April 10, 2019
TACLOBAN CITY –
Considering that a healthy workforce is among the primary concern of
the government, the National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP) thru its
Sports Committee officially opened the NMP SportsFest 2019 on 05
April 2019, part of its slate of activities for the NMP’s 41st
The sportsfest was aimed
to foster friendships and teamwork among NMP personnel which will
ultimately translate into greater enthusiasm, efficiency and
productivity in the discharge of their respective duties and
responsibilities in the Agency.
Divided in four (4) teams,
NMP employees and Job Order Workers (JOWs) spent the whole afternoon
competing in a fun and joyful atmosphere. The different teams
(Yellow Tigers, Red Warriors, Green Wave, and Blue Hounds) together
with their gorgeous muses paraded in NMP grounds.
During its formal opening
at the NMP Gymnasium, NMP Executive Director, Joel B. Maglunsod
thanked the committee who organized the said activity.
“Bago natin simulan ang
paligsahang ito, gusto ko munang pasalamatan ang mga tao o committee
na nag organisa sa kasayahan na ito. Pinahahalagahan namin ang lahat
ng iyong mga pagsisikap at bilang kapalit, ipinapangako namin na
magkaroon ng kasiya-siya at friendly na kumpetisyon hangga't maaari!”,
said ED Maglunsod.
On a personal note, he
also shared what he loves about events such as the SporstFest.
pinakagugustohan sa mga kaganapang tulad nito ay kapag umapak tayo
sa larangan ng atletiko, lahat tayo ay nagiging pantay-pantay.
Pinapasok natin ang isang larangan na kung saan ang opisyal na rango
at ang estraktura ng organisasyon ay hindi kinakailangan, tayo ay
nagiging pantay pantay na indibidwal na nagpapakitang gilas upang
magbigay aliw at maaliw at higit sa lahat, upang subukin ang ating
kakayahan sa pakikipagtagisan sa bawat isa.
The much awaited lighting
of torch came next, symbolizing peace, unity, and friendship
participated in by the heads of the four (4) organizational units of
NMP, namely: Maritime Training ad Assessment Division (MTAD),
Maritime Research and Development Division (MRDD), Administrative,
Financial and Management Division (AFMD), and Office of the
Executive Director (OED). It was followed by the participants’ oath
of sportsmanship led by Mr. Andrew D. Soledad, Chairperson of the
NMP Sports Committee.
Under the sports program,
all teams will engage in a friendly basketball men and volleyball
mixed competition to be held at the NMP Gymnasium every Tuesday and
Thursday from 3pm-5pm. The awarding of winners will be conducted
during the 41stAnniversary Celebration of NMP tentatively slated on
03 May 2019.
Meanwhile, NMP continues
to upgrade its facilities and provide maritime trainings required
pursuant to the 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