MARINA Press Release
21 September 2018

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) will host a maritime safety forum in Manila on September 25, 2018 at Midas Hotel in Pasay City.

The forum, which banners the theme, “Kaligtasan at kaunlaran ng paglalayag tungo sa isang bansang matatag” coincides with the nation’s observance of the Maritime and Archipelagic National Awareness Month (MaNa Mo) and National Maritime Week this September.

The discussions in the maritime industry forum will highlight the status quo of maritime safety in the Philippines and the government’s efforts to promote safety and security of life and property at sea. Notable speakers were invited to talk on important topics.

MARINA OIC-Deputy Administrator for Planning and OIC-Executive Director for STCW Office Vice Admiral Narciso Vingson Jr. will explain the corrective measures being undertaken by the Philippines to ensure its compliance with the findings of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) on the implementation of maritime education, training and certification systems in the Philippines.

ANGKLA Partylist Representative Jesulito Manalo will talk about the government’s legislative agenda on maritime safety while International Maritime Organization (IMO) Maritime Ambassador Carlos Salinas will discuss his maritime safety advocacies for the Philippines.

Magsaysay Maritime Corporation President and CEO Doris Magsaysay Ho will tackle the blue economy or the sustainable use of maritime resources for economic development while conserving marine life.

During the forum, MARINA will also launch its nationwide slogan, logo and video competitions for the agency’s 45th anniversary celebration on June 2019.

The forum in Manila is expected to be participated in by approximately 250 representatives from different government agencies and maritime associations across the country.

Meanwhile, a maritime industry forum for Mindanao will be held at SM Lanang in Davao City on September 29, 2018, which will feature the maritime industry development in Mindanao.