TACLOBAN CITY – The National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP) memorializes the 121st Philippine Independence in Eastern Visayas by joining the Kalayaan Job and Business Fair of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) last June 18, 2019 at the Provincial Covered Court of Catbalogan City.

The Jobs Fair with the theme “Tapang ng Bayan, Malasakit sa Mamamayan” started with a short program followed by the awarding of the livelihood grants.

Job vacancies were posted by sixteen (16) local and three (3) overseas employers including NMP’s vacant positions.

A Trade Fair in view of the Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) undertaking was participated by seventeen (17) exhibitors from the Samar Province.

In attendance to support the annual celebration were Executive Director Joel B. Maglunsod of National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP), Regional Director Gemma R. Poloyapoy of National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) OIC-Regional Director Mary Catherine O. Pastor of Overseas Workers Welfare Admistration (OWWA), Board Secretary Reynaldo Soliveres of Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB), Ms. Catherine D. Dasigan of National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO), Engr. Maria Elena L. Diez of Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) and Ms. Michelle C. Basal of Employees Compensation Commission (ECC), DOLE-Samar Field Office Officer-in-Charge, Engr. Aleksei Ceasar D. Abellar, Samar Province Police Colonel Dante Novicio, Brigadier General Alex D. Luna of the 801st Infantry Brigade, Philippine Army, Department of Trade and Industry Regional Director Celerina T. Bato, Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Manager of Catbalogan City, Mr. Albert Hilary L. Ramos and Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Samar Coordinator, and Ms. Golda Meir T. Tabao.

The said Jobs Fair brought the jobs closer to the jobseekers particularly those from the Samar island. NMP records show from 1983-2018, five-hundred forty (540) trainees from Catbalogan Samar availed the NMP training programs with two thousand seven hundred sixty-two (2,762) certificates issued.

In the same way, the NMP also marked the commemoration of the Philippine Independence Day through a Flag Raising Ceremony last May 28, 2019 held in front of the NMP Admin. Building.

Meanwhile, the NMP continues to upgrade its facilities and provide maritime trainings required pursuant to the Standards of Training, Certification, and Watch keeping for Seafarers (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 to take NMP training programs may visit the NMP website www.nmp.gov.ph and its Facebook page (www.facebook.com/nmptrainingcenter) where all related information on NMP trainings are available.