Tacloban City – The National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP), a government owned maritime training and research agency located at Brgy. 97, Cabalawan, this City, actively participated in the R.A.C.E. to Serve VI Fun Run organized by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) in partnership with the Leyte Council of Human Resource Management Practitioners (LCHRMP), The Provincial Government of Leyte and the City Government of Tacloban, last 3rd of September 2017.

The activity is part of the celebration of the 117th Philippine Civil Service Commission with the theme “Tugon sa Hamon ng Pagbabago: Malasakit ng Lingkod Bayani!” The purpose of this activity is to encourage public servants to cross the line from being an ordinary civil servant to become a servant heroes or Lingkod-bayani. The Fun Run is also a part of CSC’s implementation of the Health and Wellness Program of the government. The race featured three (3) categories namely; 3 kilometer run (3K), 5 Kilometer run (5K) and 10 Kilometer run (10K) which are open to both men and women at any given age. Prizes are at stake in all the categories, however, only government employees holding permanent, temporary, contractual and casual positions can win the prize in 3K and 5K distances for both men and women categories. Only 10K is open to all sports enthusiasts. Proceeds of the activity will go to the Pondong Pamanang Lingkod Bayani of the CSC. The fund is the source of financial aid to the immediate family members of government workers who died in line of duty.

Considering that a healthy workforce is among the primary concern of the government, NMP thru its Human Resource Management Section (HRMS) facilitated the participation of fifteen (15) employees to the said activity. This is in cognizant to the fact that the physical well-being of the employees has a significant impact on the efficiency and effectiveness of public service delivery.

Meanwhile, NMP continues to upgrade its facilities and provide maritime trainings required pursuant to the Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping 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.