Inalagaan kami ng mabuti ni Itay. Kaya gusto ko rin maging mabuting seaman – para pag-graduate, ako naman ang taya.
They said it takes a village to raise a child, but what if one parent must go nautical miles away for work? Paano pag wala si daddy, at working mom pa si mommy? Here are some tips that have helped us in our daily life. I would like to encourage other seafarer wives out there: it gets easier it gets better.
Our seafarers are guided by the Lady of the Sea, si Mama Mary. She is a mother who protects her children, especially when things get spiritually or emotionally difficult.
There are at least a thousand Pinoy seafarers infected with HIV and the number is growing fast.
My mother is Pinay but I really grew up with my Lola in Nueva Vizcaya. I was bullied my entire childhood. I wasn’t 6’2 yet. My classmates called me all sorts of names – negro and others. It hurt.
People all over know me as Kapitana Che Javellana, the first-ever Filipina shipmaster. Because I’ve dedicated myself wholeheartedly to my career, I’ve reached a point where people see me as a symbol.