Stories written by Agent Tinig

Unflagging Support for the Families of the M/V Princess of the Stars Tragedy

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  The lost souls of the M/V Princess of the Stars are still crying out for justice. We hear their cries. The public – and the government – may have forgotten, but UFS has not. It has been seven years since the 2008 sinking of the vessel Princess of The Stars off Sibuyan Island in […]

Posted by: on Mar 05, 2012 read more

Upholding the Philippines’ Rights against China’s Expansionist Claims

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One of the missions of United Filipino Seafarers is not only to be the vanguard of every Filipino mariner, but also to protect our country’s sea territorial property and marine life.” – Engr. Nelson P. Ramirez.  Once again, the United Filipino Seafarers (UFS) proved its commitment to all issues relevant to the country’s maritime concerns. […]

Posted by: on Mar 02, 2012 read more

Protecting the Integrity of the Maritime Licensure Examination

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One of the evidences of rampant corruption in the country’s maritime industry is the widespread cheating that is being enabled by shameless insiders in the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) itself. Under the officials’ noses, numerous examinees have passed the rigorous licensure exams with no less than a 100% score. No less suspicious are the ‘fly-by-night’ […]

Posted by: on Mar 01, 2012 read more

The Continuous Battle for the Abolition of CoP-related fraud

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The UFS is relentless in hunting down those who victimize seafarers who wish for nothing but the opportunity to earn honest wages for their families. Beset by complaints about exploitative ‘facilitation’ fees for the speedy release of documents like the CoP, the UFS has been instrumental in calling official attention to the strange doings within […]

Posted by: on Feb 18, 2012 read more

Ombudsman dismisses MARINA exec over dishonesty, falsification of document

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Posted on: July 29, 2016 The Office of the Ombudsman has indicted and dismissed from service, the Executive Assistant of the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) Ma. Melinda Victoria after she was found guilty of dishonesty and falsification of official documents, complaints filed by the president of the United Filipino Seafarers Engr. Nelson Ramirez in 2014. […]

Posted by: on Feb 17, 2012 read more