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Seafarers' Center Opens in SM Manila
An establishment that would offer great programs and services to Filipino seamen was recently opened in SM Manila - the Seafarers' Center. It was created through the joint effort and resources of Joint Manning Group (JMG) and SM Supermalls.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) praised the JMG and SM for their cooperation and initiative to build a center dedicated to Filipino seafafrers.
Labor Chief, Rosalinda Baldoz delivered a speech in the recent grand opening and said that the Seafarers' Center is a strong example of corporate social responsibility and that other companies can follow their lead.
She said, “It is always noble to give back to the society.”
The grand opening that sealed the partnership between JMG and SM Supermalls was witnessed by Manila Mayor Alfredo S. Lim; Seafarer Center Chairman Engr. Sammuel T. Lim; SM Supermalls President Annie Garcia; Philippine Overseas Employment Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac; and other DOLE officials.
The Seafarers’ Center promise to make the lives of Pinoy seamen and their families better by offering programs and services that would promote profitable job opportunities, develops human resources, and protect the welfare of the sea-based workers. The services available at the center would have goals that are aligned with that of the DOLE’s objectives.
It would also help the manning industry sustain its status as one of the brightest sectors of the Philippine economy, by supporting the best practices in the hiring of seafarers while fully complying with the POEA rules and regulations.
Some of the services that are available at the Seafarer Center are the following: on-line job search, hiring events, and career talks; health management; family management; wealth management; business opportunities; pasalubong, vacation services and entertainment.