Virtual commencement program of the 16 graduates of IMO MC 6.09 last September 11, 2021.


TACLOBAN CITY – As the forerunner in advancing the country’s maritime fleet by upgrading the qualification and training of the maritime faculty and pool of seafarers, the National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP) conferred sixteen (16) graduates of IMO Model Course 6.09 or the Training for Instructors, during the commencement program held at the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) National Headquarters on September 11, 2021

The 10-day training course conducted from September 1-11, 2021 was participated by the faculty members of PCG as a response to their critical role as mentors and trainers involved in honing and maximizing the potential and capabilities of the men and women of PCG as sea guardians.

In his message, Executive Director Joel B. Maglunsod congratulated the graduates and commended the PCG, headed by Commandant CG Vice Admiral Leopoldo V. Laroya, for recognizing NMP’s expertise in delivering quality trainings to maritime instructors. He said that the partnerships forged with maritime stakeholders for 43 years have been instrumental in placing NMP in the forefront of developing the nation’s maritime manpower. He also emphasized the importance of this training to keep abreast with the latest training techniques and innovations and achieve the prescribed standard of competence of Filipino seafarers.

“We are thankful for the long-term partnership of NMP and PCG which pertains to both training and research endeavors where NMP and PCG assist each other in the conduct of joint maritime industry – related researches and in the development of new training programs / courses,” ED Maglunsod shared.

Lastly, he reminded the graduates to remember the knowledge, skills and abilities as instructors, gained through the IMO MC 6.09 which are vital in the transfer of knowledge and skills to the new generation of PCG officers, whose dreams are immense”

In his closing remarks, Deputy Commander, Coast Guard Commodore Roben N. de Guzman of the Coast Guard Education Training and Doctrine Command, expressed that it is indeed the responsibility as instructors to engage in continuous professional development and take the initiative to continually enhance knowledge and keep their skills up-to-date and to improve the capabilities as a means in carrying out daily tasks effectively.

Continuously improving skills and knowledge is essential to our role as guro or teachers and ensure that we have the skills and knowledge needed to create the best for our organization that we work for. As educators, we must be well prepared in advance for our educational goals. To ensure maximum productivity we must acquire knowledge about everything and anything. We need to specialize and continuously provide learning to our students,” Commo de Guzman said.

The PCG, in partnership with NMP, also have ongoing trainings on the 2nd Batch of IMO MC 6.09 and the IMO MC 3.12 or the Assessment, Examination, and Certification of Seafarers. To view and enroll via online the training schedule of our courses and other announcements relevant to our services, interested stakeholders may visit NMP’S official website at or the NMP official Facebook page at