Pushed for Amendments to AMLA

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The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) which is monitoring worldwide the implementation of the Anti-Money Laundering law has threatened to impose sanction on the Philippines if it fails to properly implement the law. In fact, FATF has already imposed sanction on the government of Nauro. FATF’s sanction will have a negative repercussion on the country […]

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Active Participation in Maritime Safety Inspections with the Philippine Coast Guard and MARINA

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Although considered as the manning capital of the world, the Philippines has also earned the moniker as the capital of maritime disaster. In fact the biggest maritime disaster in recorded history – the collision of MV Doña Paz and MT Vector in 1987 – happened in the Philippines that claimed more than 5,000 lives. As […]

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Fought for the Abolition of the Panamanian Examination

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Even before the birth of UFS, Engr. Ramirez already joined the first rally led by the Concerned Seamen of the Philippines against the implementation of the Panamanian Maritime Directorate requiring all Filipino merchant marine officers joining a Panamanian-flag vessel to take a written examination to allegedly to their shipboard capability. Engr. Ramirez believes that the […]

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Expanding its Linkage and Network to Foreign Shores

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The union has continuously expanded its linkages and networks not only in the Philippines but also in other countries. UFS has forged formal affiliations with various seafarer organizations in various countries and even established branches in some key ports to be able to extend its assistance and support to Filipino seafarers who normally visit or […]

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Celebrating Christmas Parties for Seafarers Abroad

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UFS knows that is a very lonely experience for seafarers to spend Christmas at sea or in foreign ports. For this reason, the UFS organized several Christmas parties for seafarers whose vessels were docked in Rotterdam and nearby ports. Hundreds of seafarers of different nationalities enjoyed Christmas while their ships were in Rotterdam as arranged […]

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Regular Conduct of Bloodletting Activities

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The first bloodletting activity of the UFS began when Sen. Richard Gordon, who is also the National Chairman of the Philippine National Red Cross, asked the assistance of UFS to donate blood because there was a shortage of blood during Christmas and New Year season due to firecracker accidents. Engr. Ramirez then called on Admiral […]

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