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The UPHSD College of Maritime Education is devising all measures to effectively assist its maritime cadets to enable them to undergo their on board training at the earliest possible time. 

While most cadets prefer to be accommodated on board international vessels for the conduct of their shipboard or on board training (OBT), domestic vessels likewise provide significant number of OBT berths for maritime cadets. 

While cadets are paid their allowances on board international vessels, cadets normally pay for the extra cost of board and lodging while undergoing shipboard training on board domestic vessels.

On behalf of the Chairman of the Board and CEO, Dr./BGen.Antonio Laperal Tamayo, it is my distinct pleasure to welcome each and everyone of you to our Biñan campus which is one of the 9 campuses under the University of Perpetual Help System.

The Perpetualite Family is truly blessed and grateful to the Philippine Association of Maritime Institutions or PAMI, of course through its very capable President, Engr Felix Oca, and the other PAMI officers, Engineer Benito P Chiongbian, Vice President of R-NET NCR/Southern Luzon, Mr Sabino Czar C. Manglicmot II, PAMI’s Executive Vice President, and the member institutions’ Presidents, Deans, STOs, and Department Heads, for choosing Perpetual Biñan as the venue for this 2-day strategic programming.

Two (2) officials from the Cooperative Association of Japan Shipbuilders (CAJS) comprised of its Managing Director, Mr Sekimoto, and Mr Takashi Shioiri, Director, Shipbuilding JETRO Singapore, will extend their follow-on visit to the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA (Las Piñas Campus) on Oct 10, 2019 in preparation for the planned MOA signing between CAJS and UPHSD concerning internship program that will be implemented at the member shipyards of CAJS under the auspices of the Nippon Foundation.

UPHSD CME Maritime Days' 2019 celebration in observance of the 24th National Seafarers'Day. "Marinong Filipino-Kababaihan: Palakasin sa Industriya."

The University of Perpetual Help System DALTA will hold its traditional Maritime Week Celebration from Sept 22-29, 2019 in a simple but meaningful manner.

Timed with the observance of National Seafarer’s Day with the theme: “Marinong Filipino-Kababaihan: PalakasinsaIndustriya!”,Admiral Wilfredo Tamayo PCG(Ret), Senior Executive Vice President for Maritime Affairs (SEVPMA), and at the same time the Executive Director, International Student Affairs, has enjoined the College of Maritime Education, through its Deans-Capt Lexington Calumpang, ChiefmateDaniloLumbres, and Engr Verna Azucena to enliven the spirit of the week-long celebration in honor of seafarers around the world, often dubbed as the world’s silent or day-to-day heroes.

University of Perpetual Help System "Character Building is Nation Building" UPHS CME (Las Piñas and Biñan Campuses), UPHSL Maritime Training Center Inc, Cabuyao

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Further strengthening UPHS DALTA educational consultancy partnerships in support of students from at least 45 countries, and counting.

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The District Director gave an overview about ongoing and upcoming projects, events and the importance of minutes of meetings, after activity reports and the directives of the National Auxiliary Director. 

Admiral Wilfredo Tamayo PCG(Ret), Executive Director for International Student Affairs (Las Piñas Campus) and at the same time, Senior Executive Vice President for Maritime Affairs, together with UPHSD CME Deans – Captain Lexington Calumpang, ChiefmateDaniloLumbres, andEngr Verna Azucena, QAM EngrLanieMorabe, Training Director C/M James Nikko Hosana, and Training Manager RosejoyMalalad, welcome school officials from Papua New Guinea yesterday, July 18, 2019 for prospective education consultancy partnership.

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The incident involving MV Super Ferry 9 hogged the headlines in the media placing PCG once again in the limelight. More or less 250MT of oil on board at the time of the incident is worrisome from our perspective. Our recommendation caused the deployment of air and floating assets to monitor the daily situation at the sinking site. On board the PCG TB Habagat 271, BRP Corregidor AE-891 and BRP Ilocos Norte SAR 3501 were Oil Spill Response Teams (OSRT) and the Science & Technical Team (STT) with necessary containment, recovery, mitigation and water quality equipment and sampling kits.

Today the regular district meeting took place at the HQCGDCV conference room at pier 3, Cebu City. The meeting was well attended by the District Leadership and some District staff, Squadron Directors and some of their officers, and by one District Board member. Various topics were discussed such as monthly reports, membership rosters and dues, membership compliance (NBI clearance and drug test beside others), issuance of Squadron IDs, Squadron organizational structure (minimum requirements), minimum time-in-grade for promotions and the latest directive of the PCG Commandant, Orientations/Indoctrination’s, CGADCV Anniversary, 2012 manual and its proposed amendments, and other matters.


Also clarified was the following: To make coordinations, projects planning, projects implementations, emergency situations, the conduct of orientations/indoctrination’s and inductions pertaining to administrative and operational matters easier, the CGADCV Director COMMO RALPH YAP PCGA announced that CAPT TED SEGURA PCGA takes on these responsibilities for Cebu Island and CAPT HOLGER HORN PCGA for Bohol Island.

Meeting with another group of potential Chinese partners. Office of the International Students' Affairs (OISA), UPHSD-LP, 18 June 2019. Internationalizing the University's IPVM.

Closing Ceremony of Basic NROTC CLASS 2018-2019 with LTCOL FILOMENO CARREON PN(M) (GSC), Commandant 279th NROTCU and CAPT Ruszell Apachecha, Dean of UPHSL CME on Apr 7, 2019.

Today the CGADCV together with the 203rd Squadron Director of Bohol CDR IVY BULAYBULAY KUNG PCGA conducted a pre-orientation at the barangay hall of Mag Tong Tong on Pangangan island (Cdr Ivy was informed and asked for this event only yesterday). The meeting was coordinated by Sepe Tutor Mark Paul and Cdr Kung. 
Present were 30 Sanggunian Kabataan - SK leaders from various Barangay’s of Calape presented by the federation chairman JT Wong. 
We thank Mr. Wong for the opportunity to give everybody a brief overview of what the PCGA is all about, the law behind the organization, the relationship in between PCG and PCGA, our mandated functions, a few comments on the duties and responsibilities, volunteerism, a brief on uniforms and other dress codes, divisions, squadrons and districts, what is expected from the members after the official orientation, indoctrination and induction and monetary involvements. 
The membership requirements were explained also by Cdr Kung. 
Looking forward to work with the future Calape division via the 203rd Squadron Bohol. 

CAPT HOLGER HORN PCGA 
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To promote safety of life and property at sea, safeguard the marine environment and resources, enforce all applicable laws within the Philippine waters, assist in maritime security operations, conduct search and rescue, and perform other activities in support of national development.

Admiral Wilfredo Tamayo of the Philippine Coast Guard leads to enhanced search and rescue (SAR) and disaster response capabilities together with the Philippine National Police (PNP). It  was ensured by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) represented by Director General Raul Bacalzo through a recent signing of a memorandum of agreement (MoA).

The Memorandum of Agreement aims to strengthen cooperation among both uniformed and armed agencies in disaster response information sharing and cross-training exercises for their respective rescue personnel.

Leading in signing the MOA for their respective agencies last February were Admiral Wilfredo D. Tamayo and Director General Raul Bacalzo. The signing was attended and witnessed by other Coast Guard and National Police officers.

This signing of the MOA is in response over the pronouncement of Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) that more than 20 tropical storms were expected to visit the country this year. The number of storms can possibly carry heavy and continuous rains as well as landslides around the country. Through the MoA the enhanced SAR can provide a big help for the public.

Wilfredo Tamayo expressed his thanks to Bacalzo for the initiative, stressing the public will undoubtedly benefit from the cooperation as this will improve the ‘capacity-building measures’ of both agencies to effectively respond to emergencies brought about by different natural calamities.

The inevitable  results due to “climate change” which is expected to result in rising sea level and storm surges have made it imperative for government agencies to “work together, develop their interoperability and strengthen their partnership”, said the Coast Guard Chief.

The PCG has been involved in various “water search and rescue cross-training” programs with other agencies. Last year, the Philippine Army units, PNP Maritime Group and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) personnel underwent rubber boat operations training along Manila Bay near the PCG headquarters as part of water rescue and emergency evacuation procedures.

In addition, more than 500 civilian volunteers were taught disaster-response from various barangays and subdivisions Cainta, Rizal, Quezon City, Marikina City, Parañaque City and other metropolitan areas and nearby provinces, which were severely flooded by typhoon “Ondoy”.

A little more than a week back, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) led by its chairman former Sen.Richard “Dick” J. Gordon also brought newly-acquired amphibian vehicles to the PCG headquarters for joint training of PRC, PCG and the Philippine Marine Corps.

 

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) dragon boat team started as an all-male crew in March, 2007, during the incumbency of Commandant Admiral Damian L. Carlos (Ret.) It was, however, a brief existence, and the team went on hiatus until 2010, under the leadership of Vice-Admiral Wilfredo D. Tamayo (Ret.) By this time, there were both men and women paddlers. The PCG dragon boat team was formed with the mission to represent the command in both international and local races, to uplift the image of the PCG as a sea-going service and an active participant in water sports.

Initially, the teams were composed of seven PDBF national athletes and organic members of the PCG who qualified during the tryouts. These national athletes became draftees in March 2007 and became members of Coast Guardman’s Course (CGMC) Class 17-2008. In October 2010, six more national athletes applied for enlistment into the PCG. Satisfying all the requirements for applicants, they became members of CGMC Class 19-2010, making a total of 13 organic PCG personnel in the pool of national athletes in the PSC/POC. These PCG national athletes, together with organic PCG personnel, represented the command in various local/PDBF-sanctioned races. Together with the athletes from the other branches of service like the AFP and the PNP, the PCG represented the country in various international competitions such as the SEA Games, Asian Games and other IDBF-sanctioned competitions.

The PCG is the main government agency with the mandate to protect and care for our seas and other bodies of water. As such, the team does not only provide a well-rounder sports training program overseen by national athletes, but it also offers many opportunities for outreach activities and social responsibility. Joining the PCG dragon boat team opens up opportunities for paddlers to become proactive in their concern for the sea through coastal clean ups, water rescue and lifesaving trainings, and other awareness-raising activities for the maintenance and rehabilitation of our marine and coastal seas. Paddlers for the PCG are active participants in relief efforts during natural calamities.

Training days are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, starting at 0600H, at the PCG Headquarters Slipway facility. Civilians are welcome to join the team. Contact 527 84 81 loc. 6295 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for inquiries.

for more information https://dragonboat.ph/teams-archive/philippine-coast-guard-dragon-boat-team/


The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) published last week the revised rules on grounding of vessels during extreme weather conditions, with the shipping industry saying it would better facilitate trade and commerce. The revised rules, titled "Guidelines on Movement of Vessels During Heavy Weather," were in memorandum circular 01-09 issued on Feb. 5. It prohibits vessels less than 1,000 gross tons from sailing under public storm signal 1 within the point of origin, path and destination.

The rules would take effect 15 days after publication, or on Feb. 20, said Vice-Admiral Wilfredo D. Tamayo, PCG commandant. Mr. Tamayo Sunday said affected stakeholders such as Philippine Interisland Shipping Association (PISA), Philippine Liner Shipping Association, Filipino Shipowners’ Association, Alliance of Philippine Fishing Federations, Inc., Lighterage Association of the Philippines and the Masters and Mates Association of the Philippines and industry regulators Maritime Industry Authority and Philippine Ports Authority took part in crafting the new policy.

Mr. Tamayo said in an interview that all vessels are grounded if signal 2 is raised within the point of origin, path and destination. Vessels that have sailed under this weather condition would be advised to take shelter. The circular has lifted the interim rules that automatically prohibited all vessels from sailing under signal 1. "It’s a welcome development. It will help liners meet their scheduled trips. Passengers and cargo owners should also be able to plan their trips and meet their commitments with better accuracy," Josefina C. Maitim, PISA officer-in-charge, said in a text message. The new directive resulted from the review of an earlier policy issued by PCG on June 2007 that banned all vessels from sailing only when storm signal 3 and 4 are raised. Vessels with less than 1,000 gross tons are banned from sailing during signal 1, while vessels with less than 2,000 gross tons are not allowed to sail during signal 2. The earlier directive was reviewed following the sinking of Sulpicio Lines, Inc.-owned M/V Princess of the Stars last June 21 off Sibuyan island in Romblon province. The 23,800-ton liner sailed on June 20 as signal 1 was raised in Metro Manila and signals 2 and 3 were raised on its path. The vessel, which was en route to Cebu from Manila, carried over 850 passengers and crew, but only a little over 30 survived. - BusinessWorld

Admiral Tamayo is decorated with four (4) Coast Guard Legion of Honor Awards, three (3) Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medals, one (1) AFP Outstanding Achievement Medal, two (2) Coast Guard Out- standing Achievement Medals, two (2) Coast Guard Gawad sa Kaunlaran Medals, one Coast Guard (1) Bronze Cross Medal, twenty (20) Military and Coast Guard Merit Medals, six (6) Military and Coast Guard Commendation Medals, and several campaign me- dals, plaques, Certificates of Merit/Appreciation, and Letters of Commendations.

 

The Order of Lakandula

Four (4) Coast Guard Regions of Honor Awards

Thee (3) Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medals

One(1) AFP Outstanding Achievement Medal

Two (2) Coast Guard Outstanding Achievement Medals

Two (2) Coast Guard GawadsaKaunlaran Medals

One (1) Coast Guard Bronze Cross Medal

(20) Military and Coast Guard Maritime Medals

Six (6) Military and Coast Guard Commendation Medals

Several Campaign Medals, Plaques, Certificates of Mc Appreciation, and

Letters of Commendations

As Commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard from 01 June 2008 to 22 April 2011, ADMIRAL WILFREDO D TAMAYO PCG exhibited exemplary dedication to his sworn duty as he carried out efficiently and effectively his immense duties and responsibilities. Endowed with high sense of responsibility, professional competence, and technical expertise, ADMIRAL TAMAYO successfully steered the Philippine Coast Guard towards new direction. Leading the PCG to the right course brings the organization the following landmark accomplishments:  

  • Setting new direction results to the enactment of Republic Act 9993, otherwise known as the Philippine Coast Guard Law of 2009.
  • Awarding of Quality Management System (QMS/ISO 9001:2008 Certification to the Coast Guard Action Center. This makes the PCG the second Coast Guard in the world to be awarded such certification.
  • Imbued with administrative and operational expertise, ADMIRAL TAMAYO effectively led five (5) Major Support Commands, ten (10) Districts, fifty-five (55) Stations, three (3) Sub-stations and two hundred seven (207) Detachments towards the virtual attainment of the President’s Zero Casualty Program and relatedly, the SOTC’s Zero Maritime Accident Program.
  • Because of his strong commitment to carry out national policies, he immediately responded to the instruction of His Excellency President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III during the onslaught of typhoon Basyang last 14 July 2010 for the PCG to study and develop procedures in notifying or recalling fishermen during severe weather conditions. He initiated the crafting of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), thru the assistance of the DOTC, and held a series of interagency meetings and workshops which led to the approval and signing of said MOA essential to harmonizing and integrating the efforts of 12 government departments and agencies to enhance the safety of fishermen.
  • Following the onslaught of typhoon “Frank” in 2008, the PCG, after extensive consultation with PAGASA, partner government agencies, maritime stakeholders and expert groups, developed and formulated an improved sailing regulation for vessels. With the enactment and implementation of PCG Memorandum Circular No. 01-09 entitled, “Guidelines on Movement of Vessels During Heavy Weather”, the new sailing regulation integrated crucial safeguards and innovations to further improve maritime safety in the country including a new PAGASA forecasting graphical representation for easy reference of shipping in every weather bulletin of areas to be avoided by vessels during weather disturbances or typhoons.
  • In response to the clamor of the people of Guimaras and Boracay Islands, and considering the unique topographical characteristic of the said areas, the PCG after extensive study, enacted PCG Memorandum Circular 02-10 or the Interim Guidelines on Movement of Vessels and Motorboats Engaged in Short Distance Voyages in Special Areas thereby providing a long time solution to the problem affecting the movement of the populace in the said areas without sacrificing the promotion of safety of life at sea.
  • On the 1st year of tenure of Admiral Tamayo as Commandant, he spearheaded the establishment of Batangas Sealane and Traffic Separation Scheme aimed at regulating maritime traffic for the promotion of safety of navigation and the protection of marine sanctuaries in the area particularly Maricaban Strait.
  • Additionally, the PCG performed 1,844 search and rescue (SAR) missions, saved 18,645 lives, recovered 1,046 dead bodies, and provided assistance to more than 2 million persons during SAR, disaster response and maritime security operations. The PCG prominently figured in rescue operations at the height of typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng through the deployment of highly-trained rescue divers and medical teams. The Coast Guard Aviation Group also conducted several evacuation missions for thousands of flood victims unreachable by land-based rescue personnel.
  • PCG Districts conducted several Water Search and Rescue (WASAR) and Lifesaving and Rubber Boat Handling training courses for LGUs, NGOs, and local communities. Cross-training programs with AFP and PNP units were likewise undertaken. Combined training exercises with Japan Coast Guard on SAR, maritime law enforcement and anti-piracy, with the USN/PN/USCG/PNP-MG on Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercises, and with PN/PNP-MG/CWS and RAN on RP-Australia Maritime Training Activity “MTA LUMBAS” were likewise undertaken.
  • During the start of ADMIRAL TAMAYO’s term of office, the PCG significantly improved the overall operational efficiency of its 556 lighthouses to 92%, from a low of 77%, thus continuing to effectively guide mariners and fishermen in their safe voyage to their destinations.
  • Admiral Tamayo conceptualized and created the PCG Deployable Response Group (DRG) comprised of SOG, Anti-Terrorist, K9, and MEPU personnel, sea marshals, Special Medical Advance Rescue Teams (SMART), and PCG Auxiliary volunteers as the PCG’s rapid reaction unit in search and rescue, disaster response, and maritime security operations.
  • Relatedly, during the height of typhoon Basyang last 13 and 14 July 2010, the PCG successfully averted great danger to the coastal populace and the marine environment thru the efficient supervision and safe handling of salvage operations on the grounded LPG Carrier MT Deborah Uno in Mariveles, Bataan. The PCG also successfully conducted oil spill clean-up operations at Petron Depot in Rosario, Cavite, as well as coal spill clean-up resulting from the grounding of Barge Gold Trans 306 in Nasugbu, Batangas, thus protecting the nearby coastlines and marine resources from serious destruction and safeguarding the very source of livelihood of local fishermen.
  • Also, the PCG successfully conducted oil spill containment and clean-up operations for some 100,000 liters of bunker oil reported to have spilled from MV Nam Yang 8 during the rage of typhoon Juan last November 2010, thus preventing further damage in the coastal areas of Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte.
  • The PCG has matured into a world-class maritime safety agency, whose competence to perform search and rescue, marine environment protection and vessel safety inspections on foreign ships. It has been regarded above par by no less than the International Maritime Organization in their post audit report after the country underwent the Voluntary IMO Member State Audit Scheme.
  • Admiral Tamayo successfully chaired the 4th Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies Meeting (HACGAM) in October 2008 and the 11th Asia Pacific Heads of Maritime Safety Agencies Forum (APHOMSA) in June 2010.
  • Owing to his dedication to duty, the PCG was recognized internationally when it apprehended international pirates after 3 vessels were taken forcibly by pirates in international waters in two separate occasions. The pirated vessels were recovered intact and turned over to the owners. No less than the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (RECAAP) Information Sharing Center (ISC) based in Singapore, commended the PCG.
  • The PCG confiscated a total of 94 firearms, to include fifty (50) high-powered firearms (Israeli-type Galil SSI-VI, Cal. 5.56A-1) from the MV UFUK which was jointly apprehended in Mariveles, Bataan by the PCG and the Bureau of Customs (BUCUS).
  • Thru improved CG K9 capability, high-grade cocaine were recovered from several residents in the coastal municipalities of Eastern Samar which accounted for Php362,500,000.00. Seventy-two and a half (72 ½) brick packages of cocaine (weighing 1kg each) believed to have been dumped off the waters of Samar by the crew of a Chinese-registered fishing vessel FV King Yue were recovered. The crew allegedly disposed of the cocaine shipment after being tipped off that authorities were waiting for the arrival of the said fishing vessel in Hong Kong.
  • It is also during Admiral Tamayo’s tour of duty that the PCG apprehend a total of fifteen (15) foreign vessels involved in poaching in the different parts of the country together with the vessels’ ninety (90) crew members/ fishermen of different nationalities.
  • It is worth mentioning that PCG SAR vessels successfully sustained maritime patrols to protect the country’s right over 8 islands at the Spratlys by assisting said marine survey vessels and ensuring safety, security and environmental protection relative to the government’s contracted oil exploration projects following the reported harassment of the DOE-contracted marine survey vessel MV Veritas Voyager in the vicinity of Reed Bank, Palawan.
  • Admiral Tamayo’s deep sense of responsibility has inspired him to establish and serve as the pioneer Commander TF Sea Marshal which continues to operate as strong deterrence against terrorism on board passenger ships.
  • Also, he initiated and/or further developed Coast Guard Bases Taguig, Romblon, Mactan, Laguindingan, Farola and Cavite, with the support of the DOTC.
  • Admiral Tamayo further developed and ensured that more comprehensive logistics support systems are extended down to the frontline units ashore and afloat such as the Coast Guard Stations, Detachments, OPCON units, and vessels and aircraft deployed in the operational areas.
  • His utmost concern for operational effectiveness and morale and welfare of the organization resulted to significant increases in the budgetary allocations of respective units in terms of POL products, repair and utilities (R&U), and mandatory expenditures such as light and water, and communication services, among others.
  • The comprehensive and timely issuances of Personal Clothing and Individual Equipment (PCIE) of uniformed personnel and related requirements of civilian employees likewise resulted to greater efficiency and morale and welfare of personnel.
  • The equipment and equipage upgrade for specialized and highly-skilled personnel of the DRG such as speedboats, inflatable rubber boats, dive equipment, and major upgrade or rehabilitation of office/billeting quarters/ facilities for CG K9, SOG, FMIT, CG Medical/ Dental, and CG Ready Force (CGRF) have been undertaken.
  • Training facilities for Coast Guard Education and Training Command (CGETC) Annex at Coast Guard Base Taguig, Maritime Safety Services Command (MSSC) at Cavite Buoy Base, SOG at CG Base Farola, CG K9 at CG Base Taguig, and CGRF at Pier 13, South Harbor, Manila, have been significantly upgraded.
  • Strategic operational facilities such as the Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard (HPCG) Command/ Action Center and respective District and Station Command/ Action Centers, Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMS) Centers in Manila, Batangas, and Misamis Oriental, and the HPCG Boat Ramp, Slipway and Waterfront intended to support the launching/ deployment of Fast Boats/ RHIB/RB/amphibian vehicles’ into the bay, rivers, lake, and other waterways have likewise been upgraded or constructed and manned 24/7.
  • In recognizing the role of women in nation building, he enhanced support to the Command’s Gender and Development (GAD) program thru dedicated enlistedwomen barracks/ female officers’ quarters at the HPCG and in every CG District/ Station, and in terms of their training, assignments, promotion, and health maintenance program have been provided.
  • It is also during the tour of duty of Admiral Tamayo that the PCG significantly enhanced its maritime communications system through the PCG-Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Communications Systems for Maritime Safety and Security Project and likewise upgraded the communications capability of all CG Stations and Detachments.
  • In line with the Command’s cost-saving measures, the repair of Coast Guard capital ships are directly referred to duly accredited shipyards. Likewise, shore-power connections for ships berthed at the HPCG Wharf, CGRF Wharf, and SAR Vessels’ Berthing Facility at Malacañang South Cebu Wharf were installed, thereby enabling the command to save some 30 million pesos every year.
  • In order to meet the Command’s various mission requirements, the PCG significantly improved the operational readiness of surface and air assets through credible ships’ and aircraft repair program based on well-established Deployment, Maintenance, Repair and Training (DMRT) Base or DMRT thereby maintaining the high state of readiness of PCG ships and aircraft.
  • It bears stressing that the PCG has embarked on greater self-reliance program through in-house repair and training capability employing respective Maintenance and Repair Group (MRG) of CGRF and CGAG, FMIT under the MSSC, MEPCOM Laboratory for water quality testing and/or the conduct of “finger printing” in cases of oil spills, Hazardous Noxious Substances (HNS) and other types of chemical spills, explosive substance detection, breeding/ training of material dogs and introduction of the “ASPINS” (Asong Pinoy) in the CG K9 program; and the Human Resource Development (HRD) program of the Coast Guard Education and Training Command (CGETC).
  • The Command has likewise significantly improved medical and dental services for PCG personnel and dependents through decentralization and upgrading of medical and dental clinics/ dispensaries in all Coast Guard Districts.
  • In order to strengthen the organization and to attain maximum presence of the PCG in every coastal area, the Command recruited some 2,000 additional personnel and likewise initiated the PCG Cadetship Program through the conduct of MOA with the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA). Under this pilot program of the PCG, 14 PCG cadets have already completed their first year at the PMMA and the next batch of 20 new cadets have already been screened. Through this initiative of the command, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) has likewise welcomed PCG nomination of deserving Filipino cadet-candidates to the USCG Academy starting this school year.

By all these laudable achievements and attributes, ADMIRAL TAMAYO PCG earned the respect and admiration of his superiors, peers and subordinates, the Philippine Government and the Filipino people in general. These significant achievements of ADMIRAL TAMAYO have made a positive impact not only for himself but for the Philippine Coast Guard and the Department of Transportation and Communications which is in keeping with the finest tradition of the Coast Guard service.

SEARCH AND RESCUE

TOTAL

Maritime Incidents Monitored/ Reported

1,921

Number of SAR Missions

1,844

Number of Lives Saved

18,645

Number of Persons Provided Assistance

2,341,683

Number of Dead Bodies Recovered

1,046

Number of Vessels Provided Assistance

2,545

   

Vessel Safety

 

Port State Control Inspections

5,990

Mandatory Pre-Departure Inspections (MPDI)

1,128,135

Master’s Oath of Safe Departure Received (MOSD)

1,240,253

Permits Issued Re Carriage of Dangerous Goods

89,053

SOLAS Inspections

26,928

MVR Issued/ Adjudicated

3,426

   

Aids to Navigation

 

Number of Lighthouses Maintained and Operated

556

Number of Navigational Buoys Maintained and Serviced

30

Ship’s Routeing/ Traffic Separation Scheme Supervised

5

   

MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

 

   

Marine Pollution Monitoring/ Response

 

Number of Oil/ Chemical Spill Incidents Monitored/ Reported

134

Number of Oil Spills Responded

86

Chemical Spills Responded

4

Number of Coal Spills Responded

1

   

MEP Activities Monitored/ Supervised

 

Bunkering

18,789

Deck Washing

5,132

Tank Cleaning

296

Vessel Inspections

20,449

Coastal Inspections

10,999

Length of Coastline Inspected (Kms)

38,602

   

Coastal River Clean-Up

 

Number of Coastal/ River Clean-up

916

Weight of Garbage Collected (Tons) 

5,320

Information Drive

1,257

 

MARITIME SECURITY

 

 

 

Maritime Surveillance and Security Operations

 

Port/ Harbor Security Operations Conducted

29,703

Number of Ships Voyages Provided with Sea Marshals

44,944

Number of Sea Marshal Missions

44,944

   

Seaborne Patrols

 

Number of Missions

42,662

Total Steaming Time (TST)

48,554

Total Miles Covered Time (TMC)

81,163

   

Number of Apprehensions

 

Transport of Illegal Firearms/ Explosives

29

Illegal Fishing/ Transport of Banned Marine Products

333

Illegal Intrusion and Poaching Activities

17

Smuggling

116

Drug Trafficking/ Interdiction

14

Human Trafficking

31

 

Born in Cavite City on April 22, 1955, Admiral Wilfredo D Tamayo 0-7868 PCG is the 22nd Commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG). Willie, as his friends fondly call him, graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) in New London, Connecticut in 1979 with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

Determined to pursue a continuing professional education, Admiral Tamayo pursued a Masteral Degree in Business Administration and earned his MBA from the De La Salle University.

Like many other success stories of personalities in the country, Willie is also a product of the public school system having graduated from the Esteban Abada Elementary School in Project 7, Quezon City and the San Francisco High School along EDSA, Quezon City, as Salutatorian and First Honorable Mention, respectively He is also a recipient of the Gerry Roxas Leadership Award.

As Commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard from 12 June 2008 to 22 April 2011 ADMIRAL WILFREDO D. TAMAYO PCG exhibited an exemplary dedication to his sworn duty as he carried out efficiently and effectively his immense duties and responsibilities. Endowed with high sense of responsibility, professional competence, and technical expertise, ADMIRAL TAMAYO successfully steered the Philippine Coast Guard towards the enactment of Republic Act 9993, otherwise known as the Philippine Coast Guard Law of 2009, and the awarding of Quality Management System (QMSyiso 9001:2008 Certification to the Coast Guard Action Center. The PCG is the second Coast Guard in the world to be awarded such certification. Imbued with administrative and operational expertise, ADMIRAL TAMAYO effectively led five (5) Major Support Commands, ten (10) Districts fifty-five (55) Stations, three (3) Sub-stations and two hundred seven (207) Detachments towards the virtual attainment of the President's Zero Casualty Program and relatedly, the SOTC's Zero Maritime Accident Program.

Per instruction of His Excellency President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino IlI during the on- slough of typhoon Basyang last 14 July 2010 for the PCG to study and develop procedures in notifying or recalling fishermen during severe weather conditions or typhoons, the PCG thru the assistance of the DOTC crafted a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) and held a series of interagency meetings and workshops which led to the approval and signing of said MOA essential to harmonizing and integrating the efforts of 14 departments and agencies to enhance the safety of fishermen.

The PCG performed 1,844 search and rescue (SAR) missions, saved 18,645 lives, recovered 1,046 dead bodies and provided assistance to more than 2 million persons during SAR, disaster response and maritime security operations. The PCG prominently figured in the rescue operations at the height of typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng through the deployment of highly-trained rescue divers and medical teams. The Coast Guard Aviation Group also conducted several evacuation missions for thousands of flood victims unreachable by land-based rescue personnel.

PCG Districts conducted several Water Search and Rescue (WASAR) and Lifesaving and Rubber Boat Handling training courses for LGUs, NGOs and local communities. Cross-training programs with AFP and PNP units were likewise undertaken. Combined training exercises with Japan Coast Guard on SAR, maritime law enforcement and anti-piracy, with the USN/PN/ USCG/PNP-MG on Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercises, and with PN/PNP-MG/CWS and RAN on RP-Australia Maritime Training Activity "MTA LUMBAS" were likewise undertaken.

The PCG significantly improved the overall operational efficiency of 556 lighthouses to 92%, thus continuing to effectively guide mariners and fishermen safely to their destinations.

Admiral Tamayo conceptualized and created the PCG Deployable Response Group (DRG) comprised of SOG, Anti-Terrorist, K9, and MEPU personnel, sea marshals, special medical advance rescue teams, and PCG Auxiliary volunteers as the PCG's rapid reaction unit in search and rescue, disaster response, and maritime security operations.

During the height of typhoon Basyang, last 13 and 14 July 2010, the PCG successfully averted great danger to the coastal populace and the marine environment thru the efficient supervision and safe handling of salvage operations on the grounded LPG Carrier MT Deborah Uno in Mariveles, Bataan. The PCG also successfully conducted oil spill clean-up operations at Petron Depot in Rosario, Cavite, as well as coal spill clean-up resulting from the grounding of Barge Gold Trans 306 in Nasugbu, Batangas, thus protecting the nearby coastlines and marine resources from serious destruction and safeguarding the livelihood of local fishermen.

During the rage of typhoon Juan last November 2010, the PCG successfully conducted oil spill containment and clean-up operations for some 100,000 liters of bunker oil reported to have spilled from MV Nam Yang 8, thus preventing further damage in the coastal areas of Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte.

The PCG has matured into a world-class maritime safety agency, whose competence to perform search and rescue, marine environmental protection and vessel safety inspections on foreign ships have been regarded above par by no less than the International Maritime Organization in their post audit report after the country underwent the Voluntary IM0 Member State Audit Scheme.

Admiral Tamayo successfully chaired the 4th Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies Meeting (HACGAM) in October 2008 and the 11th Asia Pacific Heads of Maritime Safety Agencies Forum (APHOMSA) in June 2010.

The PCG was recognized internationally when it apprehended international pirates after 3 vessels were taken forcibly by pirates in international waters in two separate occasions. The pirated vessels were recovered intact and turned over to the owners. No less than the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (RECAAP) Information Sharing Center (ISC) based in Singapore, commended the PCG.

The PCG confiscated a total of 94 firearms, to include the 50 high-powered firearms (Israeli-type Galil SSI-VI, cal. 5.56A-1) from the MV UFUK which was jointly apprehended in Mariveles, Bataan by the PCG and the Bureau of Customs (BUCUS).

Thru improved CG K9 capability, high-grade cocaine was recovered from several residents in the coastal municipalities of Eastern Samar which accounted for Php 362,500,000.00. Seventy-two and a half (72 1/2) brick packages of cocaine (weighing 1 kg. each) believed to have been dumped off the waters of Samar by the crew of a Chinese-registered fishing vessel FV King Yue were recovered. The crew allegedly disposed of the cocaine shipment after being tipped off that authorities were waiting for the arrival of the said fishing vessel in Hong Kong.

During his tour of duty, the PCG apprehended a total of fifteen (15) foreign vessels involved in poach- ng in the different parts of the country together with the vessels' ninety (90) crew members/fishermen of different nationalities.

Following the reported harassment of the DOE contracted marine survey vessel MV Veritas Voyager in the vicinity of Reed Bank, Palawan, PCG SAR vessels successfully sustained maritime patrols to protect the country's rights by assisting said marine survey vessels and ensuring safety, security and environmental protection relative to the government's contracted oil exploration projects.

Admiral Tamayo has earlier established and served as the pioneer Commander of TF Sea Marshal which continues to serve as a strong deterrence against terrorism on board passenger ships.

Admiral Tamayo, with the support of the DOTC, initiated and/or further developed Coast Guard Bases Taguig, Romblon, Mactan, Laguindingan, Farola and Cavite. Admiral Tamayo further developed and ensured that more comprehensive support systems are extended down to the frontline units ashore and afloat such as the Coast Guard Stations, Detachments, OP CON units, and vessels and aircraft deployed in the operational areas.

Significant increases in the budgetary allocations respective units in terms of POL products, repair and utilities (R&U), and mandatory expenditures such as light and water, and communication services among others, have been rationalized.

Comprehensive and timely issuances of Personnel Clothing and Individual Equipment (PCIE) of uniformed personnel and related requirements of civilian employees resulted to greater efficiency and morale and welfare of personnel.

Equipment and equipage upgrade for specialized and highly-trained personnel of the DRG such as speedboats, inflatable rubber boats, dive equipment and major upgrade or rehabilitation of office/billeting quarters/ facilities for CG K9, SOG, FMIT, CG Medical/Dental, and CG Ready Force (CGRF) have been undertaken.

Training facilities for Coast Guard Education and Training Command (CGETC) Annex at Coast Guard Base Taguig, Maritime Safety Services Command (MSSC) at Cavite Buoy Base, SOG at CG Base Farola, CG K9 at CG Base Taguig, and CGRF at Pier 13, South Harbor, Manila, have been significantly upgraded.

Strategic operational facilities such as the Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard (HPCG) Command/Action Center and respective District and Station Command/Action Centers Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMS) Centers in Manila, Batangas and Misamis Oriental, and the HPCG Boat Ramp, Slipway and Waterfront intended to support the launching/ deployment of Fast Boats/RHIB/RB/ amphibian vehicles' into the bay, rivers, lake, and other waterways have likewise been upgraded or constructed and manned 24/7.

More enhanced support to the Command's Gender and Development (GAD) program thru dedicated enlisted women barracks/ female officer’s quarters at the HPCG and in every CG District/Station, and in terms of their training, assignments, promotion, and health maintenance program have been provided.

During the tour of duty of Admiral Tamayo, the PCG significantly enhanced the maritime communications system through the PCG-Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Communications Systems for Maritime Safety and Security Project and likewise upgraded the communications capability of all CG Stations and Detachments. In line with the Command's cost-saving measures, the repair of Coast Guard capital ships are directly referred to duly accredited shipyards Likewise, shore-power connections for ships berthed at the HPCG Wharf, CGRF Wharf, and SAR Vessels' Berthing Facility at Malacañang South Cebu Wharf were installed, thereby enabling the command to save some 30 million pesos every year.

To meet various mission requirements, the PCG significantly improved the operational readiness of surface and air assets through credible ships' and aircraft repair program based on well-established Deployment, Maintenance, Repair and Training (DMRT) Base or DMRT thereby maintaining the high state of readiness of PCG ships and aircraft.

The PCG has embarked on greater self-reliance program through in-house repair and training capability employing respective Maintenance and Repair Groups (MRG) of CGRF and CGAG, FMIT under the MSSC, МЕРСОМ Laboratory for water quality testing and/or the conduct of "fingerprinting" in cases of oil spills, Hazardous Noxious Substances (HNS) and other types of chemical spills, explosive substance detection; breeding/training of material dogs and introduction of the "ASPINS" (Asong Pinoy) in the CG K9 program; and the Human Resource Development (HRD) program of the Coast Guard Education and

Training Command (CGETC). The Command has likewise significantly improved medical and dental services for PCG personnel and dependents through decentralization and upgrading of medical and dental clinics/dispensaries in all Coast Guard Districts.

The Command recruited some 2,000 additional personnel and likewise initiated the PCG Cadetship Program through the conduct of MOA with the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA). Under this pilot program of the PCG, 14 PCG cadets are now in their first year at the PMMA and the next batch of 20 new cadets have already been screened. Through this initiative of the command, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) has likewise welcomed PCG nomination of deserving Filipino cadet-candidates to the USCG Academy starting this school year.

These significant achievements have made a positive impact for the Philippine Coast Guard and the Department of Transportation and Communications which is in keeping with the finest tradition of the Coast Guard service.

adm tamayoADMIRAL WILFREDO D TAMAYO PCG(Ret)
(Former Commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard)

Present Positions

Senior Executive Vice President for Maritime Affairs
University of Perpetual Help System
 - UPHS DALTA College of Maritime Education (Las Piñas Campus)
 - UPHS JONELTA College of Maritime Education (Biñan Campus)
 - UPHSL Maritime Training Center, Inc. (Cabuyao, Laguna)

Executive Director for International Student Affairs
 - University of Perpetual Help System DALTA (Las Piñas Campus)

 

Contents

1.Education

2. Major Positions Held at Philippine Coast Guard

3. Sea Duty Assignments on Board PN and PCG Vessels

4. Earlier Assignments with PN and PCG

5. Major International Positions Held

6. Major Awards Received

7.Personal/ Family Profile

8. Plans

9. Contact information

 

Education


Graduated from the University of St La Salle
with Master’s Degree in Business Administration

Graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy
with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
(New London, CT, USA- May 1979)

Studied at the Philippine Military Academy
(Baguio City - 1973-1974)

Graduated from San Francisco High School
(Quezon City - April 1971)

Graduated from Esteban Abada Elementary School 
(Quezon City - April 1967)

 

Major Positions Held at Philippine Coast Guard


Commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard (June 1, 2018 – April 19, 2011)
Vice Commandant for Operations
Vice Commandant for Administration
Commander of Coast Guard Operating Forces
Commander of Coast Guard Education and Training Command
Commander of Coast Guard District National Capital Region-Central Luzon
Commander of Coast Guard District Southern Tagalog
Commander of Coast Guard District Bicol
Chief of Coast Guard Staff
Pioneer Commander of Task Force Sea Marshal

 

Sea Duty Assignments on Board PN and PCG Vessels


Junior Billets served on board PN Vessels:
    BRP Sierra Madre (AL-57)
    BRP Marinduque (LF-36)
    On Board PCG Vessel:
    BRP Bessang Pass (SAR-75)

Executive Officer on Board PCG Vessel:
    BRP Corregidor (AE-891)

Commanding Officer of PCG Capital Ships:
    BRP Corregidor (AE-891) – Buoy and Lighthouse Tender
    BRP EDSA II (SARV-002) – Search and Rescue Vessel 

 

Earlier Assignments with PN and PCG


Pioneer Marine Environment Protection Officer (MEPO) of the National Operations Center for Oil Pollution (NOCOP)
Assistant Commander of Coast Guard Station Zamboanga
Commander of Coast Guard Station Bongao (Tawi-Tawi)
Commander of Coast Guard Station Bacolod (Negros Occidental)
Operations and Staff Intelligence Officer of the First Coast Guard District (now CGD NCR-CL)
Head of the Inventory Control and Systems Engineering Divisions of the Naval Logistics
Command Chief of Budget Branch of the Office of Naval Staff for Comptrollership    

 

Major International Positions Held


Chairman, 4th Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies’ Meeting (HACGAM) – 2008
Chairman, 11th Asia Pacific Heads of Maritime Safety Agencies Forum (APHOMSA) - 2010

 

Major Awards Received


The Order of Lakandula
Four (4) Coast Guard Legion of Honor Awards
Three (3) Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medals
One (1) AFP Outstanding Achievement Medal
Two (2) Coast Guard Outstanding Achievement Medals
Two (2) Coast Guard Gawad sa Kaunlaran Medals
One (1) Coast Guard Bronze Cross Medal
Twenty (20) Military and Coast Guard Merit Medals
Six (6) Military and Coast Guard Commendation Medals
Several Campaign Medals, Plaques, Certificates of Merit/ Appreciation
Letters of Commendations
Ulirang Ama Awardee (2015)


Personal/ Family Profile


Admiral Tamayo was born in Cavite City on April 22, 1955. He is married to the former Miss Anna Marie Parillas, a practicing dentist, and they are blessed with three (3) children namely John Santeo, Jan Marlina, and Joshua William. He is the son of the late LT Teofilo Loyola Tamayo PN(Ret) and the former Marina Gonzales Doria of San Carlos City and Urbiztondo, Pangasinan, respectively. 

 

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On going Enrollment (Until July 31,2019)
For more inquiries please contact us at 871-0639 Loc. 121

Bachelor of Science in NAVAL ARCHITECTURE and MARINE ENGINEERING

Career Oppornities (In-Country and Overseas)

  • Ship owner
  • Ship Designer
  • Ship and leisure craft builder
  • Shipyard manager
  • Offshore designer and builder
  • Educator
  • Marine adjuster and assessor
  • Salvage operator
  • Marine consultant
  • Maritime officer/official

 

Two (2) CAJS Officials visited the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA (UPHSD) Campus yesterday, June 26, 2019, specifically to look into the Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (BS NAME) Program of the University’s College of Maritime Education (CME). They were met by our UPHSD CME officials led by no less than Admiral Wilfredo D Tamayo PCG(Ret), the Senior Executive Vice President for Maritime Affairs, and concurrently, the Executive Director of International Student Affairs (Las Piñas campus), together with Capt Lexington Calumpang, Dean of the CME, ChiefmateDaniloLumbres, Dean of Discipline and Student Affairs, Engr Verna Azucena, Head of BSNAME Department, EngrLanieMorabe, Quality Assurance Manager, Engr Michael Burgos, OIC of Engine Room Simulator, and Capt Felix Bautista and ENS Rodolfo Corilla, Maritime Laboratory coordinators.

The meeting delved on the transition of CAJS Officials from the outgoing MrNagayuki Suzuki, Director- Shipbuilding JETRO Singapore to the Incoming Officer, MrTakashi Shioiri. Likewise, the documents for possible selection and opening of internship for students/ graduates of the BSNAME program at the Japan shipyards were reviewed, to include existing institution’s MOAs with the local shipyards.

After the meeting and short audio-visual presentation on the Facilities, Equipment, and Faculty of CME, the BSNAME laboratories together with the University’s engineering facilities and IT laboratory were shown to the CAJS officials.

The internship at Japan shipyards will be a good opportunity for deployment, training, subsequent employment, and professional development of BSNAME students and/or graduates not only of the UPHSD CME but of aspiring naval architects in the country.

Admiral Tamayo then presented the Certificates of Appreciation and tokens to the Japanese officials.

 

UPHS DALTACME, selected as one of the Top 10 Maritime Schools in the Country; UPHS DALTA and JONELTACMEs are included in the CHED-MARINA List of Accredited Maritime Schools

Both the UPHS DALTA College of Maritime Education (CME) and the UPHSJONELTACME made it to the CHED-MARINA list of accredited maritime schools in the country. This means that both UPHSCMEs can offer both BS Marine Transportation and BS Marine Engineering programs and SY 2019-2020.

The UPHS DALTACME also made it to the Top 10 Maritime Schools in the Country. The selection was based on compliance of schools to the International Convention on STCW, and the prescribed CHED-MARINA standards. The ratings were likewise based on the survey conducted by The Seamanship Philippines on maritime schools and the students.

Both the UPHS DALTACME and UPHSJONELTACME are under the capable leadership of Admiral Wilfredo D. Tamayo PCG(ret),SEVP for Maritime Affairs.

         Engr. Lanie C Morabe                         LT Crispin S Barnuevo PCG(ret)
Quality assurance manager, UPHS                Executive Assistant to SEVPMA

The University of Perpetual Help System Laguna-Maritime Training Center, Inc (UPHSL-MTCI) which is duly accredited by the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) and ISO-Certified by Bureau Veritas,  has further upgraded its capability to offer more training courses to seafarers, maritime students, and aspiring seafarers by offering the following MARINA-approved courses:

  1. Basic Training (BT),
  2. Ship Security Awareness Training and Seafarers with Designated Security Duties (SSAT-SDSD),
  3. Consolidated Marine Pollution 73/78 Annexes I-VI (Conso-MARPOL I-VI),
  4. Advanced Training in Fire Fighting (ATFF),
  5. Medical Emergency First Aid (MEFA), and
  6. Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat other than Fast Rescue Boats (PSCRB)

Situated in a 2-hectare land area along the lakeshore of Laguna De Bay in Cabuyao, Laguna which is around 50 kms from Manila, the UPHSL-MTCI prides itself with its STCW-compliant training facilities and equipment, and well-qualified instructors. Admiral Wilfredo Tamayo PCG(Ret), UPHS Senior Executive Vice President, has advised C/M Nikko James Hosana, the UPHSL-MTCI Training Director, and MsRosejoyMalalad, the Training Manager, to come up with a cost-effective and friendly training package for would-be trainees this coming school year. Admiral Tamayo said the UPHSL-MTCI lives up to its guiding principle that “Perpetual Training is the Key to Competence and Confidence Building”

Admiral added that the quality of UPHS maritime education and training programs provided by the University’s College of Maritime Education in both Las Piñas and Biñan campuses, and the Maritime Training Center enables the University of Perpetual Help System to contribute its humble share in the continuing development of knowledge, skills, and attitude of maritime students and seafarers for deployment as the Philippines continues to be the top supplier of competent and competitive seafarers to the global merchant marine fleet.    

The University of Perpetual Help System (UPHS) through its Colleges of Maritime Education (CME) in both Las Piñas and Biñan Campuses has graduated this School Year 2018-2019 a total of 15 Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (BSNAME) students and 2 NIMASA cadets, and at the same time recognized a total of 189 academic completers under Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation (BSMT) program, and 40 cadets under the Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering (BSMarE) program.

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The Guests of Honor and Speakers during the Graduation, Recognition, and Ringhop Ceremonies of UPHSD CME include Her Excellency Adekunbi Abibat Sonaike-Ayodeji-mni, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the Republic of the Philippines, and Chief Engineer Romeo Luzuriaga, MAEd, President and CEO of Competence Management and Consultancy, Inc. Dr Daisy Moran Tamayo, the Co-Founder of UPHSD and Chair of the Chief Executive Board also graced the occasion.

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On the other hand, Engineer Felix Oca, the President of the Philippine Association of Maritime Institutions (PAMI), and concurrently, the Vice President of Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) was the Guest of Honor and Speaker in Biñan campus. In his welcome remarks, Admiral Wilfredo  Tamayo PCG(Ret), the UPHS Senior Executive Vice President for Maritime Affairs, and concurrently, the Executive Director for International Student Affairs, said the time has come for the UPHS to turn over its graduates and cadets to their benefactors in the shipping and shipbuilding industry. Admiral Tamayo reported that during the last 5 years alone, both Las Piñas and Biñan campuses have produced more than 2,000 combined graduates and academic completers which is the UPHS’ significant contribution to the Philippine Seafaring industry.

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Admiral Tamayo extended his gratitude to Dr/Brig Gen Antonio Laperal Tamayo, Chairman of the Board and CEO of UPHS, and his son, Mr Anthony Jose Moran Tamayo, President of UPHSD for their unwavering support in helping ensure that both CMEs of Las Piñas and Biñan campuses remain compliant to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) for Seafarers, and to the implementing Policies, Standards, and Guidelines under CHED Memo Nos. 67 and 70, series of 2017.

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In general, the Guest Speakers inspired the cadets to immediately pursue or undergo their shipboard training, eventually graduate, and subsequently take the licensure examination to realize their dream to become merchant marine officers. Dr Al Loreto, the UPHSD School Director together with the Deans of UPHSD and UPHSL CME – Captain Lexington Calumpang, C/M Danilo Lumbres, Engr Verna Azucena, and Capt Ruszell Apachecha added color to the said ceremonies.

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In his message, Dr/Brig Gen Tamayo reminded the graduates and academic completers to live up to the Perpetualites’ ideals and guiding principle that “Character Building is Nation Building” and to continue to be proud Perpetualite achievers in their respective areas of deployment.

The following are the list of seaman and maritime schools in the Philippines accredited by CHED and Maria as of 2019. If you dream to become a seaman or seafarer, you must know the accredited training centers and schools before you take your BSMT and BSMarE courses and programs. It is important that the institution is approved by Marina – Maritime industry authority in the country and CHED (commission on higher education). Having completed basic seaman training can make your dreams come true of working in the prestigious shipping companies here and overseas. You can also apply to the navy if you want. BSMT and BSMarE are just one of the keys to level up your marine career job.

Seaman Maritime Schools Philippines 2019

BSMT means bachelor of science in marine transportation while BSMarE is bachelor of science in marine engineering. You can aspire to positions such as merchant marine vessel officer or marine engineer officer and the like.

Benefits of Working as a Seaman or Seafarer:

  • Higher salary and compensation
  • Paid leave
  • The opportunity to travel
  • Stepping stone to higher rank/officer positions

 

If you are wondering how to become one. I recommend you to read our page about how to become a seaman in the Philippines. The page includes the requirements and processing too until getting your seaman’s book. In the meantime, know first where you want to enroll for your maritime job. The following are the list of accredited maritime and seaman schools nationwide. You can have your training and program to the school near you. There are also universities that offer more comprehensive and naval related degree of your interest.

 

Agro-industrial foundation college of the Philippines – Davao City

DMMA college of southern Philippines – Davao City

Regency polytechnic college – Koronadal City

St.Joseph institute of technology – Mantilla Blvd., Butuan City

Asian institute of maritime studies – Pasay City

FEATI university – Sta. Cruz, Manila

NAMEI polytechnic institute – Mandaluyong City

Our lady of Fatima university – Valenzuela City

Philippines merchant marine school – Las Pinas City

Technological institute of the Philippines – Quezon City

University of perpetual help system dalta – Las Pinas City

Westbay college – Muntinlupa City

 

Seam maritime schools for BS marine transportation BSMT

The following maritime higher education institutions (MHEI) are eligible to accept applicants who want to take up BS marine transportation course.

Lyceum northwestern university – Dagupan City

Northwestern university – Laoag City

Philippine College of Science and Technology – Calasiao, Pangasinan

Pangasinan Merchant Marine Academy – Perez Blvd. Dagupan City

Isabela College of Arts and Technology – Cauayan City, Isabela

University of Cagayan valley – Tuguegarao City, Cagayan

Baliwag Maritime Academy – San Rafael, Bulacan

Central Luzon College of Science and Technology – San Fernando, Pampanga

Central Luzon College of Science and Technology – Upper Kalaklan, Olongapo City

Dr. Yanga’s College, Inc. – Bocaue, Bulacan

Maritime Academy of Asia and Pacific – Mariveles, Bataan

Midway Maritime Foundation Inc. – Cabanatuan city

Philippines Merchant Marine Academy – San Narciso, Zambales

Inter-Global College Foundation, Inc. – Lucena City

Lyceum of the Philippines University – Batangas Campus – Batangas City

Malayan Colleges – Laguna – Cabuyao, Laguna

Manue S. Enverga University Foundation – Lucena City

NYK-TDG Maritime Academy – Canlubang, Laguna

University of Perpetual Help System Jonelta – Binan, Laguna

Education Systems Technological Institute – Boac, Mariduque

Palawan Polytechnic, Inc. College – Puerto Prinsesa, Palawan

Bicol Merchant Marine College, Inc. – Piot, Sorsogon City

Mariners’ Polytechnic Colleges Foundation of Canaman – Canaman, Camarines, Sur

Mariners’ Polytechnic Colleges Foundation of Legaspi City (Albay) Inc. – Legaspi City

University of Northestern Philippines – Iriga City, Camarines Sur

University of Saint Anthony – San Miguel Iriga City

OFFICE OF THE COMMANDANT
HEADQUARTERS PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD
139 25TH STREET, PORT AREA
MANILA

This year, the Philippine coast guard celebrates its 108 years of dedicated service to our nation. On this note, let me extend my heartfelt felicitations to the officers, mend and women of the PCG for hurdling another year of public service as our country’s maritime guardians. The presence of an efficient, safe, secure and environmentally-responsible maritime transport is undoubtedly one of the major pillars of our national development.

Through effective law enforcement and enhanced security coverage along the country’s ports, harbors and maritime tourist destinations, we make sure that terrorism and other forms of illegal activities have no place in our seas and shores. Our effective coordination and interoperability with the other armed services and agencies of the government ensures that unlawful groups are provided neither haven nor refuge. We owe our modest success to our increasing capacity for synergy, cooperation, partnership and preparedness.

Armed with the wisdom and lessons of the past we look forward to strengthen our institutional capacities, operational competencies and international linkage as we face the challenges of the present and the future. With constant guidance from above and your unwavering support, together let us steer the coast guard to another year of dedicated and professional service.

Happy anniversary to us all. Mabuhay po tayong lahat!

WILFREDO D TAMAYO
ADMIRAL             PCG