Participation in the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary

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The Philippines is composed of more than 7,100 islands and the more than 5,000 personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) are definitely not enough to perform its multi-mission functions. To augment the organic personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard, some members of the UFS joined the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA) to assist the […]

Posted by: on May 21, 2012 read more

Tinig ng Marino Awards

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Although UFS is considered as a dragon slayer among illegal recruiters, abusive manning agencies and shipowners, owners of sub-standards schools, and other groups and individuals involved in anomalous activities in the industry, the UFS also honors and gives tribute to the organizations and individuals who has rendered valuable contributions to the sector. It has institutionalized […]

Posted by: on May 21, 2012 read more

Participation in Maritime Seminars and Workshops

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As an active stakeholder of the local maritime industry, UFS is also very active in participating in any seminars or workshops that are meant to redound for the greater good of the sector. It is also through this type of forums and discussions that UFS gets information straight from the source or sources. It does […]

Posted by: on May 21, 2012 read more

UFS Condemns Hazing in Maritime Schools

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UFS believes that the maritime industry is a professional sector and there is no place in it for barbaric acts. The union has exposed the hazing activities in one maritime school that resulted to the death and injuries of several maritime students. UFS continues to condemn this kind of acts and never fails to impart […]

Posted by: on May 21, 2012 read more

Unflagging Support for the Families of the M/V Princess of the Stars Tragedy

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  The lost souls of the M/V Princess of the Stars are still crying out for justice. We hear their cries. The public – and the government – may have forgotten, but UFS has not. It has been seven years since the 2008 sinking of the vessel Princess of The Stars off Sibuyan Island in […]

Posted by: on Mar 05, 2012 read more

Upholding the Philippines’ Rights against China’s Expansionist Claims

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One of the missions of United Filipino Seafarers is not only to be the vanguard of every Filipino mariner, but also to protect our country’s sea territorial property and marine life.” – Engr. Nelson P. Ramirez.  Once again, the United Filipino Seafarers (UFS) proved its commitment to all issues relevant to the country’s maritime concerns. […]

Posted by: on Mar 02, 2012 read more

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