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LIF held a blessing of its new laboratories for its Cookery NC II and Housekeeping NC II last February 1, 2019.  It’s ribbon-cutting was led by no less than LIF President Rosalinda Rosales-Deleste, who also celebrated her birthday in advance on the same day.

The new laboratories will finally be used this coming first semester of SY 2019 – 2020, or even earlier depending on the number of walk-ins who would enroll in any of the two new short-term courses.

The opening of the  new Tesda courses was intended to give added skills for the Maritime high school students  and all BSMT students, which they can use even if they are no longer with LIF since all graduates will be given e a certification from TESDA.  This is also a chance for interested LIF employees who wish to enroll and learn new skills as an added qualification.

LIF Tesda Head, Mr. Erwin J.  Secosana also said that the new offering will be open to a scholarship program, and encouraged those interested  to register at the TESDA head office ahead of time since they are expecting many applicants for the opening of classes in June.

With the blessing of the laboratories, LIF will now have a total of 4 TESDA short-term courses this coming June 2019.  The other short-term courses of LIF are:

  1. Visual Graphics Design NC III
  2. Computer Hardware Servicing NC II



The College of Maritime Education Invited last February 7, 2019  DC Josephus Nikolai Ardiente to share his experiences to the BSMT students during his training at the NS United Marine Philippines, Inc.

His  sharing was intended to encourage maritime students to study hard and  to understand the trainings that NS United Marine Philippines and other International Shipping Companies  provide to our students. Likewise, by giving them an idea about the various aspects of work, they will be able to  respond properly and positively when confronted with difficult situations.

During his sharing, DC Ardiente  also talked about the skills he learned on the job and the impact it had on his career plans.  A good internship experience will give the BSMT students a competitive advantage over all the candidates when the time comes for them to apply for the same position. In addition, the sharing gave them possible career options  to choose after getting the degree. Employers understand that graduates who do not have any practical experience may lack the skills required to excel on the first day of their employment.

According to Capt. Joselito R. Garcia, this  type of learning activity is the first of its kind here in LIF and hopes to have more of this in the coming months.




The College of Maritime Education once again sent its selected 3rd Year Maritime Students to Capitol University to take the MSAP on Feb. 15, 2019 to be held at the CU Gym.

The MSAP (or Maritime School Assessment Program) is a nationwide standard academic assessment test for regular third year students taking up Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation (BSMT). The program is wholly supported by the International Mariners Management Association of Japan (IMMAJ) in Tokyo, Japan and is implemented by the Manila-based Philippine-Japan Manning Consultative Council, Inc. (PJMCCC).

The benefits of those who will pass the MSAP are as follows:

a. Three (3) months accredited shipboard training onboard the T/S Kapitan Felix Oca with a month stipend of USD60.00 for 120 MSAP passers who are accepted to the IMMAJ-PJMCC Cadetship Training Program (CTP).

b. Nine (9) months fully subsidized shipboard training on board a Japanese vessel with a monthly stipend of USD235.00 for those who are qualified in item 2 above.

c. Additionally, manning companies, who are the end-users of the graduates from maritime schools, have committed to give preference to MSAP qualifiers when recruiting additional cadets for their ship owner principals.

Among those selected were:

  1. DC Jems Jimenez
  2. DC Stephen Inutz Inutan
  3. DC Mazamichi Laure Boroy Sato Jr.
  4. DC Kevin Nodillic
  5. DC Jireh Manzo
  6. DC Michael Jason A. Beringuel
  7. DC Aeron Manloloyo
  8. DC Kim Santillan
  9. DC Jeff J R. Oclarit
  10. DC Junz Dumaguit
  11. Alexander Troy Cortes
  12. DC Mark Joey Montejo




LIF did it again!  A total of 20 scholars of  TECHNICAL DRAFTING NCII and 8 scholars of VISUAL GRAPHIC DESIGN NCIII  passed the national assessment test last December 15,16,17 2018 and February 9,10,11 2019 respectively.

LIF Tesda Head Mr. Erwin J. Secosana said that the scholars underwent a series of tests Visual Graphics to check their competence in preparing computer aided drawing, structural layout details, electrical and electronic layout and details among others.

For Visual Graphics, the scholars were also tested on their competence on developing graphic designs for a print media, electronic media, product packaging and booth and product/window display.

The list of passers are the following:


  1. Ali, Salah D.
  2. Alug , Mohammad I.
  3. Arimao, Jamaloding P.
  4. Calala, Jonainah M.
  5. Caser, Hasanor D.
  6. Diar, Nasiba A.
  7. Guro, Sittie Hafsa P.
  8. Guro, Kalikozaman A.
  9. Hadji Asim, Sittierahma N.
  10. Imam, Amerah A.
  11. Macato-on, Alcazar A.
  12. Mamongcara, Macaangcos M.
  13. Musa, Johaiver M.
  14. Naik, Caironesah A.
  15. Naik, Faisa M.
  16. Naik, Raisa M.
  17. Panggaga, Mubarak M.
  18. Saidona, Sittie Aizah C.
  19. Taup, Aniee M.
  20. Umpar, Khairoding P.


  1. Agad, Lea May L.
  2. Cañete, Judy Ann T.
  3. Carpentero, Charizza Mae C.
  4. Fin, Angeline T.
  5. Gamboa, Dave Gil Q.
  6. Guirre, Luzelle D.
  7. Lontayao, Lorienne D.




Capt. Ariel Ranoco alumnus of Lyceum of Iligan Foundation – College of Maritime Education recently  donated two boxes of Maritime Books from Ship Library where he is presently Chief Officer in one of Arctic Shipping Corp. vessels.

It may be recalled that Capt. Ranoco came back to LIF in 2017 to enroll in a review class on Management Level for Master Mariner under the now defunct Celestial Review Center headed by Capt. Federico H. Gloria.    He was also instrumental in introducing LIF to the Arctic Shipping Company of some our BSMT graduates.

Among the books he donated were:

  1. How To Keep Your Admiralty Products Up-T-Date
  2. Admiralty Tide Tables Vol 3,4,5,6
  3. List of Lights and Fog Signals Vol. 8 KM
  4. STWC Including 2010 Manila Ammendments
  5. Seafarers Handbook for Australian Waters
  6. Ships Routing (IMO)