Dir. Jose Venancio A. Vero, Jr.


In Photo: Jose Venancio A. Vero, Jr.

Jose Venancio A. Vero, Jr.
Maritime Regional Office VI (Iloilo City)

Mr. Vero is currently the Regional Director MARINA Regional Office VI (MRO VI) based in Iloilo City. MARINA Regional Offices (MROs) implements policies, rules and regulations in their area of jurisdiction.

He started his career in MARINA in March 1989 as a Shipbuilding Officer II in Cebu Maritime Regional Office (now MRO VII). In April 1996 he was appointed as Director. Prior to his assignment in MRO VI he served as Director of Tacloban Maritime Regional Office (now MRO VIII) from March 1996 to April 2009; Maritime Safety Office (now Maritime Safety Service) in MARINA Central Office from May 2009 to September 2013; MRO V based in Legaspi City from October 2013 to January 2014; MRO XII based in General Santos City from February 2014 to April 2017; MRO VII from May 2017 to August 2018, and MSS from September 2018 to July 2019.

Together with the Philippine IMO Permanent Representative and representative from Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources he attended the International Conference on the Safety of Fishing Vessels held in Cape Town, South Africa in October 2012 where the draft Agreement for the Implementation of the Torremolinos Protocol of 1993 relating to the 1977 Torremolinos International Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels was considered and approved. The agreement is now popularly known as the CAPE TOWN AGREEMENT OF 2012.

A Naval Architect by profession he is a Career Executive Service Officer V. He took his Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering degree at Cebu Central Colleges (now University of Cebu) from 1976 to 1982. He passed the Licensure Examination for Naval Architect and Marine Engineer in 1984 and ranked number 5. He is also a graduate of Bachelor of Laws at Leyte Colleges, Tacloban City in 2003. He also obtained a Diploma in Professional Shipping Course from Norwegian Shipping Academy, Oslo, Norway from August 1998 to March 1999.