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Philippine Forces Hunt Terrorists at Sea

By Noel Tarrazona 2017-07-23 18:06:00

As fighting between terrorists and government forces in Mindanao continues, the Philippine government has rolled out countermeasures to prevent the escape of members of...


In Philippines, Shipping Defies Martial Law Jitters

By Noel Tarrazona 2017-07-17 13:31:07

The Philippine government sees a continuing increase in the shipping industry despite the declared martial law in Mindanao, on-going conflict in Marawi, growing threat in the...

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Philippine Shipbuilders to Help Modernize Military

By Noel Tarrazona 2017-07-13 03:35:07

Having a budget of $2.56 billion for military modernization this year, the Philippine Defense Department is seeking the support of the local shipbuilders industry to help...


The Future Caribbean of Asia

By Noel Tarrazona 2017-07-05 21:53:32

Groomed to be one of Asia’s top international cruise destinations, the Philippines is seeing increasing interest from cruise lines as it boosts infrastructure to...


Two Vietnamese Seafarers Beheaded

By Noel Tarrazona 2017-07-05 16:43:30

Suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group in Basilan sent a message to the Philippine government when they beheaded two abducted Vietnamese seafarers from the bulk carrier...

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Philippine Coast Guard Takes Control of Ports

By Noel Tarrazona 2017-06-15 18:37:10

Seafarers and passengers of commercial ships approaching seaports in the Philippines should not be surprised when they see armed government personnel. The Philippine...


India, Philippines Compete for Global Share of Seafarers

By Noel Tarrazona 2017-06-12 00:45:47

Over the last month, at least three major national organizations in India have drafted plans to address the declining global market for Indian seafarers. India has 1.3...

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ASEAN Neighbors Ramp Up Terrorism Response

By Noel Tarrazona 2017-06-04 23:36:18

Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia are slated to meet on June 19 to finalize the deployment of joint naval patrols as the region prepares for increasing terrorist...

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Philippines Terror Attack Threatens ASEAN Maritime Security

By Noel Tarrazona 2017-05-29 16:44:13

The unprecedented attack of the ISIS-backed militant group Maute Group in Marawi City in Mindanao, the Philippines, could mark the beginning of a new threat to Southeast...


New Protections Planned for Filipino Seafarers

By Noel Tarrazona 2017-05-14 02:42:04

The Philippines' House of Representatives committee on overseas workers has approved the “Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers” bill designed to ensure working...

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