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Pinoy Seafarer's Rights

Allotment, remittances and violence against women, children

A FILIPINO seafarer can be held criminally liable for abandoning his financial obligation to persons to which he is obliged by law to support.

5 Lacsonians among 10 outstanding maritime students of the Philippines

FIVE Lacsonians were recently recognized as 2019 winners of the annual search for the Ten Outstanding Maritime Students of the Philippines (TOMSP) in line...

Filipino seafarers as disciples of the Church

MANILA Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle has acknowledged the role of seafarers, Filipino mariners in particular, in propagating the teachings of the Church, and not merely major contributors...

Karaoke and the National Seafarers’ Day

IT IS AN understatement to say that karaoke is a central part of the Filipino pop culture, including seafarers whether on board or in between contracts.

Seafarer as gender neutral term in maritime industry

IN RECENT decades the word “seafarer” has replaced the word “seaman” in the male-dominated maritime industry. The term “seaman” was widely used to describe anyone...

Flowers as tribute to deceased Filipino seafarers

WREATHS thrown into the sea is a tradition that carries to all the deceased seafarers the message of love and gratitude as the flowers embody life...

‘Balangay’ and the Filipino seafaring heritage

TEN YEARS ago this month, the very first balangay boat replica, Diwata ng Lahi (Spirit of Lineage), sailed on her maiden voyage from the Cultural...

Permanently disability and Seafarer’s Record Book / Identity Document

THE ISSUANCE or renewal of the Seafarer’s Record Book (SRB) and Seafarer’s Identity Document (SID) is now dependent on the medical fitness of a...

Seafarer’s drunkenness while off-duty

 A SEAFARER cannot be dismissed on the ground of drunkenness or intoxication if he is off-duty. The Supreme Court clarified in...

Abandonment of medical treatment

ABANDONMENT cannot be presumed from the seafarer’s acts as there must be deliberate intention and overt act to disregard medical treatment that will result...

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