There are dozens of maritime schools in the Philippines. What makes PNTC Colleges stand out?

As one of the prime choices for maritime schools in the Philippines, PNTC Colleges, Inc. (PNTC) offers the following advantages to its maritime students: 1) complete facilities and equipment, 2) its own maritime training center, 3) a structured on-board training program for fourth year cadets, and 4) its own training vessel.

The PNTC Advantage: PNTC Colleges is a maritime school with complete facilities and equipment, its own maritime training center, a structured onboard training program, and a dedicated training vessel.

Our goal at PNTC Colleges is to shape our students into competent maritime professionals who can take on the challenges of a competitive global environment. We strive to provide our students with complete and up-to-date facilities that meet the standards of local and international regulatory bodies for maritime schools.

Our amenities in Manila and Cavite grant our students access to the following facilities and equipment:

  • Two (2) Full-Mission Engine and Deck Simulators both with mini bridges
  • Machine Shop Laboratory with Power Tools
  • Fire house and LPG Fire fighting area
  • Fast Rescue, Enclosed Life boats, and a boat deck
  • Engine Laboratory
  • Electrical Laboratory
  • Seaman Laboratory
  • Computer Laboratory
  • Physics and Chemistry Laboratories
  • Radio Communications Laboratory
  • 2 Swimming Pools(15m x 30m x 4 to 12 ft.and 25m x 15m x 12ft.)
  • Fully air-conditioned Library with free WIFI and discussion rooms
  • Cafeteria
  • Sports Gym

See our facilities here.

Through our very own Maritime Training and Assessment Center, our students undergo the following training courses pursuant to the 1978 Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping Convention (STCW) during the Merchant Marine Regimental Program (MMRP) in preparation for onboard training:

  • 1 Section A-VI/1-1 Personal Survival Techniques
  • 2 Section A-VI/1-2 Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
  • 3 Section A-VI/1-3 Elementary First Aid
  • 4 Section A-VI/1-4 Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
  • 8 Section A-VI/6-1 Competence in Security Awareness
  • 9 Section A-VI/6-2 Minimum standard of competence for seafarers with
    designated security duties


The MMRP is a unique system in maritime schools designed to impart discipline and academic preparedness in maritime students. During this program, third year students are housed at the Tanza Training Facility where they undergo Leadership Training, Team Building, Character and Personality Development, Physical Fitness, Seafarer’s Life Familiarization, Academic Enhancement and Review, and Bridge and Engine Room Simulator training courses.

The MMRP instills the importance of the officer’s chain of command, courtesy, protocol, etiquette and loyalty to the company through proper training and communication; it internalizes discipline as the foundation of leadership; it generates individual output on cadetship experience focusing on moral values, confidence and skills enhancement towards greater employability.

MMRP equips students with determination, preparedness, and enthusiasm towards fulfilling their goals of becoming competitive on-board cadets and future world-class marine officers.  This strong foundation-building for the students is part of PNTC Colleges’ thrusts as a maritime school in helping and guiding our youth on their journey to success.


PNTC Colleges’ Structured Onboard Training Program (SOTP) aims to open a wealth of opportunities for maritime students by developing their leadership skills and technical competencies in a systematic manner. Having a dedicated training vessel allows our students to serve onboard a passenger vessel under such program, and ensures that they fulfill the required length of seagoing service for graduation without delay.

Vessel Specifications

Name of Ship MV Aman Sinaya
Type of Ship Passenger
Trading Area Coastwise
Homeport Batangas
Builder A/S Trondheim Mek Verksred
Place Built Norway
Gross Tonnage 2075
Net Tonnage 968
Length Overall (Meters) 72.48m
Breath 11.50m
Depth 4.50m
Hull Material Steel
No. of Engine 2
Engine Make Niigata
Horsepower (kw) 950.78
No of Cylinder 6
Cycle 4

Behind the Name: Who is Aman Sinaya?

Long ago, before Malakas and Maganda appeared as the first humans, only the gods Bathala, Aman Sinaya, and Amihan existed. Fueled by rivalry, Aman Sinaya, the Goddess of the Sea, and Bathala, the God of the Sky, commanded their respective elements against each other in numerous battles for supremacy.

During another one of their duels, Aman Sinaya called forth her storms to wreak havoc in the skies. Bathala, in retaliation, hurled boulders at the seas. Caught between the two raging forces, Amihan the North Wind resolved to end their quarrels by bringing the skies and the seas together. Amihan transformed into a bird, and flew until the two gods’ domains were drawn close enough to meet.

Thanks for Amihan’s intervention, Bathala and Aman Sinaya finally made peace, and the boulders now known as the Philippine islands became an unwitting memorial of their final battle.

When humanity came to be, fisherfolk invoked her for protection during voyages, and offered her their first catch in reverence. Today, we see remnants of this belief in the Filipino word pasinaya (meaning “debut” or “inauguration”) that evolved from pa-Sinaya (“for Sinaya”).


We are among the list of Philippine maritime schools accredited by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) and the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) and authorized to offer BS Marine Transportation and BS Marine Engineering.

Our Quality Management System is compliant with the quality standards of ISO 9001:2015 and certified by TÜV SÜD Philippines.