POEA Implements Online Registration of Seafarers

An online registry will be available to Filipino seafarers starting next month, to replace the Seafarers Registration Certificates (SRC), the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said Tuesday. According to POEA Governing Board Resolution No. 13 issued August 5, the online registration system will be implemented starting September 15, 2016. Some 50,000 yearly SRC applicants are […]

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P.O.E.A. Expands List of High-Risk Destinations

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)  has expanded the list of high-risk destinations, where Filipino seafarers aboard international sea vessels can collect hazard pay. In its Governing Board Resolution no. 5, series of 2016,  POEA enumerated the countries, which it considers as high-risk destinations for sailors due to ongoing internal conflict, being affected with contagious […]

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POEA Offers Online Services for Recruiters, Manning Firms

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration now offers online services for recruiters and manning agencies, to speed up the deployment overseas Filipino workers abroad. POEA administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said the ePayment and Recruitment Authority Issuance systems seek to reduce transactions with recruitment representatives and foot traffic at the POEA offices. “Recruitment agencies were complaining of […]

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Pirate Attack Yields Extra Pay for Filipinos

Filipino workers onboard ships that pass through pirate-infested territories will get added hazard pay, according to the Department of Labor and Employment. Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz, chairwoman of the Governing Board of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), said said guidelines have been set on the limits of high-risk areas and benefits that apply to the […]

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No More Add’l Compensation for Seafarers Passing Through Internationally Recognized Transit Corridor (IRTC) in Gulf of Aden

Philippine labor officials on Tuesday announced new guidelines on the limits of high-risk areas at the Internationally Recognized Transit Corridor (IRTC) in the Gulf of Aden, and the benefits due to seafarers who pass through there. The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration’s Governing Board issued Resolution No. 26 defining these high-risk areas and corresponding benefits. In […]

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