Season’s Greetings

Philippine Shipping Update – Manning Industry

By:  Ruben Del Rosario, President, Del Rosario Pandiphil Inc., December 20, 2016 (Issue 2016/14)

Holiday Notice:  Our offices will be closed from 24 December 2016 to 26 December 2016 and 30 December 2016 to 2 January 2017. Our offices will be open on Tuesday, 26 December to Thursday, 29 December 2016.  Offices will resume on Tuesday, 3 January 2017,  Emails will be monitored but for urgent matters, please call our 24/7 mobile +63 917 830 8384.

In this issue:

Season’s Greetings

Firm News

Season’s Greetings
To our dear clients and friends,

We extend our best wishes and greetings this Christmas season.  

Your support has allowed us to weather the stormy seas of 2016. We sincerely thank you for your continuing trust and confidence.

2017 will mark our 40th year of service to the maritime industry.  We hope to continue our service in the next 40 years and beyond.

Del Rosario continues its assistance to the Sacred Heart Chapel at West Crame, a chapel that serves our men in uniform; the Church of the Poor Apostolate of the St. James the Great Parish, an organization that helps the 100 poorest parishes in the Philippines and the Tuloy Foundation for Street Children, which provides a home and education to some 700 orphaned and abandoned children..

This year our Christmas party took a different path in that the employees were divided into four teams and they did charitable work in four charitable institutions.  We do hope this activity awakened the spirit of service to our less fortunate brothers..  

We wish all of you and your family a joyous Christmas and may the coming year 2017 bless us all with good health, happiness and prosperity.

As always, may we ask that you say a short prayer for the countless Filipino seafarers who are unable to spend their Christmas season with their families.  If you see them this Christmas season, greet them “Maligayang Pasko” from all of us here in the Philippines.

From all of us at Del Rosario,


Ruben Del Rosario / Arturo Del Rosario

Charles Jay Dela Cruz / Joseph Rebano / Herbert Tria / Denise Cabanos / Florencio Aquino / Catherine Mangahas

Veronica Del Rosario-Aquinaldo / Josie Dino / Jay Arthur Del Rosario / Deogracias Garcia / Rhodylyn de Torres

Firm News

Corporate Social Responsibility

In the spirit of the coming holiday season, the staffs of Del Rosario and Del Rosario Law Offices and Del Rosario Pandiphil, Inc. conducted modest CSR projects during the months of November and December.  

Groups were formed and conducted gift giving and Christmas parties to select pupils of Fr. Luigi Carboloto School in Silang Cavite, cancer-stricken children of Child Haus Manila, a trip to a theme park for a group of children of a depressed area in Manduluyong City, and a party for the patients of the Department of Health –Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre in Cam Bagong Diwa, Taguig City.

This is our little way of reaching out to the underprivileged and needy and letting them know that they are not forgotten this Christmas season.    


Del Rosario Partner Charles Dela Cruz was a speaker at the Fleet Officers Conference of INC Navigation Company, Phils. / Interorient Shipmanagement which was held at the University of Cebu, Cebu City last 15 December 2016.  His topic was on MLC amendments on financial security and the Seafarer’s Protection Act.

Del Rosario Partners Joseph Rebano and Florencio Aquino spoke at the first ever crew conference of Toda Shipping Co., Ltd and One Shipping Corporation last 15 December 2016 at Pasay City.  Joseph spoke on P&I matters and collection of evidence while Florencio’s topic was on crew claim matters and the Seafarer’s Protection Act.

Joseph Rebano attended the TT Club Network Partner Conference held in London last 16-17 November 2016.  Del Rosario Pandiphil, Inc. is a Network Partner of TT Club since 2014.

Managing Associate Pedrito Faytaren, Jr. was a speaker at the annual crew conference of Unisea Philippines, Inc. last 9 December 2015.   He spoke on health issues on-board ships.


“Del Rosario & Del Rosario is more or less unrivalled when it comes to maritime work in the Philippines” from Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500, 2014, p. 497

“Del Rosario & Del Rosario is often first port of call for employment law within the maritime industry, where it represents shipowners, agents, insurers and port owners.” Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500, 2014, p. 494

“Offers comprehensive shipping expertise. Maintains an excellent reputation for representing P&I firms and handling collision and crew casualties.  A strong team that is well known in the market.” Chambers Asia Pacific, 2014 p. 949


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