MARINA Administrator Rey Leonardo Guerrero poses a photo opportunity with EU Ambassadors namely: Norwegian Ambassador H.E. Erik Førner, Danish Ambassador H.E. Jan Top Christensen, German Ambassador H.E. Gordon Kricke, and Dutch Ambassador H.E. Marion Derckx after MARINA made a briefing on the actions taken by the Philippines on the audit findings by the European Maritime Safety Audit (EMSA) on the country maritime education, training and certification system. Administrator Guerrero is accompanied by OIC-Executive Director of the MARINA-STCW Office and OIC-Deputy Administrator for Planning Vice Admiral Narciso Vingson Jr., yesterday, 17 September 2018, in Manila, Philippines. IMO Ambassador Carlos C Salinas was also present at this briefing.
Planning and Policy Service (PPS)
Acts as the central planning and policy making unit of the Agency;
Formulates and implements an integrated, practicable, coordinated and gender-sensitive Maritime Industry Development Plan (MIDP) taking into consideration developments and challenges in the national, regional and global maritime industry environment;
Develops and carries out a system for measuring and assessing the progress of implementation of the MIDP and its impact on the maritime industry;
Serves as the central project management Unit of the Authority;
Formulates, adopts and implements a standard performance management system for evaluating and reviewing Office and Organizational performance;
Formulates, updates and recommends policies, rules and regulations of the Authority and undertakes periodic review and assessment of the effectiveness of policies and submits appropriate recommendations thereof;
Conducts researches and studies relevant to plan formulation and updating; policy development, review and revision; and project development and evaluation;
Prepares a coordinated position on issues that pertain to proposed, new and existing maritime industry rules and regulations;
Analyzes submitted reports relating to the attendance/participation of MARINA officials/staff in international conferences/meetings/negotiations and recommends appropriate program/project, policy or management action thereon;
Facilitates dialogue and promotes improved collaboration and cooperation with relevant stakeholders, both from private and government sectors through: public consultation and stakeholder’s meetings.
Represents the Authority in various meetings and conferences or similar engagements, locally or internationally, as may be assigned by higher authorities;
Responds or prepares replies to inquiries relating to the Authority’s plans, programs, projects, policies, rules and regulations; and,
Performs other functions as may be assigned by competent authorities.