The dean of JBLFMU-Molo Maritime Engineering Department, 2/E Miguel Gayo, together with Dr. Geneva M. Eler, subject area head of JBLFMU-Arevalo, and Dr. Araceli Doromal, faculty of JBLCF-Bacolod, presented their papers at the 8th International Navigational Symposium on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation in Gydnia, Poland on June 17-19, 2009.
Dean Gayo presented three papers which included: "Correlation Between Academic Performance in Auxiliary Machinery 2 and Navigational Trip Among Marine Engineering Students at a Maritime University," "Problem Behaviors Among Children of Filipino Seafarers in Iloilo City, Philippines," and "Stakeholder Satisfaction: An Evaluation of Marine Engineering Cadets' Performance at a Maritime University in the Philippines."
Dr. Eler presented four papers entitled as follows: "The Role of the Maritime Institutions in the Shortage of Officers," "Officers' Shortage: Viewpoints from Stakeholders," "A Noble Profession Called Seafaring: The Making of an Officer," and "A Study on the Poaching of Officers in the Philippines."
Dr. Doromal presented a paper entitled "Standard for Quality Assurance: The Case of a Philippine Maritime College."
Participants in the symposium were scientists and professionals representing 37 countries who shared their knowledge, experience and findings from their researches concerning navigation, safety of navigation and sea transportation. They also discussed the best possible ways of preparing staff at sea and in shipping companies and ports, as well as strengthening maritime administrators, to meet the demands of enhanced security, hign standards of safety, environmental protection and efficiency.
The symposium was organized by the faculty of Navigation of the Gydnia Maritime University and the Nautical Institute in Poland.
Dr. Alberto J. Trinidad, research coordinators Dr. Melchor M. Magramo, Dr. Ronaldo A. Alimen, Dr. Brenda Tumala, and subject area head and researcher Dr. Geneva Eler.