Philippines conducts marine patrols to check presence of Chinese research ships

03/04/2024

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines on Monday deployed a coastguard vessel to carry out a two-week patrol mission in waters north and east of the country to intensify its maritime presence and check on Chinese research vessels…

China to Philippines: ‘Act with caution’ amid maritime clashes

12/21/2023

Beijing, China–China’s top diplomat Wang Yi warned his Philippine counterpart that Manila “must act with caution”, Beijing’s foreign ministry said, following a flurry of tense maritime confrontations in the disputed South China Sea. Wang said on a Wednesday…

Philippines summons Chinese envoy over sea confrontations

12/11/2023

Manila, Philippines—The Philippines has summoned China’s envoy, the foreign ministry said Monday, following two days of confrontations between the countries’ vessels in the disputed South China Sea. Diplomatic protests had been filed and “the Chinese ambassador has also…

17 Filipino seafarers among crewmen held hostage in Red Sea

Tina G. Santos 11/23/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday confirmed that 17 Filipino seafarers were among the crewmen being held hostage by the Yemen rebel group Houthi, which seized a cargo ship in the southern…

Three Filipino fishermen dead after boat ‘rammed’ in South China Sea

10/04/2023

Manila — Three Filipino fishermen are dead after their boat was “rammed” by a foreign commercial vessel in the South China Sea, the Philippine Coast Guard said on Wednesday, October 4, 2023. The incident happened before dawn on…

Ferry capsizes in Rizal, at least 26 killed

07/28/2023

MANILA, Philippines — A motorbanca capsized in Laguna de Bay in Rizal when its passengers suddenly crowded to one side in panic as fierce winds pummeled the wooden vessel in Rizal. At least 26 people died, while 40…

Cebu Daily Newscast: Yacht sinks in Tubbataha after Cebu departure

05/01/2023

Listen to Cebu Daily Newscast and get the latest stories in and around Cebu. Here’s what you need to know on Monday, May 1. 4 missing, 28 rescued: Dive yacht sinks within Tubbataha after departing from Cebu…

Incessantly inferior infrastructure

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 04/11/2023

When the government’s premier think tank calls out our infrastructure as inadequate and inferior, our leaders need to sit up and listen. The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) has done just that on our transport infrastructure,…

Bongbong Marcos vows to provide more solutions to improve PH maritime industry

Zacarian Sarao 04/02/2023

MANILA, Philippines — After the European Commission extended its recognition of the Philippines seafarer’s certificate, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Sunday gave assurance that the national government would continue to provide solutions to improve the country’s maritime…

ICMA and familiarization of  the culture of Filipino seafarers

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 02/28/2023

Unlike land-based Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), a Filipino seafarer is required to make an allotment which shall be at least 80 percent of the seafarer’s monthly basic salary, payable once a month to his designated allottee in…

Councilor of Brgy. Day-as nabbed for illegal recruitment

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An incumbent barangay councilor of Barangay Day-as in Cebu City ended up in jail after he was arrested for illegal recruitment. Barangay Councilor Regalado Hisoler Jr. was brought to the Cebu City Police…

NAVFORCEN conducts intensified maritime operations in the Visayas

PR 03/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Philippine Navy thru the Naval Forces Central (NAVFORCEN) has intensified its mission in securing the Visayas region. Naval Task Group 50.1 Stingray, the newly-activated task group of the Naval Forces Central, conducted its…

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