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RECEPTION OF CLASS 2017

MAAP 15TH FOUNDATION ANNIVERSARY

MAAP hosts Maritime English Instructor’s Training Course

TEACHER'S DAY 2012

MAAP EXTENDS HER HAND TO THE MUNICIPALITY OF HERMOSA

PAMI R-NET N-Luzon Outcome Base Seminar Workshop

IMO Model Course 6.09: Mabalasik Batch 114

Class 2017 Entrance Examination starts at MAAP

Graduation of Class 2012

Class 2015 Recognition Day

New Year’s Call for the President

MAAP CADET LEADS IN 12-HOUR MULTI-SPORTS TOURNEY FOR A CAUSE

MAAP JOINS FIRST INTERNATIONAL SEAFARER'S FAMILY CONVENTION

ACADEMY CELEBRATES THE MONTH OF TEACHERS

IMO ADOPTS STCW MANILA AMENDMENTS

ENTRANCE EXAMINATION FOR CLASS 2016 STARTS AT MAAP

INCORPORATION RITES FOR ZEFAREAS CLASS OF 2015

FROLICS NIGHT CLASS 2015

DYNAMIC POSITIONING INDUCTION COURSE

DISTANCE EDUCATION FOR SEAFARERS PROJECT

EMBARKATION CEREMONY

RECEPTION OF CLASS 2015

LAUNCHING OF STOLT MINI FOREST

CARRY ON !
(Recognition of Class 2014)

MAAP PRESIDENT NEW YEAR'S CALL IN 2011

 

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RECEPTION OF CLASS 2017

Four hundred seventeen (417) aspiring young men and women reported last April 15, 2013 (Monday) for Ramp/Indoctrination and Orientation Period (IOP). The ceremony started with cutting of hair of probationary midshipmen. Reception followed afterwards which includes massive physical activities supervised by Drill Instructors (DI). Incorporation Day of Class 2017 is scheduled on May 31, 2013. (See Photo Gallery)

 

MAAP 15TH FOUNDATION ANNIVERSARY

The legacy has been sealed as MAAP celebrated its 15th Foundation Anniversary last January 14, 2013 with Honorable Joseph Emilio Aguinaldo Abaya, Secretary of Department of Transportation and Communication as the guest of honor and speaker. Special and loyalty awards were given to exemplary MAAP employees for the past year. The event also highlighted MAAP midshipmen showcasing specialty products and other items of their respective regions and provinces. In the evening, the affair went on with live bands performing on stage where students and other guests danced in the beat of the music. (See Photo Gallery)

 

MAAP hosts Maritime English Instructor’s Training Course


November 11-22, 2012.
The Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) recently hosted a Maritime English Instructor’s Training Course at its JSU-IMMAJ Campus. Thirteen (13) participants from various maritime schools and training institutions from Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, and Vietnam attended the seminar-workshop. This seminar was jointly organized by MAAP and the Japanese Government through its Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) and the Ocean Policy Research Foundation (OPRF).

 

Teacher's Day 2012

September 24, 2012. MAAP celebrated the Teacher’s Day to support the Teacher’s Month Campaign (TMC) during the whole month of September. The theme of this celebration is “Take a stand for teachers.”

The objective of this celebration is to highlight the unique role, service and commitment of the instructors of MAAP in guiding the midshipmen towards fulfillment of their career as competent marine officers, revitalizing the image of and respect for teaching as a vocation, and expressing gratitude sincerely for the positive influences the instructors had on the midshipmen.

 

MAAP EXTENDS HER HAND TO THE MUNICIPALITY OF HERMOSA

As part of extension services, MAAP extends her hand to the municipality of Hermosa which is one of the most affected municipalities here in Bataan due to southwest monsoon (HABAGAT).

150 packs of relief goods which consist of foods, used clothes and medicines donated by MAAP family were given to the residents. Distribution of items was led by MAAP employees and midshipmen.

The gift giving started at 1400H and concluded at 1600H, last Friday September 14, 2012.

You may view the video thru this link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owC7sXE68UA&feature=youtu.be

 

PAMI R-NET N-Luzon Outcome Base Seminar Workshop

 

IMO Model Course 6.09: Mabalasik Batch 114

Mabalasik Batch is composed of 24 participants, 6 were General Education Instructors and 18 were MAAP Alumni.


Training of the trainers.
IMO Model Course 6.09 main goal is to widen the skills, knowledge and attitude required for competent planning and implementation of IMO Model Courses. It is also designed to train the instructors regarding different teaching methodologies, classroom management, and student assessment.

MAAP in coordination with PAMTCI (Philippine Association of Martime Training Center Inc.) provides these twenty-four Instructors the opportunity to nurture their teaching skills as maritime instructors.

President of Mabalasik Batch 114 2/E Joey Macaraig mentioned on his opening remarks during their graduation day, “..today as we end in this training, it is also the start of our real voyage in the vast ocean of knowledge in the classrooms with many hungry minds waiting us to share what we professionally know and this time in a more systematic way of preparing our powerpoint presentations, managing the class, and preparing our tool for assessing our students.”

The training lasted for seven days, from August 13-19, 2012 at the Multi-purpose Hall of MAAP.

 

Class 2017 Entrance Examination starts at MAAP

August 4, 2012- MAAP hosted the first scheduled entrance examination for Class 2017. Young men and women aspiring to become future world-class maritime officers took the examination under the supervision of MAAP Board of Admission (BOA).

The entrance examination commenced at 0630H and ended at 1400H. Examinees were ushered to different classrooms of the Main Academic Building. The Examination covers the subjects of Mathematics, Science and English. It also includes aptitude, emotional intelligence, personality, psychological and neuropsychiatric tests.

The entrance examination is the first stage applicants should pass to become a MAAP scholar. After passing the exam, applicants shall then undergo three more phases: a graded Personal Interview, a Medical Examination and an Indoctrination and Orientation Program, before they could be incorporated to the Midshipmen Fleet of the Academy.

The MAAP Board of Admissions is currently conducting entrance examinations in different areas of the country.

 

Graduation of Class 2012


AZELEAS - Allegiance of Zealots and Legacy of Excellence through the Ardors of the Seven Seas
Graduation Day with Hon. Jejomar C. Binay, Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines
as the Guest-of-Honor and Commencement Speaker.

 

Class 2015 Recognition Day


Recognition Day of Class 2015 was held at MAAP New Parade Ground last March 10, 2012 with
RADM Edgar L Abogado, AFP , Chief of Naval Staff (Philippine Navy) as the Guest-of-Honor.

 

New Year’s Call for the President

Last January 3, 2012; after returning from Christmas vacation, the academy’s president VAdm Eduardo Ma R Santos had his New Year’s call conducted at the Multi-Purpose Hall. It was attended by the academy’s employees and the officers of the midshipmen fleet. During the call he emphasized the achievements last year and the need for improvement this year.

VAdm Santos discussed with both the employees and officers of the fleet about the achievements the academy had last year like the opening of CAMS (Center for Advanced Maritime Studies), unveiling of the monument of Capt. Gregorio Oca at the AJSU-IMAAJ Campus, AMFUF hosting, opening of the 25 new units in the housing and many more. He also talked about what to expect for year 2012, like putting up another 10-unit apartelle, requesting for ambulance, fuel truck and bus, establishing an off-shore academy and the two academic schemes that will be implemented for school year 2012-2013.

He mentioned that, “The challenge is to make all of the things work and to overcome those conflicts that will barricade the way of our Academy to success for we are the first and only institution in the world who stood up to the challenge to operate two academic schemes in one Academy”.

The president also gave the school’s slogan for the year 2012 which is “LET’S WORK TOGETHER A NEW IN TWO ZERO ONE TWO”.

 

MAAP CADET LEADS IN 12-HOUR MULTI-SPORTS TOURNEY FOR A CAUSE


SMILE. The MAAP marathoners before the start of the run-a-thon event (wearing athletic uniform) together with Ms Marissa Oca, President and Executive Director of the Gig and the Amazing Sampaguita Foundation, Inc. (GASFI), Mr. Josefin Fajardo III (in fuchsia polo) and Mr. Jun Barlis (in white t-shirt).

Midshipman Firstclass Geoditho Pamittan, Midshipman-In-Charge (MIC) of the Marathon Fleet Squad, led nine other MAAP marathoners to victory in the recently concluded 9th Multi-Sports Competitions of the Gabriels’s Symphony Foundation. The event was held last September 3, 2011 at the Alabang Country Club in Muntinlupa City.

The multi-sports event consists of three separate legs, swimming, running, and biking, and the triathon (swim-bike-run). Pamittan and other MAAP midshipmen competed in the Run-a-thon (Individual Category).

The run-a-thon is a time-based event where runners run as many laps within one hour. Winners are chosen from those who have completed the most number of laps. Only the top three (3) participants are declared winners.

After an hour of tiring and strenuous run, nine midshipmen were recognized for their performance. Top runners from MAAP who were recognized in the event are: P/Ens Conrado Santiago Jr., 1Cl Geoditho Pamittan, 1Cl Ginno Guillamon, 1Cl Rocky Gonzales, 1Cl Alex Tolentino, 1Cl Karl John Lizardo, 3Cl John Patrick Santos, 3Cl Christian Deo Santiago, and 3Cl Gilbert Pumaren. On the other hand, 1Cl Midshipwoman Diana Mae Elad ranked 2nd on the said event. Elad completed 11 kilometers in one hour, making her the second best runner for the said event.

Senator Pia Cayetano awarded all the winners with medals and gifts.

The main thrust of the activity is to make a difference in the lives of children with special needs. These include children with cleft lip and palate and those who are blind and deaf. To date, Gabriel’s Symphony Foundation has sponsored 787 cleft chin palate operations, 19 hearing aids and 25 eye operations.

MAAP marathoners were able to participate in the said event through the help and support of Vadm Eduardo Ma R Santos, MAAP President; Ms. Marissa Oca, President and Executive Director of the Gig and the Amazing Sampaguita Foundation, Inc. (GASFI); and Ms. Susan Murillo, GASFI-MAAP, Regional Director.

by 3CL Santiago, Christian Deo

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MAAP JOINS FIRST INTERNATIONAL SEAFARER'S FAMILY CONVENTION


PASAY, Philippines- Numerous mariners with their respective families celebrated the 1st International Seafarer’s Family Convention 2011 (ISFC) with the theme “The bonds of families, the success of the world” held on August 4 and 5 at the Philippines International Convention Center (PICC).

First in the industry, the two-day event and exhibit aims to strengthen bonds among seafarers’ families and to build up the contributions of the maritime industry to Philippine economy.

Ms. Marissa F. Oca, daughter of the late Captain Oca and President of the GIG and the Amazing Sampaguita Foundation Inc. was the main organizer of the event.

Activities in stored for the participants of the convention included an exhibition and discussions on Empowering Women, Maritime Piracy (A Humanitarian Response Program), and HIV/ AIDS.

The convention had sessions for both youths and adults . Among the speakers of the said conference were Senator Pia Cayetano and MAAP’s own VADM Eduardo Ma R Santos.

Meanwhile, hundreds of companies, associations and organizations exhibited their services and products to the seafaring families in the convention. The exhibition was open to all non-convention participants and to the public.

by Midn 4cl Abarrado

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ACADEMY CELEBRATES THE MONTH OF TEACHERS

The Midshipmen fleet of the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific expressed their thanks and appreciation to their instructors through the celebration of International Teacher’s Month last August with a theme “My Teacher, My Hero.” Each of the academic instructors, as well as Training instructors, were given a certificate acknowledging their hard works and dedication. 2/M Ehlo Dela Cruz got the best teacher award while PO1 Leandro Ismael was named as the Tactical Offi cer of the year.

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IMO ADOPTS STCW MANILA AMENDMENTS

Manila – A conference was held for the International Convention for Standards of Training, Certifi cation and Watch-keeping for Seafarers (STCW) Revision last 21- 25 June 2011. The said convention was supported by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the United Nations.

The amendments, now called “The Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention and Code,” was not solely for the purpose of STCW revision but was also a tribute to the 300,000 Filipino seafarers onboard vessels.

The said amendments entry into force will be on 1 January 2012. The amendments cover a number of vital changes to the seafaring industry such as the necessity to have proper Officer Simulators, raising the bar of quality cadet training and the introduction of new courses adopted in the said conference.

The increasing demand of seafarers was highlighted in the program. In fact, the speakers of the program claimed that there is a good opportunity for Filipino seafarers to pursue the maritime career.

by Midn 1cl Espago

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ENTRANCE EXAMINATION FOR CLASS 2016 STARTS AT MAAP

August 6, 2011- MAAP hosted the fi rst scheduled entrance examination for Class 2016. Around 719 young men and women aspiring to become future world-class maritime offi cers took the examination under the supervision of MAAP Board of Admission (BOA).

The entrance examination commenced at 0630H and ended at 1400H. Examinees were ushered to different classrooms of the Main Academic Building. The Examination covers the subjects of Mathematics, Science and English. It also includes aptitude, emotional intelligence, personality, psychological and neuropsychiatric tests.

The entrance examination is the first stage applicants should pass to become a MAAP scholar. After passing the exam, applicants shall then undergo three more phases: a graded Personal Interview, a Medical Examination and an Orientation and Indoctrination Program, before they could be incorporated to the Midshipmen Fleet of the Academy.

The MAAP Board of Admissions is currently conducting entrance examinations in different areas of the country.

by Midn 3cl Villegas

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INCORPORATION RITES FOR ZEFAREAS CLASS OF 2015

June 3 2011- Some 480 probationary midshipmen (PM’s) of Class 2015 marched in their summer white uniforms for the fi rst time during their Incorporation Rites held at the MAAP Parade Grounds.

The MAAP President, VADM. Eduardo Ma. R Santos (AFP) Ret. headed the program and introduced the guest speaker who gave his words of wisdom to the novices of the Midshipmen Fleet. Former Honor Board Chairman of Class 2011, 1cl Swing then led the Oath of Honor of the PM’s to the Academy system.

An exchange of manual of arms from the Fleet and the joining midshipmen awed the crowd, mostly composed of families and friends of the PM’s. After which, Class 2011 Deputy Commander, then 1cl Pagayon asked permission from the Fleet Commander to incorporate the PM’s as part of the Midshipmen Fleet of the Academy. The PM’s subsequently marched towards their respective companies of Alfa, Bravo, Charlie and Delta as ordered by the Fleet Commander. The whole Fleet was then presented to the President after all the PM had joined their companies.

The presentation of memento by the President to the guest speaker followed the incorporation rites. Subsequently, the newly incorporated midshipmen of the Fleet rendered their first salute to the President on the Parade and Review that ended the ceremony. (See Photo Gallery)

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FROLICS NIGHT CLASS 2015

Frolics Night. With a theme of “Sailing our dreams to new heights, preparing ourselves for a new fight”, Alfa, Bravo, Charlie, and Delta Company of Class 2015 showed their aptitude with a different remarkable perspective through performing a light-hearted recreational presentation held at IMMAJ Campus Mess Hall last May 30, 2011. (See Photo Gallery)

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DYNAMIC POSITIONING INDUCTION COURSE

DP (Dynamic Positioning) Induction Course was conducted by Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz (MIWB) last 23 to 26 May 2011 at the new simulator center complex, IMMAJ Campus. Said training course was facilitated by Mr Auke Rujig, senior DP Instructor of MIWB, through the efforts and coordination by MAAP President and Capt. Stephen Cross, senior maritime instructor of MIWB.
The objectives of the DP induction course are three-fold:

  1. To prepare and develop future instructor that will operate the DP center of MAAP and who shall facilitate future courses that may be offered using the DP simulator such as the Basic DP operators course and Advanced DP operators course.
  2. To facilitate future certification requirements from Nautical Institute (NI) or the Norweigan Maritime Directorate (NMD) by offering DP certification courses at MAAP under an accredited DP training center such as MIWB.
  3. To verify operational readiness of MAAP DP simulator equipment and facilities in preparation for future conduct of DP courses after obtaining certification of our DP center from NI or NIMD.

Majority of the attendees are MAAP alumni as recommended for their willingness and strong desire to become future DP instructors (DPIs) of MAAP who will operate the MAAP DP center once certified by NI or NMD.

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DISTANCE EDUCATION FOR SEAFARERS PROJECT

May 12-13, 2011. MAAP headed “Workshop on the Formulation/Development of Policies Standards and Guidelines for Maritime Education via the Distance Delivery Mode” at AJSU-IMMAJ Campus with the participation of Commission on Higher Education (CHED), John B Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU), Marine Institute (MI), Asian Institute of Maritime Studies, Capitol University, University of Cebu, and Zamboanga State College of Marine Science and Technology.

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EMBARKATION CEREMONY

T/S KFO embarkation ceremony was held last April 11, 2011 for 105 IMMAJ cadets Class of 2013 who will have their on-board training. The program includes report of readiness and remarks from MAAP President VAdm Ma R Santos AFP (Ret). Declaration of Formal Opening of ICTFS (International Cooperative Training for Foreign Seafarers) Program concluded the said ceremony.

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RECEPTION OF CLASS 2015

Out of 511 candidates for RAMP/IOP (Indoctrination and Orientation Period), 504 aspiring young men and women reported last April 4, 2011. The ceremony started with cutting of hair of probationary midshipmen. Reception followed afterwards which includes massive physical activities supervised by Drill Instructors (DI).  Incorporation Day of Class 2015 will be on June 3, 2011.

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LAUNCHING OF STOLT MINI FOREST

Tree Planting Activity in honor of Mr Bjarne Svein Eide (outgoing Owner’s Representative STOLT Philippines, Inc.) was held last March 19, 2011. Silent Drill Exhibition presented by Class 2014 initiated the said program followed by tree planting then tour of facilities.

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CARRY ON !
(Recognition of Class 2014)

The VARELEAS Class of 2014, or the Valored Revenants of Land and Seas as they call themselves, after enduring 341 days of plebe hood finally received the most precious handshake of their upperclassmen during their Recognition Day at the New Parade Ground, March 12, 2011.

This day that marks the end of the neck-breaking head up, square meal, double timing and trotting was started by a one-hour Open House for all the parents and friends of the fourth class midshipmen and was immediately followed by a dialogue between the parents and the MAAP President VAdm Eduardo Ma R Santos, AFP (Ret).

On the other hand, the Silent Drillers of 2014 performed their rifle exhibitions prior to the most awaited event of the day, the Recognition Rites of the VARELEAS Class of 2014.

RAdm Alexander P Pama, AFP, the current Flag Officer in Command of the Philippine Navy graced the event as Guest of Honor (GOH). On his speech, he emphasized his respect to the academy and its graduates who continue to sail forward despite the strong waves that the maritime industry is facing.

Tears started to roll down in every faces of the revenants as the Althazeans Class of 2011 together with the Arkheigions Class of 2013 for the first time finally shake their hands with a golden smile on their faces.

This day really marks another start of a new journey for the Class of 2014as sooner or later they’ll be called the “Tigers of the Fleet”.

by: 4CL Sison, Neil Patrick M

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MAAP PRESIDENT NEW YEAR'S CALL IN 2011

The New Year’s Call was started with a warm greeting from MAAP President VAdm Eduardo Ma R Santos.

VAdm Santos looked back to the year 2000 and evaluated the changes that took place in the past decade. Undeniably, MAAP has proven to the world how competitive we are with regards to maritime education and training. The President quoted, “What happened here in MAAP was an unmatched, unparalled, gigantic leap in just 10 years!”

MAAP owes this to the faculty and staff, to the DMA Tactical Officers, to the pioneering classes of 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 and most of all to the vision and passion of Capt. Gregorio S Oca. “MAAP is truly Capt. Oca’s Magnum Opus – his Piece De Resistance – his crowning achievement!” said VAdm Santos.

Last year slogan BROADEN, STRENGTHEN, BRIGHTEN IN 2010 has been successfully achieved. MAAP physically reached out to more schools here and abroad, acquired more equipment, achieved record-high ratings from external auditors – DNV and PSB QMET, and currently starting the Center for Advanced Maritime Studies, MAAP Offshore Academy and e-learning facility, hiring more faculty, improving the curriculum, and enhancing assessment through the IT-Aided Competence Management System.

After the 50th founding anniversary of AMOSUP, the Academy is totally in grief with the demise of Capt. Oca but he made sure that all projects will be completed so MAAP could start new ones, one of those is the Manned-model Ship Handling Facility, which will be the first of its kind in Asia.

To continually attain the quality and competency that MAAP has achieved, new projects and timelines for the year 2011 has been set with the new slogan for the year 2011: GET ALL PROJECTS DONE IN TWO ZERO ONE ONE. Among the projects for 2011 are the new housing units that will be ready for occupancy by the 2nd week of January, completion of the cooking side of the new galley by first of March, pilot-testing of the IT-Aided CMS Assessment for Classes 2013 and 2014 before the end of the semester, start of operations of the Center for Advance Maritime Studies, the Offshore Academy, LNG Simulator and some E-Learning modules by June, and completion of Poseidon GMDSS Simulator and the Manila Bay Database before the end of the second semester.

MAAP President encouraged each and every employee to work together as a team and to put aside all personal differences so that they can contribute to the legacy of Capt. Gregorio S Oca.

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