Tokyo, Japan
February 10, 2023

Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) Secretary Susan ‘Toots’ Ople affirms various Japanese shipping companies’ strong commitment to support the Philippine maritime industry in an interview as she joins President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. in a meeting with officials and chief executive officers (CEOs) in Tokyo, Japan on February 9, 2023.

Secretary Ople also underscores the important role Filipino seafarers play where they are regarded as an essential workforce in maintaining smooth operation in the shipping industry.

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