of the Wharf Extension for the Free-Fall Lifeboat. From L-R:
Deputy Executive Director Ponciano Ligutom, Fr. Bert David
Carillo, DOLE USec. Renato Ebarle, Executive Director Joel
Maglunsod, and Contractor.
DOLE USec. Ebarle
inaugurates NMPís wharf extension
January 7, 2020
TACLOBAN CITY Ė The
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Undersecretary Renato L.
Ebarle representing DOLE Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III led the
inauguration of the National Maritime Polytechnicís (NMPís) Wharf
Extension for the Free-Fall Enclosed Lifeboat held on 16 December
2019 at the NMPís Boat Davit Area.
The said construction was
conceptualized in view of the donated Free-Fall Enclosed Lifeboat by
the Associated Marine Officersí and Seamanís Union of the
Philippines (AMOSUP), one of the members of the NMP Board of
With the approval of the
NMP BOT during its 1st Regular Meeting held last January 18, 2018,
the proposal to utilize the insurance proceeds from the Government
Service Insurance System (GSIS) relative to the destruction brought
by the Super Typhoon Yolanda in 2013 for the Wharf Extension for the
Free-Fall Enclosed Lifeboat project, was made possible.
The construction started
on November 16, 2018 amounting to P26,276,022.17.
Present during the
ceremony were DOLE USec. Ebarle, NMP Executive Director Joel
Maglunsod, NMP Deputy Executive Director Ponciano Ligutom, Fr. Bert
David Carillo, contractor of the Wharf Extension, and NMP employees.
addition to the NMPís existing training facilities would
significantly improve the conduct of quality maritime training
services and would enable NMP to offer the Proficiency in Free-Fall
Lifeboat Course which is targeted to be developed by NMPís
Curriculum Development Section (CDS) this end of June 2020.
Meanwhile, NMP also
regularly conducts maritime studies to come up with policies for the
improvement of the manpower sector of the industry. Those interested
in NMP research undertakings may visit the NMP website (www.nmp.gov.ph)
and access the e-Research Information System Portal which is
designed to disseminate NMP completed researches, present the
Research Agenda and engage the industry stakeholders to collaborate
in the research activities.