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PAL Goes Maritime

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is venturing into maritime business, and will soon launch a ferry service between Kalibo and Boracay. “This is the first time that PAL is venturing into maritime business,” PAL president and chief operations officer, Jaime Bautista, told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Tuesday. “We chose Boracay as the first […].....»»

Category: newsSource: metrocebu metrocebuOct 24th, 2018

China, Singapore explore more BRI cooperation

SINGAPORE — China and Singapore are jointly exploring potentials for further cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) with recent moves to deepen economic and trade relations. The BRI refers to the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road At the sidelines of the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

South China Sea feuds on agenda of Asean summit

Territorial disputes in the South China Sea were expected to be discussed during the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit and related summits in Singapore next week, which President Duterte would attend.   One of the major issues likely to be tackled is the maritime dispute involving China and some members of the regional bloc, according to Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Junever Mahilum-West.   "We are quite sure that the South China Sea, as I've mentioned before, would be one of those regional developments that would be taken up in the summit," she said.   Korean tension   "As to the details of the discussions, I...Keep on reading: South China Sea feuds on agenda of Asean summit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Philippine Navy team returns triumphant from sea drills held in China

MANILA, Philippines – The 138-man Philippine Navy team that joined the inaugural Asean-China Maritime Exercises (Acmex) returned to Manila on Thursday, November 8, feeling triumphant over their performance in the drills held in China. Captain Sherwin Respeto proudly shared during the arrival ceremony how his team gained the admiration ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

Rape suspect from Capiz nabbed in Kalibo

ROXAS CITY, CAPIZ – Members of the Roxas City police, the Capiz Police Provincial Office, Kalibo police, and the 605th Maritime Group, arrested a 40-year-old mason at Bakhaw Sur village in Kalibo, Aklan for the crime of rape, afternoon of Nov 6, 2018. Danny Alado of Brgy Hipona, Pontevedra, Capiz was collared by virtue of […] The post Rape suspect from Capiz nabbed in Kalibo appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

Government reforms maritime education as EU ban looms

The government has implemented various reforms in maritime education in the country in a bid to avoid a looming ban on Filipino seafarers in the European Union (EU)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

‘Seadog’ to head Marina

Philippine Navy Vice Admiral Narciso Vingson Jr. has been appointed officer-in-charge of the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina), replacing Rey Leonardo Guerrero who was named by President Duterte as the new Bureau of Customs (BOC) chief......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

China s weather stations in Spratlys serve military purposes — Batongbacal

Beijing's weather monitoring stations on the Spratly Islands should also be seen as continued development and enhancement of military outposts in the Manila-claimed features, a maritime expert said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

Palace: Never too late to assert arbitral award in South China Sea

It would never be too late to assert the Philippines' claims in the West Philippine Sea because an international arbitral court had ruled in favor of Manila on the maritime row, Malacañang said Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

NMP holds series of lectures-symposia on Maritime Week

In line with 23rd National Maritime Week Celebration, the National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP) conducted series of lectures-symposia on 25 September 2018 at the NMP Training Building, Cabalawan, Tacloban City......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsNov 1st, 2018

West Philippine Sea, Synagogue attack, plane crash in Indonesia | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says the Philippines and China can shelve their maritime claims for the sake of joint development in the West Philippine Sea. Opposition congressmen slam President Rodrigo Duterte's order to let the Armed Forces of the Philippines take over the Bureau of Customs. A group of Pittsburgh ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

Boat trips around Luzon suspended due to ‘Rosita’

Vessel trips were canceled on Monday in some ports in Luzon due to the rough sea condition brought by "Typhoon Rosita." The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) said that all boat operations at the Batangas port were suspended due to the inclement weather. The Batangas province has been placed under Tropical Cyclone No. 1 by the weather bureau. Marina also said that the motorbanca operations in all ports in Regions 1 and 2 are also canceled due to the typhoon. The province of Batanes of Region 1 was placed under Signal No. 1 while Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, and La Union, were placed under Signal No. 2. The Isabela province of Region 2 has been placed under Cyclone Warni...Keep on reading: Boat trips around Luzon suspended due to ‘Rosita’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

China, ASEAN conclude naval drill

China has strengthened maritime cooperation with ASEAN members GUANGZHOU — Naval forces from China and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Saturday concluded a joint maritime drill in the city of Zhanjiang, south China’s Guangdong Province. Eight naval vessels, five observers and more than 1,200 officers and soldiers from China and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 28th, 2018

Marina pushes safety checks of ships

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) is urging shipping companies to conduct safety assessment of their vessels in preparation for the influx of passengers this holiday season......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

PDEA s Aquino sees good collaboration with BOC under Guerrero

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron Aquino considers the appointment of Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) Administrator Rey Leonardo Guerrero to the Bureau of Customs (BOC) as a “welcome development.” Source link link: PDEA's Aquino sees 'good collaboration' with BOC under Guerrero.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

UPDATE 2: Duterte moves Lapeña to Tesda; maritime chief to Customs

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte announced on Thursday that he would be moving Customs Commissioner Isidro “Sid” Lapena to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda). Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) Administrator...READ MORE The post UPDATE 2: Duterte moves Lapeña to Tesda; maritime chief to Customs appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

ISSA MEET 2018: IDC unseat John B. in tertiary men’s cage

ILOILO Doctor’s College (IDC) unseated defending champion John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU), 72-58, in the tertiary men’s basketball finals of the 2018 Iloilo Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Meet at the Western Institute of Technology (WIT) last Oct. 23. Jade Bryan Jardio paced IDC after scoring 19 points. His teammate Lorence Nicole Magtolis added […] The post ISSA MEET 2018: IDC unseat John B. in tertiary men’s cage appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 24th, 2018

PAL Goes Maritime

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is venturing into maritime business, and will soon launch a ferry service between Kalibo and Boracay. “This is the first time that PAL is venturing into maritime business,” PAL president and chief operations officer, Jaime Bautista, told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Tuesday. “We chose Boracay as the first […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 24th, 2018

PAL ventures into Boracay ferry service

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines went out to sea with its latest business venture.   PAL, through wholly-owned subsidiary Mabuhay Maritime Express, launched on Tuesday a premium ferry service between Kalibo to Boracay Island, which will reopen to the public on Oct. 26.   With the launch, PAL hopes to extend its reach outside its traditional airline business.   Kalibo International Airport is a key gateway to Boracay Island since it can serve large commercial and chartered flights such as those coming from South Korea and China.   Before the launch of Mabuhay Maritime's service, a trip from Kalibo to Boracay would take over two hours and would i...Keep on reading: PAL ventures into Boracay ferry service.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

PAL s Mabuhay Maritime to offer Kalibo-Boracay ferry service

BATANGAS, Philippines – Tourists coming from Kalibo in Aklan province will soon have a more comfortable option to travel straight to the world-famous island of Boracay. Mabuhay Maritime Express (MME), a subsidiary of flag carrier  Philippine Airlines (PAL) , is launching a Kalibo-Boracay ferry service with travel time of only an hour ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

PH Navy Now Making Progress in Maritime Security

The Philippine Navy (PN) is now making a headway in the maritime security arena. This was disclosed by Navy flag-officer-in-command, Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad, during the welcoming ceremonies for strategic sealift vessel BRP Tarlac (LD-601) and the 300-man contingent aboard at Pier 13, Manila South Harbor, Monday afternoon. “(Monday’s) arrival ceremony is but one of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018