Retired Philippine Navy Vice Admiral Eduardo Ma.R.Santos, president of the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) highly-extolled the credible performances of some 800 Bataeños who are graduates of the leading maritime school in Asia in their global shipping careers and exceptional lifestyle achievements, adding the noteworthy accomplishments of the Bataan Alumni who have earned top recognition in the international cargo and luxury cruise shipping business for their excellent proficiency and competency in all aspects of oceanic mission.
Speaking before some 1,000 students, faculty members and staff of University of Nueva Caceres (UNC) on their 6th year Foundation Day on Monday (March 9) , Admiral Santos revealed that out of the 4,000 graduates of MAAP since its establishment here eleven (11) years ago, more than 15% of the graduates are Bataeños, most of whom are residents of Limay and Mariveles.
The world-class triumphs of Filipino seafarers in maritime services have resulted to more shipping owners hiring Filipino crews and officers and entrusted with substantial prospects in the international maritime industry.
MAAP, through a memorandum of agreement is providing basic nautical courses with collegiate schools in the province to expose the Bataan youth with inclination to maritime jobs
Founded by Capt. Gregorio S. Oca, chairman of the Associated Marine Officers and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP), the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) was established on January 14,1998 in an 18 –hectare land and later on expanded to a 103 hectares at Kamaya Point in the
coastal village of Alas-Asin, Mariveles.
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