Senatorial candidate Bongbong Marcos vowed to help Filipino seafarers in their pursuit to get decent jobs even at an advanced age.
“Our seamen are the best in the world,” said Bongbong. “They deserve to get better treatment from shipping companies.”
Bongbong learned of the predicament of elder Filipino seamen during his campaign in Intramuros and Ermita areas.
“A group of seamen approached me along T.M. Kalaw and told me that shipping companies have imposed an age limit on certain positions,” related Bongbong. “The government needs to do something about it.”
Bongbong plans to make a legislation that will give Filipino seafarers job security and alternative source of income later in the career.