting the Course of Their
Professional Career in the Context of MLC 2006 and STCW Revision. It sought to create awareness on the
importance of the MLC 2006 as the seafarers’ bill of rights through discussions of specific provisions geared
towards improving the living and working conditions of seafarers. Also, it provided updated information on the
latest developments of the proposed amendments to the STCW Convention and Code. Participants totaled 110
employees and trainees.
The second forum, Seafarers Beware! Could You Be Exploited as Couriers of Illegal Drugs, worked towards
increasing awareness on the growing problem of seafarers involved in illegal drug activities. Held in
September, the forum was participated in by 130 employees, trainees, and guests.
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administration and finance
In line with PNOY’s social contract to the Filipino people to uphold transparency in government transactions
and fight against graft and corruption, the NMP ensures that government funds are efficiently used to deliver
quality service to its clients.
Towards this end, NMP has consistently pursued its best practices in financial management and transparent
use of public funds. These include, among others, thorough review of contracts entered into by the Agency and
strict monitoring of documents as attachments to claims and payments; timely submission of requirements to
DBM for the release of fund and for reportorial purposes; timely remittance and submission of reports to BIR
resulting to non-issuance of penalty assessment; religious adherence to pertinent directives of the Bureau of
Treasury in terms of remittances of collections; designation of different Responsible Centers by the Agency’s
Bids and Awards Committee; and compliance to COA pre-audit of select transactions and pertinent rules in
consonance with PD 1445.
Such practices has sustained NMP’s budget flexibility from DBM since 2003 due to sound fiscal performance.
In 2010, revenue generated reached Php 32,200,331.21 million from seminar, training fees, dormitory and
miscellaneous fees. From such income, Php 24,257,958.55 million were remitted to the Bureau of Treasury
and Php 7,942,372.66 million were deposited at the Local Currency Current Account. Obligation, on the other
hand, amounted to Php 73,638,834.04 million vis-à-vis allotment of Php 78,332,946.48 million.
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HEALTH AND SAFETY
Aiming a zero accident workplace drives the NMP to revitalize its Safety and Health Committee. Safety
seminars initiated by the committee has drawn strong support from employees who attended the seminars
in batches. These were the safety lectures on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and electrical
safety. Another lecture is scheduled in January 2011 on good housekeeping focusing on the elimination of
The Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC), also an attached agency of DOLE, was invited to conduct
safety audit visit in October 2010 to help identify potential hazards in the workplace. Recommendations of the
OSHC inspection team were addressed.
Safety signs are in place in strategic locations around NMP premises including practicum sites for trainees.
No record or report of work-related accident or injury involving employees or NMP trainees for the year. A fire
evacuation drill, also a regular activity at the NMP, was conducted on December 12, 2010. On top of these,
the Agency conducted its yearly medical and laboratory check-up to all its personnel to ensure a healthy and
ACQUISITION AND MAINTENANCE OF TRAINING EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND OTHER MATERIALS
Purchase of Pneumatic Simulator. Installation of the Pneumatic Simulator in the Maritime Training Building
at NMP Tacloban Training Complex was completed in June 2010. The training equipment is currently use for the
practical exercises in Control Engineering and Auxiliary Machinery System courses giving trainees first hand
experience through actual use of pneumatic equipment. The simulator could also be used in the Management
Level Course (MLC) for Marine Engineer Officers which NMP will soon offer.
Also procured in 2010 were additional 15 sets of Firemen’s apparel to include firecoat and trousers/pants with
protective gears amounting to Php 1.5M and 12 sets of Self-contained Breathing Apparata with long breathing
hose and speech diaphragm costing Php .969M.
Installation of Totally Enclosed Lifeboat with gravity type davit. Installation of the Totally
Enclosed Lifeboat with gravity type davit and an embarkation platform was done in the first semester of
2010. A multi-million worth training equipment, the totally enclosed lifeboat is used in the practical exercises
for the Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat Other that Fast Rescue Boat (PSCRB) course.
It can accommodate 25 trainees.
Repair of Firehouse. The structural renovation of the old firehouse mock-up was in terms of
construction materials. The former, basically made of steel, was replaced with concrete cement that can
withstand thrice-a-week fire drills of the Advance Training in Firefighting (ATFF) course and the Firefighting and
Fire Prevention module practical exercises under the Basic Safety Training (BST) course. The new structure
requires minimal maintenance compared to its former steel materials. Also, the fire pit located inside the
firehouse is now made of bricks material known to be fire resistant.
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Maintenance of the training equipment and simulators was continuously implemented and efficiently carried
out by the Technical Operations personnel comprising of electronics communications engineers, mechanical
engineers and master electricians. At yearend, twenty-three equipment/simulators were reported fully operational,
five partially operational and two not operational.
There were 5,725 trainees and guests accommodated in the Officers Dormitory and Ratings Dormitory.
For the Officers’ Dormitory, there were 2,062 occupants while there were 3,663 occupants in the Ratings Dorm.
A new 12,000-liter capacity Tank lorry was procured to answer the water needs in the training complex and
provide better water service to clients and personnel staying in the dormitories and staff houses. The tank
lorry fetches water at least five times a day to fully supply the water requirement of occupants like the NMP
trainees, guests, and personnel.
Two concrete kiosks were constructed near the Officers Dormitory where trainees can get-together after classroom
sessions and during weekends and to serve as an appropriate venue for relaxing and informal interaction.
Photocopying service was continuously provided to enrolling seafarers for the reproduction of their registration
documents. Records section also catered to the reproduction requirements of the various sections/units
including services like binding (244), lamination (217), reproduction of training compendium (109), revised
procedures (105) and policy manuals (25).
The Learning Resource Center houses a number of maritime technical books and video tapes, general
references materials and a host of maritime publications which are relevant sources of information for
seafarers, trainors and maritime professionals while on training at NMP. For 2010, there was a recorded
increase in library patronage among trainees and employees. Clients served totaled to 17,673.
Key officials and employees witness the
blessing of the newly constructed gazebos for
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HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT
The total personnel complement in 2010 was 162 of which 55 or 33 percent were Job Order Workers.
As of yearend, about half or 47 per cent of the faculty plantilla items were still unfilled pending approval of
the agency’s Rationalization Plan. Such creates imbalance in the ratio of training courses against the available
number of trainors. NMP has a total of 40 training courses with only 29 regular trainors.
No. of Plantilla
Professor I 15 1 14
Associate Professor I 12 8 4
Assistant Professor I 16 11 5
Instructor I 12 9 3
TOTAL 55 29 26
To address the problem on lack of faculty, guest trainers were hired on various durations and courses on a
monthly basis. The honoraria paid to them heavily drained the agency’s fund amounting to Php 1,658,600.00
for the entire year. Another strategy adopted was cross-training qualified trainors to pitch in during influx of
Another setback in the operations of the agency is the unfilled IT positions which have been vacant and cannot
be filled-up yet for same reason. Vital Information Systems (ISs) or systems software have bogged down for
lack of maintenance by competent IT personnel.
With the interim authority granted to agency heads to fill-up funded vacant positions per DBM Circular 2005-
08, four (4) personnel were promoted while three (3) others were hired as new entrants.
Looking forward for better internet connectivity despite lack of IT personnel, NMP entered into contract with
a local telecommunications company as new internet access service provider. The recent connection uses
Internet Protocol (IP) Radio and DSL technology which has higher internet bandwidth of 2048 Kbps compared
to the KU Band VSAT 512 kbps bandwidth.
Similar to other government agencies, NMP actively utilizes the internet and the social media in the
dissemination of information to its valued clients and patrons like the seafarers, manning agencies, maritime
schools and training centers. Prompt submission of reports to requiring agencies was likewise made possible
through online service.
With better connectivity to the worldwide web, NMP is optimistic to an improved agency visibility and better
service delivery to NMP trainees. The fast internet connection also benefitted stay-in trainees as they can
also avail on the use of internet facility at the Learning Resource Center or the Information Technology Center.
A better cabling system of the local area network (LAN) is being pursued in preparation for the enhancement
of the agency’s inter-office communication system using Voice Over IP (VoIP) technology.
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PUBLICATION AND MARKETING
Geared to increase agency visibility and in support to the “Go to Sea” campaign of the international maritime
industry, NMP grants requests for educational trips by different schools. This kind of publicity is simple yet
could influence the decision of senior high school students to pursue a seafaring career when they enroll in
Since elementary pupils and high school students were accompanied by parents and school personnel, same
served as inexpensive exposure of NMP services.
Educational trips were facilitated to senior high school students from Abuyog National High School, Mayorga
National High School, UCFLP, Notre Dame of Abuyog, Samar State University and St. Scholastica School
of Nursing, the Divine Child Academy of Lawaan; Visayas State University Alang-alang Campus; Sercon
Technical School and Sta. Fe National High School, maritime cadets from Naval State University and Eastern
Visayas State University,
For this year’s National Maritime Week Celebration in September, the NMP hosted an Open House which was
participated by about 300 officials and employees from PCG, MARINA, Philippine Ports Authority and senior
maritime cadets from the Eastern Visayas State University.
Aside from guided tours, various info and promotional materials were produced and disseminated. Senior
officials also attended in media fora and national and international maritime stakeholders’ gatherings for
agency visibility and relevant maritime updates. Advertisements were also placed in select maritime publications
to inform the seafarers and interested parties on the agency’s various programs and new services. NMP also took
the opportunity to participate in local Service Fairs and Exhibits for greater awareness on NMP programs
PLANNING AND PERFORMANCE MONITORING
There were three follow-through workshops conducted to prepare the NMP 5-year Strategic Plan covering the
period 2011-2015. Sessions were also carried out to come up with the agency performance report 2009 and
action plan for 2010.
A proposal on NMP project monitoring and evaluation system was prepared. Assistance was also extended
to the Budget Unit in the preparation of budget proposals for congress and senate. Forty-two various agency
reports were submitted to requiring offices like DOLE, DBM, COA and other agencies.
A Statistical Display was also set-up in celebration of the 21st Statistics Month in October.
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GROUND AND BUILDING MAINTENANCE/IMPROVEMENT
The General Services personnel incessantly maintain the NMP buildings and structures including upkeep and
beautification of the 17-hectare grounds. In 2010, there were 36 repair works which were undertaken by
contracted services and by the GSS personnel:
1. Officers and Ratings Dormitories
• Grounds landscaping
• Siphoning of Septic Tank
• Repair of Skylight
• Rehab of Wooden Stairs to Concrete Stairs
• Declogging of gutter (Ratings Dorm)
• Repair of urinals (Ratings Dorm)
• Replacement of busted lights (Ratings Dorm)
2. Perimeter Fence
• Repair (Steel Matting)
• Hole Patching
3. Structures for Training Use
• Rehab of Diving Area including Simple Rip-rap
• Extension of Wooden Diving Board at Boat Davit Area
• Painting of Room 205 (Maritime Training Building)
• Repainting of Steel Railing (Maritime Training Building)
• 1 unit fire tub (Firehouse)
• Concrete slabs-drainage cover (Firehouse)
4. Repair and Installation
• Installation of street lights (Admin. Bldg., Multi-purpose Bldg., Officers Dorm area)
• Repair of 2 units water pump
• Installation of 2 units aircon (Library and COA office)
• Steel Fencing of Electrical Transformers
• Repair of clogged-up water pipe, water closet & urinals, and comfort rooms (Maritime Training Bldg.)
• Installation of barbed wire of NMP lot along San Juanico Bridge
• Installation of circuit breaker cover (Multi-purpose Bldg.)
• Replacement of metal halide lamp, busted lights (Admin. & Multi-purpose Bldgs., signages)
• Installation of varifold (COA office)
• Cleaning of Cistern and Elevated Water Tanks
• Replacement of damaged water supply pipe (Classroom Bldg. No. 1)
• Installation of Smoking/No Smoking markers
• Repair of Fire Alarm System (Admin. Bldg.)
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The agency’s Quality Management System (QMS) turned a decade after successfully passing the surveillance
audit on April 2010 by the Anglo-Japanese-American (AJA) Registrar, its ten-year partner as ISO third party
auditing body. Such is a solid proof of NMP’s steadfast commitment to sustain world-class standards in the
delivery of its core services comprising maritime training, competency assessment and maritime research.
For continual improvement of its QMS, NMP regularly holds quality time meetings, management review meetings
and internal audits of quality procedures.
NMP has also strengthened its mechanisms in consonance with PNoy’s platform on good governance, anticorruption
and public service excellence. These are the Citizens Charter; amendments on the Grievance
Machinery; conduct of re-orientation programs on Performance Evaluation System; Code of Conduct and Ethical
Standards for Public Officials and Employees (RA 6713); Moral Renewal Program and Work Attitude and Value
Enhancement (WAVE) Training; and Seminar on Conciliation and Mediation for Supervisors.
INITIATIVES IN RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE
Global warming and climate change is a universal phenomenon which requires collective effort from all sectors
of society. Planting trees is one among the alternatives that can help reduce the concentration of carbon dioxide
in the atmposhere.
The NMP has started greening its environs in response to this challenge. An orchard is established within the
17-hectare training complex initially planted with 76 fruit bearing trees by the NMP Board of Trustees and officials,
GSS personnel and trainees. The greening activity will be pursued with vigor in the coming years in line with
PNOY’s climate change adaptation and mitigation policy.
Seafarer-trainees participate in tree-planting
activities lined up as one of the highlights of the
NMP 32 nd Founding Anniversary celebrations
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NMP OIC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AWARDED OUTSTANDING PUBLIC MANAGER
NMP OIC Executive Director Grace Marie T. Ayaso was bestowed the 2010 PSLINK Outstanding Public
Manager Award on April 24, 2010 on the occasion of PSLINK’s 7th Triennial Convention held at the Ciudad
Christhia, San Mateo Rizal.
Dir. Ayaso was nominated for her strong support to the promotion of welfare, growth, productivity and
morale of NMP employees. Among her significant contributions include the maintenance of reasonable
and equitable working conditions, consistent and continuous recognition of the Collective Negotiation
Agreement, allowing the union to engage in entrepreneurial activities that helped augment and sustain
its financial standing, use of NMP shuttle service for employees, promoting women participation in policy
formulation and decision-making, advocacy and furtherance of social dialogue and the grant to union
members their attendance to educational and professional endeavors on official time, among others.
From among the five nominees, only three made it to the final list. Ms. Ayaso who is the lone nominee
from the Visayas, bested the other two finalists from Mindanao. Luzon nominations were disqualified due
to lack of documentary evidences to support the nominations.
The Public Service Labor Independent Confederation (PSLINK) is a confederation composed of
approximately 400 public sectors unions and federations of government employees from various
government agencies, state universities and colleges, local government units, government financial
institutions and from the special sector.
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By BLOOD and
Saga of the Filipino Seafarer
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What kind of person leaves the security of land and chooses to be at the mercy of the high seas:
the waters cold, forbidding and possessed of a power beyond anything the mind can grasp? What
makes a man abandon the comfort of home to set forth into a world alien and full of dangers?
What pushes a person to venture into territory where death is not only a probability but a daily
Let us call him Ricardo Songalia, Master Mariner. “Life at sea,” he says, “it is like having one foot in the coffin
all the time.” Sailing through the China Sea once, their ship got caught in the eye of the storm. It was calm as
long as they were within the storm’s eye, but as the ship moved out of it, the seas roughened. By then, they
had no choice but to head into the wind. The waves were 25 feet high, as tall as cathedrals. The wind and
the waves pushed the ship backwards. Water had gotten inside the ship, with the cargo compartment filling
up knee high, and the pumps were hard at work to remove it. As the ship rocked, violently battling the storm,
he was retching horribly. At such time, he wished he were back on land.
Ricardo Songalia has been a seafarer for thirty (30) years now. He grew up in the town of Miag-ao in Iloilo.
The biggest and most elegant houses in that little town, it is said, are owned by seafarers. Back then, when he
was a young man, Nautical Science was a two-year vocational course. He was nineteen (19) years old when
he sought berth on a ship. The eldest of six (6) children, he sent the rest of his siblings to school with the
money he earned from seafaring.
Ricardo’s first international ship was the largest he had ever seen, larger than any ship that ever docked in the
Iloilo port. Earlier, he had spent long weeks doing errands for his manning agency, cleaning the office, washing
cars, doing odd jobs around. Finally, he was told to process his papers as he was joining a Japanese vessel.
This instruction was followed by a hectic week, securing his visa, airline ticket, and getting vaccinations. He
had no time to think in the rush of his excitement.
Starting out as a rating, Ricardo’s job is focused on ship maintenance. Around the 70s, ships were not yet
equipped with top-of-line technology. When a hatch needed to be pulled, it had to be pulled— manually. The
hatch is composed of four (4) layers of tarpaulin, too heavy to pull when it is snow-laden. Every day, he had to
clean this or the cargo hold, which had to be swept, washed and dried. Anything moveable had to be greased.
Detached metals had to be welded back. Then there was the endless process of keeping the ship rust-free.
Ricardo recalls having to strip the whole ship of rust before repainting it, a boring tedious job one had to repeat
over and over through the many months of one’s contract.
Pulled between land and sea
Ricardo always looked forward to going home, seeing his parents, and the girlfriend he met in high school.
Ironically though, his loved ones were also the reason that drove him back to sea. When he got married, his
desire to provide grew even stronger. He asked his wife to quit her job and devote her time in caring for their
children. He wanted to buy a piece of land and build a house for his family.
Most contracts that time was for ten (10) months. But when he went onboard after getting married, he took
a straight two-year contract. His son was growing his first tooth when he left. When he came home, the boy
had grown to be a toddler, strong enough to run after a ball. For a few days at least, he was a stranger to his
own son, the kid running away from him after taking a chocolate bar from his hand. “It tugged at my heart,”
he recounts between puffs of cigarette, ”that this child didn’t even know his father, this child whom I have
always longed to see.”
Over the years, every time he was scheduled to go back on board, his wife and children would beg him to stay
longer. He would give in for a week or two (2), rescheduling his flight, but the dwindling balance in his bankbook
would compel him finally to close his ears to their plea, and off he would go to sail again. For the next ten
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(10) months, he would be seeing only the vastness of the sea during day time, at night the skies stretching to
eternity. Always, always, he was caught in a contest between the dollar and the yearning for home.
Ricardo has risen from the ranks and is now Master Mariner. At 47, he knows he is not getting any younger.
But his youngest daughter is enrolling in medical school, so he has to sail again to meet the expenses for her
education. He plans on retiring five (5) years from now and setting up his own business. Better yet, he plans
to do what he always wanted; that is to farm his own land in the town where he grew up, in Miag-ao. That’s
a long shot from here, he says. But the plan is already clear in his mind.
The best seafarers in the world, they say, are Filipinos. Born in an archipelago of 7,100 islands, Filipinos have
a natural affinity with the sea. It is in the blood, tars claim, a legacy from the sailing days of the balangay.
Filipinos plied the Manila-Acapulco route of the Galleon Trade, which flourished for 250 years during the
Spanish occupation. Count 3,000 years of maritime history, the Filipinos have been roving the seas all this
time. Our romance with the sea could be said to predate even our nationhood, being seafarers long before
we were Filipinos. The romance continues. For the year 2009, the Philippine Overseas and Employment
Administration (POEA) records at least 330,424 Filipino officers and ratings in different parts of the globe. The
old adage still holds true, onboard every ship cruising the world, one is sure to find at least one (1) Filipino.
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Even at the level of the International Maritime Organization, the importance of Filipinos in global merchant
shipping is recognized. Former Secretary General William O’ Neil was quoted as saying, “Filipino seafarers
have been proven to be so good at their jobs that they serve on ships of all flags of the world. They are valued
not only for their abilities, but more so for their dedication and professionalism.”
Indeed, there are essential distinctions that make the Filipino seafarer a cut above the rest. One might call
it attitude. It is that certain quality of social intelligence basic to the national character: a combination of
resiliency and toughness that is key to the Filipino strength, knowing when to bend under pressure to keep
them from breaking. It is part of our charm, a kind of grace, you might call it, that enables us to get along
with others. The Filipino’s natural humility and diffidence encourage trust and confidence among others and
could be quite disarming in tense situations.
Isolation onboard ship could cause ordinary seafarers to crack. One’s emotional baggage could cause all kinds
of hair-triggering situations. It may even be responsible for job dysfunctions and inefficiency onboard. But
the Filipino sailor is armed with a certain kind of grit, the capacity to endure deprivation, boredom, loneliness
and separation. Honed by hardship at home, the Filipino’s capacity to endure is legendary. This capacity is
even stronger for the seafarer who knows beforehand the peculiar difficulties he has signed himself to. He has
cultivated long before he ships out a fierce sense of independence, or else he would never leave land with all
its comforts and assurances.
Capt. Songalia recounts his acquaintance with Intoy, a Second Engineer also from Miag-ao, his hometown.
Intoy was asleep in his quarters when the alarm signal sounded. Hearing this, he rushed to the engine room
at once. Just as he entered, the whole room exploded. It was a crank case explosion. Intoy had to be airlifted
to the nearest hospital. He healed but his whole body was scarred, his arms, his legs, his neck, his ears. After
a few months’ rest, however, he was back at sea.
There are many men like Intoy, Ricardo says, men of rare intrepidity. The sea either breeds it in them, or it
is something that Filipino sailors take when they leave land and engage the ocean in the struggle for love and
Rewards of seafaring
The reward for the Filipino seafarer’s sacrifice is the knowledge that he is able to provide for his family better
than any land job he could ever get with his status. A ratings man, scrapping metal in the bowels of a
merchant ship, knows he is earning more from his lowly job than a bank manager, say, back home. The Filipino
seafarer is the country’s breadwinner, the savior of a troubled economy. In 2009 alone, money sent home by
seafarers aboard foreign vessels totaled US$3.4 billion, higher by 12.06% from the US$3.034 billion in 2008.
Is Capt. Songalia aware of this? Yes, but only in a general way. Most seafarers know this without the
sophistication of an economist or a fiscal analyst. He may find a vague pride in it, but it is something he
cannot use to levy political power for his own cause. He may rove the seven (7) seas, but his realities are still
circumscribed by his loves— parents, wife, children; and his humble ambitions— a piece of land perhaps to call
his own, a roof over his head, food in his stomach, his children in school. These are his simple necessities. It
has been that way for time immemorial.
For this humble dream, he pays with his life’s days. He buys his dream with humility, patience, loneliness. The
sea takes all these with neither sadness nor joy, even with indifference. For this humble dream, for which he
pays with the blood of his youth, the vigor of his best years, comfort and joy in the company of those he loves
most, he redeems a poor country in the throes of its struggle for nationhood. Every man, woman, and child in
this country shares in the seafarer’s bounty.
The story of Capt. Ricardo Songalia is only one of many stories. But it is the one saga of the silent hero of our
time—the Filipino seafarer. May his tribe prosper.
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NMP BOARD OF NMP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Secretary ROSALINDA DIMAPILIS-BALDOZ
Undersecretary DANILO P. CRUZ
ATTY. JENNIFER J. MANALILI
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration
EMERSON M. LORENZO
Maritime Industry Authority
Admiral WILFREDO D. TAMAYO
Philippine Coast Guard
DR. PATRICIA B. LICUANAN
Commission on Higher Education
CAPT. GREGORIO S. OCA
Associated Marine Officers and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines
CARLOS C. SALINAS
Filipino Shipowners Association
COMMO. DANTE LA. JIMENEZ
Philippine Association of Maritime Institutions
GRACE MARIE T. AYASO
OIC - Executive Director
National Maritime Polytechnic
ATTY. VALERIANO R. DEL ROSARIO
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GRACE MARIE T. AYASO
Head, Planning, Research and Project Development Division
PRESCA LEE B. LUGO
OIC, Maritime Training Division
ERMA V. MONTEBON
Head, Administration and Finance Division
EVELYN T. FUTOL
OIC, NMP Manila Office
Office of the Executive Director
PENAFIEL FLOR M. LEGUA
Head, Internal Audit and
Quality Management Representative
PAULITO D. TUAZON
Maritime Training Division
EVELYN P. CANONO
RONNIE D. GERNATO
Head, Curriculum Development
BARRY LEO M. AWAYAN
Head, Technical Operations
FLORENCIO M. COJUANGCO
MA. MELBA L. ESQUIBEL
Trainees Affairs Officer
EDGAR J. AMOIN
Head, Deck Courses
ELMER G. MENDIOLA
Head, Engine Courses
LEOPOLDO G. ABELINDE
Head, Specialized Courses
ROSITA C. BERINGUEL
Head, Safety at Sea Courses
Planning, Research and Project Development Division
LYDIA S. PACHECO
Head, Maritime Research
ELENA M. SANTOS
PRAXEDES A. LAGADO
Head, Learning Resource Center
MARIA SANDRA M. GALLARDO
OIC, Information and Marketing/Head, Publication
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Administration & Finance Division
EUFEMIA M. BALANGBANG
Head, Human Resource Management
MARIMEL S. AYUSTE
Head, Material Resource Management
MARGIE C. MABITAD
SOL MARILOU Q. PILAPIL
PATRICIO L. SALUDAR
Head. General Services
CLETA DELIA E. PEDRIGAL
REGINITA M. MASALIHIT
REMEGIO A. GUNABE
AME B. PEDRERA
Head, Physical Plant
JUANITO E. REDRENDO
CESAR S. BALDOS
JOEL A. TORRES
NMP Manila Office
CRISTINA R. VALENCIA
NMP officials, trainers and researchers with IMO
Secretary-General Efthimios E. Mitropoulos during the
historic STCW International Diplomatic Conference held
last June 21 to 25, 2010 in Manila, Philippines
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OUR TRAINING COURSES
Radar Navigation, Radar Plotting and Use of ARPA
Cargo Handling and Care of Cargo
Ratings Forming Part of Navigational Watch
Operational Use of Electronic Chart Display & Information System
Trim and Stability
Ship Simulator and Bridge Teamwork with Bridge Resource Management
Radar ARPA, Bridge Teamwork and Search & Rescue
Safe Navigation & Collision Regulation for Masters and Mates in Domestic Voyages
Marine Electrical Systems
Auxiliary Machinery System
Marine Refrigeration / Airconditioning
Introduction to Marine Electrotechnology
Ratings Forming Part of the Engineering Watch
Engine Room Simulator w/ Engine Room Resource Management
Marine Diesel Engineering
Safety, Security and Medical
Basic Safety Training
Advanced Training in Fire Fighting
Medical Emergency First Aid
Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast
Maritime Security Awareness
Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the Maritime Sector
STD/HIV/AIDS Prevention in the Maritime Sector
Ship Security Officer Course
Radiocommunication, Passenger and Tanker
Shore-based Fire Fighting for Tankers
General Tanker Familiarization
General Operator’s Course for GMDSS
Specialized Training for Oil Tanker
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION and MARITIME ALLIED COURSES
Consolidated MARPOL Annex 73/78
Safety Training for Boat Captain and Marine Diesel Mechanic
Basic Safety Training for Motorboat Handlers/Operators & Fishermen
Professional Development Courses
Maritime Law for Ship’s Officers
Gender Sensitivity Training for Seafarers
Basic Computer Course for Seafarers
Advanced Computer Course for Seafarers
Anti-Piracy Course for Seafarers
Faculty Development Courses
Training Course for Instructors (IMO Model Course 6.09)
Training Programme for Instructors Conducting Simulator-based Training
Assessment, Examination and Certification of Seafarers (IMO Model Course 3.12)
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National Maritime polytechnic
as of December 31, 2010
Cash - National Treasury - MDS P 1,994,784.66
Petty Cash Fund 92,277.90
Payroll Fund 40,783.88
Cash in Bank - Local Currency - CA 6,179,252.11
Receivables - Disallowances 544,388.66
Advances to Officers and Employees 1,075,722.55
Due from NGAs 12,740,000.00
Other Receivables 598,499.38
Office Supplies Inventory 310,508.41
Drugs and Medicines Inventory 120,522.74
Medical, Dental and Laboratory Supplies 9,607.96
Textbooks and Instructional Mat. Inv. 2,013.73
Other Supplies Inventory 416,292.75
Spare Parts Inventory 257,919.50
Construction Materials Inventory 397,071.61
Prepaid Insurance 169,458.16
Prepaid Rent 68,000.00
Property, Plant and Equipment
Land Improvement 1,110,682.52
Electrification, Power and Energy 872,864.00
Technical and Scientific Equipment 77,663,620.85
Motor Vehicles 6,117,682.57
Furnitures and Fixtures 13,125,203.28
IT Equipment and Software 10,312,441.65
Office Equipment 4,651,633.38
Communication Equipment 347,237.50
Firefighting Equipment and Accessories 9,038,991.72
Medical, Dental and Laboratory Equipment 81,868.00
Other Machineries and Equipment 2,339,741.00
Other PPE 1,619,759.23
Library Books 4,263,133.32
Total P 693,905,303.41
LESS: Accummulated Depreciation 378,193,165.13
Total PPE 315,712,138.28
Total Assets P 340,729,242.28
LIABILITIES and Equity
Accounts Payable P 2,049,980.97
Due to BIR 2,000.61
Due to GSIS 5,372.16
Due to Pag-ibig (1,424.69)
Due to Philhealth 3,562.50
Guaranty Deposit 19,500.50
Performance Bond Payable 315,685.46
Other Payables 15,320.58
Loans Payable 806,029.24
Total Liabilities P 3,216,027.33
Equity P 337,513,214.95
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY P 340,729,242.28
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National Maritime Polytechnic
for the Year Ended December 31, 2010
Income (Note 11)
Subsidy Income from National Government
Receipt of Notice of Cash Allocation P 70,122,792.00
Tax Remittance Advice 3,699,432.47
Less: Reversion of Unused NCA (773,526.79)
Refund/liquidation of cash advances (37,058.46)
Seminar Fees 7,177,192.55
Income from Dormitory Operation 186,635.00
Miscellaneous Operating and Service Income 551,039.90
Income from Grants and Donation 94,320.00
Other Services Income 27,505.21
Interest Income 761.18
TOTAL INCOME P 81,049,093.06
Salaries and Wages - Regular Pay 22,920,118.83
Salaries and Wages - Casual 194,601.82
Representation Allowance 144,000.00
Transportation Allowance 144,000.00
Clothing Allowance 444,000.00
Productivity Incentive Bonus 200,000.00
Longevity Pay 1,903.74
Overtime and Night Pay 44,038.59
Cash Gift 551,875.00
Year-End Bonus 2,028,885.62
Life and Retirement Insurance Contribution 2,769,212.93
Pag-ibig Contribution 130,300.00
Philhealth Contribution 277,812.50
ECC Contribution 123,929.80
Terminal Leave Benefits 69,218.02
Health Workers Benefits 28,111.57
Other Personnel Benefits (Note 12) 4,117,384.16
Travelling Expense - Local 2,399,035.46
Training Expenses 1,214,087.53
Office Supplies Expense 2,100,729.62
Accountable Forms Expense 108,600.00
Drugs and Medicine Expense 84,938.59
Medical and Dental Expense 21,688.91
Gasoline, oil and Lubricants 1,382,944.06
Textbooks and Instructional Expense 844,610.40
Other Supplies Expense 418,297.10
Water Expense 1,146,116.93
Electricity Expense 3,033,219.59
Postage and Deliveries 482,201.44
Transportation and Delivery Expense 12,871.10
Telephone Expense - Landline 249,536.20
Telephone Expense - Mobile 87,346.57
Internet Expense 506,873.00
Membership Due and Contribution to Org. 23,000.00
Advertising Expense 117,409.60
Printing and Binding Expense 1,911,658.00
Rent Expense 1,683,317.01
Storage Expense 72.80
Subscription Expense 205,513.13
Legal Services 134,900.00
Auditing Services 18,608.75
General Services 1,415,240.57
Security Services 3,134,619.40
Other Professional Services 404,470.50
Repairs and Maintenance-Office Building 304,260.00
Repairs and Maintenance-Office Equipment 4,400.00
Repairs and Maintenance-Furnitures & Fixtures 18,870.00
Repairs and Maintenance - Motor Vehicle 183,640.00
Extraordinary Expense 3,000.00
Miscellaneous Expenses 71,784.72
Taxes, Duties and Licenses 31,405.60
Fidelity Bond Premium 198,955.44
Insurance Expense 825,090.05
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Depreciation Expense-Land Improvement 117,661.29
Depreciation Expense-Electrical, Power & Energy 42,705.00
Depreciation Expense-Buildings 14,791,042.44
Depreciation Expense-Technical and Scientific Equipment 2,475,628.31
Depreciation Expense-Motor Vehicles 12,592.50
Depreciation Expense-Office Equipment 603,204.42
Depreciation Expense-Other Machineries & Equipment 325,292.03
Depreciation Expense-Furnitures and Fixtures 196,803.72
Depreciation Expense-Library Books 259,178.14
Depreciation Expense-Machineries 5,357,093.04
Depreciation Expense-Firefighting Equipment 1,300,234.00
Depreciation Expense-Communication Equipment 48,476.52
Depreciation Expense-IT Equipment 1,255,465.80
Depreciation Expense-Watercraft 159,977.76
Depreciation Expense-Medical, Dental 11,580.95
Depreciation Expense-Other PPE 177,291.84
Other Maintenance & Operating Expenses 2,897,626.31
Bank Charges 203.50
Total Expenses P 96,101,396.76
Net Subsidy Over Expense P (15,052,303.76)
Statement of Cash Flow
for the Year Ended December 31, 2010
Cash Flow from Operating Activities:
Receipts of NCA from DBM
Regular P 70,122,792.00
Staled/Cancelled Checks 1,179,449.14
Receipts of Other Receivables
Other Adjustments 1,994,784.66
Other Manual Transactions 1,311,828.44
Seminar Fee 8,272,078.84
Total Cash Inflows P 82,964,937.10
Other Manual Transactions 3,018,475.28
Other Adjustments 773,526.79
Liquidation of Cash Advance 62,722.10
Establishment of Payroll Fund 2,180.00
Total Cash Outflows 74,540,727.97
Cash Provided from Operating Activities 8,424,209.13
Cash Flow from Investing Activities
Staled/Cancelled Checks 8,997.07
Total Cash Inflows 8,997.07
Total Cash Outflows 6,620,226.03
Cash Provided by Investing Activities (6,611,228.96)
Total Cash Provided by Operating and Investing Activities 1,812,980.17
Add: Cash Balance. Beginning January 1, 2010 6,494,118.38
Cash Balance, Ending December 31, 2010 8,307,098.55
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National Maritime Polytechnic
Statement of Government Equity
for the Year Ended December 31, 2010
Government Equity, Beginning 353,227,981.58
Retained Operating Surplus
Current Operations (15,052,303.70)
Other Adjustments (112,763.76)
Adjustments of Prior Years (549,699.17)
Total P (15,714,766.63)
Government Equity, End P 337,513,214.95
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On board Galleon Andalucia. NMP employees
visit a replica of the 17 th century Spanish galleon
plying the Manila-Acapulco route as it docked in
Maasin City last November 2010.
The contents of the NMP 2010 Annual Report
were taken from the following:
• NMP 2010 Action Plan
• NMP Statistical and Performance Reporting System (SPRS)
• NMP 2010 Yearend Report
Photos used were courtesy of the following:
• NMP IMS Photobank
• NMP Coffee Table Book
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THE 2010 ANNUAL REPORT
Janis Claire S. Canta
Maria Sandra M. Gallardo
Ronnie D. Gernato
Lourdes S. Mendoza
Production and Circulation Staff
Ricky Rustan S. Roque
Layout and Graphic Artist
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