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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Human Rights at Sea launches First Global ‘Missing Seafarers Reporting Programme’

Missing Seafarers Reporting Programme

London. 30 January 2015. A new and vital public international resource where details can be submitted and recorded concerning missing seafarers and fishermen globally has now gone live. The first phase of the ‘Missing Seafarers Register’ as part of the ‘Missing Seafarers Reporting Programme’ has been launched by Human Rights at Sea (HRAS), an independent maritime […]

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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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Missing Seafarers Reporting Programme – Introductory Video & Briefing

Missing Seafarers Reporting Programme

Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce the release of a short introductory video produced to explain the background behind the forthcoming ‘Missing Seafarers Reporting Programme’ as the flagship HRAS programme for missing seafarers and fishermen globally. Introduction The ‘Missing Seafarers Reporting Programme’ is the flagship programme brought to the international and maritime communities by the Human […]

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