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Top 10 Manning Agencies for Seafarers in the Philippines

Top 10 Manning Agencies for Seafarers in the Philippines

Career & Employment
Working as a seaman is a rewarding job especially if assigned to an oceangoing international vessel. Filipino mariners comprise more than 25 percent of the 1.5 million mariners worldwide, making them the “single biggest nationality bloc” in the global shipping industry according to the Department of Labor and Employment as of 2016. But in order to land a good offshore job, one must also select the best manning and manpower agency. Failing to select the best maritime manpower agency could result in a disaster, especially when untoward incidents happen. In this article, we provide the 10 best manning agencies awarded by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) as consistent good performers for more than 10 years now. This list also includes other companies that have ...
Should We Blame the Government if We are Jobless?

Should We Blame the Government if We are Jobless?

Career & Employment
Every year, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) release the lists of in-demand courses, but we chose to believe in our neighbors instead of the Government. Can somebody tell the Filipino parents and students that nursing, business management, and seafarer courses are no longer in demand based on the current global compatibility index? The mentioned courses according to DOLE have the highest unemployment rate. Should we still gamble our children’s future because we want them to have high-paying jobs despite the extremely stiff competition? The government already told us to do this and not to do that, but we still insisted –afterward we blame the government because we couldn’t find a job. Aren’t we stupid? I’m not here to c...
Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs in the Philippines for 2021

Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs in the Philippines for 2021

Career & Employment
For ten years since the IT/BPO business proliferated in the Philippines, IT-related jobs have been dominating the lists of high-paying jobs. Although middle management level manufacturing jobs are sometimes higher, the discrepancy between companies is high enough to get an average. For example, a junior manufacturing supervisor in a Japanese firm receives P15,000 to P18,000, while the same position in an American firm received at least P25,000. Jobstreet.com revealed that employees in IT/Software and IT/Network Systems consistently ranked first and second on the lists of top-paid employees in the country. For junior executives (Supervisor/Team leader), IT/Software jobs pay the highest salary with an average of P37,784 per month, while the same position on IT/Network jobs pays ...