Recognizing the Importance of the Maritime Industry Through the 22nd National Seafarers Day
It’s a world-known fact. Seafarers play an important role in the success of the global economy, from power generation to manufacturing, from technology to the spices in your mother's cupboard or the shoes you just bought last week. Without seafarers shipping products from port to port, in any part of the world, most people's lives will be deprived of these necessities.
This is mainly the reason why in 1997, President Fidel V. Ramos declared the last Sunday of September each year as National Seafarers Day wherein the Apostleship of the Sea (AOS) Manila is tasked to organize the public and private sector in activities related to the celebration of the said event.
Seafarers keep the wheel of world trade turning as 90% of the global trade happens at sea, transporting goods from one point to the other side of the world. So this 2017, the 22nd National Seafarers Day which will be celebrated on the 24th of September, is themed “Marinong Filipino: Nag-Uugnay sa Mundo”.
Schedule of Activities.
Spearheaded by the Apostleship of the Sea Manila, the National Seafarers’ Day Committee and the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), this year’s event is composed of the following activities:
September 24, Sunday
0700H - PCG Compound
Ecumenical Memorial Rite at Sea
0730H - Grand Parade
(Assembly time and area: 0600H in front of old DFA)
0900H - Celebration of the Holy Eucharist
1000H - NSD Program/Awarding of Art, Oratorical Contest Winners and Western Union's Ten Outstanding Maritime Students of the Philippines
September 25, Monday
1700H - Harana by the Bay (PCG Band)
September 27, Wednesday
Boses ng Marino Karaoke Challenge by LUSWELF
Moreover, to show our appreciation for the Filipino Seafarers’ implacable roles, the SeamanJobsite Team will be participating at the 22nd National Seafarers' Day. A raffle contest, surprises and freebies await hundreds of maritime students at the event proper.
See you all on September 24, 2017 at Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay City and together, let us salute the Filipino seafarers!