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PROTECT SEAFARERS FROM DISCRIMINATION – GONZALEZ

The Marino party-list group said it will introduce two more crucial provisions in the Magna Carta for Seafarers bill should it be given another term in the House of Representatives in the coming elections.Marino party-list Representative Sandro Gonzalez noted the Magna Carta for Seafarers bill has been pending for two decades in Congress and has […]

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PASS SEAFARERS MAGNA CARTA NOW – VILLANUEVA

For helping keep the economy afloat with their P1 billion a day remittance, Filipino seafarers deserve a “lifeboat of rights and privileges,” Senator Joel Villanueva said in sponsoring the proposed “Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers” bill. Decades since the Philippines became a “shipping manning superpower”, Villanueva said it is time “to put aboard one vessel […]

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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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VILLARS HOST VACCINATION FOR MARINERS IN LAS PIÑAS

Senator Cynthia Villar and daughter Las Piñas Representative Camille Villar served as among the hosts in the nationwide vaccination of Filipino seafarers who were hardest hit by the pandemic. The inoculation of around 1,086 seafarers was conducted at the family-owned The Tent South Global City in Las Piñas. Through the Office of Sen. Villar, The […]

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VILLANUEVA LAUDS VACCINATION OF PINOY SEAFARERS

Senator Joel Villanueva underscored the importance of vaccinating Filipino seafarers, saying the inoculation would allow them to return on ships onboard and resume their livelihood severely disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Villanueva joined officials at the vaccination kickoff, led by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez, NTF deputy chief implementer Vince Dizon, […]

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AVERT 2-YEAR DEPLOYMENT DROUGHT OF FILIPINO SEAFARERS – VILLANUEVA

A two-year drought in deployment of Filipino seafarers looms large on the horizon unless the government makes drastic interventions such as the reopening of more airports and seaports to expedite the movement of Filipino seafarers while minimizing their risk of being infected of COVID-19, according to Senator Joel Villanueva. When the Senate labor committee resumes […]