Unveiling of the NMP Countdown Marker                                  Turnover of the “ I ♥  NMP” Marker

TACLOBAN CITY – The National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP) launched on 22 January 2018 its 100-days countdown marker at the NMP Training Complex grounds in line with   the upcoming NMP’s  40th Founding Anniversary on 01 May 2018 with the theme:  “NMP @ 40:   Geared-up towards greater relevance in pursuing global competitiveness of the Filipino Seafarers”.

The ceremony started with the turnover of NMP anniversary hosting from the Administrative, Financial and Management Division (AFMD), the host in the previous year’s celebration to the Maritime Training and Assessment Division (MTAD).   This was followed by the awarding of the winner of the anniversary theme-making contest, Ms. Hernisa F. Ellarina and the unveiling of the NMP countdown marker.

There are more than enough reasons for NMP to celebrate its another milestone year, its being 40 with the following year-round activities presented by Capt. Emmanuel Jesus M. Laguitan, Head, MTAD:

Activity Schedule
·  Slogan Contest for the Founding Anniversary Theme

·  Launching of 100 Days Countdown

·  Unveiling of “I Love NMP” Marker




·  Trainees’ Valentine’s Party February
·  Kick-off of Fitness and Sports Activities

·   Women’s Month Celebration

·   Strategic Plan 2018-2020 Presentation of Stakeholders

·   Media Forum

·   Research Forum (Dissemination of Completed Researches)





·  Blood Letting

·  Continuation of Fitness and Sports Activities

·   Labor Day Celebration/ NMP Anniversary (in collaboration with DOLE RO 8 activities)

§  Parade / Mass /Job Fair

·   NMP Anniversary Celebration



·   Seafarers’ Day Celebration

·   Media Forum

·   National Disaster Consciousness Month July
·  National Lung Awareness Month August
·     Maritime Week Celebration

§  Book Fair

·     Philippine Civil Service Month

·     Media Forum



·     National Statistics Month October
·     Anti-VAWC Month November
·     Employees Relations Program

·     Media Forum



Another highlight of the ceremony, is the unveiling and turn-over of the “ I        NMP” Marker, a project of the National Maritime Polytechnic Services Association (NMPSA), the sole and exclusive negotiating agent of NMP.

Deputy Executive Director Mayla N. Macadawan in her message underscored the significance of the celebration and the contributions of NMP employees in fulfilling the agency’s mandate in providing quality trainings to Filipino seafarers.

“I would like to commend everyone for the commitment, dedication and hardwork and for loving NMP so much as part of your life” said DED Macadawan.

NMP was established on 01 May 1978 by virtue of Presidential Decree 1369 as the government’s response to the need of providing trained, skilled, and qualified seafarers to man the increasing national maritime fleet and maximize the employment of Filipino seafarers.   It became an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment in 1987 through Executive Order No. 126.

Since the inception of its training operations in 1986, NMP developed and conducted not only courses mandated under the Standard of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW 1978), as amended in 2010, but also value-addition and maritime allied courses that address psychosocial issues in the maritime industry which are now implemented in maritime schools and private training institutions.

NMP is also the leader in providing training interventions to the trainers and assessors of the maritime training and education institutions with its professional development courses.  As part of its corporate social responsibility, NMP also offers Basic Training for Motorboat Handlers / Fisherman Operators under its modified safety courses.

Apart from its training operations, NMP also conducts industry researches towards improving the Philippine maritime manpower sector with its findings adopted as inputs in the formulation of maritime education and labor and employment policies.

For more information about NMP training and research programs, viewers may visit the agency’s website www.nmp.gov.ph or its facebook page (www.facebook.com/nmptrainingcenter) where all related information on NMP trainings are available.