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SGS Auditors Recommend Continued Certification for Mariners' Legazpi

The School Administration congratulates the entire Mariners’ Community, specially all the Heads of Office, and employees who had been directly involved in the 2 - day SGS Surveillance Audit conducted last March 23-24, 2023. This was after the Surveillance Auditors found the school to be compliant to Quality Standards, and recommended the continued certification of the institution for the three-year period under ISO 9001 version 2015, which will be valid until 2025.


Mariners' Legazpi Prexy, Keynote Speaker during CHED's Flag Raising Ceremony

The President of Mariners’ Polytechnic Colleges Foundation, Legazpi City, Ms. Merle Jimenez – San Pedro, in her capacity as President of Women in Maritime Philippines (WIMAPHIL), was one of the Keynote Speakers during the Commission on Higher Education’s Flag Raising and Fellowship Ceremonies last March 13, 2023, at the CHED’s National Office. The President spoke about “Kababaihan, Kabuhayan, at Kaunlaran” which highlighted women’s important role in the society’s economy, and over-all development.


CHED Central Office meets Mariners' led SED Program Team

March 21 2023:

CHED Central Office led by the OPRKM OIC Chief Education Specialist Ms. Mayumi Belandres and HEDF Chief Budget Officer Ms. Diana Aguilar met with the Social Enterprises Devt Program Team and Advisory Board led by Mariners Canaman President Dr. Marilissa J. Ampuan.

With partners CBSUA President Dr Albert Naperi, Mariners Legazpi President Ms. Merle San Pedro, and Tabang Bicol Movement (TBM) Board Chair Evita Jimenez- Tuazon, they were joined by representatives from PODiS led by president Virginia Blaza and Ilaw POs, now operating their Social Enterprises.

CHEd Region V representatives headed by Ms. Alice Nieto accompanied the Central office CHEd officials.


Mariners’ Legazpi President RE- ELECTED as PAMI Secretary General

In an elections held on the second day of the 48th Annual Convention of Philippine Association of Maritime Institutions (PAMI), last February 23 – 24, 2023, in Zuri Hotel, Iloilo City, the President of Mariners’ Polytechnic Colleges Foundation, Rawis, Legazpi City - Ms. Merle Jimenez - San Pedro, FRIM, was re-elected as the incoming Secretary General, and member of the Board of Trustees for 2023 -2025.


Mariners’ Legazpi Band Joins Welcome Ceremonies for the Pilgrim Relics of St. Therese of the Child Jesus

Upon the request of Coast Guard District Bicol, the 76-member strong Mariners’ Legazpi Band joined the welcome ceremonies accorded to the Pilgrim Relics of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, ferried aboard Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas BAGACAY (MRRV 4410) at the Port Area, on February 8, 2023. The fair weather, the snappy Battalion formation composed of personnel from CGS Albay, and 901st Coast Guard Auxiliary Squadron Albay, as well as the prayerful clergy, religious, and lay delegates from the Diocese of Sorsogon patiently waiting as the vessel docked at the Pier, formed a solemn atmosphere for the Relics’ disembarkation after staying for two days in the island province of Catanduanes.




Mariners Legazpi Gets CHED Safety Seal

Following the joint inspection conducted by CHED ROV and the City Health Office on October 12, 2022, Mariners’ Polytechnic Colleges Foundation Legazpi City has been granted the High Commission’s Safety Seal for its readiness in the conduct of the Face-To-Face Classes on October 13, 2022. Representing the said regulatory agencies were, Ms. Pamela Sorra – Viñas, and Dr. Fulbert Alec Gillego, MD respectively.


Salute to our New Licensed Customs Brokers

➡ BARBACENA, Pavena D.
➡ BIGORNIA, John Rick C. (Magna Cumlaude, Batch 2022)
➡ BO, Eddie Boy R.
➡ BOGÑALOS, Dexter James B.
➡ BOTALON, Raymar Z.
➡ CANTILLO, Joshua C.
➡ GUTIERREZ, Angelika
➡ LUCENA, Jubille Marlourd D.
➡ ALZAGA, Manuela
➡ PRINCESA, Aaron Lawrence R. (Magna Cumlaude, Batch 2022)


NS United Marine Philippines, Inc. Conducts Cadetship Examination to Maritime Students

Written by: Edgar James Mendones and Leizel Casulla
Photographer: Pricila Bañadera, Erika Angeline Rivera and Edgar James Mendones.

NS United Marine Philippines Inc. visits Mariners' Polytechnic Colleges Foundation of Legazpi City to conduct an examination for maritime students, which has two parts, a written exam, and an interview. Twenty students from BSMarE and another twenty from BSMT took the opportunity to try their wit and skills. Students from ROTC incoming officers, BSHM students with the MPCF-LC faculty, and instructors welcomed the visitors with warm greetings. After the opening remarks, NS United Marine Philippines Inc. toured around to see the laboratory facilities for maritime on October 17, 2022. Out of 40 students who took the exam, only 18 Students continued to the final interview.


Mariners' Legazpi Hospitality Management Student Hailed CHAMPION in Barista Face-Off Ultimate Challenge

Written by: Edgar James Mendones and Leizel Casulla
Photographer: Pricila Bañadera, Erika Angeline Rivera and Edgar James Mendones.

Mariners Legazpi HM Students Jojie Mariscotes hailed Champion, and Markel Andoni Garcia landed 2nd place in Barista Face off Ultimate Cafe Challenge (Amateur Category) by LCC Supermarket with the Coaches Ms. Jenelyn Palacio and Mr. Kevin Estay.


[ADVISORY] Adjustment of the Face to Face (F2F) Schedule AY 2022-2023.


Due to some unforeseen events, Face to Face classes for the Technical courses with laboratory, Technical courses non-laboratory and General Education Curriculum Courses of the Maritime, Business and Engineering Programs are moved on Week 8 starting October 26, 2022, onwards as per schedule.

For your information and Guidance.

Mariners Legazpi Spearheads Marine Clean Up for ICC 2022

As part of the observance of the Maritime Archipelagic Nation Awareness Month (MANAMo), and the National Maritime Week 2022 celebration, Mariners’ Polytechnic Colleges Foundation Legazpi City, along with WIMA Philippines- Bikol Chapter, spearheaded a joint Coastal and Underwater Clean Up on September 17, 2022, as part of its participation to the International Coastal Clean Up 2022. The event drew a total of 297 participants, composed of students, faculty members, and staff, along with personnel and volunteers coming from various government agencies, and maritime stakeholders.



Sept 5 to Oct 8, 2022 ( Week 1 – 5 / Prelim Term) ONLINE / Virtual Classes in all courses/subjects

Oct 10 to Jan 14, 2023 (Week 6 – 18 / Midterm to Final Term) FACE TO FACE CLASSES Following the cyclical schedule in all courses/subjects.

For your information and Guidance

More details and information please visit our official Facebook Page.



Mariners'-Legazpi City celebrates its 37th Foundation Anniversary

The Mariners-Legazpi has remained persistent in showing resilience and resolute despite the variety of challenges it addresses during the pandemic period. This is shown through its various initiatives in attaining the President's ten-point agenda.

This year theme, "Mariners @37: Resilient and Resolute in Sailing Beyond the Pandemic"

Please click the links below for more details of the activities.



Virtual & Face-to-Face Sessions for Students Leadership Camp.

The office of the students Affairs and Services will be conducting the Students Leadership camp on June 2-3, 2022 from 8:00-5:00 pm. In compliance to the institutions Policy only limited participants are invited to join the face-to-face sessions however, those students not included in the face to face sessions are advised to join virtually via zoom
All participating students (face-face and zoom) are excused from their classes.

Attire: Type B uniform or Casual Attire (white polo/blouse)
For face-face participants: please vaccine cards and School ID.

Please refer to the following log in credentials:

Meeting ID: 823 4824 4261
Passcode: 092915




Outstanding Midshipmen Awarded by Multinational Maritime, Inc. (MMI), in partnership with Meijie Shipping.

Multinational Maritime, Inc. (MMI), in partnership with Meiji Shipping, awarded the following Midshipmen from among all other Maritime Schools in the Philippines as OUTSTANDING CADETS, after having successfully completed the three months in-house training curriculum phase of company's cadetship program.

TOP 1 - MIDN. KERBY D. CENTENO - Engine Cadet, Batch 2021

TOP 3 - MIDN. RANJIT E. SOTTO - Engine Cadet, Batch 2021





Mariners' System, to mark COMMO JAIME C JIMENEZ SR PCGA's Birth Anniversary Centenary

Bannering the Theme: “Jaime C. Jimenez Sr. @ 100: A Centennial Milestone for Mariners”, the entire Mariners’ System, composed of three sister schools; Mariners’ Polytechnic Colleges – Naga City, Mariners’ Polytechnic Colleges Foundation – Canaman, Camarines Sur, and Mariners’ Polytechnic Colleges Foundation - Legazpi City, is set to commemorate the Birth Anniversary Centenary of the late Founder, AUX COMMODORE JAIME C JIMENEZ SR PCGA, on April 30, 2022.


Virtual Course on Empowering Women in Maritime Opens

In a simple opening ceremony, a virtual course via APEC SEN Online Platform was launched today, featuring Executive Certificate Course on Empowering Women in the Global Maritime Industry. The entire course which is slated to run from April 13 to May 18, 2022 focuses on the topic Empowering Women in the Maritime Industry: Ports and Maritime Affairs.

The course has been opened to a number of participants selected from different countries under the auspices of the APEC Seafarers Executive Network, WISTA International, and WIMA Asia. For the latter, Engr. Jan Cohlen Bernal, a lady faculty member and alumnae of Mariners’ Polytechnic Colleges Foundation Legazpi City, was chosen as its representative coming from the Philippines.

In her congratulatory remarks, the Chief Executive of Mariners’ Legazpi, who is also the concurrent President of WIMA Philippines, and Asia - Ms. Merle Jimenez San Pedro, FRIM, highlighted the timeliness and the strong relevance of the program to the over-all advocacy of WIMA in general, and expressed her warm and well wishes to all the participants and organizers of the event.




Please be advised that the enrollment for 2nd Semester A.Y. 2021-2022 starts on February 24, 2022. All students are requested to check their G-suites account for the enrollment invitation.

Further, Students are advised to submit and settle their pending requirements as listed below.

1. Medical Requirements
2. IQ and Personality test
3. Updated School Automate Profile
4. Remaining Balance (OFA)

Should you have queries on your pending requirements/ remaining balance you may refer to the contact numbers indicated below.

Admission Office - 0961 861 5121
Guidance Office - 0955 306 9594
School Clinic - 0907 005 7615 | 0977 767 1033
Office for Financial Affairs - 0910 344 8398 | 0931 927 7066
Registrar - 0935 885 0321
School Automate - 0975 682 9751



Come and join the joint Virtual Screening and Recruitment of Mariners’ Collegian and The Trident which starts today February 23, 2022 . See photo for the schedule of activities.

For college students interested to be part of the Mariners’ Collegian, kindly fill out the application form below:

For Senior High school students interested to be part of The Trident, kindly fill out the application form below:

Calling all creatives to be part of the publication family!!!

APEC SEN Holds Global Onboard Training Debriefing Workshop

Legazpi City, Philippines.

Sustaining its push for continuous development in the Maritime Industry, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Seafarers Excellence Network (APEC SEN) held a virtual debriefing workshop on its previously launched project, the Global Onboard Training, on February 23, 2022. Hosted by its Executive Director Dr. Seung Hee Choi, along with Dr. Jinsoo Park, the undertaking drew almost a hundred online participants from different parts of the word, with several selected speakers representing various maritime sectors.

Ms. Merle Jimenez San Pedro, FRIM, the President of WIMA Philippines, and Asia, and concurrently of Mariners’ Polytechnic Colleges Foundation Legazpi City. She spoke most constructively on the significant role of APEC SEN’s OBT Program as a major catalyst for change in the Industry.


Best time this season to be grateful for our partnership that radiates your kindness to be of service to our community.

Merry Christmas & Brighter New Year 2022.

From: Office of the President, Mariners' Legazpi City



For all Enrolled unvaccinated students, for the 1st semester A.Y. 2021 – 2022, who are 18 years old and above. Kindly signify your intention for priority listing, during the onsite student vaccination, on November 19, 2021 at Mariners Legazpi City Annex campus.

Deadline for Registration is November 17, 2021.
Available Vaccines: MODERNA and ASTRAZENECA
note: Choosing of vaccine brand is highly discouraged

For those interested; please FILL OUT the attached



Mariners' Legazpi City has 6 New Licensed Customs Brokers

Out of the 17 Bachelor Science in Customs Administration graduates of Mariners’ Polytechnic Colleges Foundation Legazpi City, six successfully passed the recently concluded Licensure Examination for Customs Brokers, held last November 3 – 4, 2021. The result accounts for 35.29% passing rate for Mariners’ Legazpi City, for this year’s licensure examination.




Mariners' Polytechnic Colleges Foundation of Legazpi City officially opened its classes for the 1st Semester A.Y. 2021-2022 under the new normal.

To all Upperclassmen and Freshmen kindly check your G-Suites account for your Classroom invitation.

We are pleased to announce that the enrollment for incoming FRESHMEN, TRANSFEREES and UPPERCLASSMEN, 1st Semester AY 2021-2022 is now officially open.

Further, extension of enrollment for Freshmen, Transferees and Upperclassmen are still open and You may visit the links below:

Link for enrollment process and requirements for Freshmen and Transferees:

For Upperclassmen , kindly check your G-suites account for the email invitation or you may also access the online registration through this link.


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and for the safety of our stakeholders, we are encouraging everyone to complete their enrollment remotely.

Should you need assistance and clarifications with the enrollment process, feel free to contact the Admissions Team at 0995 306 9594 (Globe) or 0950 087 8611.


Mariner’s Legazpi Gears Up for Opening of Classes with FACDEV

Part of the preparation for the opening of classes for the 1st Semester AY: 2021 - 2022, the Academics Department under the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Milagros Esparrago kick started the regular Faculty Development Seminar, or FacDev in the morning of last Saturday – September 25, 2021. The one – day activity was completed by a second half-day session held in the afternoon of September 28, 2021, with a video presentation of Dr. Cynthia Bautista as the main resource person, who is currently the Vice President for Academic Affairs of the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.


Mariners’ Legazpi Upgrades List of Scholarships in Response to Covid 19 Pandemic

For almost two years already, the whole academe involving both lower and higher institutions of learning, had been greatly affected by the prevailing Covid 19 Pandemic. As such, it has brought extremely dire predicament to countless parents, and especially to students who had been struggling to sail through in their studies financially. Worst, their situation was even more exacerbated by the loss of jobs, and various forms of economic difficulties.

Considering the over-all picture, and in an effort to extend some form of assistance to poor but deserving students; Mariners’ Legazpi under the present Administration, has recently upgraded the list of its scholarship grants, and other study incentive programs in order to provide more chances to those who will qualify. The following are the Academic Scholarships recently approved, and now open for application, for the 1st Semester, Academic Year: 2021 -2022 for both College and Senior High school Departments.



BSMT graduate of Mariners' Legazpi City, Yrhen Bernard Sabanal Balinis; will be one of the Panelists during the live Webinar to be hosted by the International Maritime Organization IMO, on September 30, 2021 on the occasion of the World Maritime Day, with the theme; "Seafarers: at the core of Shipping's Future.

Presently, Yrhen is an OS onboard one of the vessels under Marlow Navigation Shipping Company. He is one of the 2020 BSMT graduates, who was officially appointed as an International Representative for the Royal Institute of Navigation. Earlier, he was one of the youngest members of the Human Rights At Sea (HRAS) Non-Executive Advisory Board.

The young promising seafarer, hails from Legazpi City, a former active student leader, and correspondent of the school’s publication – The Mariners’ Collegian.


Mariners’ Legazpi Celebrates 36th Foundation Anniversary

Bannering the theme “Building Innovative Approaches in Adapting to the New Normal”, the entire Mariners’ Legazpi Community celebrates today, August 4, 2021, its 36th Foundation Anniversary amidst the continuing pandemic. This now marks the 2nd time in which the community holds the commemoration online.


School Creates New Institutional Award in Honor of the Late Founder

As part of the main highlights of this year’s celebration of Mariners’ Legazpi’s 36th Foundation Anniversary, the school, under the auspices of the Office of the President, created a new Institutional Award in honor of the late Founder. It will be bestowed upon individuals to be chosen from three categories, namely; students, employees, and faculty members based on the criteria especially formulated to foster the perseverance, and character values of the late founder, which propelled him to success. As such, it will be known as the Jaime C. Jimenez, Sr., or JCJS Award.

The CJCJS Awardees, from the Employees and Students


4th Year BSHRM and BSHM Students undergo Online OJT

A total of 33 graduating Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management (BSHRM), and Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management (BSHM) students from Mariners' Legazpi City availed of the online Front Office Supervisory Training Program offered by Astoria Culinary and Hospitality Institute (ACHI) as part of their required On the Job Training or OJT.

Per latest update from the Practicum Coordinator, Ms. Joan Mangampo who is also a former graduate of Mariners' Legazpi City, the students are doing well in their compliance. This is partly because of the hands on guidance and monitoring of their progress, both in their synchronous and asynchronous sessions by the school, despite the pandemic. As mentioned by Ms. Mangampo, the students are being assisted through regular online meetings and follow ups.


Mariners' Legazpi CGAOTC Officer Graduates from Basic Coast Guardman's Training

Mariners' Legazpi City.

A former officer of the 901ST CGAOTC Unit of Mariners' Legazpi has recently graduated from the Candidate Coast Guard Non Officer's Course or CCGNOC in a concluding rite held on June 19, 2021 at RTC Bagac, Bataan. He is CCGNO Emmanuel Rellores Reblora PCG who hails from Oas, Albay. He is one of the 25 Bikolanos who were included in the 438 trainees belonging to Class 80-2020 Gintong Layag.


Malacañang Palace conferred the Award of the Order of Lapu-lapu, Rank of Magalong to former PACC Chairman Dante Lazaro Jimenez

IN THE NEWS | Malacañang Palace conferred the award of the Order of Lapu-Lapu, Rank of Magalong to former Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission Chairperson DANTE LAZARO JIMENEZ, through Resolution No. 04 (s. 2021) and pursuant to Executive Order No. 17 (s. 2017) as amended.

"We need a cultural and moral revolution" - PACC Chairman Dante La. Jimenez


Kugus-Tugang Psychosocial Training Now on its Second Day

The Psychosocial Training intended for the fifty selected employees and students, who will serve as volunteer counselors under the Kumusta Ka component of Mariners’ Legazpi’s Kugus-Tugang program, will have their second virtual session today – June 18, 2021 with EMPATH Trainers. The short course which will run for four consecutive Fridays, will have for today, Common Mental Health Problems as the main subject matter.


Mariners’ Legazpi graduate, Newest Representative of Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN)

Another feather has been added to Mariners’ Legaspi’s hat, as one of its graduates in 2020 has just been officially appointed as the International Representative for the Royal Institute of Navigation in the person of OS Yrhen Bernard S. Balinis. It is a committee required to manage and grow the Royal Institute of Navigation Younger Members’ Group (RIN YMG). Its members are active and enthusiastic individuals that represent the needs of the YMG, and RIN at the early academic and career stages of young people in the field of Navigation. Committee member’s roles however are voluntary and indefinite, until further notice.

OS Yrhen Bernard S. Balinis appointed as the International Representative for the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) and he has just been designated earlier, as one of the youngest members of the Human Rights At Sea (HRAS)


Mariners’ Legazpi Launches “Kugus-Tugang” Program

One of the major setbacks experienced by many people as part of the ill-effects of the pandemic, are the various mental health issues that creep into the human psyche, regardless of status, gender, age, or profession. Undoubtedly, students for one, are among those who had been badly hit by this situation, as they try to balance their coping abilities in meeting the requirements of their on-line classes, the glaring hardships in their families, and the psychological effects of suddenly being confined to their homes for a long time now.

MPCFLC President Merle Jimenez-San Pedro and Ms. Stephanie Angelica S. Naval, Founder & CEO of Empath Corp. during the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)virtual signing


V.Group Ltd. visits MARINERS' Legazpi

By: Lydia B. Cervantes

Legazpi City, 16 January 2021 – Through the efforts and initiative of Mariners’ Legazpi’s dynamic and energetic President Madam Merle Jimenez-San Pedro, Mariners’, a big shipping company like V. Group Ltd. with the Pacific Ocean Manning Inc. [POMI], visits the institution to select applicants from this school and be with their group of competent crewmembers.

Capt. Dante C. Bo, Ph.D and Capt. Berina with the aspiring cadets during the Qualifying Interview



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