Leaders of the Magsaysay People Resources Group paid a courtesy call to the newly appointed Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) Administrator, Sonia Malaluan, to express their support for the agency’s 10-point agenda on January 16 at the MARINA Central Office in Port Area, Manila.
Magsaysay Group President and CEO Doris Magsaysay Ho offered recommendations on the improvement of shipbuilding and ship repair (SBSR) and the Philippine ship registry that are included in the Maritime Industry Development Plan (MIDP) 2028. MARINA Administrator Malaluan, on the other hand, discussed shortening the online process of Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW) for Seafarers certificates using MISMO, the agency’s online assistance. Another matter that was covered was the digitalization and certification of core processes of all MARINA Service Units under ISO 9001:2015 or the Standards for Quality Management System by the end of 2024.
MARINA and MAGSAYSAY shook hands in collaborating to promote seafaring, manning, domestic shipping, shipbuilding and ship repair, and marine environment protection, particularly decarbonization, as part of the MIDP 2028.
The visit also served as an opportunity to introduce the new president of Magsaysay Learning Resources. As part of its continuous efforts to advocate world-class sea-based workers, MAGSAYSAY offers MARINA-accredited programs that cater to the career development of Filipino seafarers.