Quick Links
Mariners Portal Website
Mariners' Legazpi Official Website Mariners' Legazpi Official Youtube Channel
Mariners Legazpi Chat Box
Mariners' Legazpi SiteMap
Mariners Legazpi Webmaster

Celebrating National Maritime Week 2020 and Maritime Archipelagic Nation Awareness Month (Mana Mo) 2020 amid COVID19 Pandemic

By: Lydia B. Cervantes

MARINERS’ LEGAZPI joins the International Maritime Organization [IMO] in celebrating the National Maritime Day this 2020.  Despite this COVID 19 pandemic, this institution is one spirit as we think not only of our Filipino seafarers, but the maritime world as well.  Every year this celebration focuses on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment and the highlights on the certain aspect of IMO’s work.

This year 2020, MANA Mo’s theme is:

“Awakening a Whole-of-Nation Consciousness on Philippine Maritime Issues through Online Platforms”.


The Grand Matriarch of MARINERS'

By: Lydia B. Cervantes

It was the 14th of June in 1924 when a lurid yet sweet sound was heard from a humble place in Canaman, Camarines Sur.  What a pleasurable sound for her parents.  This little girl was the second child in the brood of five.  She was raised in a very Catholic family wherein she was christened, ELIZA.


The 34th COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES: Business Education and Maritime Studies Virtual Ceremonies

By: Lydia B. Cervantes

This 2020 graduation ceremonies are exceptional, memorable and unique as graduating students and those completing their certificates for shipboard practice are seated at the comfort of their homes with their parents, guardians, relatives and friends.  This is Mariners’ Legazpi first-ever virtual graduation ceremonies for both the business and maritime education.


MARINERS'- LEGAZPI CITY Celebrates 35th Founding Anniversary via Zoom and Facebook Livestreaming

By: Lydia B. Cervantes

This year’s foundation theme is: “MPCF-LC @35: Resilience and Positivity in Service and Leadership in the New Normal”.  Indeed, Mariners’ Legazpi, which is now being steered by an iron lady, Madame Merle Jimenez-San Pedro will continue to sail even on rough oceans and seas and bring back to shore the leaders of tomorrow.  Indeed, the hands of Madame San Pedro are full as she too is the CEO of would-be restaurateurs, and mechanical engineers and Commissioner of Customs for would-be customs brokers.  These tasks she strongly upholds and sustains for she is a Filipino woman of resilience and flexibility.


MARINERS' Legazpi is officially accepting ONLINE/ON-SITE REGISTRATION AND ENROLLMENT for AY 2020-2021 starting June 29, 2020.

For NEW STUDENTS, kindly click this link below to register:

✅ For Senior High School : bit.ly/MPCFLC-SHSRegistration

✅ For College : bit.ly/MPCFLC-CollegeRegistration

For UPPERCLASSMEN students, kindly click this link below to register:

✅ For Senior High School : bit.ly/MPCFLC-SHS-Grade12


Please check out the Full Steps and Requirements of the Enrollment for these links.



Send us a message or contact our Admission Office thru 09553069594 for more details.

Please LIKE and SHARE the Official FB Page of Admission Office.






MARINERS' Legazpi SUMMER 2020 ENROLLMENT Ongoing (Online or On-site) using ALFAS Delivery

Classes Start/End: June 15 to July 4, 2020 using Alternative Learning Flexible Academic Scheme (ALFAS) delivery

ALFAS Student Guidelines Link.


Please contact for Details:

Dr. Milagros Esparrago - 0929 223 9274
VP for Academic Affairs

Ms. Nenita A. Baldon - 0905 2500 976
Dean, Business Education

Ms. Norma M. Villanueva - 0935 8850321
College Registrar



MARINERS' LEGAZPI Donates 165 sets of PPE's for the Frontliners and Healthworkers of Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital (BRTTH)

The donation drive was part of the commemoration of the 98th birth anniversary of our founder, Commo. Jaime C. Jimenez Sr., on April 30, 2020.

This is an unprecedented time, and a community effort is needed to meet the immediate needs of our frontline healthcare staff as they care for patients. To help and address the critical shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Special thanks to the donors, the MPCF Legazpi Alumni Association, our partners, the Board of Trustees and the Jimenez family for their contribution to help keep our frontliners safe.


A Guide to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) of MPCF-LC On Alternative | Flexible Academic Scheme (ALFAS)


98th Founder's Day Celebration of COMMODORE JAIME C JIMENEZ (1922-1992), Founder of MARINERS' SYSTEM

Watch Buhay Marinero Teleradio Program.

Featuring The 98th Founder's Day Celebration of COMMODORE JAIME C JIMENEZ (1922-1992), Founder of MARINERS' SYSTEM

Bannering the Theme: Founder JCJ@98: Inspiring A Legacy of Resiliency

30 April 2020 - Thursday, 11:00AM-12:00NN


Can be viewed at DCTV Channel 8 and via Facebook Livestreaming at Radio Veritas TV

AM Frequency at 1008khz

Livestream Link.



Video Prayer Link From Mariners Polytechnic Training Cener (MPTC) and Mariners' Manila Staff.



Message from the Mariners' Legazpi President Ms. Merle Jimenez - San Pedro

Best Easter Wishes of Love, Life and Hope with the Risen Christ!

This year’s Easter celebration is probably one that all of us will never forget in our lifetime. The world is in the middle of the 2019 Corona Virus pandemic and everywhere you will see the cloud of anxiety hanging above our heads.

As we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection today, I am reminded that even the gloom of anguish and death could not conquer Faith, Hope and Love. Each day as we battle with daily news on CoVid19 not just in the Philippines but globally, we are presented with the opportunity to put our faith, our hope and our love into action.

We put our faith into action when we find creative ways to praise and thank God for our daily blessings which come unnoticed for many. When we couldn’t gather in church, our prayers continue to resound from the confines of our homes and in the deepest corner of our minds and hearts.

We put our hope into action when we pray for our leaders and we believe in our hearts that like all other crises in the past, our nation and the world will emerge victorious against CoVid-19. “Hope does not disappoint,” as Pope Francis have said.

Finally, we put our love into action when we reach out to others with kindness and generosity. Every day, the gloom brought about by the surging CoVid-19 statistics is overshadowed by stories of people helping and cheering up one another and giving whatever they have to help our fellow Filipinos. These stories of ‘bayanihan’ are no less than love in action.

In our own little way, MPCF-Legazpi has extended our love to our community and we will continue to find creative ways of helping one another in these trying times.  Together with the Office of Research and Extension Services, our Alumni Association has recently provided assistance to our employees affected by the prolonged Enhanced Community Quarantine through our #iFlexBayanihan. Additionally, our Founder’s Day on April 30 will be marked by a fund drive dedicated to support the  health  professionals and frontline workers at the Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital through  donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for their continued protection from transmission of the infection. 

Some of our teaching and non-teaching personnel are working quietly in the background to ensure that our students are given the opportunity to continue their learning under the Alternative Flexible Learning Scheme (ALFAS) during the ECQ.  As an institution of higher learning, we are morally obliged to take the challenge of providing this service to our students and parents as our stakeholders without prejudice to the safety of our  faculty  and officials.

To our beloved students,  my prayer is that you will look after your  safety,  health and your wellbeing. Use the time that you have right now to continue to learn and be productive at home. Do not dwell on the negativity brought about by the situation but look at the bright side.  Transform the fear and even boredom into  positive action to better oneself,  be critically aware of  your environment  and  choose to be kind to those in need during this crisis —  in there you will find faith, hope and love in action.

Above all, let us turn the overwhelming feeling of uncertainty  into  a sea of  resounding prayers and thank God every day for  the  much needed healing of  our nation and the world! 



Tabang Bikol Movement, RDC-5, Mariners System spearhead round table discussion on COVID-19 and ASF

Tabang Bikol Movement (TBM), in cooperation with Bicol Regional Development Council thru  Chairman  Noel Rosal and Mariners System thru Mariners Naga and the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Region 5 launched a Round Table Discussion on “Public Health: Understanding and Mitigating the Risk of Covid-19 and other Infectious Diseases”.  It was held on February 25, 2020 at the Mariners Tourism and Hotel Institute (MTHI) of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges in Naga City and done in line with the Mariners System’s commitment to its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

(Left picture) MPCF-Cam Sur and MPC-Naga President Dr. Marilissa  J. Ampuan (extreme left) delivers the welcome address at the opening of the Round Table Discussion.  (Right picture) Executive Vice President Dr. Gabriel L. Jimenez  (2nd from left in white shirt) joins the RTD with Bicol Regional Directors Benjamin Santiago of DOT (2nd from right) and Arnel Garcia of DSWD (3rd from right).



"Work Immersion allows SHS to exercise what they learned from theories and in-school training to the actual workplace"

The First and Second Batch Work Immersion of SHS Maritime Pre-Baccalaureate cadets onboard Starlite Ferries tranporting "Batangas-Calapan-Batangas-Caticlan" from January 24 - 27, 2020.

The SHS cadets during the pre-departure orientation and workplace briefing at Starlite Ferry.


READY KA NA BA? Career-Readiness Project initiative of MARINERS' LEGAZPI CITY.

"Ready Ka na Ba?" or RKNB? project is an initiative of MPCF-LC geared towards reinforcing the career readiness of the institution's maritime students. The project aims to help maritime students prepare for their school to onboard transition and equi them with the knowledge, skills and attitude (KSA) that will increase their competitiveness and develop their career resilience.



Yashika F. Torib (2019, November 6), The Manila Times 

A newly updated resolution on the National Marine Policy (NMP) strengthens the collaboration between the government and private sector for the long-term improvement of the maritime industry.

The resolution, submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte as represented by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea during the National Marine Summit on October 29 and 30, was unanimously drafted, approved, and adopted by industry leaders for the sustainable development of the country’s maritime assets and interests.

NMP 2019 (Front row, from right) Atty. Michael P. Ong, Senior Deputy Executive Secretary; Merle Jimenez-San Pedro-Chairman, MS MMP; Exec. Sec. Salvador C. Medialdea-Executive Secretary and Chairman, NCWC; Assistant Secretary Lino Dabi, DOTr; VADM Narciso A. Vingson, Jr. – OIC, Marina and Dr. Elizabeth Salabas-Co-Convenor, MS MMP. From left (standing): Engr. Sammuel T. Lim, Chairman, SONAME; Commissioner Dante La. Jimenez- Chairman, PACC; Atty. Brenda Pimentel, Co-Convenor, MS MMP; RADM Adonis B. Donato – Co-Convenor, MS MMP/Chairman, OSM Maritime Services; Capt. Arsenio Padilla – Co-Convenor, MS MMP/Exec. Secretary, PAMTCI; Capt. Gaudencio C. Morales, Co-Convenor, MS MMP/President, ISP Engr. Felix Oca – Co-Convenor, MS MMP/President, PAMI; USEC Jose Luis M. Alano- Exec. Director, NCWC Secretariat; Commissioner Manuelito Luna, PACC; and Hon. Macnell M. Lusotan, MARINO Partylist. PHOTO BY WILMAR ALMERIA


MPCF-LC and WIMAPHIL President Merle Jimenez-San Pedro, Champion of "She"-Farers and Women in Maritime

"Bringing "She" to sea, with Her numerous accomplishments as a leader, ignited a tremendous source of positivity and inspiration in and around her organization" - Manila Times, May 1, 2019 issued.


School, WIMA Bicol join celebration of International Women’s Day

The Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this city, and the Bicol Chapter of Women in Maritime Philippines  (WIMAPHIL) joined the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in the celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8 and 9, 2019  with activities held at  the SM City of Legazpi.

(Upper left picture) WIMA Philippines President Merle Jimenez-San Pedro addresses the audience at the opening rites of the International Women’s Day event at SM City Legazpi. (Lower Left picture) MPCF representatives led by Registrar Norma Villanueva (4th from right) and WIMA Bicol coordinator Ms. Lydia Cervantes (6th from left) pose for a souvenir photo with one of the forum speakers and representatives of SM City Legazpi. (Right picture) A representative of Banco de Oro gives a lecture on Financial Management before women and coeds.


MPCF-LC President gets PAMI’s nod; retains positions as association’s Board Member  & Secretary General

Davao City – The Philippine Association of Maritime Institutions (PAMI) held its 44th annual National Convention in Davao City in the third week of February 2019. Delegates from different maritime institutions from all over the country including Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) in Legazpi City, Albay led by President Merle Jimenez-San Pedro attended the event.

(Left picture) MPCF-Legazpi President Merle Jimenez-San Pedro addresses the assembly in her capacity as PAMI’s Secretary-General at the 44th annual National Convention held in Davao City.  (Right picture) The delegates with the school’s VP for Academic Affairs Dr. Milagros Esparrago (3rd from right) as they listen to the message being conveyed.

Some officers of the association while at dinner after the Board Meeting attended by its new members. In the picture with President Merle San Pedro are PAMI officers Chief Engineer Havoc , Atty. Pimentel and the members of Team MPCF-Legazpi.

In the conference, President San Pedro, in her capacity as Member of the Board of Trustees and Secretary-General of the association was retained to the same posts after an election was conducted. Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade was represented by Undersecretary Paul Yebra who delivered the convention’s Keynote Address.


Mariners Legazpi joins G.A.I.N. convention; observes role of academe in shaping students for jobs of the future

The Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) in Legazpi City, Albay sent a delegation to the 2nd  National Convention of the Government Academe Industry Network (GAIN), in a one-day forum which focused on the subject ‘The 4th Industrial Revolution: Preparing the Philippines for the Jobs of the Future’.  Led by school President Madame Merle Jimenez-San Pedro, she was joined by VP for Academic Affairs Dr. Milagros Esparago and Office for Research and Extension Director Ms. Genevieve Marcelo-Sy. The gathering was held at the Dusit Thani Hotelin Makati, Metro Manila on February 8, 2019. 

MPCF-Legazpi sent school officials as representatives to the 2nd  National Convention of the Government Academe Industry Network (GAIN).  (Left to right) President Merle Jimenez-San Pedro, VP for Academic Affairs Dr. Milagros Esparago and Office of Research and Extension Services (ORES) Director Ms. Genevieve Marcelo-Sy.

The convention participants take a break during the hectic forum schedule. With the MPCF-Legazpi delegates are colleagues from sister school, the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation in Canaman, Camarines Sur.

Recognizing the key role of Filipino workers in achieving the priorities of the Philippine Government to accelerate human capital development, increase growth potential, and create an enabling and supportive economic environment, the Government-Academy-Industry Network (GAIN),  in collaboration with stakeholders from the government, academe and industry, has organized the 2nd GAIN National Convention.


School conducts Seamanship Enhancement Skills Training; hones maritime cadets on enrichment of work  expertise

The Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) in Legazpi City, Albay  organized a three-day Seamanship Enhancement Skills Training which centered onhull machinery maintenance training,focussing on Bosun’s Chair and Painter Stage Operations. This activity is in line with with the concept of Value Added Trainings (VAT) introduced to the institution by the school President Merle Jimenez-San Pedro.

The participants in the three-day ‘Seamanship Enhancement Skills Training’  go to action doing  actual work at the Landship in the school’s annex campus (with the Albay Gulf at the background).

Aside from sharpening the on-the-job skills of the participants, safety measures while at work are given equal importance at the training which conform with the princiles of safety at sea.


Spirit of corporate social responsibility dominates athmosphere at relief drive for TD Usman victims

In the spirit of corporate social responsibility, the members of the academic community of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) in Legazpi City, Albay led by President Merle Jimenez-San Pedro, the donors from Tabang Bicol Movement (TBM) and other groups have found significance in their involvement  in the ‘Relief Drive for the Victims of TD Usman’.  It was intended to help ease the condition of residents who were hardly battered by the storm.

MPCF-Legazpi President Merle Jimenez-San Pedro conveys words of comfort and sympathy to the landslide victims of Tropical Depression Usman during the relief operation conducted in one of the barangays in the Tiwi area of the province of Albay where many lost their homes while some lost their loved-ones. At the background is one of the 21 landslide points in the vicinity where help is utmost needed.


Featured Video

MPCF Legazpi Hymn (Batch 2015)

job hiring

Click to follow link
School Automate

maritime alumni opportunities in teaching

MPTC DoxCheck Certified

Click to read more
of the news details here

Visit MPTC website at marinerstraining.com.ph.