Posts Tagged seafarers

PCG boosts recruitment to strengthen PH maritime security

Marje Pelayo   •   September 17, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is continuously recruiting to achieve the ideal number of 72,000 personnel in order to fully execute its mandate of protecting the country’s 36,000...

POEA assures repatriation, assistance to 17 Pinoy seafarers stranded in China

Marje Pelayo   •   June 25, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Friday (June 25) assured the public that the 17 Filipino seafarers who got stranded in China will be repatriated at...

PCG aids 34 seafarers after fire incident in fishing vessel’s engine room

Aileen Cerrudo   •   January 29, 2021

CEBU, Philippines—The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) assisted 34 seafarers who abandoned their fishing vessel after an engine fire. A fire incident broke out inside the engine room of Korean fishing...

DFA: Search launched for Filipinos missing in Beirut blast

Marje Pelayo   •   August 5, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday (August 5) reported a total of 12 Filipinos still missing after the massive explosion at the Port of Beirut...

15 Filipino seafarers return home after being stranded in India for 5 months

admin   •   November 20, 2018

  MANILA, Philippines —After being stranded for almost five months at the port of Kakinada in India, 15 of the 21 abandoned Filipino seafarers have finally returned home to the...

Senate approves Anti-Hospital Deposit Law, 10-year passport validity bill

UNTV News   •   May 16, 2017

MANILA — The upper chamber of Congress approved on Monday the proposed extension of validity of Philippine passport from 5 to 10 years. With 18-0 votes from the plenary, the...

COMELEC and DFA target to register 400,000 seafarers

admin   •   August 18, 2015

MANILA, Philippines —  The Foreign Affairs Department said that around 68,000 Filipino seafarers have already registered to be able to vote in next year’s polls. However, DFA and the election...

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