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Must-Read Maritime News and Articles for January 2023
Must-Read Maritime News and Articles for January 2023

Good news to look forward this new year! As a way to support our seafarers, International Chamber of Shipping (ITF), International Transport Workers' Federation (ICS) and the International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC), have come together to sign a new memorandum of understanding to take forward the ‘spirit of cooperation’.? Meanwhile, Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) reminded OFW's to stay vigilant on illegal recruiters who offers overseas scam jobs. This news and more can be found in this month's roundup!

Jan 17, 2023

5 Must-Read OFW News and Articles for January 2023
5 Must-Read OFW News and Articles for January 2023

Good news to welcome the new year! New Zealand to offer nurses residency to address acute shortfall. In addition, factory workers in Taiwan can now enjoy the salary increase starting January, the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) said. Meanwhile, Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) reminded OFW's to stay vigilant on illegal recruiters who offers overseas scam jobs. This news and more can be found in this month's roundup!

Jan 17, 2023

Must-Read Maritime News and Articles for December 2022
Must-Read Maritime News and Articles for December 2022

Good News! Here's what to look forward in December. The Marcos administration is eyeing an executive order to address the lack of shipboard training among Filipino seafarers. In relation to European Maritime Safety Agency’s (EMSA) deadline set this month to some maritime schools in the country to comply with international standards on training and certification for seafarers Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Wednesday filed a bill that would provide better protection for Filipino seafarers. Meanwhile, DMW expands services to OFWs both locally and abroad. Read these news and more in this month’s roundup.

Dec 14, 2022

5 Must-Read OFW News and Articles for December 2022
5 Must-Read OFW News and Articles for December 2022

Good News! Here's what to look forward in December. More opportunities to open for Filipino workers in Israel and Saudi Arabia in the hospitality and healthcare industries. Meanwhile, to closely monitor the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East state, goverments of the Philippines and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia constitute a Joint Technical Working Group (JTWG). Read these news and more in this month’s roundup.

Dec 14, 2022

5 Must-Read OFW News and Articles for November 2022
5 Must-Read OFW News and Articles for November 2022

Here's what to look forward in November. More job opportunities to be made available for Filipino health care workers in Canada. Career opportunities also await for Filipinos in Guam, and Portugal, according to DMW. Meanwhile, DMW is pushing to shorten the employment contract for the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) once the redeployment in Saudi Arabia resumes on Nov. 7 this year. This news and more are included in this month’s roundup!

Nov 16, 2022

Must-Read Maritime News and Articles for November 2022
Must-Read Maritime News and Articles for November 2022

Here's what to look forward in November! Marino party-list Representative Sandro Gonzalez showed support for the creation of a 10-year Maritime Industry Development Plan (MIDP) that aims to facilitate and secure more job opportunities for Filipinos, especially seafarers. To support the maritime industry, an official of the DMW proposed the creation of a comprehensive tripartite program. This news and more are included in this month’s roundup!

Nov 15, 2022

Must-Read Maritime News and Articles for October 2022
Must-Read Maritime News and Articles for October 2022

For October news, the Department of Migrant Workers will simplify the requirements for the deployment of OFWs and address the issues on seafarer education and training—a welcome news for the maritime industry. Meanwhile, Canada announced an end to the COVID-19 border restrictions and will no longer enforce testing, quarantine, vaccination or mask rules for travelers wishing to enter Canada. This news and more are included in this month’s roundup!

Oct 27, 2022

5 Must-Read OFW News and Articles for October 2022
5 Must-Read OFW News and Articles for October 2022

For October news, Canada announced an end to the COVID-19 border restrictions and will no longer enforce testing, quarantine, vaccination or mask rules for travelers wishing to enter Canada. Meanwhile, Hong Kong has also lifted the compulsory quarantine requirement for OFWs and other inbound travelers. This news and more are included in this month’s roundup!

Oct 27, 2022

Must-Read Maritime News and Articles for September 2022
Must-Read Maritime News and Articles for September 2022

For September’s news, thousands of jobs for various posts are open in the international cruise ship industry, according to the Department of Migrant Workers. It was shared that more Filipino workers were needed on the ships because of fewer Ukrainian seafarers. Meanwhile, the Marino party list outlined improvements to the Philippines’ standing in the maritime sector by putting the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) and the shipping industry on its priority legislative agenda. This news and more are included in this month’s roundup.

Sep 14, 2022

5 Must-Read OFW News and Articles for September 2022
5 Must-Read OFW News and Articles for September 2022

For September’s news, New Zealand is expected to change some immigration rules to lure in around 12,000 workers over the next year, designed to fill labor gaps as businesses demand more labor. Some key changes include more relaxed wage rules in selected industries. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom recorded its most significant rise in foreign workers since the COVID-19 pandemic. According to economists, migration is showing some signs of bouncing back. India, Nigeria, and the Philippines are the countries whose nationals received the most skilled work visas in the year to March. This news and more are included in this month’s roundup.

Sep 14, 2022