OF REGRETS AND REFLECTIVE MOOD

        When we are on board, we can not help but reflect on our life every now and then. I do not mean being more religious or the holier-than-thou stuff. It is more of reflecting on the “if only” or “I should have” matters that we subconsciously pack into our baggage when […]

Posted by: on Aug 11, 2017 read more

TCPO earmarks conference a new for more prepared, engaged crew members

“It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.” –Howard Ruff For TCPO, preparedness is a way of life especially in shipping industry, and must be pursued in arming its crewmembers to be affiliated into a formidable fleet. This is the main reason why last May 16-18, the 2017 TCPO Health, Safety and Environmental Conference was […]

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VOLUNTARY SETTLEMENT OF SEAFARER’S CLAIM

Can the conditional payment by the employer of the NLRC judgment award in favor of the seafarer operate as a final satisfaction of the seafarer’s claim, despite the pendency of the employer’s action for certiorari before the Court of Appeals? Interestingly, the Honorable Supreme Court answered in the affirmative in the case of MST Marine […]

Posted by: on Aug 10, 2017 read more

Navios Group of Companies reinforces ties with officers

With an aim to constantly refining the performance of Filipino seafarers along with strengthening ties with their officers, Navios Shipmanagement Inc. has recently held its Manila Officers’ Forum in its office at Ermita, Manila, successfully organized by its manning agency Bright Maritime Corporation. The gathering, transpired last June 17, 2016, was attended by Bright’s crews, […]

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Dalawang dekadang laban

Maraming pagkakataong kapag hindi nakikita ng aking mga kabaro ang resulta ng aking mga ipinaglalaban, sinasabihan nila akong natapalan na ako ng pera. Kadalasan, ang mga nagsasabi nito ay ni minsan hindi ko nakasama sa aking mga kilos protesta. Alam kong ang mga taong yan ay naghihintay lang sa tabi sa magiging resulta ng laban. […]

Posted by: on Aug 07, 2017 read more

We made history

        One of the longest fights that UFS has been having for 20 years just ended with success. The actual questions for the maritime deck and engineer officers’ board exam are now published online at the MARINA website. UFS, with its 52,247-strong membership, has always been at the forefront of advocating against […]

Posted by: on Aug 07, 2017 read more