Seafarers to tackle HIV/AIDS

THE Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) are among the major problems plaguing Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) including seamen today.

A recent report by the Department of Health said 178 cases have been recorded for the month of June this year – a 63 percent increase considered to be the highest for 2011.

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1st International Seafarer Family Convention

PRworks Inc. has committed to help publicize the 1st International Seafarer Family Convention set on August 4 and 5, 2011 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City.
The convention aims to bring together the families of Pinoy seafarers and herald the contributions of the maritime industry to the Philippine economy.
With the theme "The bonds of families; the success of the world," convention organizers recognize the many problems faced by seafarers and their families.
But the seafarers and their families are not the only stakeholders in our concern to keeping their families intact.

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