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2010 Annual Report

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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.

Mission

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.

Vision

World-Class Maritime Center of Excellence

Functions

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

ratings.

Maritime Research

• 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

CONTENTS

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

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS

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

President

Republic of the Philippines

Malacañang, Manila

THROUGH:

Hon. ROSALINDA DIMAPILIS-BALDOZ

Secretary

Department of Labor and Employment

Intramuros, Manila

Your Excellency:

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!

ROSALINDA DIMAPILIS-BALDOZ

Secretary

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

industrious seafarers.

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

seafarers.

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

Undersecretary

Employment and Manpower Development Cluster, DOLE/

Presiding Chair, NMP Board of Trustees

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REPORT FROM THE OFFICE OF THE

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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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Spotlight on

MARITIME TRAINING

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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CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

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)

Assessment Center

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

Total Ratings

Assessed

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:

Orientation Program

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.

Sports Activities

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

seafarer-trainees

Fellowship Activities

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.

Livelihood Programs

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.

Pasyada 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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Spotlight on

MARITIME RESEARCH

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,

Intramuros, Manila.

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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Spotlight on

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

workplace hazards.

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

productive workforce.

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.

AUXILIARY SERVICES

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.

RECORDS Services

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).

LIBRARY Services

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

NMP trainees

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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.

Plantilla Items

No. of Plantilla

Positions

Filled Unfilled

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

trainees.

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.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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

college.

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

and services.

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

• Repainting

• 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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GOOD GOVERNANCE

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

NECESSITY

Saga of the Filipino Seafarer

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W

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

risk?

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.

Rating’s lot

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.

Rare intrepidity

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

for life.

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

TRUSTEES

Secretary ROSALINDA DIMAPILIS-BALDOZ

Chairperson

Undersecretary DANILO P. CRUZ

Presiding Chairperson

ATTY. JENNIFER J. MANALILI

Administrator

Philippine Overseas Employment Administration

EMERSON M. LORENZO

Administrator

Maritime Industry Authority

Admiral WILFREDO D. TAMAYO

Commandant

Philippine Coast Guard

DR. PATRICIA B. LICUANAN

Chairman

Commission on Higher Education

CAPT. GREGORIO S. OCA

President

Associated Marine Officers and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines

CARLOS C. SALINAS

President

Filipino Shipowners Association

COMMO. DANTE LA. JIMENEZ

President

Philippine Association of Maritime Institutions

GRACE MARIE T. AYASO

OIC - Executive Director

National Maritime Polytechnic

ATTY. VALERIANO R. DEL ROSARIO

Corporate Secretary

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KEY OFFICIALS

GRACE MARIE T. AYASO

OIC-Executive Director/

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

Safety Officer

Maritime Training Division

EVELYN P. CANONO

Registrar-Designate

RONNIE D. GERNATO

Head, Curriculum Development

BARRY LEO M. AWAYAN

Head, Technical Operations

FLORENCIO M. COJUANGCO

Head, Assessment

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

Head, Planning

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

Head, Finance

SOL MARILOU Q. PILAPIL

Head, Records

PATRICIO L. SALUDAR

Head. General Services

CLETA DELIA E. PEDRIGAL

Head, Auxiliary

REGINITA M. MASALIHIT

Head, Budget

REMEGIO A. GUNABE

Head, Cash

AME B. PEDRERA

Head, Physical Plant

JUANITO E. REDRENDO

Head, Security

CESAR S. BALDOS

Head, Motorpool

JOEL A. TORRES

OIC, Dormitory

NMP Manila Office

CRISTINA R. VALENCIA

Registrar III

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

STCW COURSES

Deck

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 Simulator

Radar ARPA, Bridge Teamwork and Search & Rescue

Safe Navigation & Collision Regulation for Masters and Mates in Domestic Voyages

Engine

Marine Electrical Systems

Auxiliary Machinery System

Control Engineering

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

Rescue Boats

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

Environmental Protection

Consolidated MARPOL Annex 73/78

Maritime Allied

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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FINANCIAL Statement

National Maritime polytechnic

Tacloban City

Balance Sheet

as of December 31, 2010

ASSETS

Current Assets

Cash

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

P 8,307,098.55

Receivables

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

P 14,958,610.59

Inventories

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

P 1,513,936.70

Prepayment

Prepaid Insurance 169,458.16

Prepaid Rent 68,000.00

P 237,458.16

Property, Plant and Equipment

Land 51,035,451.50

Land Improvement 1,110,682.52

Electrification, Power and Energy 872,864.00

Buildings 494,115,992.89

Technical and Scientific Equipment 77,663,620.85

Motor Vehicles 6,117,682.57

Machineries 1,404,170.00

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

Watercrafts 15,804,830.00

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

Current Liabilities

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

P 2,409,998.09

Long-term Liability

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

Tacloban City

Income statement

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)

P 73,011,639.22

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

Insurance Income

Other Services Income 27,505.21

Interest Income 761.18

TOTAL INCOME P 81,049,093.06

Less: Expenses

Salaries and Wages - Regular Pay 22,920,118.83

Salaries and Wages - Casual 194,601.82

PERA 2,608,317.72

Representation Allowance 144,000.00

Transportation Allowance 144,000.00

Clothing Allowance 444,000.00

Productivity Incentive Bonus 200,000.00

Honoraria 2,070,970.00

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:

Cash Inflows:

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

Deposits 67,443.55

Seminar Fee 8,272,078.84

Disbursements 16,560.47

Total Cash Inflows P 82,964,937.10

Cash Outflows:

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

Disbursements 70,683,823.80

Total Cash Outflows 74,540,727.97

Cash Provided from Operating Activities 8,424,209.13

Cash Flow from Investing Activities

Cash Inflows:

Staled/Cancelled Checks 8,997.07

Total Cash Inflows 8,997.07

Cash Outflows:

Disbursement 6,620,226.03

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

Tacloban City

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

WORKING COMMITTEE

Janis Claire S. Canta

Editor

Maria Sandra M. Gallardo

Ronnie D. Gernato

Writers

Lourdes S. Mendoza

Production and Circulation Staff

Ricky Rustan S. Roque

Layout and Graphic Artist

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Main Office:

Cabalawan, Tacloban City

Tel. No. (053) 321-3353/56

Fax No. (053) 325-5160

Manila Office:

2/F E.C.C. Building

355 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue

Makati City

Tel. No. (02) 897-2767

Fax No. (02) 899-3683

www.nmp.gov.ph

email: info@nmp.gov.ph

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