June 5th, 2012 Aquino promises to keep Filipino seafarers safe

Manila, Philippines – President Benigno Simeon Aquino III recently vowed to look after the welfare of Filipino seafarers especially their safety.

May 31st, 2012 IMO to establish guidelines on shipping vessels with armed guards

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) wants to establish new standards on the current trend of employing armed guards on merchant ships as a form of protection from pirates to ensure that they abide international law.

May 28th, 2012 Day of Seafarers to be celebrated this month

June 25th of each year is recognized worldwide as the “Day of the Seafarer” which recognizes the invaluable contribution of seafarers to international trade and its important role in the world economy.

May 2nd, 2012 Filipino Seafarers advised to take MLC

Manila, Philippines – Capt. Ireneo Delos Santos, a member of the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) marine deck officers’ board member advised his fellow board members to undergo their maritime learning course (MLC) even if they already have plenty of seafaring experience.

April 27th, 2012 Philippines Takes a Major Step in Resolving Maritime Problems

Manila, Philippines – A single super agency will now be overseeing the improvements and reforms in the maritime industry of the country through a recent executive order signed by President Benigno Aquino III to avoid a European Union ban on Filipino seafarers.

April 24th, 2012 Philippines Celebrate 110th Labor Day

Manila, Philippines - Since its adaptation as a local celebration in the Philippines, Labor Day has been characterized by rallies and demonstrations from various labor groups which has been the norm for over a hundred years.

April 2nd, 2012 EMSA visits the Philippines for re-assessment

Manila, Philippines – Representatives of the European Maritime Safety Agency recently arrived in the country to verify improvements in the Philippines’ compliance with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW).

March 28th, 2012 Philippines Partners with Netherlands to produce World-Class Seafarers

Manila, Philippines – The Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) recently announced that a total of 176 Filipino maritime officers have successfully trained under a partnership project of the Philippines and Netherlands.