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80,000 seamen may lose jobs, warns Drilon

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More than 80,000 Filipino seafarers stand to lose their jobs if a bill meant to improve the current system of overseeing maritime workers isn’t passed into law soon, Senate President Franklin Drilon warned over the weekend.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 Filipino seamen among 3 missing in ship collision off Dutch Coast

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Two Filipino seafarers are among three missing when their ship sank after colliding with another vessel off the Dutch Coast on Monday, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Gov’t upbeat about EU maritime audit

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A recruiter displays a signboard offering jobs to Filipino seamen, complete with salaries at a park in Manila in this file photo. The Philippines has yet to fully address two of the three maritime issues a European audit team raised back in April, with barely four months to go before the team returns for another inspection.  AFP PHOTO Joel NITO

The Philippines has yet to fully address two of the three maritime issues a European audit team raised back in April, with barely four months to go before the team returns for another inspection.

Posted: June 7th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

4 released PH seamen home soon

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Four Filipinos released after two years in the hands of Somali pirates are in good condition and will return home soon, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Thursday.

Posted: May 3rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino seafarers in Portugal get to vote for first time in years through OAV

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One seafarer had not voted in nearly 18 years. Another thought the Binay on the ballot was Vice President Jejomar Binay suddenly seeking a Senate seat. Still, another has been out of the show biz loop and thought reelectionist Juan Miguel Zubiri was still dating singer-actress Vina Morales.

Posted: April 25th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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Seafarers suffer from holiday sickness

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When the month of December comes, numerous seafarers ask for leave, saying they have a relative who has died. Captain Ronaldo Enrile, vice president for operations of Philippine Transmarine Carriers (PTC).

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

Filipino freed by Somali pirates to be home soon – DFA

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The Filipino released by Somali pirates along with 21 other foreign sailors will be home soon as the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has started arrangements for his flight back home.

Posted: December 25th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Seamen end up as fishers in Taiwan

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The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has suspended a manning agency that allegedly defrauded several seafarers deployed as fishermen to Taiwan.

Posted: August 12th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Tanker carrying mostly Filipinos released by Somali pirates

A tanker seized by pirates in the Indian Ocean in October with 24 crew, mostly Filipino seafarers, was released on Friday after a “long and extremely distressing hijack” and the loss of a crewman, the ship’s company said.

Posted: August 27th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines cracks down on inferior maritime schools

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The government is cracking down on substandard maritime schools after the European Union threatened to ban Filipino seafarers due to the “insufficient quality” of their training in the country.

Posted: August 13th, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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