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Dose of comedy for a charitable cause

Local maritime folks should take a break from mundane matters and watch the Broadway comedy ‘Defending the Caveman’ on 6th May in Makati City. Written by Rob Becker, the longest running solo play in the history of Broadway focuses on the war between the sexes. The show is sponsored by the Women in Maritime Philippines Association (WIMAPHIL), which will use […]

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Getting on board an ECDIS bandwagon

We’ve just received word from Transas St Petersburg that EPSILON Hellas and its Manila-based Epsilon Maritime Services have signed up for GET-Net, Transas’ global ECDIS training network. Their Transas-approved training center in the Philippine capital will provide Transas equipment-specific ECDIS training and certification. EPSILON Hellas is funding the new and upgraded training facility, which will be up and running by […]

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Where human life is very cheap

The nationally televised bus hijack and hostage drama in Manila ended on the same day it began on Monday (23rd August) with the death of eight Chinese tourists from Hong Kong and the hostage-taker, a dismissed police officer. What could you expect? Not only is the police force blighted by corruption and ineptitude. In Asia’s only Christian country, there is […]

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