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Free online registration service now open for PH seafarers

FILE --Thousands of Seaman applicants waiting for a high salary along Kalaw.( Bob Dungo,,Jr.)

FILE –Thousands of Seaman applicants along Kalaw.( Bob Dungo,,Jr.)

New seafarers will now be required to register for free online as the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) launches its website.

Last Monday, POEA finally issued its guidelines for the its new system, which will take effect on Sept. 26, 2016, to streamline the processing of seafarers.

“This aims to maintain a registry of all qualified seafarer applicants in accordance with the requirement of their occupation and to have an essential source of valuable information on maritime labor market for policy research and development,” POEA Administrator Hans Cacdac said in a three-page memorandum circular,

The new requirement will cover seafarers for marine and categories except those, who already have their Seafarers Registration Certificate (SRC).