Photos from Embassy of Japan in the Philippines 在フィリピン日本国大使館
(In photo from left, Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines KOSHIKAWA Kazuhiko awarded VADM Eduardo Ma R. Santos, President of Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific for his contribution in strengthening Japan-Philippines economy in the meantime industry.)
Citing his contribution to the maritime industry, Japan Foreign Minister gave commendation to Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific President
VADM Eduardo Ma R. Santos on November 10.
No less than Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines KOSHIKAWA Kazuhiko who graced the ceremony held at his residence to celebrate the awarding of the Foreign Minister’s Commendation to Vice-Admiral Eduardo Ma R. Santos for his contribution to Japan-Philippines economic relations, especially to the maritime industry.
(Photo shows, Vice-Admiral Eduardo Ma R. Santos, President of Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific thanking Japan government for recognizing his contribution to Japan-Philippines maritime cooperation.)
More than 30,000 Filipino seafarers work in Japanese overseas merchant fleets, making up 70% of all workers on these ships. During the ceremony, Ambassador Koshikawa expressed appreciation for VAdm Santos’ role in educating seafarers and said that the commendation is in recognition of his significant contribution not only to Japan’s maritime industry but also to Japan’s economic activities as a whole.
(In photo, seated from left, Ambassador KOSHIKAWA Kazuhiko, Vice Admiral Eduardo Ma R. Santos, President of Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific, and Madam Yuko Koshikawa.)
VAdm Santos has worked for MAAP for more than 20 years and educated more than two thousand Filipino seafarers who work in Japan’s merchant vessels under his watch. In 2008, he made possible the construction of a new school building of the Academy in cooperation with the Japan Seafarers’ Union (JSU) and the International Mariners Management Association of Japan (IMMAJ).