January 2nd, 2013 Two Major Seafarers’ Welfare Organization Merge

The International Committee on Seafarers' Welfare (ICSW) and the International Seafarers' Assistance Network (ISAN) recently agreed to merge and now will be called International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN).

December 27th, 2012 Philippines welcome new UN Assistance Program for piracy victims

The Philippine government welcomes the United Nations’ new assistance program for piracy attack victims after proposing and initiating the said program.

November 2nd, 2012 “Legal” recruiting practices confuses manning agencies in the Philippines

Manila, Philippines - The government’s strengthened Anti - Illegal Recruitment (AIR) drive receives support from one of the country’s biggest group of manning companies but two recruitment firms cry foul on how the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency’ s (POEA) handled the process.

October 30th, 2012 Filipino makes history after being named as new President of International Shipping Association

The International Shipping Industry’s Trade Association known as InterManager recently elected Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc. (PTC) Vice-Chairman and CEO Gerardo A. Borromeo as its President making him the first Filipino and first Asian to hold the prestigious position.

October 26th, 2012 Hazard Pay for Filipino Seafarers cleared in new POEA Resolution

Manila, Philippines – A new resolution was recently passed by The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to clarify the benefits of Filipino seafarers passing through high-risk areas entitled Governing Board (GB) Resolution No. 12 of 2012.

October 3rd, 2012 ASEAN Maritime Forum to be held in the Philippines

The third ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) Maritime Forum or AMF is set to be held in the Philippines on October 3-5 this year which will also include the first Expanded ASEAN Maritime Forum (EAMF).

September 28th, 2012 IMO Appointment in Steering Group to help protect the interest of Filipino Seafarers

The Department of Foreign Affairs recently reported that Philippine Embassy in London Minister Francisco Noel Fernandez III was appointed to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Steering Group by the IMO Secretary General.

September 25th, 2012 Demand for Filipinos to man yachts in Europe grows

The preference and demand for Filipino seafarers continues to grow as privately owned yachts in the European Region look for Filipino crew members.