ISP, NRCO kicks-off 4th Business Plan Contest for Seafarers

For its fourth fruitful years, the Integrated Seafarers of the Philippines (ISP), together with the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) has launched anew its Business Plan Competition which intends to arm returning seafarers to venture into social entrepreneurship. In a simple gathering last May 18, 2018 at the Labor Governance Learning Center in Intramuros, […]

Posted by: on Aug 08, 2018 read more

The Story Behind The Iconic “Kissing Sailor” Photo Still Clouds A Mystery

I came across this article, I could not help myself but reminisced on this popular iconic picture, most of us seniors must have seen or familiar with this “KISSING SAILOR” Many of you have seen the iconic image of a sailor sweeping a nurse off her feet while they get lost in a kiss. We […]

Posted by: on Aug 07, 2018 read more

Aren’t we there yet?

In 1974, Presidential Decree No. 474 was issued by then President Ferdinand Marcos aimed at accelerating the integrated development of the maritime industry which was thought as a condition precedent to attaining national objectives. The circumstances at the time when PD 474 was promulgated have considerably changed compared to the situation in which we find […]

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PRRD opens onshore oil field in Cebu

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte recently spearheaded the ceremonial valve opening of an onshore oil field located in the municipality of Alegria, province of Cebu for the oil and gas production that would augment oil production in the country. In its ceremonial valve opening held in Barangay Montpeller, Algeria, Cebu last May 19, 2018, the China […]

Posted by: on Aug 07, 2018 read more

GMM Global Maritime Manila Inc. celebrates 5th Year Anniversary

The year 2016, which was considered to be the gloomiest year in the worldwide shipping industry, was very unfavorable to GMM Global Maritime Manila Inc. President, Capt. Relly N. Jose Jr., after all the ships that he is handling and manning were ‘battered by giant waves’, a major downfall that shook him in his entire […]

Posted by: on Aug 07, 2018 read more

Nigerian Pirates Kidnap 35 Seafarers In The Gulf Of Guinea in 2018 – Report

According to security firm EOS Risk Group, Nigerian pirates have kidnapped 35 seafarers from vessels in the Gulf of Guinea so far this year. This information was disclosed in their half year review of Nigerian piracy activity in the Gulf of Guinea. Nigeria continues to be the World’s epicentre for piracy activity.From January through June […]

Posted by: on Aug 06, 2018 read more

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