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Philippines needs to establish single maritime body

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International Maritime Organization Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu recently concluded an official two-day visit to the Philippines. He pledged IMO’s support for the country’s maritime development during his talks with President Benigno Aquino III and other top officials of the country.

Posted: March 18th, 2012 in Global Pinoy,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH to allow private security guards on ships as anti-piracy measure

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The Philippines has given Manila-flagged merchant vessels the go-ahead to deploy private security groups to minimize the risk Filipino seafarers face from Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Posted: January 30th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines on maritime ‘white list’

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For the third time in this decade, the London-based International Maritime Organization (IMO) has retained the Philippines on the global maritime body’s so-called “White List”, the maritime sector’s ‘reference bible’ in seafaring excellence, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz announced Friday. “The inclusion of the Philippines in the so-called IMO ‘White List’ reflects its consistent and sustained [...]

Posted: July 30th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines bids for UN’s top marine post

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Diplomat Neil Frank Ferrer (center) is the first Filipino to make a bid to become secretary-general of the International Maritime Organization.

The Philippines, the biggest supplier of seamen in the world, is making its first bid for the secretary-generalship of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The IMO is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships. Diplomat Neil Frank Ferrer, 42, the [...]

Posted: June 5th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Features,Global Pinoy,Philippines | Read More »

Philippine candidate for IMO top post woos Bangladesh support

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine candidate for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) secretary general position, Neil Frank R. Ferrer, visited Dhaka recently to campaign for support of Bangladesh, the Philippine Embassy in Bangladesh said. Ferrer, a highly experienced career diplomat and chairman of the Philippines’ Maritime Safety Committee, outlined his plans for the IMO if given the [...]

Posted: May 19th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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