President Duterte launches Overseas Filipino Bank

To further cater the needs of the millions of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), President Rodrigo Duterte on January 18, 2018 has formally launched the Overseas Filipino Bank in Manila. The unveiling is in line with the signing of the Executive Order No. 44 in September last year directing state-owned Land Bank of the Philippines to […]

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The grim scenario of the Philippines’ domestic shipping industry

One of the problems hounding our country’s Maritime industry is that most of our domestic vessels (interisland) are not seaworthy and there are still many wooden outriggers that are still operating in the seas of the Philippines because our local shipbuilders have long been neglected, since the inter-island operation is monopolized by some giant domestic […]

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MARINE PROTECTION : MAORI STYLE

From the words of Doris Neubauer, “The indigenous population of a small island in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty is fighting the national government for the right to protect the sea around it. Tehse Maori could change history and be a model for other costal communities around the world”. Including the Philippines, this could be […]

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OUTLOOK 2018: Shipping on course for recovery

A recent article published in Hellenics International Shipping News (December 2017), reports a hopeful 2018 for the industry. We thought to share this valuable worldwide information as follows: “Clouds lifting, calmer seas returning. But the 2018 marine forecast for transpacific and other major shipping trade routes also notes that full recovery from the dark days […]

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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS TO ATTAIN A HEALTHY MARINER’S LIFE

    Cheers to a more prosperous and healthy year ahead! New Year’s resolutions are a bit like babies: They’re fun to make but extremely difficult to maintain. Each January, roughly one in three seafarers resolves to better themselves in some way. A much smaller percentage of these mariners actually make good on those resolutions. While […]

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SUSPENDED! The lawyer that raised seafarer from the dead

A practicing lawyer was suspended by the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP), after the governing board found out that the respondent has violated some provisions of the Rules of Court being followed in the practice of law. Based on the Resolution No. XXIII-2017-107 released on August 31, 2017 by the IBP-Board of Governors, it […]

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