P500-K livelihood project to Palompon fisherfolks
April 12, 2021
TACLOBAN CITY – The
Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office VIII through its
West Leyte Field Office awarded on April 8, 2021 a P573,980.00 worth
of livelihood assistance to the Kalanggaman Fisherfolks Association
of Palompon, Leyte.
The recipient association,
with 27 members, received glass bottom kayaks to boost their
livelihood in Kalanggaman Island, one of the famous tourist
destinations in Eastern Visayas. DOLE likewise awarded tables,
chairs and other equipments for their “equipment for rent” business.
Present during the
turnover are Ms. Fe A. Estrella, DOLE-WLFO Head, Hon. Myra Georgina
L. Arevalo, Mayor of Palompon, Ms. Annabelle P. Marquez, PESO
Manager and Mr. Rolando Urboda, President of Kalanggaman Fisherfolks
Ms. Estrella congratulated
the association for their new business and encouraged them to be
good stewards of the government assistance.
“I congratulate you for
these new equipment which will surely boost your livelihood. I hope
these will inspire you to be more hardworking so that these help
from our government will go a long way”, said Estrella.
Mr. Uborda expressed his
gratitude for the assistance received from DOLE and LGU-Palompon. He
said that the livelihood project will bring them new hope and to
remain hopeful amidst the pandemic.
“In behalf of our
association, we would like to thank the DOLE and the LGU for helping
us fisherfolks here in Palompon. We are hopeful that these things we
receive will help us and our families to survive the effects of the
pandemic”, Uborda said.
CARD clients take
semi-finalist spot for 18th CiTi Microentrepreneurship Awards
April 8, 2021
SAN PABLO CITY –
Two (2) microentrepreneur clients from CARD Mutually Reinforcing
Institutions (CARD MRI) were among the 50 semi-finalists who will
compete for the 18th Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA) 2021
which will be virtually held in June 2021.
Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA) is a nationwide search for
outstanding microentrepreneurs in the country and founded by Citi
Foundation in partnership with Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP),
Citi Philippines, and Microfinance Council of the Philippines Inc. (MCPI).
This aims to give recognition to microentrepreneurs and to showcase
their significant contribution to the country’s economic growth.
This year’s objective is
to give incentives to microentrepreneur clients who stepped up and
embraced the change brought about by COVID-19 pandemic. These
microentrepreneurs have an important role in rebuilding local
communities during this pandemic.
Among the selected
microentrepreneur clients are Renalyn Brondial from CARD SME Bank
and Rosalyn Espenorio from CARD, Inc. (A Microfinance NGO).
Renalyn Brondial from
Nagbalayong Morong, Bataan and her husband Willy used to own a
sari-sari store. After several years of trying their luck and
knowing that their community was abundant in cashew, they decided to
venture into selling cashew nuts. The couple started to make roasted
cashew nuts and packed them and displayed their products along their
house. “Many tourists who pass by our barangay buy our products for
pasalubong to their families and friends.”
In 2012, the couple
officially started their own cashew nut business, “We used our
little savings as capital so that we can purchase materials for the
business. Later on, we decided to borrow funds from sharks and some
friends.” But the couple realized that they needed to find a
financial partner that could help them in sustaining their business,
then they met CARD SME Bank in 2017.
Their business grew and
started to expand in their province. “Since cashew is not really
popular in the market, we highlighted its health benefits and made
it as our marketing strategy to have a wider network.”
But COVID-19 pandemic
unexpectedly happened in 2020. Due to threats of the virus, the
couple decided to temporarily close their stores and shift to online
selling. Despite these challenges, they continued their business and
started to use online platforms such as Facebook to market their
products. They were able to generate employment with their
On the other hand, Rosalyn
Espenorio is a microentrepreneur from Antipas, North Cotabato and a
client for more than a decade of CARD, Inc. (A Microfinance NGO).
In order to provide the
needs of her family, Rosalyn started her own bakery, fish and
vegetable business, and fish cracker factory in 2004. "I grew up in
a simple family and we we're raised by our parents to work hard for
us to live a life comfortably."
After several years, her
business grew and was able to employ a total of fifteen (15) workers
from their community. "They helped me to expand my business. With
their loyalty and respect, we built a great bond with each other. In
return, I also treat them like family."
But when the government
started to implement the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and
total lockdowns in the country, Rosalyn was forced to temporarily
close her business. Since food is one of the most important
necessity, she decided to create a small talipapa. "During the ECQ,
I sold fish and vegetables, and other household goods to our
neighbors. It's one way for me also to help them in maximizing their
time and securing their safety of being infected by the virus."
Also, Rosalyn provided
relief goods to her employees to help them in their daily needs. She
also donated bread and coffee in the barangay for the frontliners.
Aside from that, she also volunteered in the distribution of relief
goods to households.
When the Local Government
Unit lifted the ECQ, she immediately opened her factory and bakery
to allow her employees to resume their work.
Because of her humility,
generosity, and good leadership, many people admire her. Driven to
reach her dreams, Rosalyn wants to expand her business and plans to
put up a car wash business and buy additional equipment for her
factory. Ultimately, she dreams of creating more employment in her
Said CARD MRI Managing
Director Flordeliza L. Sarmiento, "I'm really proud that two of our
clients were chosen as semi-finalists for the CMA 2021. These
clients both admirably showed measurable results in terms of making
income generating activities in their respective communities despite
She added that they embody
the capacity of every CARD client, "Since we started CARD in 1986,
our main goal is to empower and give ownership to these women.
Through our capacity building programs, our activities about
entrepreneurship have contributed a lot in their growth."
Sarmiento is looking
forward for the success of these microentrepreneur clients and
concluded that many CARD clients will be known in the business in
inches up by 1.4% in the fourth quarter of 2020
April 6, 2021
TACLOBAN CITY –
Palay production in Eastern Visayas slightly increased by1.4
percent, from 268,382 metric tons (MT) in the 4th quarter of 2019 to
272,182 MT in the same quarter of 2020. This is attributed to the
minimal or 0.1 percent change in the total area harvested for palay
from 72,797 hectares (Ha) in the 4th quarter of 2019 to 72,892 Ha in
the same quarter of 2020. Likewise, the minimal increase in the
production was due to the increase in the production in Samar by 3.2
percent during the reference period.
The Province of Leyte
contributed the biggest share in palay production in Eastern Visayas
at 148,509 MT during the 4th quarter of 2020 (Table 1). It comprised
more than half or 54.6 percent of the total palay production in the
region. Samar came next with 54,859 MT production, accounting for
20.2 percent of the region’s total palay production.
All provinces except Samar
registered decreases in area harvested for palay. Southern Leyte
posted the biggest drop by 2.4 percent from 6,674 Ha in the 4th
quarter of 2019 to 6,512 Ha in the same quarter in 2020.
Among the provinces,
Biliran recorded the highest yield per hectare at 4.35 MT/Ha during
the 4th quarter of 2020. This figure was 0.5 percent lower compared
with the4.37 MT yield per hectare recorded in the same quarter of
2019. Meanwhile, Samar registered the lowest yield at 2.86 MT/Ha.
production in Eastern Visayas drops by 7.9% in the fourth quarter of
March 29, 2021
TACLOBAN CITY – The
total volume of chicken production in Eastern Visayas declined by
7.9 percent during the fourth quarter of 2020. It went down to
15,360 Metric Tons (MT) in the fourth quarter of 2020 from 16,673 MT
in the same quarter of 2019.
Eastern Visayas production
accounted for 3.2 percent of the country’s total chicken production
during the fourth quarter of 2020. It ranked ninth from the region
with highest chicken production.
The chicken population in
Eastern Visayas as of 01 January 2021 stood at 2,437,068 birds. This
figure was higher by 14.7 percent compared with the 2,124,681 birds
as of 01 January 2020.
All provinces contributed
to the increase in chicken population except for Eastern Samar which
posted a decline of 8.9 percent.
Among provinces, Leyte
recorded the highest chicken population at 838,911 birds as of 01
January 2021, which comprised more than one third (34.4 %) of the
total chicken population in the region. Southern Leyte ranked second
with 589,360 birds accounting for 24.2 percent of the region’s total
chicken inventory. Eastern Samar, meanwhile, registered the lowest
inventory of chicken with 3.3 percent share or 79,505 birds.
Among the type of chicken,
broiler chickens posted the highest growth of 68.6 percent, from the
251,348 birds as of 01 January 2020 to 423,778 birds as of 01
January 2021. This can be attributed to the triple increase (229.3%)
in the broiler chicken population in Southern Leyte. Northern Samar
and Biliran followed with 41.4 percent and 15.3 percent increases,
respectively. Leyte posted the lowest increase at 0.8 percent. Samar
registered 12,000 birds on 01 January 2021 from zero inventory due
to scheduled downtime on 01 January 2020.
Layer chicken inventory
stood at 615,422 birds on 01 January2021. This posted a significant
growth of 26.0 percent from 488,322 birds on 01 January 2020. The
biggest contributor to this increase is Samar which doubled its
inventory (99.6%) from 94,429 birds on 01 January 2020 to 188,510
birds on 01 January 2021. This accounted 30.6 percent of the
region’s total layer chicken population. Southern Leyte followed
with 29.1 percent increase. Biliran and Northern Samar posted a
lower increase at 7.8 percent and 3.7 percent, respectively. While
Leyte (0.01%) and Eastern Samar had nil or no increase at all.
chicken inventory recorded almost steady inventory (0.9%) from a
total inventory of 1,385,011 birds as of 01 January 2020 to
1,397,868 birds as of 01 January 2021. The 13.3 percent increase in
the inventory in Biliran was offset by the decreases in inventory of
Eastern Samar (9.13) and Southern Leyte (6.23). Northern Samar
(4.4%), Samar (2.9%) and Leyte (1.2%) managed to post slight
increase in their inventories.
More than half or 57.4
percent of the total chicken population in the region were
native/improved chickens. Layer chickens accounted for 25.3 percent,
while the remaining 17.4 percent were broiler chickens (Table 1).
Lapeña eager to
light up more remote communities in Eastern Visayas
March 29, 2021
TAGUIG CITY – The
Director General of Technical Education and Skills Development
Authority (TESDA), Secretary Isidro Lapeña, spearheaded the
launching of Liwanag At Malasakit Ramdam ang Asenso at Ginhawa (LAMRAG)
Project in the provinces of Leyte, Eastern Samar, and Southern Leyte.
After attending the
meeting of President Rodrigo Duterte with the Joint National and
Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-RTF-ELCAC)
in Eastern Visayas, Lapeña spent his days afterwards on visiting
TESDA offices and meeting the Regional Poverty Reduction,
Livelihood, and Employment Cluster (PRLEC) together with the
different local government units.
Project LAMRAG was first
launched by Lapeña in Eastern Samar on Friday, March 19, 2021 with
TESDA Deputy Director General for TESDA Operations Lina Sarmiento,
Chief-of-Staff Juliet Orosco, TESDA-VIII Regional Director Gamaliel
Vicente, Jr., local officials, PRLEC member-agencies, and regional
officials of the Department of Energy (DoE).
Last Monday, March 22,
2020, the said project was launched in Southern Leyte and on the
following day, in Leyte Province.
Like its equivalent
training programs launched in other regions, Project LAMRAG in
Eastern Visayas aims to provide solar lighting systems in
Geographically Isolated Disadvantaged Areas (GIDAs) including the
It trains residents of
GIDAs in Photovoltaic (PV) Systems Installation NC II through the
scholarship and community-based training programs of TESDA and the
installation of Solar Home System Components under the Household
Electrification Program (HEP) of DoE.
"Lamrag" is the Waray term
for "liwanag" or light.
The TESDA Chief hopes that
the agency’s skills training, along with the projects of the PRLEC
and other RTF-NTF-ELCAC Clusters will help bring lasting peace and
development in the communities of Eastern Visayas which were once a
stronghold of the New People's Army (NPA).
"Now that they will know
how to bring light inside their homes, we will follow it up with
more skills training related to agriculture, construction,
livelihood, and other training programs that can help uplift their
living conditions and develop their community," he said.
During the RTF-ELCAC
Meeting with President Duterte, Lapeña also led the awarding of
Certificates of Scholarship Commitment to the six priority barangays
in Northern Samar under the Barangay Development Program.
TESDA is also set to
provide skills training and scholarship to 1,768 individuals in
Eastern Visayas who have received Certificates of Land Ownership (CLOA)
from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).
Trade surplus in
Eastern Visayas drops in December 2020
March 29, 2021
TACLOBAN CITY –
Total trade in goods in Eastern Visayas slipped to USD 165.80
million in December 2020. This amount is 38.63 percent lower than
the USD 270.18 million total trade reported in December 2019.
Total value of exports in
Eastern Visayas dropped to USD 150.51 million in December 2020 from
USD 255.05 million in December 2019 or a 40.99 percent contraction
of exports revenues.
The total value of
imports, meanwhile, slightly increased by 1.10 percent, from USD
15.13 million in December 2019 to USD 15.30 million in December
Consequently, the Balance
of Trade (BoT) in goods registered a 43.64 percent decrease, from
USD 239.92 million in December 2019 to USD 135.21 million in
December 2020 (Table 1).
Total volume of exports in
December 2020 was 77.37 million kilograms valued at USD 150.51
million. The major export for the month was copper and articles
thereof commodity group worth USD 138.99 or 92.35 percent of the
region’s total export revenue. The region’s top export market
destination was Thailand with USD 47.31 million worth of exports
which comprised 31.43 percent of the total export revenues in
Total value of import
receipts amounted to USD 15.30 million in December 2020 with total
gross weight of 87.09 million kilograms. Mineral fuels, mineral oils
and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral
waxes was the major commodity group imported by the region. Its
import valued at USD 6.48 million in December 2020 was 42.39 percent
of the region’s total import receipts during the period in review.
The region’s top import trading partner in December 2020 was
Singapore with USD 3.95 million worth of imported goods, or 25.85
percent of the region’s total import value.
inspects various projects in the island of Maripipi, Biliran
Engineer Ferdinand A. Briones (in red shirt) and Asst DE
Alfredo L. Bollido (in long sleeve) together with project
engineers, technical personnel and some section chiefs pay
courtesy call to Maripipi mayor Joseph C. Caingoy (right) on
March 19, 2021 before conducting inspection at the island
March 26, 2021
NAVAL, Biliran –
District Engineer (DE) Ferdinand A. Briones of the Department of
Public Works and Highways - Biliran District Engineering Office (DPWH-DEO)
monitors various projects in the island town of Maripipi, Biliran in
his recent inspection on March 19, 2021.
DE’s inspection was accompanied by Assistant District Engineer
Alfredo L. Bollido, Project Engineers, Technical Personnel and some
Section Chiefs of Biliran DEO.
The projects inspected are the on-going projects from FY 2017, 2019
and 2020 implementation under contract with LM Baltonado
Construction and LEDA Construction.
These projects are the P47M Rehabilitation / Reconstruction /
Upgrading of Damaged Paved Roads - Tertiary Roads, Maripipi
Circumferential Rd - K0004+585 - K0006+600 at Brgy. Casibang to Brgy.
Ol-og implemented under FY 2020 and P45.6M Rehabilitation of Damaged
Paved Roads at Brgy. Danao – Brgy. Bato implemented under FY 2019,
both under contract with LM Baltonado Construction and P118.6M
Rehabilitation of Maripipi Circumferential Road under FY 2017
implemented at Proper Poblacion to Brgy. Ermita, Brgy. Bato to Brgy.
Banlas and Brgy. Binalayan West, all in Maripipi town under contract
with LEDA Construction.
Maripipi is located in the northernmost part of the province of
Biliran and is separated by a narrow channel from its mainland.
Means of transportation to the island is only by boat which takes
about 45-60 minutes from the port of Kawayan, Biliran.
According to Briones, these projects were behind schedule and that
the delay was attributed to the unfavorable weather conditions and
the difficulty in transporting construction materials and manpower
to the province and into the island which are worsened by the strict
border policies against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
In order to fast-track the said projects, Briones demands the
contractors to provide additional manpower and equipment on site. He
also suggests some strategies to the contractors on how to ease the
implementation and cope up with the delays. He also emphasized to
the contractors the strict compliance of installing road warning
signs and proper disposal of construction spoils to avoid road
accidents. Moreover, Briones also inspects the vegetation control
along the Maripipi Circumferential Road.
Briones revealed that contractors have only until December, 2021 to
complete these projects and get paid.
“Pag-hindi pa rin natapos, ibabalik na natin ang pera at
ire-recommend natin for blacklisting ang contractor,” said Briones.
Briones added that liquidated damages will also be imposed to the
contractors for the delays incurred. The district engineer explained
that these contractors can no longer be paid in full based on the
contract amount of the project.
Meanwhile, Briones also takes time to inspect the on-going
construction of P3.8M Construction of Multipurpose Building (Health
Facility), Brgy. Ermita and the P2.88M Construction of MPB
(Municipal Hospital) under FY 2021 Fund.
As per request by Hon. Joseph C. Caingcoy, Maripipi Municipal Mayor,
joint inspection on the LGU-implemented projects in the proposed
government center of the municipality were also conducted.
DE Briones said that he will conduct regular inspections in this
island town in order to fast-track these high-impact projects which
are beneficial to the entire Municipality with about 17,000
turns-over Almeria bypass road project, phase I
Congressman Gerardo J. Espina, Jr. (2nd from left), District
Engineer Ferdinand A. Briones (3rd from left), and Assistant
District Engineer Alfredo L. Bollido (3rd from right) lead
the cutting of ribbon in a turn-over ceremony of the Almeria
Bypass Road project, Phase 1 in Pob. Almeria, Biliran. They
are joined in by Engr. Luisito Filemon A. Abad (leftmost),
Chief of Construction Section, Engr. Reynaldo Peñaflor
(rightmost), Chief of Quality Assurance Section and Engr.
Glenda G. Dagalea (2nd from right), Chief of Maintenance
March 26, 2021
NAVAL, Biliran –
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Biliran District
Engineering Office (DEO) turns-over the completed Almeria Bypass
Road Project, Phase I in Pob. Almeria, Biliran on March 11, 2021.
The turn-over ceremony was
led by Biliran Congressman Gerardo J. Espina, Jr., Almeria Mayor
Richard D. Jaguros, Brgy. Captain Rolando S. Nierra of Poblacion
Almeria, District Engineer (DE) Ferdinand A. Briones and Assistant
District Engineer Alfredo L. Bollido together with DPWH employees.
The said project is
implemented in two phases under FY 2018 and FY 2019 fund allocation.
The first phase of the
project which is now completed involves the road opening, slope
protection, bridge construction and a road concreting of a
0.879-kilometer four lane road with a contract cost of P83.1M.
Mayor Jaguros expresses
gratitude for the realization of the Almeria Bypass Road Project
which is seen to decongest traffic along the main highway of
“Dako kaayu ni’g tabang
namo kay kung wala gyud ni marealize, ang among baryo sa Brgy.
Poblacion basin Sitio nala na,”
“This project (bypass
road) is really a big help because if it was not realized, maybe our
town in Brgy. Poblacion will just become Sitio,” said Jaguros.
The said project was
proposed by the Sangguniang Bayan in lieu of the road widening
project on the main highway of Poblacion Almeria where numerous
residents will be affected.
The alternate road begins
at Sitio Daro traversing rice fields all the way to Upper Look in
Almeria town. It is implemented in two phases with a total length of
1.262 km. 4-lane roadway and a 20 ln.m Bridge (4 lanes) amounting to
According to DE Briones,
Phase II of the said project is almost completed and expected to be
finished on the end of the 1st quarter of 2021.
The Phase II of the
project involves the construction of a 4-lane concrete road with a
total length of 0.383-kilometer amounting to P12.7M.
The completion of the
bypass road project will provide a wider, safer and faster travel
for the motorist from the towns of Kawayan and Almeria in going to
the capital town of Naval and vice-versa. This road also leads to
the only Provincial Hospital of Naval.
to benefit from P9.8 million TUPAD funds
NORMA RAE S. COSTIMIANO
March 26, 2021
NAVAL, Biliran –
The Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office No. 8 through
its Biliran Field Office (BFO) on March 23, 2021 awarded a total of
P9,873,500.00 assistance under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay Para sa
Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD). The said funding
assistance will benefit 2,800 informal sector workers in Biliran.
Regional Director Henry
John S. Jalbuena, assisted by DOLE-BFO Chief, Engr. Emmanuel Y. de
la Cruz and Senior Labor and Employment Officer Imelda M. Codilan,
led the turn-over of TUPAD checks to the Provincial Government of
Biliran and seven municipalities of the province namely Naval,
Almeria, Kawayan, Maripipi, Culaba, Caibiran, and Biliran.
Hon. Rogelio “Dok Roger”
Espina, Jr., Governor of Biliran Province personally welcomed the
DOLE-RO8 Regional Director. Mayor Humphrey Olimba and Mayor Richard
Jaguros of the municipalities of Culaba and Almeria, respectively,
were in attendance to personally claim the funding assistance.
In his message, Director
Jalbuena thanked the local chief executives in Biliran for the warm
welcome and for actively supporting the programs of the department.
“I’d like to thank
Governor Espina as well as our Mayors here in Biliran for welcoming
me. We at DOLE are privileged to have active partners like you in
implementing the different programs and services of the department”,
Director of DOLE-RO8 likewise expressed his unwavering commitment to
serve the region with excellence.
“As your new Regional
Director in Region 8, I commit my steadfast dedication to deliver
excellent services to our clients. May these TUPAD grants bring new
ray of hope and optimism to our informal sector workers here in
Biliran especially during this time of pandemic”, Jalbuena added.
Public Employment Service
Office (PESO) managers representing their local chief executives
were also present to receive the funding assistance: Estrellita
Santolorin of Almeria, Myra Cabrales of Biliran, Sheryl Udtohan of
Culaba, Maya Borromeo of Caibiran, Jose Amador of Kawayan and Rosita
Maranga of Naval.
The breakdown of TUPAD
funds awarded are as follows: P1,735,500 for the Province of Biliran;
P1,751,750 for LGU-Naval; P874,250 for LGU-Almeria; P1,313,000 for
LGU-Kawayan; P438,750 for LGU-Maripipi; P698,750 for LGU-Culaba;
P1,313,000 for LGU-Caibiran and P1,748,500 for Biliran.
Also in attendance during
the turn-over activity were Jason Sanjorjo, PESO-OIC of Provincial
Government of Biliran, Mr. Ritchie Garcia, Head of Congressional
Office, Jean Sanjorjo, Livelihood and TUPAD in-charge and Dwight
Anthony Inchoco, Provincial Government focal on TUPAD.
(with reports from Imelda M. Codilan-DOLE
Biliran Field Office)
NMP and DMMA
College forge agreement on the conduct of PDC
Meeting of NMP Executive Director Joel B. Maglunsod and
Deputy Executive Director Mayla N. Macadawan with DCSP
Officials in Davao City.
March 25, 2021
TACLOBAN CITY –
With the aim of enhancing the quality of trainings for Filipino
seafarers and expanding its services to Davao and its nearest
regions particularly on the conduct of Professional Development
Courses (PDC), the National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP) and the DMMA
College of Southern Philippines (DCSP) forged a Memorandum of
Agreement (MOA) on 15 March 2021.
NMP being an authorized
PDC provider by the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) ensures the
conduct of trainings in accordance with its policies, rules and
standards pursuant to international practices in maritime education
and training. The programs include the Training Course for
Instructors (IMO MC 6.09); the Assessment, Examination and
Certification of Seafarers (IMO MC 3.12); and Training Course for
Simulator Instructors and Assessors (IMO MC 6.10).
Among the NMP’s
significant achievements is its pioneering role in the development
and offering of IMO Model Courses with the objective of reaching out
to more active and aspiring seafarers. These courses also provide
avenue and medium to review and improve current training techniques
and provide insight into course management necessary to achieve the
prescribed standard of competence for those responsible for the
education and training of seafarers.
DCSP signified its
intention of partnering with NMP to update and improve the
knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSA) of its maritime instructors /
trainers. Noteworthy that the said institution is also equipped with
the necessary facilities, equipment and other resources needed for
the conduct of the said trainings.
“NMP is always open for
collaborative undertakings that give priority to our seafarers and
maritime-allied professionals including the maritime faculty such
that they are all empowered with the technical competence as they
face the challenges in these trying times”, NMP Executive Director
Joel B. Maglunsod disclosed.
The first training to be
held is IMO MC 6.09 scheduled on April 12-23, 2021 followed by IMO
MC 6.10 on April 26-30, 2021 which will be conducted at the DCSP,
Tigatto Road, Buhangin, Davao City. Interested participants may
contact these nos: (082) 241-2090 / 0920-264-8169.
Meanwhile, NMP continues
to conduct face-to-face trainings exclusively to the
seafarer-trainees residing within Region VIII, imposing strict
implementation of the Maritime Industry Authority’s (MARINA)
approved Post-Enhanced Community Quarantine Operational Plan and
other health and safety protocols as required by the Department of
Health (DOH), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and local
government unit (LGU).