Stories written by Agent Tinig

Robert Rey Gambe: UFS Future Ex-President

The road to success for Robert Rey Gambe was paved by his mentor, Engr. Nelson P. Ramirez, the incumbent president and founder of United Filipino Seafarers (UFS). Fame and fortune was within his reach, until Gambe took an unfortunate gamble and opted to take a shortcut through nefarious means. Unlike his mentor who started the […]

Posted by: on Dec 15, 2014 read more

DAMN INTERESTING!! A Wing-in-Ground Crafts in the Making

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s a ship…what is it? A concept aircraft currently under the development at Boeing’s Phantom Research and Development Unit might become the largest airplane to ever fly. It is the PELICAN. Performance specs describe it has a span of 150 meters and can carry 1,400 tons of […]

Posted by: on Dec 14, 2014 read more

Integrated Seafarers of the Philippines: Towards Financial Security for Filipino Seafarers

One of the main reasons why seafaring is a sought-after career among Filipinos is its being able to pay extremely well. In a country where the majority cannot afford to own houses and brand-new cars, the families of Filipino marinos get to enjoy many luxuries: prestigious private schools, flashy rides, well-appointed residences, trips abroad, the […]

Posted by: on Dec 14, 2014 read more

Bangladesh oil clean-up begins amid fears of ecological ‘catastrophe’

Bangladeshi fishermen, using sponges and sacks, have begun cleaning up a huge oil spill in a protected area that is home to rare dolphins, after environmentalists warned of an ecological “catastrophe”. Thousands of liters of oil have spilled into the protected Sundarbans mangrove area, home to rare Irrawaddy and Ganges dolphins, since a tanker collided […]

Posted by: on Dec 14, 2014 read more

UFS 20th Year- Sizzles in the Rain

It was storm signal number 2 in Metro Manila, classes at all levels were suspended.  Government offices and other business operations were also put into halt. Yet, no water, wind nor fire could stop the United Filipino Seafarers for celebrating its 20th anniversary at the Luneta Seafarers Welfare Center (LUSWELF) along T.M . Kalaw St., […]

Posted by: on Dec 12, 2014 read more

Filipino seafarers fear loss of jobs due to NCMB rulings

Thousands of Filipino seafarers may be in danger of losing their source of livelihood allegedly due to recent rulings of the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) on damage suits which have apparently prompted shipping firms to look at other labor markets. Recently, a Filipino seafarers was awarded $275,000 or roughly Php12.5 million after he […]

Posted by: on Dec 09, 2014 read more