Stories written by Agent Tinig

UFS Revels Day of the Seafarers 2018

HUNDREDS of seafarers flocked Kalaw St. in Ermita, Manila for the yearly celebration of the ‘Day of the Seafarers’ last June 26 to 28, 2018, keenly organized by the United Filipino Seafarers, the country’s known vanguard for the protection of Filipino seamen’s rights, and in cooperation with the Luneta Seafarers’ Welfare Foundation (LUSWELF). The 3-day […]

Posted by: on Jun 26, 2018 read more

Settle P24M unliquidated cash advances, PCG told

The Commission on Audit (CoA) has ordered active and separated officers of the Philippin e Coast Guard (PCG) to immediately settle or refund their unliquidated cash advances totaling more than P24 million or face sanctions. In a report released over the weekend, the CoA also revealed that the Coast Guard may have wasted P26 million […]

Posted by: on Jun 25, 2018 read more

‘Majority of retired seafarers end up broke’

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EVEN as the seafaring industry provides one of the best compensation for its workers, majority or more than 50 percent of Filipino seafarers do not live a good or comfortable life or even ended up broke after retirement because of lack of career planning. Capt. Gaudencio Morales, president, Integrated Seafarers of the Philippines (ISP) disclosed […]

Posted by: on Jun 19, 2018 read more

PH firm Shiptek sees $4-T logistics market

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Shiptek Solutions Corp., a software development company sees better prospect in digital logistics, as the global shipping and logistics market will reach $4.1 trillion this year. Shiptek Founder and CEO Eugenio Ynion, Jr. said shipping and logistics market will reach $4 trillion or $4.1 trillion because the economies in the world are growing. He said […]

Posted by: on Jun 19, 2018 read more

Shipping industry bullish on investments

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Global shipping companies expect to invest more this year and next, on the back of continuous expansion of global trade. The World Trade Organization (WTO) forecasts that merchandise trade will grow 4.4 percent year-on-year in 2018, after expanding 4.7 percent in 2017. Growth is forecast to reach 4.0 percent in 2019, it said. This is […]

Posted by: on Jun 19, 2018 read more

DoH bares P8.1-B anomalous project

THE Department of Health (DoH) said it has uncovered anomalies in the multi-billion peso Barangay Health Station (BHS) project of the previous administration. The P8.1-billion project was supposed to build 5,700 barangay (village) health stations to ensure the access of barangay residents to primary care, using public elementary schools as base stations. “Heads will roll. […]

Posted by: on Jun 19, 2018 read more

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