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ANGKLA REPEATS VICTORY ANGKLA takes a seat again at the Lower House of the bicameral Congress after it was among the party lists formally proclaimed by the National Board of Canvassers (NBoC) where the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) is a part of.

once again, the seafaring industry certainly looks forward to new positive developments.

Having enacted at least four of its principally authored landmark measures into law during the 16th Congress, ANGKLA has indubitably upgraded the benchmark as far as advancing the various concerns and ensuring the growth of the Philippine maritime industry.

• RA10635 - The MARINA STCW Law

Given its overwhelming achievement, ANGKLA’s re-election as the sole maritime party representative is no surprise. With ANGKLA at the forefront



ANGKLA Representative Jesulito A. Manalo’s outstanding achievements last Congress, among others, include:

• RA10668 - Amendments to the Philippine Cabotage Law; • RA10698 - The Naval Architecture Modernization Law; and • RA10706 - The Seafarers’ Protection Act; • Co-authored at least 10 more vital new laws such as RA 10801, which is the

new OWWA Law equalizing the benefits and privileges granted to the sea-based OFWs with that of the land based, RA 10653 or the Act adjusting the 13th month pay tax ceiling, & RA 10692 or the PAGASA Modernization Act to help foresee and provide people advisories regarding on-coming strong typhoons and other calamities. • Continually promoted the devolution of MARINA, as it ensured additional budget for the agency of close to P500 million for the construction of MARINA’s new office building in Manila, and 3 MARINA Regional Processing Centers in Cebu, Negros Occidental, and Iloilo, in support of the decentralization scheme sought by the Administration;

Marino World May-June 2016 Day of the Seafarer Edition