Day 100 (At Sea): "We toil hard to earn a grand." There are about 1.5 million seafarers worldwide and about 25% of it, 375,000, are Filipinos. There are only around 5,000 to 6,000 Filipino Officers registered and actively serving overseas. It leaves us with 369,000 to 370,000 Filipino Seafarers serving as Ratings on board with a salary scale of approximately Php40,000-Php100,000 monthly wage.
It is true that seafarers are well compensated, at least that's what landlubbers think. They work 7 days a week, mostly 10-12hrs per day. There are no day-offs while you are onboard and under contract (usually). So basically, they are working every single day of a month. It gives them a daily salary between Php1,300-Php3,300 or Php108-Php275 per hour. Still think that they are well compensated?
The men in these photos are Filipino Ratings, working aloft (above 20 meters), doing some painting job. One small mistake could lead to serious injury or even death, the risks involved in a "well compensated" salary is extreme. All these for the sake of their families.
Let this be a reminder for their families left on land to give more value of every peso/dollar remitted to their bank accounts and not spend it lavishly on unimportant things. Give utmost priority in savings so that when its time for their sailor to retire they have funds for the days, months and years to come.
Saan man patungo ang buhay, dala dala natin ang bawat pangarap na kahit man lang sa dako paroon matagpuan natin ang ligaya.
Sa bawat pagpagal at paghihirap sana di makalimot ang mga taong ating pinaglaanan ng ating lakas at bawat pagsisikap.
Ang kabiguan ay tuluyan na sanang pumanaw ng sa gayon magiging lubos ang ating ligaya saan man tayo pumaroon.
#inktober today inspired by #NickHart’s inspirational sea shanty singalong @AntidoteLondon tonight! And my themed earrings... Short clip of his folk music magic in action :) #toucantoo sing like a Drunken Sailor heave-hoe-ing away
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