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May 2nd, 2012 Filipino Seafarers advised to take MLC

Manila, Philippines – Capt. Ireneo Delos Santos, a member of the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) marine deck officers’ board member advised his fellow board members to undergo their maritime learning course (MLC) even if they already have plenty of seafaring experience.

April 27th, 2012 Philippines Takes a Major Step in Resolving Maritime Problems

Manila, Philippines – A single super agency will now be overseeing the improvements and reforms in the maritime industry of the country through a recent executive order signed by President Benigno Aquino III to avoid a European Union ban on Filipino seafarers.

April 24th, 2012 Philippines Celebrate 110th Labor Day

Manila, Philippines - Since its adaptation as a local celebration in the Philippines, Labor Day has been characterized by rallies and demonstrations from various labor groups which has been the norm for over a hundred years.

April 2nd, 2012 EMSA visits the Philippines for re-assessment

Manila, Philippines – Representatives of the European Maritime Safety Agency recently arrived in the country to verify improvements in the Philippines’ compliance with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW).

March 28th, 2012 Philippines Partners with Netherlands to produce World-Class Seafarers

Manila, Philippines – The Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) recently announced that a total of 176 Filipino maritime officers have successfully trained under a partnership project of the Philippines and Netherlands.

March 22nd, 2012 Philippines lifts deployment ban in three African Countries

Manila, Philippines – Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who were repatriated during Libya’s recent civil we can now go back to after the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) finally lifted the ban it imposed on the Middle East country last December.

March 1st, 2012 IMO in full support of further developments in Philippine Maritime Industry

International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu pledged his full support to the Philippine maritime industry and engaged in talks with the President Benigno S. Aquino III for further developments in the industry during his two-day visit in the country.

February 28th, 2012 Revised Training Manual for Engine Seafarers Published

A new on board training book for engine ratings has been launched by the ISF which took into account the 2010 amendments to the IMO STCW Convention.