NEDA chief: ‘Bright future’ for maritime studies graduates

Post Thumb PATERNO ESMAQUEL II, GMA NEWS April 21, 2011 5:30pm Despite the problems that plague the maritime industry, a Cabinet official expects a “bright future” for the graduates of Philippine maritime studies as the industry has a promising outlook. In his speech early this week at the Asian Institute of Maritime Studies’ graduation ceremonies, National Economic […]

Posted by: on Apr 30, 2011 read more

DOLE to decide on wage hike by May 15

Post Thumb By Ron Gagalac, ABS-CBN News Posted at 04/25/2011 9:38 PM | Updated as of 04/26/2011 7:47 AM The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has assured that announcements on any wage hike will be made on or before May 15. DOLE spokesman Director Nicon Fameronag said on Tuesday that the deliberation on wage increase […]

Posted by: on Apr 29, 2011 read more

Vice Admiral Liwag presides turn-over of Staffs

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Apr 28, 2011 In his first official act as Commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard, Vice Admiral Ramon Liwag today presided the turnover of responsibilities for the newly designated Chief of Coast Guard Staff and members of the Central Staff at the PCG National Headquarters in Manila. Vice Admiral Liwag designated Captain Ferdinand Velasco, a […]

Posted by: on Apr 28, 2011 read more

PHL nabs 7 suspected Taiwanese poachers off Pangasinan

Post Thumb Philippine Coast Guard authorities arrested at least seven Taiwanese poachers and 21 Filipino fishers aboard three fishing vessels off Pangasinan last weekend, a Taiwanese news site reported late Monday. Taiwan’s Central News Agency reported the Philippine Coast Guard detained the boats last April 22 after receiving reports that the vessels were poaching. According to […]

Posted by: on Apr 28, 2011 read more

IMO okays guidelines on fair treatment of seafarers

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April 28, 2011, 2:34pm MANILA, Philippines — The legal committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved a draft resolution aimed at promoting compliance with the 2006 IMO-ILO guidelines on fair treatment of seafarers in the event of a maritime accident. The draft resolution invites IMO member states to consider amending their national legislation […]

Posted by: on Apr 28, 2011 read more

Admiral Liwag assumes as 23rd PCG commandant; maritime safety his priority

Post Thumb By YUL MALICSE April 28, 2011, 2:30pm MANILA, Philippines — Newly-installed commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Vice Admiral Ramon C. Liwag has lined up his priorities-with ‘maritime safety’ taking the frontline- to be implemented soonest in his plan of acton as new chief of the close to 6,000-strong maritime agency. Liwag, a […]

Posted by: on Apr 28, 2011 read more