TACLOBAN CITY – In a simple yet meaningful ceremony dubbed as “Meet-and-Greet”, the National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP) cordially welcomed the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) Assistant Secretary for Sea-based OFW Concerns, Atty. Jerome T. Pampolina and party during their visit to NMP on 15-16 September 2022.

The visit aimed to have a comprehensive look on the various programs and services of the Agency and at the same time discuss the future plans / directions with NMP’s expanded functions based on the IRR of RA 11641 otherwise known as the “Department of Migrant Workers Act”.

On 15 September 2022, a Meet-and-Greet with NMP officials and personnel took place and was followed by an Agency Briefing at the NMP Conference Room which was attended by the NMP executive staff, section and unit heads. At the briefing, NMP took the opportunity to confer with ASec. Pampolina on the directives from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Re-planning Exercise held in July 2022, DMW Mid-Year Performance Assessment (MYPA) and Strategic Planning Exercise conducted on 20 August 2022, and some pressing issues and concerns.

On the following day, the DMW officials were taken on a conducted tour round the NMP Complex. Among the areas visited were: NMP’s Boat Davit area where practical exercises and assessment are being conducted, NMP Training Pool, and various simulators housed at the NMP Training Building.

NMP OIC Executive Director, Mayla N. Macadawan expressed that with the said visit she is certain that the DMW officials have now a better appreciation of the relevance of NMP to the maritime industry.