For all Filipino Seafarers getting their Seaman’s book, there is a Good News!

According to DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade, if you are getting your seaman’s book for the first time, it will be free of charge! This was discussed during the late Monday night briefing of President Rodrigo Duterte.

According to Sec. Tugade the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) has approved their proposal to give the seaman’s book to first-timer free of charge.

This is a big help for those who are starting their career as a seafarer.

 “Kanina lang ho nangyari, natapos ‘yong meeting ng Marina board, pina-approve ho namin na tulong sa ating mga seafarers at mga seamen sa pandemya ngayon, ‘yong mga first-time na seamen na kukuha ng seamen’s book, ang halaga nito, P1,000 to P1,800, depende kung saan mo kukunin, libre na ho ‘yon dito sa termino niyo Mr. President,” Tugade said.

“Parang tulong sa mga seamen ‘pag kinuha na nila ‘yong seamen’s certificate for the first time, libre na ho ‘yon,” he added.

For those renewing their seaman’s book, Sec. Tugade said that you can avail  a 50% discount until December 2022.

 “Ang tanong, papaano naman ‘yong nag-renew?  Inapprove din ho ng Marina board, kanina ho mga alas singko, ano ‘yong inapprove? Fifty percent discount until December of this year, ito ho ‘yong tulong natin sa seafarers,” he added.


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