seafarer-trainees participate in the series of
Lectures-Symposia conducted on 25 September 2018 at the Room
109, NMP Training Building. Mr. Angelo E. Remandaban (Family
Welfare Officer of OWWA), Ms. Heidi A. Hosillos (Overseas
Workers Welfare Officer II of OWWA), and Mr. Andrew D.
Soledad (Information Technology Officer I and Data
Protection Officer of NMP) conduct the lectures.
NMP holds series
of lectures-symposia on Maritime Week
September 28, 2018
TACLOBAN CITY – In
line with 23rd National Maritime Week Celebration, the National
Maritime Polytechnic (NMP) conducted series of lectures-symposia on
25 September 2018 at the NMP Room 109, Training Building, Cabalawan,
The lectures-symposia was
attended by ninety-eight (98) participants composed of NMP
seafarer-trainees. Invited Resource Persons were Ms. Heidi A.
Hosillos, Overseas Workers Welfare Officer II and Mr. Angelo E.
Remandaban, Family Welfare Officer both from the Overseas Worker
Welfare Administration (OWWA) Regional Office No. 8 who conducted
“Lecture on Financial Literacy for Seafarers”.
The lecture was aimed to
provide guidance to seafarer-trainees in ensuring that their
finances are handled and managed well. It also intended to create
awareness and appreciation to the participants on the importance of
financial planning and the various savings and investment plans
suggestions and ideas.
relating to the things you want and retain expenses relating to the
things you need” said Ms. Hosillos. She also encouraged the
seafarers to avail of the OWWA’s Seafarers’ Upgrading Program (SUP)
which is in a form of financial assistance. OWWA will assume the
costs of training and the beneficiaries will get to choose their
preferred training course that are accredited by Technical Education
and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and Maritime Industry
Likewise, in order to
raise awareness among seafarers of the risks of maritime
cyber-attacks and how to avoid them, NMP also conducted a “Symposium
on Cyber Security for Seafarers”. Discussant was NMP’s Information
Technology Officer I, Mr. Andrew Soledad.
Mr. Soledad stressed that
implementing effective security measures should be considered as a
priority issue considering that vessels, ports, and facilities
across the global maritime community are increasingly dependent on
cyber systems and in order to ensure that the systems, networks, and
programs are protected from cyber-attacks, which may pose
significant security, safety and financial risks to shipping and
Likewise, as the NMP’s
Data Privacy Officer, Mr. Soledad also provided “Lecture on Data
Privacy Act”. Salient points of Republic Act 10173, otherwise known
as the Data Privacy Act of 2012, was discussed. Said act seeks to
protect the fundamental human right of privacy, of communication
while ensuring free flow of information to promote innovation and
“In this digital age, the
Act is necessary and important precaution to protect all forms of
information, be it private, personal, or sensitive, Mr. Soledad
The lectures-symposia were
conducted being one of the performance commitments contained in the
NMP 2018 Office Performance Commitment Review (OPCR).
Meanwhile, NMP continues
to upgrade its facilities and provide maritime trainings required
pursuant to the STCW Convention as amended in 2010 including
value-adding courses towards improving the qualifications of
Filipino seafarers for their employment acceptability and enhanced
competitiveness. It also regularly conducts maritime studies to come
up with policies for the improvement of the manpower sector of the