A group of maritime workers wants the law to include stronger provisions for seafarers.
DAVAO CITY, Philippines – If the Marino party-list group is re-elected to the House of Representatives in the approaching elections, it plans to add two more key sections to the Magna Carta for Seafarers bill.
Rep. Sandro Gonzalez of the Marino party-list remarked in an interview Monday evening here that the Magna Carta for Seafarers law has been sitting in Congress for two decades and has been stuck in the Senate for two years following the pandemic.
Gonzales stated that they will advocate for two additional provisions in the bill: a right against discrimination against sailors and the right to repatriation to any location.
“Right against discrimination is our top goal because most of the seafarers who are still capable of working have been barred from doing so owing to their age and gender,” the congressman explained.
Women seafarers, on the other hand, are frequently discriminated against in job applications because of their gender.
“They aren’t welcomed because of their power, or because they get pregnant, or for other reasons.” Unfortunately, stereotyping exists, and we must address it,” Gonzalez added.
In terms of repatriation to any destination, he explained that during the lockdown, the sailors were sent to various locations where they were isolated, rather than to their own regions.
Gonzales also stated that the seafarers’ bill, as well as the others that were not signed by the President, will be “reset” when the next administration takes office in July.
Nonetheless, the Marino party list will continue to campaign for the bill’s passage until it becomes law.
Save/Share this story with QR CODE
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute endorsement of any specific technologies or methodologies and financial advice or endorsement of any specific products or services.
📩 Need to get in touch? Feel free to Email Us for comments, suggestions, reviews, or anything else.
We appreciate your reading. 😊Simple Ways To Say Thanks & Support Us:
1.) ❤️GIVE A TIP. Send a small donation thru Paypal😊❤️
Your DONATION will be used to fund and maintain NEXTGENDAY.com
Subscribers in the Philippines can make donations to mobile number 0917 906 3081, thru GCash.
3.) 🛒 BUY or SIGN UP to our AFFILIATE PARTNERS.
4.) 👍 Give this news article a THUMBS UP, and Leave a Comment (at Least Five Words).
World Class Nutritional Supplements - Buy Highest Quality Products, Purest Most Healthy Ingredients, Direct to your Door! Up to 90% OFF.
Join LiveGood Today - A company created to satisfy the world's most demanding leaders and entrepreneurs, with the best compensation plan today.