• Restricted OFW destinations

    Six countries with restrictions for deployment of Overseas Filipino Workers

    POEA warns placement agencies to stop recruiting workers, and job applicants not to accept job offers for 6 countries declared by the Government as dangerous to OFW's.

    The POEA issued a total deployment ban to Syria in August 2011 because of continued political unrest in that country. Hundreds of illegally deployed Filipino workers have already been repatriated from Syria as of date.

    The POEA further identified other countries with varied restrictions, as follows:

    1. Afghanistan - Only rehires working inside American mi...

    Posted on jul 04, 2012

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  • Philippines' Single Maritime Administration

    MARINA: Maritime Industry Authority

    The Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) shall delegate operational functions to MARINA which will create an office specifically tasked to ensure the full implementation of, and compliance with, the STCW convention and other seafaring concerns including functions for STCW administration, seafarers’ education, training, certification and competence.

    We are pleased to inform you that President Benigno S. Aquino III has signed Executive Order No. 75 designating the DOTC through the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) as the single maritime adm...

    Posted on mei 04, 2012

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  • ISO 9001:2008 and MLC 2006 Certification Acquired

    Committed to the highest quality

    We are proud to announce that our operational divisions Sealanes Marine Services, Inc. (SMS) and Manpower Resources of Asia, Inc. (MRA) have successfully passed the ISO 9001:2008 and MLC 2006 Certification, by one of the top five classification societies, Germanischer Llloyd (GL).

    Phase 1 Certification Audit for ISO 9001:2008 and MLC 2006 was done on April 10 and 12, 2012 by two (2) auditors from GL, Mr. Ramesh Koregave and Dr. Holger Manzke. Results of the Phase 1 Audit were corrected and verified prior the Phase 2 Audit on April 16 to 20, 2012. The auditors...

    Posted on apr 27, 2012

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  • Multiplan International: 35 years of age and going stronger than ever

    International talent mobility: from painfully accepted to structural HR solution

    We started in the seventies and eighties where we supplied blue collar workers for infrastructural projects in the oil producing countries. Nowadays, Multiplan supplies on projects worldwide, highly qualified technicians and engineers in the offshore industry.

    Looking at the evolution of profiles deployed, Multiplan International already travelled quite a distance, but still finds itself at the beginning of an interesting journey.

    While companies, that are investing billions of dollars in the oil and gas industry,...

    Posted on apr 03, 2012

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  • Ban on deployment of Filipino Overseas Workers to three countries lifted

    The POEA Governing Board has issued three resolutions lifting the ban on deployment to Nigeria, Libya and South Sudan and instructed the POEA to resume processing of documents of OFWs bound to the said countries.

    Posted on mrt 22, 2012

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  • Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in a historical context

    Working abroad has become commonplace for Filipinos

    Since World War II, the Philippines has gone from being one of the richest countries in Asia — after Japan — to one of the poorest, with a gross domestic product (GDP) per capita of just 2.007 USD in 2010, compared to 32.700 USD in Japan. A severe recession in the 1980s saw the economy of the Philippines shrink by more than 10 percent, and years of political volatility during and since the time when Ferdinand Marcos was president (1965 to 1986) have contributed to economic stagnation.

    Easing poverty has been a top priority for decades, with l...

    Posted on nov 20, 2011

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