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WCAG 2.0 contains 12 guidelines organized under 4 principles: Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, and Robust (POUR for short). There are testable success criteria for each guideline. Compliance to these criteria is measured in three levels: A, AA, or AAA. A guide to understanding and implementing Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 is available at:

All iGovPhil Project services and content are currently moving towards WCAG Level A compliance. Work is being done to make the system fully compliant with this level.

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February 2010 Marine Deck Officers Licensure Examinations Results released in three (3) working days

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 1,823 out of 3,532 examinees passed the written phase of the Marine Deck Officers Licensure Examination for the various ranks given by the Board for Marine Deck Officers in Manila last February 2010. And a total of 187 examinees are exempted from taking the practical examinations as they opted to submit a Certificate of Training and Certificate of Assessment in the Ship Simulator and Bridge Teamwork (SSBT).

The members of the Board for Marine Deck Officers who gave the licensure examinations are Capt. Jaime D. Aquino, Chairman; Capt. Mike L. Castro, Capt. Ireneo U. Delos Santos, Capt. Romeo C. Abuyuan and Capt. Marsolito A. Cruz, Members.

The results were released after three (3) working days from the last day of examinations.

The guidelines for the issuance of Certificate of Registration and Professional Identification Cards are as follows:

  1. Registration for the issuance of Certificate of Registration and Professional Identification Cards will start on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 until March 31, 2010. They will take their oath before the Board on Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 1:00 o’clock in the afternoon at the Fiesta Pavilion, Manila Hotel, One Rizal Park, Roxas Boulevard, Manila.
  2. For the purpose of attending the Mass Oathtaking on April 15, 2010, the deadline for submission of Certificates of Ship Simulator and Bridge Teamwork with Practical Assessment will be on Friday, March 19, 2010.
  3. Selling of oathtaking tickets will be from March 10, 2010 until April 6, 2010 only at the Marine Deck Officers Division, 4th Floor, Annex Bldg., PRC.

Registration for membership with the Masters and Mates Association of the Philippines, Inc. (MMAP) will start on Wednesday, March 10, 2010.

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