Stories written by Agent Tinig

UFS Supports new MARINA chief-players

Maritime stakeholders reiterated their support to retired Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero as the new administrator of the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) even as they advised him to fill up key vacancies in the agency with people of known competence and expertise in running the affairs of the agency. The 53,000-strong United Filipino Seafarers […]

Posted by: on Apr 24, 2018 read more

Oil Spill Now Larger Than Paris Ravages Indonesian Island, 5 Dead

A satellite image dated April 1 shows the extent of area that is covered with crude oil from an undersea pipe leakage in Balikpapan Bay.Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Agency / BNPB.   An oil spill in Borneo that began over the past weekend has now spread across an area greater than the city of Paris […]

Posted by: on Apr 22, 2018 read more

United States Court of Appeals,District of Columbia Circuit. Carlos MARINO, Appellant v. DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION, as a Component of the Department of Justice, Appellee.

  No. 10–5354.  Decided: July 13, 2012 Before: SENTELLE, Chief Judge, BROWN and GRIFFITH, Circuit Judges.P. Sebastian Ruiz, Student Counsel, argued the cause as amicus curiae in support of appellant. With him on the briefs were Steven H. Goldblatt, appointed by the court, Doug Keller and Nilam A. Sanghvi, Supervisory Attorneys, and Zach Perez, Student […]

Posted by: on Apr 21, 2018 read more

BLAME-SHIFTING IN SEAFARER’S LABOR CASES

“Aanhin pa ang damo kung patay na ang kabayo.”  Never mind if the seafarer dies before he receives compensation. A popular Filipino saying that applies directly to the possible  legal effect of ANGKLA’s  bill (House Bill No. 5430) that seeks to delay the execution of  the favorable judgment from the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) […]

Posted by: on Apr 21, 2018 read more

Seafarer ‘Protection Act’ shields ship owners, not seafarers

  Filipinos are the most mistreated seafarers on the high seas. They work long hours every single day on tankers and cargo and cruise ships far away from their families for long periods of time for little money. When Filipino crew members are injured and disabled in accidents or due to the cumulative trauma caused […]

Posted by: on Apr 21, 2018 read more

Justice for Seafarers?

Initial results of SRI’s research on seafarers Initial results of the first major survey undertaken by Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) into the experiences of seafarers facing criminal charges have thrown up worrying claims that seafarers are subjected to unfair treatment and feel intimidated by policing authorities around the world, and that they are not provided […]

Posted by: on Apr 21, 2018 read more

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