The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) through the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has carried out a scheme of honoring private recruitment agencies, particularly the seafarer agencies, that demonstrate the highest standards of ethical recruitment and deployment of Filipino workers for overseas employment.
With Proclamation No. 1519, series of 2008, the awards system has become three-level – the Top Performer Award, the Award of Excellence and the Presidential Award of Excellence. To be eligible for the Top Performer Award, an agency should be in operation for at least four years. The Award of Excellence is given to an agency that has been granted the Top Performer Award for three times. The highest honor, the Presidential Award of Excellence, is presented upon an agency that has been a recipient of the Award of Excellence for at least five times.
Seafarer Manning agencies are evaluated on a four-year cycle on the basis of the following criteria:
- Volume and quality of deployment;
- Agency management and recruitment capability;
- Compliance with recruitment rules and regulations;
- Industry leadership and pioneering achievements and contribution to developing overseas employment policies;
- Social awareness and responsibility.
These are the outstanding manning agencies who are recipients of Presidential Award of Excellence
BSM Crew Service Centre Philippines, Inc.
Career Philippines Shipmanagement, Inc.
Inter-Orient Maritime Enterprises, Inc
Jebsens Maritime, Inc
Magsaysay Maritime Corporation
NYK-Fil Ship Management, Inc.
Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc.
Stolt-Nielsen Philippines, Inc.
Wallem Maritime Services, Inc.
Anglo-Eastern Crew Management Philippines Incorporated
United Philippine Lines Inc.
On the contrary, the following are the Award of Excellence 2014:
Baliwag Navigation Inc.
CF Sharp Crew Management Inc.
KGJS Fleet Management Manila Inc
Magsaysay MOL Marine Inc.
Marlow Navigation Phils Inc.
OSM Maritime Services Inc.
Pacific Ocean Manning Inc
Sea Power Shipping Enterprises Inc.
Also awarded as Top Performer Award 2014 are:
Crossworld Marine Services Inc.
Maersk-Filipinas Crewing Inc.
Scanmar Maritime Services Inc.