Thursday, September 15, 2011
DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Sept. 15, 2011) – The Regional Ports Management Authority of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao have finished a three-day training program in Davao City in the southern Philippines, officials said Thursday.
Officials said the training was organized by the Regional Ports Management Authority headed by Al-Habson Antao, its general manager, in partnership with the Philippine Ports Authority Training Center and assistance from the Japan International Cooperation Agency whose consultant, Kazuo Sudo, provided valuable support to the activity.
The course, held from September 12-14, dwelt on Integrated Port Operation aimed at enhancing the knowledge, expertise and skills of port officials and cargo handlers on the different spectra of port management and its operations.
Dr. Madelyn Abada, PPA Training Center director, herself and five other trainers, provided the trainees with courses that will further enhance their skills and knowledge in various port operations. Those who attended the training were mostly port managers and personnel of the Ports of Jolo, Bongao, Polloc, Sitangkai, Siasi, Mapun and Lamitan .
Officials said it was the first training since 1998 when the port governance was devolved to the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao that the Regional Ports Management Authority held in partnership with the national government that paved the road to continuous and sustained human capacity building programs.