The New Landscape

January 2016

VMA inks MOA in ceremony with Japan-based foundation

The Visayan Maritime Global College together with the City Government of Bago signed a Memorandum of Agreement yesterday with Asunaro Foundation for the construction of a 125-square- meter playground inside the Bantayan Park, a public place developed by the city for its tourism promotion.
 
Atty. John Orola, Jr., the college president, Mayor Ramon Torres, and architect Yuusuke Karasawa signed the said MOA followed with the groundbreaking ceremony and laying of capsule for the Bantayan Park Center ( BPC) the newest tourist destination for local tourists in Negros Island. City officials led by Vice Mayor Nicholas Yulo, and the various sectors witnessed the ceremony.
 
A resident of Tokyo, architect Karasawa designed the entire P 2-million worth playground facility which the foundation and the Tokyo University of Science & Saga University have donated.
 
For its part, the VMA has recommended Bago as the ideal site for the project thus will exercise its Corporate Social Responsibility and in promoting BPC as tourist destination for Bago City. The city is tagged as the ‘Home of Historical and Natural Treasures’.
 
The park’s innovation will result to influx of the tourists as it will spark economic growth and boosts the tourism potentials of the city and for Negros Island, said Orola who himself formerly was Tourism Attache of the Philippines to Japan. With its Bantayan gift, the area is also potential to host the River Safari as another sports tourist attraction which is also attractive for port development to pump prime local maritime industry, said Orola.
 
The project will be the city’s newest attraction and pride for the Bagoenos, Torres said.
 
Meanwhile, Asunaro’s president Sadayuki Yoshida is slated to grace a groundbreaking rites as another project of the foundation which is the Day Care Center Project in Barangay Punta-taytay, Bacolod City which the VMA also had facilitated. *

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VMA: A pillar for NIR Maritime Industry

One of four seafarers is a Filipino which the VMA Global College is one big contributor to the Philippine’s maritime industry, thus it is indeed the college has become a pillar for nation building especially in Negros Island Region. This, as stated by Angkla Partylist Rep. Jesulito A. Manalo during an inauguration of the newly-renovated Barangay Hall of Punta-taytay, on January 8, which was attended by the city officials led by Rep. Evelio Leonardia of the Lone District of Bacolod.
 
VMA has pioneered in providing maritime education in the island that already for four decades its graduates have brought back a lot of dollar remittances, obviously has contributed in the economic growth of Bacolod and Negros.
The college will be beneficiary of the ‘Maritime Code’ which Manalo authored in Congress that became into law dubbed the Manalo Law, the first ever maritime law of the Philippines.
 
Manalo was in the city also for the inauguration of the Barangay Sum-ag Government Center which he donated P3 million from his congressional fund. For the NIR, the province will house the first ever Maritime Industry Authority Regional Office to be built in a year’s time at the Pana-ad Park and Stadium, in Barangay Mansilingan at P60-million peso budget which Manalo also donated.
VMA Global College will be the private agency to partner with MARINA because of its strong and credible track record in the maritime education and industry, Manalo said.*

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TESDA Vocational Technical Courses

VMA NOW OFFERS PREPARATORY AND ELEMENTARY EDUCATION.

VMA Global College's K12 basic education has been given a go by the Department of Education.
Thus, VMAGC is now ready to accept, preparatory and elementary pupils as a complement to its high school program which includes senior high.
Families living in southern part of Bacolod City, especially those in barangays Sum-ag, Pahanocoy and Tangub, will have another reputable private school to send their children for their K12 basic education.
VMAGC also offers a wide array of TESDA vocational-technical courses, many of which are bridges to the college's professional education offerings in marine education, marine engineering, tourism, hotel & restaurant management, information technology, and Financial Management
VMA Training Centers also offers safety on life at sea trainings.*

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