Magsaysay People Resources Corporation (MPRC) has been awarded the 2019 SMART4SEA Training Award.

Sponsored by Orpheus Marine Transport Corporation, the award recognized MPRC’s training investments last year and highlighted the inauguration of MOL Magsaysay Maritime Academy (MMMA). MMMA aims at providing students with real-life working environment and knowledge meeting the demands of the changing maritime industry. Through MMMA, maritime industry’s future can be secured with sufficient supply of properly trained officers to keep up with the ever-expanding global fleet and with the continued advancements in on board technology.

MPRC President Marlon Roño said, “For over 30 years, MPRC programs and services have focused on the globalized labor of the maritime industry allowing seafarers to re-skill, take on quality jobs, and enhance their employability as trade becomes more globally integrated and complex. In 2017-2018, MPRC invested USD 53M in programs, facilities, and technology for the use of its People to serve the global maritime industry. These investments have contributed to increase in profitability number of manned ships and seafarer employment. The company's training arms include Magsaysay Learning Resources, Inc. (MLRI), Magsaysay Institute of Shipping (MIS), MOL Magsaysay Maritime Academy (MMMA) and Magsaysay Center for Hospitality and Culinary Arts (MIHCA).”

The award was received by MPRC President Marlon Roño during a prestigious ceremony held last January 29 at the Yacht Club of Greece, Piraeus.