Sister Susan Bolanio, OND, AOS Port Director and Program Coordinator submitted to Bishop Dinualdo this 2014 Accomplishment Report.
Every seafarer and his family visiting the port/center, needing assistance, is attended to and served in their Christian life and practical needs.
1) to assist the seafarers in their desire to deepen their Christian life; 2) to facilitate needed services for their development and well-being.
1) merchant seafarers; 2) fishers (merchant, marginal); 3) land-based: a) seafarers’ families and dependents; b) fishers’ families; 4) dockers and truckers.
Banga, Bo. 5, Koronadal, Sto. Niño, Malapatan, Kiamba and General Santos City.
- Seafarers: a) legal services covered 5 cases assisted on demands for compensation; 10 sets of case conferences conducted and documented 9 work-related complaints; b) pastoral care: (1) psychological processing – 3; (2) drop-in center facilities – internet, computers (27 seafarers), lodging; (3) ship visitation – 8 ships.
- Fishers: a) legal services – 210. b) Repatriations – 129 fishers repatriated from Manado, Indonesia.
- Land-based seafarers’ families, etc. a) organizing in Bo. 5, Koronadal City; b) meetings in Banga, Sto. Niño and Calumpang; c) self-help groups.
Livelihood. Department of Labor’s Starter Kit livelihood project – 352 families of missing fishers (typhoon Pablo); and monitoring of 57 families with livelihood projects.
- Illegal recruitment and trafficking in persons. Six (6) illegally recruited are put under the Witness Protection Program of the DOJ.
- Information Education Campaign (IEC). A) Press Conference, radio program in DXCP and RMN; b) forum on RA 10635
- Networking, Linkaging. PPA, PCG, BoC, POEA, DSWDO, DOLE