MARINA SCDD at SM City Manila


ANGKLA Party-List Rep. Jesulito A. Manalo (4th from left) and Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) Administrator Dr. Maximo Q. Mejia Jr. (left) lead in conducting an on-the-spot ocular inspection of actual processing of Seaman’s Identification Record Book (SIRB) and Domestic Certificate of Competency (D-COC) during the launch and formal opening of MARINA SIRB and D-COC Processing Center at the 5th floor of SM City Manila, Arroceros St. cor. San Marcelino and Concepcion Sts., Ermita, Manila on Jan. 12, 2015. Shown with Manalo and Mejia are MARINA deputy administrators Atty. Gloria J. Victoria-Bañas (2nd from left, Deputy Administrator for Operations) and Atty. Nicasio Conti (8th from left, Deputy Administrator for Planning), STCW Office Executive Director Dr. Atty. Capt. Alvin A. Tormon and Deputy Executive Director, Atty. Jabeth Sena Jepath A. Dacanay, concurrent MARINA Chief of Staff. Joining the launching rites were Maritime Industry leaders Commodore Elizabeth O. Salabas, Naval Architect Engr. Samuel Lim, Capt. Gaudencio Morales, together with SM Senior VP-operations Steven Tan, and VP-operations, Liza B. Silerio, who represented Ms. Annie S. Garcia, president of SM Shopping Center Management Corporation. A seaman’s book could now be issued in an hour or less, from the time the application is approved and payment is made, unlike during the past years, that took days or even weeks. The new system has also eliminated fixing and other forms of graft and corruption that has marred the name of MARINA for many years.






The Maritime Industry Authority is an attached agency of the Department of Transportation and Communications tasked to accelerate the integrated development of the maritime industry in the country. It has been implementing reforms and programs to transform the country’s domestic shipping industry to global competitiveness and the MARINA into a premiere maritime administration in Southeast Asia. For more information, visit


PRESS RELEASE No. 2015-004
12 January 2015



Atty. Jabeth A. Dacanay
Chief of Staff, Office of the Administrator

Telephone No.: 523-9078
Email: oadm@[email protected]

Posted on February 23, 2015


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