MARINA, PPA and MMP Launch National Maritime Summit Prep

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), in partnership with Movement for Maritime Philippines (MMP) and the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), held an assembly to discuss the preparations for the upcoming National Maritime Summit to be held in September.   MMP gave a briefing on the state of finalizing the sectoral roadmaps to be integrated into the […]

OPITO appoints its new CEO

The Offshore Petroleum Industry Organization (OPITO),  which sets the standards for the oil and gas industry since 1991, appoints its new CEO, John McDonald. OPITO has been improving workforce safety and competency through the trainings they conduct. Over 250, 000 people train to OPITO standards across the globe every year.  And here in the Philippines, offshore safety […]

Smart and MARINA Partner Up Celebrate International Seafarer’s Day

        Smart Communications, in partnership with Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), honored hundreds of seafarers as modern day heroes for their hard work, as well as their intense maritime training here in the Philippines.  It was held last June 25 during the International Seafarer’s Day at the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) in Pasay City.  The annual celebration of the Day for the Seafarers (DoTS) was established as […]

Choosing the Offshore Training School for You

In a world where there is no sea too deep, or  too ocean to wide, career in the maritime industry has become one of the most in demand. The Philippines is one of the five largest supply countries of seafarers in the world, making it one of the most in demand courses in the country. […]

How To Become a Seaman in the Philippines

Photo courtesy of planetphilippines.com As one of the top paying jobs in the Philippines, many Filipinos are now dreaming to become a seaman. Filipinos are undeniably one of the top choices of foreign employers because of their passion and perseverance towards work. So if you’re ready to sail, there are various essentials  that you need […]


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