Over the period of time, we have seen many factions arising onboard, especially if you are a Filipino seaman. For example, you have the factions based on what region are you (Tagalogs vs Bisaya vs Ilonggo vs Ilocano etc), what school you finished, or even stature of life before starting their seafaring career. But […]Read more "Good And Bad Things On Being A Millennial Seaman"
Day 2: No Stress Please! Me, Jona, and all of the people staying in the Log Inn which are passengers in our van were told beforehand to wait outside the house at 0500H so that we can catch the jeepney ride to Kiltepan Peak so we can see the “Sea of Clouds”. I woke up […]Read more "Sagada Adventures Day 2 and 3"
It’s been three months since I went home, but I haven’t done any major travels or vacation. My past days were filled with trainings, activities in my church, or just in my house and attending some errands. To add with this, I have to be very frugal with my budget because I got only a […]Read more "Sagada Adventures: Day 1"
Note: This blog also contains some articles about my obsession: airlines. Enjoy! Truly, one of the most happiest event in the life of a seaman is finishing his contract and to go home. After months of hard, thrilling and exhausting work onboard their vessels, it is the point where seamen can really enjoy the “freedom” […]Read more "The Wandering Seaman: Offsigners"
Second officers are the third highest ranking officers onboard ships. They are called the “Navigation Officer” because they handle the ship’s passage plans, fix and update corrections for the publications and check that the vessel can reach the destination in the shortest time possible. Sometimes they are referred also as the “ship’s doctor” for they […]Read more "7 Struggles A Second Officer Wants To Say, But Cannnot"
I became a seafarer when I was 18 years old. It was year 2008 when I began my career as a deck cadet and it took me exactly twelve months to finish my contract, just exactly what I need for my requirements for board exam as Officer in charge of a Navigational Watch or OIC-NW. […]Read more "5 Struggles A Third Officer Can Relate"
The Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific is the premiere maritime academy in the country that trains young men and women to become future marine officers of the shipping industry, and leaders of the country. Situated on a rugged hill in Mariveles, Bataan and spanning an area of 85 hectares, it houses up to […]Read more "14 Reasons Why I’m Proud To Be A MAAP Leganeas Class of 2010 Member"