Mr. Andrew D. Soledad, NMP Head of the Information and Marketing Section answers questions from PESO Manager of NWSSU regarding NMP’s programs and services


As part of the Agency’s information and dissemination drive, the National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP), a premier government-owned maritime training and research institution attended the 2nd and 3rd Quarter Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Managers Conference last 26 July 2018 at the Northwest Samar State University (NWSSU), Calbayog City, Samar Province.

The event was organized by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Samar Field Office in order to discuss issues and concerns in the implementation of PESO programs for the previous quarter and to have strategic planning for the current and future implementations.

In line with the Agency’s effort of strengthening its visibility especially within the region, NMP took the opportunity in marketing its training courses and services during the said activity.  Agency fact sheets and prints of Annual Master Training Schedule (AMTS) were distributed to the PESO Managers.

Also highlighted during the NMP’s presentation was the offering of Basic Training for Motorboat Handlers / Fisherman Operators (MBHOF) under its modified safety courses, which form part of the Agency’s corporate social responsibility. MBHOF is being conducted by NMP for FREE in partnership with the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) Regional Office VIII.

PESO is a non-fee charging multi-employment service facility or entity established or accredited pursuant to Republic Act No. 8759 otherwise known as PESO Act of 1999 aimed to carry out full employment and equality of employment opportunities to all to strengthen and expand the existing employment facilitation service machinery of the government particularly at the local levels.

Meanwhile, NMP continues to upgrade its facilities and provide maritime trainings required pursuant to the STCW Convention as amended in 2010 including value-adding courses towards improving the qualifications of Filipino seafarers for their employment acceptability and enhanced competitiveness.  It also regularly conducts maritime studies to come up with policies for the improvement of the manpower sector of the industry.

Those interested in NMP research undertakings may visit the NMP website ( and access the e-Research Information System Portal which is designed for gathering inputs for NMP’s research, dissemination of NMP completed researches and other articles pertaining to maritime research.

For more information about NMP trainings viewers may visit the agency’s facebook page ( where all related information on NMP trainings are available.