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

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

Former AFP chief Guerrero now new MARINA administrator

The President has ordered Guerrero to report for work at the MARINA next week, saying its top post has been long been vacant. “I had to extend your services because of what was ongoing war in Mindanao, specifically ‘yung Marawi. Kaya ‘yung MARINA, ‘yung director, ang silya doon multo na ang nakaupo [So in the […]

Posted by: on Apr 19, 2018 read more

Lucrative entrepreneurship program awaits retiring seafarers, wives

As they say, nothing is constant but to innovate and change. That’s why seafarers and their families now must contemplate and urged to ponder what business they have to consider in investing and securing the future of their families. This is also one of the reasons why some manning agencies in the country includes financial […]

Posted by: on Mar 21, 2018 read more

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