Seafarers’ rights bill passes House panel 

A BILL establishing the rights of seafarers and a certification system that meets international standards was approved by a House of Representatives committee on Thursday.    The still unnumbered bill, one of the House’s priority measures for 2023, institutes a magna carta for the country’s maritime workers and provides for a “system of education, training, certification, […]

Marcos orders creation of advisory board on seafarer concerns

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. has ordered the creation of an advisory board that would address the concerns of Filipino seafarers, according to the Palace.   “Although we recognize that in the last many years, the Philippines has done very well in terms of being the leading seafarers around the world, however, with the changing situation […]

House approves substitute bill on mandatory military training 

THE HOUSE committee on appropriations approved on Tuesday a substitute bill instituting the National Citizens Service Training Program (NCSTP) for public and private tertiary education students.   The NCSTP shall be “mandatory for all students in undergraduate degree programs in all public and private higher education institutions and technical-vocational education and training programs or courses,” according […]

Student group slams mandatory ROTC push

THE COLLEGE Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) on Wednesday rejected a bill that would make military training mandatory in tertiary schools and disguising that intent by using the term National Citizens Service Training Program (NCSTP).   In a statement, the alliance of collegiate student publications said the measure is a “hidden push” for the Reserve […]

Marina budget raised to boost seaman training

THE EUROPEAN Union (EU) has asked the Philippines to enhance compliance with the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers Convention, warning that failure to meet requirements could lead to seafarers being barred from working on its vessels. — MAXIME FELDER A SENATOR who sought to quadruple the Philippine Maritime Industry Authority’s (Marina) 2023 […]

Senator eyes probe of seaman training amid risk of EU ban

A SENATOR on Tuesday filed a resolution seeking to investigate how the government could improve maritime training and education after 50,000 Filipino seafarers in European Union (EU)-flagged vessels almost lost their jobs. “Reputation, jobs and the welfare of the families of 400,000 Filipino seafarers around the world are at stake in this issue,” Senator Ana […]

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Holds Christening and Launch Ceremony in Shimonoseki for Training Ship OSHIMA MARU Built for Oshima College

TOKYO, Oct 13, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group company based in Yokohama, today held a christening and launch ceremony for the OSHIMA MARU, a training ship for National Institute of Technology (Kosen), Oshima College. The ceremony took place at the Enoura Plant at […]

PHL assures Norway, France of compliance with convention on seafarer training norms

THE Transportation department said on Thursday that it expressed to European governments the Philippines’ commitment to complying with seafarer training standards. “I briefed the ambassador of France… the other day. Yesterday, I met the ambassador of Norway,” Transportation Secretary Jaime J. Bautista told reporters on the sidelines of the Norway-Philippines Maritime & Energy Conference. “I […]

Employees trained to save lives

NEW employees have learned first aid and life support at work, while existing first aid responders have updated their skills to save lives at the workplace in various facilities and sections at Taiheiyo Cement Philippines Inc. (TCPI) in Cebu.The Environment and Safety Division (ESD) organized the training as part of the company’s Occupational First Aid […]

Modus Alert: “Quack” Aesthetic Doctor Arrested in Makati City

A medical impostor was nabbed by the NBI for defrauding over 500 students. Makati City, Philippines — The Criminal Intelligence Division of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested a woman on August 12 for impersonating as a “Professionally Certified Medical Aesthetic Expert,” an “Accredited Aesthetic Clinic Instructor,” and a “Pioneer in Patient Safety Advocate.” […]

When to discontinue an employee training program

We have a very tight budget for training with the business not earning much. We have found it necessary to stop organizing seminars as we aren’t seeing a good return on investment (RoI). Is this wise? — Lady Bug. If the issue is purely RoI, then why stop training? Why don’t you investigate why employee […]

180 Mandaue techvoc students graduate

AT LEAST 180 students of the Mandaue City College Technological and Entrepreneurial Skills Center (MCCTest) graduated from three-month vocational courses during a formal ceremony held at the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.Melinda Bihag, MCCTest acting head, told reporters during the ceremony on Tuesday, that the 180 graduates comprised at […]

Taiwanese fighters train at Big Yellow Boxing Gym

TAIWANESE pugs Myung Hung Lee and Chan Ping Yang are honing their skills at the Big Yellow Boxing Gym under the guidance of Christopher “Ping-Ping” Tepora.“Yes. They will be training here in the gym for a month. They have asked for my help,” Tepora told SunStar Cebu.Lee and Yang started training at the Big Yellow […]

Sarawak Consolidated Industries Berhad Welcomes New Batch of Trainees for Industrial Training

KUCHING, MALAYSIA, Jun 15, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Sarawak Consolidated Industries Berhad (SCIB), a civil engineering specialist, is pleased to welcome a new batch of trainees from Institut Latihan Perindustrian Kota Samarahan (ILPKS), Sarawak, to the Company for physical training as part of the industrial training programme in their final year. Rosland […]