Seafarer Family International Congress

Events

Seafarers confab at PICC focus on crucial family issues

Parenting should go beyond bringing home “pasalubong.’’ This was aired by Marissa Oca, founder and executive director of Gig and the Amazing Sampaguita Foundation, Inc. (GASFI), who explained that children of seafarers OFWs now equate good parenting with being able to bring them material things or pasalubong after a long absence due to work. Parenting […]

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Wanted women seafarers

Being a male dominated industry seafaring presents unique and unusual challenges especially for woman seafarers. A significant number of women seafarers, however, have proven to be invaluable members of a ship’s crew, earning ranks and higher posts amid surging global demand for seafarers. According to the International Chamber of Shipping, there are 1.65 million seafarers […]

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Int’l congress for PH seafarers, families set

The Philippines is the largest supplier of seafarers globally, out of the 1.6 million seafarers on internationally trading merchant ships. The country is also the second biggest contributor of maritime officers, according to the International Chamber of Shipping. Seafarers also remain to be the largest remitters despite only making 21 percent of the total number […]

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