March 2nd, 2011 Filipinos Welcome the Year of the Metal Rabbit

Filipinos, together with other countries all over the world, recently celebrated the Chinese New Year and ushered in the year of the Metal Rabbit.

February 28th, 2011 Filipino Seafarers Condemn killing in Somalia

Various maritime groups from the Philippines condemned the recent piracy incident in Somalia and North Arabian Sea which involved a number of Filipinos.

February 24th, 2011 Filipino Seafarers to Undergo Anti-Piracy Training

Over 280,000 Filipino maritime officers and seamen aboard inter-ocean vessels are now being required to undergo ‘anti-piracy’ training’.

February 21st, 2011 Philippine’s announce New Ways of documenting Overseas Workers and local Seafarers

In line with the Philippine’s drive to strengthen its major industries, two government sectors have announced its plans to develop their database.

November 22nd, 2010 Q & A on the Amended Migrant Workers Act (AMWA - Republic Act No.10022)

Four months after the passage of the Act and prior to its effective implementation, this edition of the Philippine Shipping Update will try to explain the new law in the form of a simple Q&A.

March 3rd, 2010 Warning against drug trafficking

Overseas Filipino Workers are hereby advised to refrain from accommodating any requests to carry baggage from strangers because these may contain dangerous drugs.

February 16th, 2010 New currency declaration requirement of the Central Bank of Malaysia

Please advise all your workers bound for Malaysia that effective 01 January 2010, the Central Bank of Malaysia (Bank Negara Malaysia) is enforcing the "New Currency Declaration Requirement".

January 20th, 2010 "Mandatory Anti-Piracy Awareness for Seafarers"

POEA Resolution No. 09, series of 2009 declared that deployment of Filipino seafarers on board vessels transiting the Gulf of Aden (GOA).