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The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 1,388 out of 2,727 examinees passed the written phase of the Marine Deck Officers Licensure Examination for the various ranks given by the Board for Marine Deck Officers in Manila on July 8 and 9, 2006. A total of 305 examinees are exempted from taking the practical examinations as they opted to submit a Certificate of Training and Certificate of Assessment in the Ship Simulator and Bridge Teamwork (SSBT).

The members of the Board for Marine Deck Officers who gave the licensure examinations are Capt. Ernesto C. Bondoc, Chairman; Capt. Constantino L. Arcellana Jr., Capt. Jaime D. Aquino and Capt. Abelardo M. Pacheco, Members.

The results were released after five (5) working days from the last day of examinations.

Registration for the issuance of Certificate of Registration and Professional Identification Cards for those who are exempted in the practical assessment will start on Thursday, July 20, 2006 until August 10, 2006.

Successful examinees who passed and opted to submit a Certificate of Training and Certificate of Assessment in the Ship Simulator and Bridge Teamwork (SSBT) will take their oath before the Board on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at 1:00 o' clock in the afternoon at the Fiesta Pavilion, Manila Hotel, One Rizal Park, Manila.

Registration for membership with the Masters and Mates Association of the Philippines, Inc. (MMAP) will start on Thursday, July 20, 2006.

The successful examinees who are required to take the PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT PHASE are advised to apply at PRC, Marine Deck Officers Division (MDOD) on or before July 27, 2006. The Practical Assessment will be conducted on July 29, 2006.

Those who will undergo the practical assessment shall present to the assessment center their Notices of Admission used in the written examination for proper identification and pay the corresponding practical assessment fee at least two (2) days before their scheduled date of examination. The program of activities for the practical assessment shall be issued to the examinees when they verify their respective schedules and room assignments.

Complete list of successful examinees JULY 2006

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PMMA Breaks New Industry Grounds with 183rd Commencement Rites

PMMA Breaks New Industry Grounds with 183rd Commencement Rites

History-making has become a major facet of the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) for the last 186 years of its existence. In its ceaseless quest for excellence in maritime education and training, the academy has unwaveringly kept its status as the premiere maritime school not only in the Philippines but also in Asia.

The academy’s 183rd Commencement Exercises held on June 9, 2006 was no exception as it became yet another opportunity for the PMMA to break new grounds in the maritime industry.

While ushering in properly-educated, well-trained as well as tried-and-tested maritime cadets to the industry has become a perennial accomplishment for the academy, PMMA booked another date with history with several new milestones during its most recent graduation ceremony.

Aptly carrying the theme “A Comprehensive Response to Globalization through Maritime Education and Technological Innovations,” the PMMA’s 183rd Commencement Exercises is the first in its rich history where a lady student emerged as the academy’s crème de la crème. Deck cadette Zulaika M. Calibjo finished on top of the PMMA Class 2006 as Magna Cum Laude in what was regarded as one of the most competitive academic races witnessed in the institution. Emerging as the class topnotcher, Calibjo barely edged deck cadet Rex B. Rabara, who also graduated Magna Cum Laude.

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July - August 2006

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Woman on top at 186-year marine school

By Rendy Isip

SAN NARCISO, Zambales—For the first time in its 186-year history, the male-dominated Philippine Merchant Marine Academy has produced a woman cadet as its top graduate.

On Friday, Cadet First Class and magna cum laude Zulaika Mariano Calibjo led 184 other graduates in the academy’s 183rd commencement exercises, said Rear Adm. Fidel Dinoso, president of one of Asia’s oldest maritime schools.

A Spanish royal decree created the school as the Escuela Nautica de Manila in 1820, but it was closed during the Philippine Revolution and it skipped three school years before the Americans reopened it on Dec. 15, 1899, as the Nautical School of the Philippine Islands.

Calibjo, 23, almost lost the top honors to fellow magna cum laude Rex Rabara, but she held on to the lead in the final point system set by the school.

“I am very proud to be the first woman cadet to top the graduating class,” said Calibjo, a consistent honor student and the eldest of three children. Her parents, Rodolfo and Babel Calibjo, are public school teachers in Antique.

Calibjo also received the alumni association’s Academic Excellence Award, while Rabara received the school’s Line Cadet Award.

“The [academy]recognizes the value of satisfaction of end users in this competitive world of seafaring, and that can only be achieved with the supply of first-rate merchant marine officers possessing high-quality education and training,” Dinoso said.

Florito Bernal, Ryan Vicente, Paul Bulseco, Jocamell Gutierrez, and Brian Ventura were the other students who graduated with honors.

Top merchant marine graduate is a woman
Woman on top at 186-year marine school

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Behold Today the blue horizon lures
these solid lads whose fervor burns
for the sea... of... but the charm of the sea...
Whispers, "Come sail the seven seas with me."

Behold Today, they shall stand at the bow of life
bold and fearless, unmindful of the ruthless draft
the beloving gusts at the windward side
no match for these mariner's might.

Behold! Today, they live this citadel... Alas
with good remembrance of things past
"face now the life you only love...
take the helm... lead back sail with gallant craft!" - PMMA CLASS 2006

by: Rabsky '06

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Not so long ago...
hundreds of roaring lads
through these great rampart marched
with youthful bliss... and lo so brave...
like the sea wind... raging...untamed...

Not so long ago...
they were green and lean and raw...
Stood all like vikings...proud and tall...
Aye sir!... they dreamt their dreams with fiery souls
When tommorow beckoned ... their hearts...
their heart enthralled...
- PMMA class 2006

by: Rabsky '06

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