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By Capt. Reynold ‘BURT’ M. Sabay MyMET Solutions 10May2016 Today marks the beginning of another light looming beyond the horizon as the 2016 National Election ends! The Philippines as an alleged maritime nation is still an allegation. The new leadership may as well take the helm and steer the Philippines ...

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STCW 2010 CERTIFICATION of the Philippines

By Capt. Reynold ‘BURT’ M. Sabay MyMET Solutions 21March2016 (Diurnal Equinox) 500,000 Filipino Seafarers The Philippines boasts of approximately 400,000 Filipino Seafarers on board seagoing ships at any given time this time. Logically, there must be something like 100,000 on vacation. Therefore, there are about 500,000 Filipino Seafarers that must ...

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HOW FORTIFIED IS THE PHILIPPINE STCW ADMINISTRATION Part 4 of 4

By Capt. Reynold ‘BURT’ M. Sabay 24February2016 Whoever said the Filipino Seafarers are NOT protected! Quote Section B-II Guidance regarding definitions and clarifications 1 The definitions contained in article II of the Convention, and the definitions and clarifications contained in regulation I/1 of its annex, apply equally to the terms ...

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HOW FORTIFIED IS THE PHILIPPINE STCW ADMINISTRATION Part 3

MARINA’s Fortification When MARINA finally was mandated by law to take over practically all functions, duties and responsibilities fit of a Maritime Administration by way of RA 10635 and its IRR, some sectors of the industry rejoiced! However, some were NOT happy for obvious reasons (economic loss). A new light ...

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How Fortified is the Philippine STCW Administration Part 2

Quote CONFERENCE RESOLUTION 1 24 June 2010 ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE ANNEX TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON STANDARDS OF TRAINING, CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING FOR SEAFARERS (STCW), 1978 THE 2010 MANILA CONFERENCE RECALLING Article XII(1)(b) of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (hereinafter ...

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How Fortified is the Philippine STCW Administration Part 1

ORGANIZED CONFUSION In 1978, the STCW Convention was promulgated and the Philippines experienced a training stampede that has yet to become the barometer of what is to come. In 1995, the STCW Convention was amended and the Philippines saw the affirmation of what is to come. The STCW 2010 Manila ...

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Filipino Seafarers for Philippines Part 4 of 4

By Capt. Reynold “BURT” M. Sabay   Perfecting the Philippine International Ship Registry Law If indeed the Philippines is resolved in maximizing its resources to graduate from maritime manpower to maritime power, one of the best alternatives is to craft a perfected law on Philippine International Ship Registry taking into ...

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Filipino Seafarers for Philippines Part 3 of 4

The duties of a Flag State It is the duty of individual flag state to ensure compliance with the rules it lays down for the exercise of the freedom of navigation in the high seas. According to the letters of the international law, Flag States must take responsibility for the ...

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Filipino Seafarers for Philippines Part 2 of 4

In the 80’s, the Philippine government had criminalized Filipino Seafarers joining the ITF. Ironically, the biggest and most powerful ITF Affiliate is in the Philippines. Quite a number of Filipino Seafarers never sailed again by joining the ITF and definitely without due process of law. The POEA pegged a standard ...

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Filipino Seafarers for Philippines Part 1 of 4

FILIPINO SEAFARERS FOR PHILIPPINES Part 1 of 4 Capt. Reynold “BURT” M. Sabay MyMET Solutions The not so complimentary feedback against Filipino Seafarers is assertiveness or the lack of it. The Filipino Seafarers, particularly our Marine Officers have gone a long way to finally appreciate that assertiveness works and contributes ...

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