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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Koko Wants Online Voting Piloted Among Seamen Next Year

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III filed a measure on Thursday that would allow Filipino seafarers to cast their votes online in next year’s presidential elections. Senate Resolution No. 1143 asks the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on the Overseas Voting Act of 2013 to study the necessity of other modes or systems for onsite and […]

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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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DOLE – Recruiters and Ship Owners to Work Closely in Maritime Disasters

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MANILA – Seafarers’ unions, ship owners, and licensed manning agencies have committed to coordinate more closely in times of maritime accidents, both in national and international waters, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said Friday. Baldoz said this was agreed upon during a meeting of the Overseas Seafarers Committee of the Maritime Industry Tripartite Council. Right after […]

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Body Issues Guidelines for Seafarer Standards

THE TRANSPORTATION department has released guidelines for the issuance and revalidation of Filipino seafarers’ Certificate of Proficiency (COP), in line with efforts to improve training and competency standards in the maritime industry, and with standards on maritime training by an agency of the European Union. Circular No. 2016-06 of the Maritime Industry Authority’s (Marina) Standards […]

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