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About Us

Brief History

It was on November 4, 1965, when Misamis Institute of Technology (MIT) was founded.  Its founders, Engr. Leonardo Romanillos Maglasang and Madam Adela Abadies Maglasang, discerned the need for vocational, technological, and maritime education in the Mindanao region and marshaled their resources to fulfill this need.


With humble beginnings in the first five years of existence offering practical electricity and radio mechanics, the school won three prestigious awards in the National Science Board contests in the field of science and technology. With the need for more space and facilities as a growing institution, the founders acquired a 7,000 square meter land in Bañadero where buildings were constructed to house the administrative offices and library. More courses were offered such as maritime education, engineering, customs administration, industrial education, commerce, and mass communication.

 In 1987, MIT established a television station known as Radio Television Network, Inc., an affiliate of GMA 7 Manila and later of ABS-CBN 2 serving the provinces of Misamis Occidental, Lanao de Norte, and Zamboanga del Sur.  Later, DXLM Channel 9 was installed in Pagadian City.  After three years, the DXLM-FM station at 97.5 MHz was established in Ozamiz City.

MIT was recognized in 1990 for its proficiency in maritime education by being chosen as one of the four maritime institutions in the Philippines to train scholars sponsored by the FILNR-MARIS Foundation, Inc.


The 1990s graciously earmarked MIT’s prowess as a higher education institution.  It held the distinction of having the only accredited Maritime Training Center in this part of Mindanao which primarily provided Basic Training (BT) and other upgrading courses. For the best practicum opportunities to students, it acquired a training ship, M/V Nardel with 548 gross tonnages sailing through the cities of Iligan, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Dumaguete, Dipolog, and Ozamiz.


In its highest peak, MIT was ranked No. 1 maritime school in the Philippines in 1998 based on the assessment and evaluation conducted by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).  In the same year, MIT passed the International Certification Audit conducted by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) for its Quality Management System.


The 21st Century gloriously paved the way for MIT to establish industry linkages for deployment of maritime graduates particularly on apprenticeship or onboard training.  Covered by Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), MIT established linkage partnership with Marlow Navigation, Crown Shipping Services, Crystal Shipping, Inc., Torvald Klaveness, Worldwide Link, Maunland Trans, Inc., Wilhelmsen, Aboitiz Gibsen, and Star Bulk.


In 2013, MIT shifted to SOCOTEC, another international certification body for its Quality Management System (QMS).  The move was to strengthen its operation in compliance with the standards of CHED and MARINA (Maritime Industry Authority) in accordance with STCW 2010 Amendments and that of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA).


Two years later, MIT was ranked No. 7 top-performing institution based on the results of licensure examinations for deck and engine officers conducted by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).  In June 2016, MIT successfully hurdled the monitoring and evaluation conducted by the joint team of CHED and MARINA.


Globally competitive and interdependent, MIT aspires for further accreditation to enhance quality education and training for the 21st Century learners.


Under the leadership of


Delivering Quality Maritime Education

Our Team


Mansueto P. Atillo,

School Director / Senior Vice President

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Marton Erdos

Head of Project Development


Joji F. Chiong

Vice President for Academic Affairs


Charlita B. Mendez

Vice President for Finance


Bonifacia S. Fiel

School Registrar


C/M Gerald R. Palanas

Dean, College of Maritime Education


Jennifer E. Guangci,

Dean, College of Allied Programs


Merylou H. Atillo, MAED, LPT

Principal, High School


Dennis C. Calago

Director of Research &

Community Extension


Maj. Claudio M. Ranara (Ret.)

Special Assistant to the President for Safety, Security and Discipline


Allen Tasha Gay C. Tahadlangit

Student Affairs and Services Officer


Geryl-Lae C. Origines

Human Resources Officer


Jasmine Arrah C. Laraga



Anne Marither C. Concon

Internal Auditor


Rodolfo S. Alagum

Director, Physical Facilities & Maintenance


C/E Eduardo M. Dejos

Program Head, Marine Engineering


2/M Henry V. Malandaya

Shipboard Training Officer

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