October 31st, 2011 English Competency Continues to be Filipino Seafarer’s Top Advantage

Manila, Philippines - “More and more foreign ship operators continue to choose Filipino crew members for their superior English and writing skills”, said Ret. Vice Admiral Eduardo Ma. Santos, President of the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP).

October 30th, 2011 Two Maritime Schools shut down by the “Commission on Higher Education”.

Manila, Philippines — Two maritime schools in the Philippines was recently shut down in line with the country’s bid to improve the overall maritime quality education of the country.

October 3rd, 2011 Philippines: One of the World’s leaders in shipbuilding

Manila, Philippines- The Philippines is already considered worldwide as the leading source for good and quality seafarers in the maritime industry.

September 27th, 2011 Restriction of Filipino Seafarers through Brazilian ports lifted

Filipino seafarers are now clear to join and sign off vessels with their seaman’s book in Brazil as the country recently revoked its restriction on Pinoy seafarers passing through Brazilian ports.

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.