Meet our Faculty

Our Training Academy Faculty

 

JAMES CUEVAS

Head of Engine

Graduated at Philippine Merchant Marine Academy Batch 1990. James is Chief Engineer in profession onboard tanker vessel for 7 years. He joined OSM in October 2012 as Head of Engine Department. He also assumed the position of Cadet Manager in 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PONCIANO ALA 

Consultant, Offshore and Soft Skills

Joined OSM in 1993 as 3rd Officer in Chem. Tanker until 1999 as C/Off. Trained in Kongsberg Norway for Dynamic Positioning to pioneer the first DP Training Center in Asia in Feb 2001.Currently, he’s one of the consultants for Offshore and Soft skills courses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARKUS GFELLER 

Catering Manager / OSERV

Swiss born Executive Chef, Educator and Restaurateur who has settled in the Philippines and made his mark in the local Hospitality Industry. Worked in numerous food service & catering establishments in Switzerland, USA and the Philippines. Has extensive experience in hospitality & catering management, business development and logistics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRANCISCO LADDARAN

Training Officer - Electrical

Francis is a graduate of Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at NEUST - Cabanatuan. A License Electrical Engineer, Certified Instrumentation and Control Engineer, Certified Instrument and Control Technician, Certified Fiber Optic Technician. He also have a unit in Professional Education at PUP-Bataan. He used to work as Lab Head and Part Time Instructor for Mathematics and Electro-tech subjects at MAAP – Bataan prior to joining OSM.

 

 

 

 

MA. CAROLINA LAYUG 

Training Officer - Soft Skills

A native of Quezon Province ---where she grew up and studied. She started her teaching career in 2011. She joined OSM in 2013 where she handles the behavioral competence of seafarers. Best learning principle she always imparts to her students, “never stop learning because life never stops teaching…”

 

 

 

 

 

JAYSON PAPA 

Head of Navigation

A seasoned Master Mariner onboard Oil-Tanker Vessel, with a vast experience as a Maritime Trainor, and internal auditor onboard and ashore. He also worked in a renowned shipping company as Safety Superintendent and Training Superintendent. Captain Jayson graduated from Philippine Merchant Marine Academy with a bachelor’s degree in Marine Transportation and completed his Graduate studies Masters in Maritime Education major in Administration and Supervision in JBLMF.

 

 

 

 

DARWIN CLAVIO 

Training Officer - F & B

Started his career in the hospitality industry back in 1993 with service and restaurant management stints in some of Manila’s finest Hotels. Joined Silversea 6-star luxury ships for almost 20 years in various service capacities including head Sommelier. Spent seafaring vacations as hospitality instructor and has joined OSM as a full time trainer to share his passion in service. Holds an Instructor certification for F&B services.

  

 

 

 

MARIA DONNA AQUINO

Training Officer - Catering Administrator

Graduated from University of the Philippines with a bachelor’s degree in Food Technology. Experience as a Quality Assurance Head with a major supermarket chain where she established Food Safety and Quality Assurance Systems. Gained exposure to shipping with Aboitiz Superferry in their Research and Development and Audit departments. Donna is a certified ServSafe & HACCP Instructor as recognized by the USA National Restaurant Association. Holds Assessor & Trainer certifications for Food safety, Ship’s Catering and F&B services.

 
 

 

 

MARY GRACE ODERO

Training Officer - Galley

Grew up in Mindanao, Philippines where her family owns restaurant and bakery businesses. Started her shipping career with Maersk line in 2006 where she achieved the a top 5 Outstanding Cadet recognition award. Before joining OSM, Grace has gained deep industry knowledge and accolades with a reputable 7 year career as a chief cook in offshore with Maersk and Solstad. Licensed Assessor and Trainer in Ship’s Catering Services NC I and NC III.

 

 

 

 

JULIUS DIZON

Training Officer - ROV

Engr. Julius started his career in Offshore Oil and Gas Industry in 2009 and gained experience in dealing with Remotely Operated Vehicles or underwater robots.  Currently on his Senior ROV Pilot Technician level with more than five years of proficiency in oil-field construction - subsea installation, maintenance, repair, and commissioning.

Julius joined OSM Training Academy in 2015 as ROV Training Consultant and develop ROV Training Program which then provided further opportunity to Filipino seafarers to become ROV Pilot Technicians.

 

 

 

KARLA CEÑIDO

Training Officer - Medical

Karla obtained her Bachelor’s degree in University of Santo Tomas, College of Nursing. She used to work as an Emergency room nurse and prior to joining OSM, she was a faculty member of the same university teaching Critical Care Nursing, Fundamentals of Nursing and OB/ Pediatric Nursing. Currently, she is the only non-Danish nurse accredited by DMA to deliver Danish Medical Care Course.

 

 

 

 

 

MARK ANTHONY GALANG

Training Officer - Galley

Graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Started his career early on as a cook in various fine dining restaurants in Manila before working as chef de partie on board international passenger vessels. Prior to joining OSM, Mark’s latest seagoing experience was as chief cook on a private super yacht. Holds a TESDA Assessor and Trainer certifications for Ship’s Catering Services, Cookery and F&B services.