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VILLANUEVA HITS 5-YEAR BAN ON NEW MARITIME SCHOOLS

Senator Joel Villanueva asked the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) to focus on ensuring the quality of our maritime graduates for better employability and not on curtailing access to maritime schools, as the agency proposed a 5-year moratorium on new maritime schools. “Access to education and skills training is as important as raising the quality of […]

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VILLANUEVA : IMPLEMENT STCW IN MARITIME EDUCATION

Senator Joel Villanueva has warned that the European Union’s (EU) recognition for Filipino seafarers might be revoked if the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) is still not properly implemented in the country’s maritime education, training, and certification systems. Villanueva called on the heads of the Maritime Industry Authority […]

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MORE PINOY SEAFARERS SET FOR VACCINATION – VILLAR

Recognizing the advocacies of Senator Cynthia Villar and daughter Las Pinas Representative Camille Villar in helping our Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has partnered anew with them for the upcoming Moderna vaccination rollout for their seafarers. In a letter, MARINA Administrator retired Navy Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad thanked the Villars for […]

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ENHANCE MARITIME SAFETY DURING TYPHOONS – GATCHALIAN

As Typhoon Tisoy (international name Kammuri) battered the country, Senator Win Gatchalian called for the enhancement of maritime safety to avoid a repeat of past maritime accidents. Gatchalian made the call as he sought to review the compliance to the maritime safety standards and maritime transportation laws set by the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) to […]