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ICTSI, cycling and corporate charity

"As from a heap of flowers many a garland is made, even so many good deeds should be done by one born a mortal," says a verse from the ancient Buddhist scripture, Dhammapada. Well, another garland has been made by Filipino-owned International Container Terminal...

Portraits of maritime women – 1

MARISSA OCA Five minutes into our conversation with Marissa Oca on a hot May afternoon and we knew that this was one tough, driven woman. "I am a blazing fire of passion for work," she said. "Work has to be done." The toughness and the drive she apparently got from...

The ITF and the yin-yang principle

The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) is known for its belligerence. Yet, it has it soft, gentle and caring side - as we were reminded a few days ago when the union's philanthropic arm, The ITF Seafarers' Trust, announced its latest grants totaling...