MANILA, Philippines — During his speech before the Filipino-American community in Washington, D.C., a senator…
Magna Carta for Seafarers is advocated by a senator.
On Wednesday, Senator Raffy Tulfo said he would work to have the Magna Carta for Seafarers approved and issued a warning to lobbyists not to try to stop it in the Senate, noting that this is the third time a proposal of this kind has been submitted.
When the lobbyists attempt to oppose the measure, Tulfo said he won’t hesitate to expose them, noting that a similar bill has previously been approved by the House of Representatives.
“I’m warning you; if you follow me into the Senado and into the lobby, I’ll reveal you. Wag kayong mag try. I promise that even if you try to lobby against the Magna Carta for Seafarers in the Senate, I will expose you, subukan nyo, kahit sino kayo magbanggan tayo, I will not permit it, and wag kayo mag-attempt na harangin ito “Tulfo made this statement during the Senate Committee on Migrant Workers’ hearing.
The senator argued that the law must be approved in order for the country to be a signatory to the International Labor Organization (ILO).
Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go introduced Senate Bill 1191 last month in an effort to create a Magna Carta for Filipino Seafarers that would guarantee their right to fair and humane employment and set guidelines for their education, job abroad, and retirement.
The proposed law aims to provide the necessary enforcement and protection procedures for Filipino sailors as well as the mandatory benefits they are due.
“Robin:” Senator Robinhood On the other hand, Padilla advocates active involvement in international maritime accords to guarantee the safety of Filipino seafarers.
“Mahirap kalaban ang mayaman na bansa sa industriya ng mga seaman at tayong wala na mga international na grupo (It is difficult for us to enrage wealthy nations in the maritime industry, particularly if we lack their support),” “Padilla made note.
Since 1987, the Philippines, which is home to 25% of the 1.5 million seafarers worldwide, has been regarded as the seafarer manning capital. Additionally, it contributes USD6.54 billion, or 21%, of the total remittances made by Filipinos who work abroad.
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