Philippine Journal of Social Development, Vol 2 (2010)

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Filipino Seafarers, How Are They Currently Faring? (A Situationer)

Thelma B. Magcuro

Abstract


The article gives an overview on  the local and international seafaring industry, and the situation of its primary workforce, the seafarers.  It shows the crucial role of the seafarers in local and international development and their significant contributions to the country as  one of the highest contributors of remittances. Furthermore, it examines major  issues confronted by the Filipino seafarers by virtue of the nature of their work amidst  a changing global seafaring  industry.


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