Maritime holds training for personnel, applicants

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013


TWO days before the May 13 midterm elections, Magsaysay Maritime Corp. (MMC), a leading and awardee of Best Human Resource in the Philippines, conducted a summer education for families of its crew and applicants about do's and don'ts during the election and a job fair for Dabawenyos.

MCC president Marlon Rono said it is not only intended to educate the participants but also to bring the opportunities of being employed and to experience the services offered by the company to its people.

"There's no need [for applicants] to go to Manila because we bring Magsaysay Marine Corporation in Davao," he said.

About 900 applicants and 300 families of crew ship members joined the event, entitled "Summer Education and Job Fair 2013," which served as reunion for overseas Filipino workers who are members of the Magsaysay Multi-purpose Cooperative (MagCoop), one of the largest cooperatives in the Philippine Maritime Industry.

Annaliza Claveria, branch manager of MMC-Davao, said they have vacancies in maritime, hospitality, housekeeping and other industries such as electrical engineer, tailor, upholsterer, among others.

Rono said they employed 65,000 professionals in shipping, hospitality, offshore, construction, engineering, information technology and healthcare industries globally.

Moreover, the company is also committed to helpinh the community through scholarship programs.

Rono said they have about 200 scholars nationwide and many of the families of their seafarers are member of the MagCoop. It allows the families to avail themselves of educational, emergency and calamity loans with no interest.

Thelma Patacsil, wife of a ship cargo captain, said that for 20 years now, MMC has been helping them informed and educated about government services such as SSS, Philhealth and Pag-ibig.

Maria Dulce, a cabin steward for almost 11 years, said that MCC gave her training, adding that MMC has remained very particular with the security and safety of its employees deployed in various parts of the world.

An incoming third year MMC scholar at Holy Cross College Davao said that he is thankful for the free education assistance and the assurance to be employed after his graduation.

The maritime company is also extending its assistance to community with its Homer Foundation Inc., MCC's social arm.

Chris Estallo, program officer, said the foundation is embarking on social development projects in areas where MMC is operating. (Cheneen R. Capon)

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on May 14, 2013.

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