February 24th, 2011 Filipino Seafarers to Undergo Anti-Piracy Training

Over 280,000 Filipino maritime officers and seamen aboard inter-ocean vessels are now being required to undergo ‘anti-piracy’ training’.

February 21st, 2011 Philippine’s announce New Ways of documenting Overseas Workers and local Seafarers

In line with the Philippine’s drive to strengthen its major industries, two government sectors have announced its plans to develop their database.

November 22nd, 2010 Q & A on the Amended Migrant Workers Act (AMWA - Republic Act No.10022)

Four months after the passage of the Act and prior to its effective implementation, this edition of the Philippine Shipping Update will try to explain the new law in the form of a simple Q&A.

March 3rd, 2010 Warning against drug trafficking

Overseas Filipino Workers are hereby advised to refrain from accommodating any requests to carry baggage from strangers because these may contain dangerous drugs.

February 16th, 2010 New currency declaration requirement of the Central Bank of Malaysia

Please advise all your workers bound for Malaysia that effective 01 January 2010, the Central Bank of Malaysia (Bank Negara Malaysia) is enforcing the "New Currency Declaration Requirement".

January 20th, 2010 "Mandatory Anti-Piracy Awareness for Seafarers"

POEA Resolution No. 09, series of 2009 declared that deployment of Filipino seafarers on board vessels transiting the Gulf of Aden (GOA).

January 19th, 2010 POEA issues guidelines on the computation of benefits due to seafarers on board vessels transiting the Gulf of Aden

As a background, on 7 October 2008,

One issue that came up after the issuance of the said resolution is the conflicting positions of the manning agents and their principals

January 18th, 2010 Supreme Court rejects benefits as seafarer failed to submit to medical examination within three days from repatriation

A seafarer must submit himself to a post employment medical examination by the company designated physician within three working days from repatriation.