May 5th, 2014 Philippines elected as Vice Chair of International Committee on Seafarers’ Welfare

Manila, Philippines - the country has been elected as Vice Chair of the Special Tripartite Committee of the Maritime Labor Convention 2006 (MLC 2006) in Geneva.

April 29th, 2014 New law centralizes Seafarer training in the Philippines

Manila, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III has finally signed Republic Act No. 10365 which creates a single maritime administration that will oversee the training and certification of Filipino seafarers.

November 13th, 2013 Shipping Industry lend hand for Haiyan victims in the Philippines

Manila, Philippines – Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most damaging storms to ever hit the country, left more than 2,000 people dead and the numbers are still expected to rise.

November 8th, 2013 EMSA set to release Ph audit result this month

Manila, Philippines - The Philippines is now keeping its fingers crossed after the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) wrapped up its second maritime audit in October. According to reports, EMSA will release the result of the audit by mid-November.

November 5th, 2013 Crossworld’s first seafarer’s symposium a success

Manila, Philippines – Around 300 seafarers attended Crossworld Marine Services Inc.’s symposium last October, where the latest issues concerning the maritime industry was discussed.

October 16th, 2013 Crossworld to hold seafarer’s symposium on Oct. 21

Manila, Philippines – Crossworld Marine Services Inc., one of the country’s leading maritime manning agencies, is set to hold a seafarer’s symposium on October 21 at the AIM Conference Center in Makati City.

October 7th, 2013 Obama cancels scheduled visit to Manila

Manila, Philippines - US President Barack Obama cancels a scheduled visit to the country due to the ongoing US government shutdown.

October 4th, 2013 Maritime group push for women’s right in the industry

Manila, Philippines – A maritime group has filed a new resolution urging the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) to help in advancing the global seafaring careers of Filipino women mariners.