Escrow Deposit Provision in Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers to put an end to shenanigans of ambulance chasers

Escrow Deposit Provision in Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers (House Bill No. 7325) was passed which includes in the bill an escrow deposit provision in the execution of final and executory decisions of both the National Labor Relations Council (NLRC) and the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB).

MARINA: Close to 50K jobs for seafarers saved as Europe recognizes PH seafarer’s training, certification

After a careful evaluation of the country’s corrective actions to address the 2020 findings raised by the European Maritime Safety Agency, the European Commission concluded that the measures taken by the Philippines "demonstrate concrete progress and improvement as regards the compliance with the requirements of the STCW Convention."

'A win for Pinoy seafarers': Salo hails move of European Commission

"I thank the European Commission for recognizing the value of Philippine seafarers."

Hontiveros hails gov’t agencies over EU decision to continue recognizing Pinoy seafarers’ certificate

‘’Thanks to the collaboration of the inter-agency task force, mapapanatag kahit paano ang ating mga marino."

Going from blue to green: Seafarer rekindles a love for plants amid the pandemic 

A seafarer for five years, Jury Englis, 39, is used to a life that’s constantly moving. Traveling to new, unfamiliar places and witnessing beautiful destinations, views, and cultures is what satisfaction means for him. However, when the pandemic was declared, his life on deck was cut short.

When COVID invades a ship: Filipino captain tells ordeal of infection while at sea

“It was heart-breaking seeing my two officers gasping for breath.”

The captain of the cargo vessel MV Athens Bridge, which carried seafarers infected with India variant of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), has shared what he described as a “horrendous” experience during their battle against the viral disease at sea.

Caloocan City accepts walk-in vaccination for OFWs, seafarers

The local government of Caloocan City on Friday (Aug. 27) started accepting walk-in Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and seafarers in all vaccination sites in the city.

Filipino seafarer serves as operation specialist aboard in US Navy warship

From being an undesignated seaman, a Filipino seafarer now serves as an operation specialist aboard the United States guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook.