The Visayan Maritime Academy was founded by former Ambassador Roberto S. Benedicto in 1974, the only school in the Visayas with its own shipping company and eventually became one of the TOP 10 MARITIME SCHOOLS in the country. Its program offering was limited to Associate in Nautical Science and Marine Engineering. The Academy temporarily ceased operations in 1985-86 and re-opened in 1987 under the management of Asian Mari-Tech Development Corporation (AMTDC).

      In June 1988, VMA was included in the TOP 10 (TEN) SCHOOLS offering maritime education per results of survey conducted by  the Philippine Association of Maritime Institutions  (PAMI) in cooperation with the Department of Education,   Culture and Sports (DECS) and the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA).

     Since then, the Board of Trustees has endeavored to meet the IMO standards through the requirements imposed by the Commission of Higher Education (CHED) for the school and the Maritime Training Council (MTC) and the Maritime Industry Authority for the training center.

A dream comes true.This is how Atty. Juan N. Orola Jr., VMA Global College President described the newly commissioned full mission simulator MV VMA during the inauguration and launching, Last June 28, 2013. "For a long time, it is our dream to have the simulator which is a requirement of International Maritime Organization (IMO) and Commission on Higher Education (CHED)", said Atty. Orola in his welcome address. "This will not only serve as an educational affair but a center for educational tour", he added. According to 2/M Vitaliano C. Carmelo, the POSEIDON simulator complies with the Standard Training Certificate for Watchkeeping (STCW) 2010 Manila amended, which is suitable for maritime training in maneuvering conditions, different geographical areas, other stations and situations in reality of vessel navigation for prevention of collision.The simulator facilities include engine room simulator, engine allied equipment room, GMDSS, instructor's station and RADAR/ARPA student station for the safety of navigation to assess command and decision making.

Leonardia’s and Orola’s tandem brought Direct  International  Flights  to Bacolod-Silay airport boosting Local  Tourism
   While most of the Bacoleños was asleep at night during the Christmas eve, two of his prominent sons were up and around at the Bacolod-Silay airport welcoming foreign visitors who flew in directly from their country aboard a chartered flight

         Nowadays, there is a festive mood at the VMA Global College starting yesterday as it celebrates its 43rd Foundation Day, anchored on the theme VMA @ 43: Developing Skills, Brings Us to the Level of Global Standards, for five (5) days.

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. signed a Memorandum of Agreement with VMA Global College, Marlow Navigation Philippines, Inc.

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Leonardia’s and Orola’s tandem brought Direct  International  Flights  to Bacolod-Silay airport boosting Local  Tourism
   While most of the Bacoleños was asleep at night during the Christmas eve, two of his prominent sons were up and around at the Bacolod-Silay airport welcoming

         Nowadays, there is a festive mood at the VMA Global College starting yesterday as it celebrates its 43rd Foundation Day, anchored on the theme VMA @ 43: Developing Skills, Brings Us to the Level of Global Standards, for five (5)

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. signed a Memorandum of Agreement with VMA Global College, Marlow Navigation Philippines, Inc. and 19 scholar-grantees in a simple ceremony held at VMA Global College in

Does your school belongs to the top maritime schools in the Philippines? Being on the top will certainly provide boost on your career and an additional bragging rights.

Kurt Francis E. Perocho, college’s graduating student, advanced as finalist for Western

Jairah N. Chiva, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration third year (BSBA3) student, emerged as champion in the extemporaneous speaking competition and was elected as Board of Director together with Janine Pearl E. Casilao, as Assistant Secretary of the whole region VI.

VMA Global College - High School Department reaped Gold Achiever award for excellent performance in achieving 100 % (Potential) in scout membership campaign for scouting year 2014 during the 25th Annual Council Meeting and Court Honor at Bacolod City Council Headquarters last March 30.

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Wheelhouse staffs  who joined the event are the following, succeeded  by their respective awards; Kurt Francis E. Perocho , Promising Writer in Editorial, Joan P. Batayo, Promising in Photojournalism-Individual Category, Joemel Cajolo Most Promising in Editorial and News Writing and Neil john De

The talents and skills of Hospitality Management and Tourism students in Western Visayas were recognized in the Sabor Bisaya Food Expo and Culinary Competition, held at the SMX Convention Center in Bacolod City yesterday.
The VMA Poseidon group continued to dominate the tribal dance competition at the Mudpack Festival of the Mambukal Mountain Resort in Barangay Minoyan, Murcia in Negros Occidental.  Link to Visayan Daily Star