September 23rd, 2011 400,000 Filipino Seafarer Deployed Overseas while demands continue to Grow

Manila, Philippines - Around 400,000 Filipino seafarers will be deployed aboard international vessels overseas by the end of the year as demands to hire Filipino crewmembers and officers continue to grow.

August 29th, 2011 Philippine Seafaring makes IMO “White List”

Manila, Philippines - For the third time this decade, the Philippines was able to comply with global seafaring standards and has made it in the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) “white list”.

August 24th, 2011 Filipino Seafaring Competency set to Improve

Manila, Philippines – The competency of the country’s maritime industry is set to improve as the Nautical Institute (NI) expands its accreditation services.

August 19th, 2011 Philippine Government to give seafarers more benefits

Manila, Philippines -The Aquino administration recently vowed to provide more scholarships for mariners’ children in recognition of their vital contribution to the Philippine economy.

July 27th, 2011 Overseas Employment Certificate added “Burden” for Overseas Filipino Workers

Manila, Philippines –A news portal recently took a stand on the new requirement for overseas Filipino worker’s need to obtain a departing clearance from The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

July 26th, 2011 Equal Protection of Law for Filipino Seafarers Pushed

Manila, Philippines- Lawmakers are pushing for an “equal protection of law for Filipino seamen” in line with the growing number of pirate attacks at seas as Democratic Independent Workers' Association (DIWA) party-list representative Emmeline Aglipay recently filed House Resoultion1474.

July 25th, 2011 Filipino Seafarers unfazed by possible EU ban

Manila, Philippines - The possibility of Filipino seafarers being banned by the European Union for not complying with certain maritime standards has not fazed the Filipino mariners said Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.

June 30th, 2011 Metro Manila’s “Facelift” to increase Philippine’s Economic Potential

A “facelift” of urban renewal programs will soon be mushrooming in Manila with the aid of local mayors.