Seafarers mental health take center stage at SM

According to a study done by the International Maritime Charity Sailor’s Society and Yale University, about 26% of the world’s seafarers show signs of depression. Some of its causes include stress, harassment, bullying, fatigue, loneliness, piracy and isolation from family. These factors can have a big impact on their mental …

Taas noo, kayod marino

We use the term “kayod marino” to describe someone working extremely hard in performing backbreaking work. This term was attributed with how a “marino” or seafarer dutifully performs his work on board a marine vessel. Many people envision life of a seafarer as an easy ride that comes with great …

How to secure your future as an OFW

Every Overseas Filipino worker (OFW) has a story to tell, and a motivation for leaving the country to build better lives for their families. Many seek the benefits of a larger paycheck for the sake of their personal or family’s financial stability. It has been recorded by the Bangko Sentral …