Some manning agencies have asked the government to be proactive in helping the manning industry preserve jobs for Filipino seafarers amid the pandemic that caused the industry to lose a sizable number of jobs to seafarers from other countries.

Cristina Garcia, president of the Association of Licensed Manning Agencies (ALMA) Maritime Group, and lawyer Iris Baguilat, co-founder of the group, took turns in explaining their position that the government has to respond to the massive loss of Filipino seafarers’ jobs on the international fleet.

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