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21 Filipino seafarers stranded in India

Oct 05, 2018 - 9:12 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs is sending consular officers to Kakinada Port, more than 1,800 kilometers from New Delhi, to assist the Filipinos abandoned by their employer

Cash remittance of Filipino seafarers may exceed $6B this year – lawmaker

Jun 25, 2018 - 9:40 PM

'We expect the enlistment of Filipino sailors to increase along with international ship traffic, as the global economy continues to expand,' says ACTS-OFW Representative Aniceto 'John' Bertiz

The unspoken role of a seaman’s wife

Feb 14, 2017 - 12:19 PM

A seaman’s success cannot be attributed to the hardworking husband or to his good wife alone It’s a team effort

WONDERMOM. Charito Estillo takes care of her children while her husband's on board.

On board and online: Why every seaman needs internet

Feb 08, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Internet access will not only benefit seamen but their employers as well says an expert on maritime research

Engine Cadet Zypert Barcelo is one of the lucky few seafarers given free internet access on board.

Hijacked Filipino seafarers return home after nearly 5 years

Oct 27, 2016 - 10:24 PM

UPDATED I am so happy This is what I had been praying for every night: to be with my family this Christmas Arnel Balbero says surrounded by his 4 siblings at the airport

RETURNING HOME. Filipino seafarers, held hostage in Somalia for 5 years, return to the Philippines on Flight EK 332. Photo by Jedwin M Llobrera

Surge of party list nominations expected on last day

Oct 15, 2015 - 7:47 PM

This means each party list group submitting nominations on October 16 must ideally be able to complete in under 5 minutes each of the steps required for filing

42 more groups file nominations for party list

Oct 14, 2015 - 8:38 PM

This brings to 60 the number of organizations that have so far expressed their intent to send nominees to the House of Representatives

FILING. The Commission on Elections accepts certificates of nominations from representatives of partylists. Photo by Buena Bernal/Rappler

Balintang incident: Coast guards ask DOJ to reverse indictment

Apr 11, 2014 - 3:37 PM

They argue that the death of Taiwanese fisherman Huang Shih Cheng is yet to be established as the NBI medico legal admitted he didn t examine nor see the remains

Repatriation set for Pinoys killed in Dutch sea crash

Oct 11, 2013 - 5:31 PM

Two Filipinos die in a sea collision off the coast of the Netherlands and Denmark

Cebuano seaman confirmed missing in Dutch sea collision

Oct 08, 2013 - 9:47 PM

The family of Captain Dennis Sabang receives the bad news on his birthday