UFS, VACC, Republic Defenders urge SC Justice Jardeleza to inhibit on De Lima’s case

NO N – g o v e r n m e n t organization Republic Defenders, Volunteer Against Crime and Corruption (VACC), Citizens Crime Watch and the United Filipino Seafarers (UFS) stormed the Supreme Court (SC) in Manila last March 14, 2017 to call for the inhibition of SC Justice Francis Jardeleza in the motion […]

Posted by: on May 17, 2017 read more

Barko lumubog: 14 Pinoy missing

MANILA, Philippines – Labing-apat na tripulanteng Pinoy ang nawawala habang nasagip ang dalawa nilang kasamahan matapos na lumubog ang kanilang sinasakyang South Korean cargo ship sa Atlantic Ocean. Ikinasa na ang search and rescue mission ng Urugua­yan Navy at Brazil authorities upang mailigtas ang 14 Pinoy. Ayon sa Uruguay Navy, dalawa ang nasagip matapos ang […]

Posted by: on May 07, 2017 read more


Looking back, travelling and seeing the world free was one of my boyhood dreams. After graduating from high school, I was desperately craving to study “aeronautical science.” Owing to financial incapability of my parents, however, I altered my course and steamed towards the sea instead of taking off to the boundless space of the sky. […]

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What is the liability of the foreign principal and the manning agent for any and all claims arising out of an employer-employee relationship or by virtue of any law or contract involving a seafarer? It is “joint and several”, according to the case of Sealanes Marine Services, et.al. v. Arnel G. dela Torre” which was […]

Posted by: on May 05, 2017 read more

DOTr kicks off National Maritime Summit 2017

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is now preparing for the National Maritime Summit this year that will propel the maritime industry’s stakeholders and the government towards higher-level discussions, particularly crafting a national maritime agend. In an announcement on February 10 during the Philippine Association of Maritime Institutions (PAMI) Convention, Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade said […]

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State control activities. RECOMMENDS that Administrations take appropriate steps to: 1. Establish electronic databases to assist in verifying the authenticity and validity of certificates of competency and endorsements they issue; and 2. Respond appropriately and in a timely manner to any request from the other Administrations for verification of the authenticity and validity of certificates […]

Posted by: on Apr 30, 2017 read more