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  1. The National Maritime Polytechnic is the only government-owned maritime training center in the Philippines established in 1978 to provide specialization and skills upgrading training to enhance the seafarers employment acceptability. It offers short-term courses for merchant marine officers and ratings that are required in the 1978 STCW Convention as amended.
  2. The agency does not offer degree courses like B.S Marine Transportation or B.S Marine Engineering nor two-year courses. Our clients are active seafarers and manning and crewing agencies which are in the business of deploying Filipino seafarers for employment onboard merchant ships.

    NMP also accepts individuals aspiring to engage in teaching in maritime education and trainings institution (METIs) and those private individuals who plan to pursue a maritime career.
  3. The NMP has a tie-up with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) called Seafarers Upgrading Program (SUP) that offers monetary assistance to qualified seafarers who wish to undergo training at NMP.

    Qualified seafarers may visit the nearest OWWA regional office for details or log on to or call (632) 891 - 7601 to 24 at OWWA Center, F.B Harrison corner 7th Streets, Pasay City.
  4. The nearest commercial centers are in Tacloban City proper 12 kilometers away.
  5. Snacks are served at the NMPSA Snack Center while meals are available at the NMP canteen for P90/day per pax consisting of 3 meals. There are several eateries outside the NMP offering local food at competitive prices however, the NMP does not recommend eating outside as these eateries are not monitored by the agency Auxiliary Services.
  6. The training center collects minimal dormitory fees on a daily, weekly and monthly rates. Merchant marine officers are billeted at the Officers Dormitory while the Ratings Dormitory serves as temporary home of cadets and ratings. Billeting is optional and trainees may stay outside the NMP.

    There are also rooms for paying guests. Both trainees and guests pay for laundry and linen charges. Charges shall be in accordance with approved schedule per Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Dormitory Fee Collection Policy (OED MC 011.2003) as follows:

    Officers Dormitory
    For Trainees
  7. Aircon room - P160/day/trainee; Non-Aircon room - P60/day/trainee
  8. For guest and private individuals
  9. Aircon room - P200/day/pax; Non-Aircon room - P150/day/pax
  10. For government employee
  11. Aircon room - P150/day/pax; Non-Aircon room - P60/day/pax
  12. Trainee-occupants whose duration of stay exceeds five (5) days are entitled to a discounted rate
  13. Weekly rates - P370/week; monthly rate - P1,300/month

  14. Ratings Dormitory (no aircon room)
    For Trainees - P30/day; For guests - P40/day
  15. Trainee-occupants whose duration of stay exceeds five (5) days are entitled to a discount rate
  16. Weekly rates - P180/week; monthly rate - P670/month

  17. The weekly and monthly rates apply to non-aircon rooms.
  18. Additional bed - P60/room/day for all types of occupants.
  19. Air
  20. Tacloban is accessible by air, sea and land transportation. Flight duration from Manila to Tacloban is approximately an hour via Philippine Air Lines, Cebu Pacific and Zest Air. Daily flight schedules are available thru website of these airlines. Only few flights are available from Cebu to Tacloban route.

  21. Ship
  22. There is no passenger ship plying Tacloban route. However, a good number of passenger ships and fast crafts ply by Cebu-Ormoc route are available. Shipping lines sailing Cebu-Ormoc are Roble Shipping, Lite Shipping, Weesam and Supercat Fast Craft. Voyage from Cebu-Ormoc is approximately 4 hours for a regular trip and 2 hours on board fast craft vessel. Daily sailing schedule are available on the websites of these shipping lines.

  23. Land
  24. Tacloban can be reached in 22 hours by bus from Manila and 16 hours from Davao. Most bus companies ply the Pasay/Cubao route with Tacloban as a major transit point.
  25. The main points of entry are through the DZR Airport and the Tacloban New Bus Terminal. NMP is 12 kilometers away from the city proper and can be reached in 30 minutes using public utility transport. Public Utility Jeep fare to or from NMP is P13.00 while tricycle for hire charges around P50.00. Minimum taxi fare is about P100.00.
  26. NMP sits on a sprawling 15-hectare complex in Brgy. Cabalawan, right at the foot of the San Juanico Bridge.

    NMP Manila Office is located at the 2nd Floor of the Employees Compensation Commission (ECC) Bldg. at Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City.

    NMP can be contacted through the following numbers:

    Tacloban Training Complex (053)321 - 3353/3356/9920; 325 - 5160; 09392753849

    Manila Office (02) 899 - 3683/897 - 2767