Maritime Industry Authority

The Philippines' Maritime Industry Authority, abbreviated as MARINA, is an agency of the Philippine government under the Department of Transportation responsible for integrating the development and regulation of the maritime industry in the Philippines. The Maritime Industry Authority was created on June 1, 1974 with the issuance of Presidential Decree No. 474 to integrate the development and regulation of the maritime industry in the country. It was placed under the Office of the President. With the creation of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications by virtue of Executive Order No. 546 was attached to the DOTC for policy and program coordination on July 23, 1979. The regulatory function of the MARINA was increased with issuance of EO No. 1011 which abolished the Board of Transportation and transferred the quasi-judicial functions pertaining to water transportation to the MARINA. On January 30, 1987, EO No. 125 was issued reorganizing the Department of Transportation and Communications.

The powers and functions of the department and the agencies under its umbrella were defined which further increased the responsibility of the MARINA to the industry. MARINA has jurisdiction over the development and regulation of all enterprises engaged in the business of designing, manufacturing, operating, repairing, and/or maintaining vessels, or component parts thereof, of managing and/or operating shipping lines, drydocks, marine repairships and freight forwarding agencies and similar enterprises. Department of Transportation and Communications List of shipping companies in the Philippines MARINA Homepage

Gene Wettstone

Eugene "Gene" Wettstone, was an American gymnastics coach, known as the "Dean of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches", for leading Pennsylvania State University to a record nine N. C. A. A. Championships in the sport, for coaching the United States men's teams in the 1948 and 1956 Summer Olympics. Eugene "Gene" Wettstone was born July 15, 1913 West Hoboken, New Jersey. Wettstone took up gymnastics at a Swiss social club and attended the University of Iowa on a gymnastics scholarship, he won Big Ten titles on the pommel horse and the high bar and in the all-around as a senior in 1937. He graduated with master's degrees in physical education. Wettstone was the head coach of the men's gymnastics team at Pennsylvania State University from 1939 to 1976, he led. He coached the United States men's gymnastics teams at the 1948 and 1956 Summer Olympics. Wettstone was inducted into the United States Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1963. Wettstone married Eleanor Keen in 1937 in Iowa City. Wettsone died at age 100 in State College, Pennsylvania, in July 2013