House Bill 3766 Approval: MARINA as the Lead Agency for Filipino Seafarers

The House of Representatives approved the bill designating the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) as the single maritime administration for Filipino seafarers. Under House Bill 3766, MARINA will be the lead agency to implement standards and international agreements consistent with the requirements of European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). MARINA shall also assume all the powers and functions of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Department of Health (DOH), and the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to guarantee efficiency, transparency and competitiveness of the Philippine seafaring industry.​

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