Year 2006
MAAP goes Regional (HEIs in Region III) & National (Maritime HEIs) for possible Global Collaborative project

The third MAAP Journal to be issued shall contain papers that were presented and published in national and international conferences in the AY  2004- 2005.

On January 2006, the AUNP project ended. The paper The Impact of the AUNP Project on the Human Resource Development In MAAP: Recent Philippine MET System Innovations shows that indeed the AUNP project paved way for a continuous relevant and responsive research cooperation and linkage with other maritime schools globally, towards a better Maritime Education and Training in the Asia Pacific and beyond!

On April 3-4, 2006, in support to the request by the Lyceum International Maritime Academy (LIMA) in Batangas Philippines  (Ref: request letter by LIMA officials for speakers from the pool of MAAP experts), MAAP sent two resource speakers (Dr. Angelica M. Baylon and C/M Jesus Ricon) to conduct and facilitate a seminar – workshop on Instructional Materials Writing and Content-Based Teaching.  Two papers were prepared for said assignments: PBL: A Global Innovative Trend in Teaching Maritime for an Effective and Efficient Philippine MET System and “Getting Started in PBL At Lyceum International Maritime Academy (LIMA): Innovations in Philippine MET System."

On April 27-28, 2006, MAAP in collaboration with the Philippine Association of Extension Program Implementers (PAEPI), hosted the First National (Maritime Schools) and Regional Consultative Forum and Training – Workshop on Research and Extension Services with the theme “Strengthening Research and Extension Services Towards Global Competitiveness” The programme of activities involved resource speakers, facilitators and moderators from PAEPI and various project partners (REDTI, AVE and CHRE), that aimed to inform, educate, train and organize the interested participants  to link and network  for  possible collaborative projects among HEIs  based on common interest and concerns. This 2-day activity received endorsement from CHEDRO III Director Dr. Felizardo Y. Francisco for active participation of HEIs in Region III and CHED Chairman Dr. Carlito S. Puno for the support of Maritime schools. Dr. Baylon delivered the Opening Address followed by the Welcome and Messages by:  VP Felix M. Oca on behalf of MAAP President who was in London on official business, two distinguished guests, Hon Mayor Angel Peliglorio, Jr   and CHEDRO III Director IV Dr . Felizardo  Y. Francisco CESO IV.

Dr. Ester V. Tucay, the Chairperson of PAEPI introduced the participants and guests and provided a summary of the participating institutions from the participants directory.  Sixty participants inclusive of the 3 staff of MAAP, represented 37 various HEIS and 5 various Institutions (PN, CHRE, AVE, Philcamsat and TESDA) in the Philippines. There were 10 HEIS from Region III (MAAP Bataan, SDJC Nueva Ecija , BSU Bulacan, RMTU Zambales, ECC Pampanga, BPSC Bataan, URC Bulacan, CC Olongapo, TDEL Bataan and BASC Bataan) , 17 Maritime HEIS ( MAAP Bataan, JBLC iloilo, UI Iloilo, ISCOF Iloilo, WVSTC Iloilo,  VMA Bacolod, MPC Naga, MPC Legaspi, AIMS Manila, TIP Manila, TIP QC, PMI Manila , CU Cagayan De Oro, HCDC Davao, LB-LIMA Batangas , PIT Leyte, AFCP Davao and PSA Antique)  and 10 HEIS (MSU Marawi, UNP Vigan,, USM Cotobato , SKSC Sultan Kudarat, CSU Capiz, NVSU Nueva Viscaya, PSU Camarines Sur, URC Morong Rizal , PNU Manila and TUP Manila  )  representing  various regions  (NCR, Reg I, II, II, IV, V , VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI , XII and ARMM) that composed the 37 HEIS.