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Ten powerful cruisers’ shots which would remind you that it’s more fun to be Filipino

Masayang ibinahagi ng ilang Pinoy na nagtatrabaho sa mga malalaking cruise ships ang kanilang naging espesyal na karanasan sa pagdiriwang ng Araw ng Kalayaan.

Mula sa pagluluto ng mga masasarap na pagkain hanggang sa pagsabit ng mga palamuti sa barko ay juan for all, all for juan ang ating mga kabayan!

Tingnan natin sa mga sumusunod na larawan kung paano nila ipinakita ang pagiging true-blooded Filipino.

1. Pak na pak na kakayahan, kitang-kita sa pakwan.

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Ang larawang ito ay ibinahagi ng isang talentadong chef artist. Katulad ni Sir Ritz Pedroso Madhay, kaya mo rin ba maipamalas through fruit carving ang iyong pagka-Pilipino?

2. Dirty ice cream, now serving.

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Naidisplay naman ang gawa-gawang sorbetes cart na ito sa loob ng Harmony of the Seas, ang world’s largest cruise ship as of press date. Salamat sa pagshare ng larawan Sir Leo Antipala, paorder narin po ng scoops of ube, cheese and mango? Hehe

3. Heads up high, Pinoys!

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Sa larawang ito makikitang proud Pinoy ang ating mga kabayan. Yung may hawak ng watawat ay nakasuot ng salakot sa ulo. Isa ang salakot sa mga common symbols of Filipino identity. Samantala, yung isa naman na may mas makulay na kasuotan reminds us of our beautiful race. Yung lahi na confidently byutiful with a heart? 😀

4. Kumukuti-kutitap na backdrop

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Patok ang mga Pinoy performers sa cruise ships. Kung ikaw ay nagpeperform sa stage na ang palamuti ay hango sa Philippine flag, siguro ang kantang ‘Shape of you’ ni Ed Sheeran ay maikanta mo sa tono ng ‘Lupang Hinirang’? Hehe Joke only!

5. Unli Rice.

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Sa larawang ito ay agad kong napansin ang kanin dahil hindi maikakailang kanin lover tayong mga Pinoy. At kumakain ka na hindi gumagamit ng kutsara at tinidor, yung nagkakamay kalang? Tsaaarap nun! Kaya kain lang mga kabayan dahil ang rice sa barko, walang limit, walang kulang?? Hehe sana nga!

6. Bande-banderang banderitas.

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Sa isang designated meal place o crew mess na ito ay nakasabit ang maraming banderitas na Philippine flag ang disenyo. Tuwing piyesta ay malimit sinasabit ang mga banderitas. Naalala mo pa ba kung kelan ka huling naglagay ng mga palamuting banderitas sa barangay?

7. Barkong Kongreso

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Mula pa noong panahon ng mga Kastila ay barong na ang pormal na kasuotan ng mga Pilipino. Ang barong ay isang pormal na kasuotan na magaan lamang isuot at ang mga magagandang klase ay gawa sa pinya, abaka o seda ng saging. Kung makikita mo ang mga Pilipino na nakabarong sa barko, say ‘Hi’ sa mga hindi kurakot na pulitiko?

8. Beep Beep, sakay na sa dyip

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Kung may forever daw na nagmamahal, isa na rito ang pamasahe sa dyip na aba naman, nagmamahal at walang sawang nagmamahal. Sa naalala ko mura pa dati ang regular fare pero ngayong mga araw, saan na lang nga ba makakaabot ang twenty pesos mo? Hehe.
Oh dahil babyahe na, eto na ang trivia ko! Farah ang pinakasikat na pangalan ng maton at tengang-kawali na jeepney driver. Kung ayaw mong maniwala, subukan mo once (o alam ko nasubukan mo na). Yung babang-baba ka na pero di ka pinapansin ni manong driver. Sigaw Ka. Lakasan mo.
Manong, Farah! Farah! Farah sabi eh!!! Pansinin kana nun, tinawag mo pangalan eh. Haha.
At next time, agahan mo konti dahil natrapik kana, lumagpas kapa. Farah-paraan naman ‘wag ma-late bes? 😛

9. Tribo Marino.
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This photo reminds me of llo-ilo City’s Dinagyang Festival. Suot ang mga makukulay na head dress ay para silang mga mga dance warriors ng isang competing tribe.
Obviously, Hala Bira! at nag-enjoy sa pagperform ang grupo.
Proud na proud kami sa effort ninyo mga kabaro!
Viva! Viva! Viva! 😀

P.S.
Curius ako kung takip nga ba ng kaserola o kaldero na binalot ng aluminium foil yung kalasag ninyo?

10. They make cake, it’s not fake.

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Cakes to celebrate Independence Day are real. Una kong nakita ang cake ng Passenger ship Celebrity Millenium kaya naisulat ko ang blog post na entitled ‘LOOK: Watawat ng Pilipinas, nakain sa barko.’

Positive naman po ang response ng readers, isa nadun si Miss Kiss Aqui-no na nagcomment, “Bimb told me. You eat watawat pala no?..Nakakalokaaaa!”

Lol. Isang cake palang yun ha, naloka na ang queen of all midyeah. Hehe ano nalang kaya ang reaksyon ni madam kung makita pa niya ‘to?

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Ang matamis na sorbetes, matibay na jeep o kahit pati ang masayahing si Kiss Aqui-no, among other major major Pinoy pride, are compelling reasons for one to believe that it’s more fun to be Filipino!

In the name of Philippines, the 3 stars and 1 sun, wear a happy heart, and be proud of who you are wherever part of the globe you go, kabayan!

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Photos courtesy of Facebook users:
1. Ritz Madhay, Genting Dream Cruise
2. Leo Antipala, Harmony of the Seas
3. Kris Lloyd Balon, Aida Cara
4. Tann Gerine
5.  Edwin Pereña, MSC Preziosa
6. Jj Ryan, Anthem of the Seas
7. Ryan Sergio Duriman, Dawn Princess
8. Jeloy Turiano, Royal Princess
9.  Brian Alexander Palma, Dawn Princess
10. Various Pinoy Cruisers

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Top Videos of ‘Pambansang Cruiser’ which can help you turn your dream to work at sea into reality

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Being a part of Buhay sa Cruise Ship and Working Pinoy Cruise Ships Facebook Pages management team, my (and other admins/moderators) inboxes receive tons of inquiries every day. How we wish then we have overflowing time so we can completely reply on each and every inquiry sent.

If you’re one of the inquirers, I understand your thirst for knowledge and ideas. To work in a cruise ship is your ultimate dream so it’s just to ask whatever is tangible with your aspiration.

Related Reading: Dreaming to work in cruise ships? Here’s your ultimate guide to get quickly hired

Personally, we are happy to help but sometimes we have limited time to cater your requests. Hence, I provide useful video references on this blog post which may answer your thrown questions.

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Thanks to Pinoy global Vblogger and Pambansang Cruiser Rinell Banda for his creativity and passion to film videos that help cruise job hopefuls fulfill their ultimate dreams in life.

Follow Rinell’s Buhay Sa Cruise Ship YouTube Channel on this link.

Work in a cruise ship

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The Work in a Cruise Ship Youtube video which was shared on Facebook captioned with Rinell’s personal ‘guide and tips’ gained below comments, among others, from grateful viewers.

Ranel Quinto: Yung akala mong wala ng pag-asa tapos nakita at nabasa mo ito.. salamat sir!

Melchor Gafate: Thank you Sir Rinell for this guide.

Jaymar Gatan: Sir Rinnel ayaw q ng office, challenge to sakin. Gusto ko talaga makasampa and to pursue my goal. Very inspiring po lahat ng ginagawa mo and sa pagtulong mo sa kapwa. Godbless and I pray for you.

FYI, Rinell had been a fast-food waiter and a Japan entertainer before he worked in cruise ships. He’s now a Bellboy Captain sailing for years with a big cruise company and his cool travels had been featured once in the award-winning TV show Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho of GMA-7.

Related Reading: Rinell Banda is ‘Pambansang Pinoy Cruiser’

Click, Watch and Learn

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Moreover, Rinell uploaded other videos on YouTube. His videos answer below questions I observe cruise ship job applicants were commonly asking;

What is BT / SOLAS Training?

Top 20 Questions for Housekeeping Department – Initial or Final Interview.

I have tattoes. Can I still apply to work in a cruise ship?

What agencies are legit recruiters in Manila?

How about age limit?

Oh, I don’t how to swim. Can I still work at sea?

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MAGSAYSAY is hiring Filipinos to man world’s leading cruise ships. Apply for a job today!

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If you want to work in world’s famous and top cruise companies like Aida, P&O and Costa, among others, then check out Magsaysay’s latest job offers.

JOB ALERT: Magsaysay latest cruise ship job offers

Magsaysay, an outstanding company, which was founded in 1948, is Philippine Overseas Employment Administration’s recipient of the following awards:

Presidential Award of Excellence (2010),

Awards of Excellence (1994-2010),

Awards of Distinction (1992-1993),

Hall of Fame (1990)

and Top Performer (1988-1990).

Recently, I was able to connect with one of Magsaysay’s recruitment specialists. Here’s what she shared me –

Working Experience

Preferred applicants for F&B, housekeeping, galley, technical and the likes should have at least 1 year related work experience in 3-5 star hotels or fine dining restaurants.

Job application

Various job offers are posted and aspirants may apply on their website www.magsaysaycareers.com

Watch out for posted job opportunities on their social media pages, too!

Follow-up of job application

  • For new applicants who haven’t been scheduled for interview yet, you may visit our Magsaysay office at Magsaysay Recruitment Center, Ground Floor, G.E. Antonino Bldg. T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila. Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm only.

Or call these numbers:

  • For passenger, 5268888 loc 9441/9437/9443/9642
  • For shipping, 5268888 loc 9440/9429
  • Active crewmembers on the other hand, are encouraged to call these numbers:

Trunk Line – 5268888

Local

  • Starcruise – 9346/9468
  • Aida – 9615
  • Multifleet – 9476/9491
  • Princess – 9461/9645
  • Mopas – 9717
  • Cruise Technical – 9373
  • P&O – 9676
  • Costa – 9639
  • Landbased – 9441

Account Error

  • For any technical error you encountered while accessing your Magsaysay career account, please ‘screenshot’ and email to talentpoolmanagement@magsaysay.com.ph or you may contact Magsaysay at 09292562436 or 5268888 local 9441.

Body Tattoo

  • If you have tattoo(s), you may still apply but some principals are very strict with regards to location and size of your tattoo(s).

Use of English during the interview

  • The applicant should use English but not forced to speak fluently. May we remind the applicant that to review is the key for a succesful interview.

Age limit

  • None so far. But if you had encountered there was, it might be for ENTRY LEVEL positions which principals get new graduates with good and pleasing personalities.

Height limit

  • Some (not all) of Magsaysay principals have but your work experience is matters more.

Color blindness

  • You’ll be accepted as long as your position applied is not for deck department.

For more tips on how to secure a cruise ship job quickly, read my other blog post entitled Ultimate Guide to secure your dream cruise ship job

Don’t miss the latest job offers of Magsaysay emailed straight to you!

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Dreaming to work in cruise ships? Here’s Your Ultimate Guide To Get Quickly Hired

Who wouldn’t love to sail with these fantastic floating behemoths?

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Who wouldn’t like a successful cruise ship career? 🙂

Princess Cruises, a leading cruise company says, ‘working in a cruise ship is a guaranteed way for someone to travel in style!’ 

Related Reading: Ten true-to-life experiences of the ‘luckiest’ Pinoy cruiser alive which can change your life today

If given a golden chance, I bet you’ll hit the ground running like Mr. Routh Gar Flogio. Way back 2015, Routh was 23 years old when he started to work as a restaurant utility trainee in a cruise ship.

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In Facebook, Routh shares his personal shipboard experiences, and as well as guide and initial tips on how to apply for a cruise ship job.

My sincere appreciation by the way to Routh. We collaborated to make this blog post.

So here’s our tips if you would like to work in cruise ships soon!

First step: Secure travel documents and a Basic training (BT) Certificate.

If you don’t have any shipboard experience yet, your chance to get hired would be likely 0-5% only.

” 5% is more like chambahan or kung may backer ka na sinasabi eh, di goodluck pero kung wala, you should work harder,” Routh said.

Increase your chance to get hired by being travel-ready. Secure two important travel documents a sea-based worker needs – a passport and seaman’s book.

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For passport application, read my other blog posts:

PH Passport: A Complete Application Guide for First Timers

PH Passport: A Complete Application Guide for Renewal

PH Passport: A Complete Application Guide for Lost, Retrieved, or Mutilated Passports

On the other hand, please be informed that a Basic Training (BT) Certificate is a prerequisite when applying for a seaman’s book.

I suggest you read ‘BT, SDSD & CROWD: 3 trainings to jump-start your cruise career‘ and ‘BT: A fun and memorable training‘ to gain more insights about Basic Training.

I’m a BT instructor, so I hope you believe me when I say BT is just the ticket you need to start working at sea.

There’s a lot of accredited Maritime Training Centers (MTCs) which offer quality and affordable Basic Training (former but still widely called SOLAS Training) like Magsaysay Training Center, TMTCP, Far East Maritime and PNTC , among others, in Manila.

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Moreover, Routh suggested that you enroll on a training center nearby your aimed employer –

“Marami nagkalat sa Kalaw or search na lang kay pareng Google ( ang training center) but for me convenient yung malapit sa mga agency na target mong applyan.”

BT usually takes 7-8 days of combined theoretical and practical training to be completed. The practicum is usually set on the last day and depending which training center you chose, you’ll be travelling to places like Cavite, Laguna or Batangas. Most usually, a bus trip departs from Manila as early as 0500H to avoid congested roads.

After completion of BT, claim your course completion certificate, official receipt and Training Certificate and Records of Assessment (TCROA) from the training center. You need these documents to process your BT Certificate of Proficiency (COP) in MARINA later on and of course, to apply for a Seafarers Identification and Record Book (SIRB) or seaman’s book.

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These are must-to-read guidelines when you want to apply for a seaman’s book, whether online or walk-in.

Five (5) reminders walk-in seaman’s book applicants should not ignore

No need to wait and fall in-line, get your seaman’s book online

For a  handy guide, download Seaman’s Book Application Guide  – a pdf guide I got from MARINA website and I’m sharing it thru this blog for free.

And here’s another tip. Once you claimed your seaman’s book, take good care of it and you may now get a Seafarer’s Registration Number (SRN).

To help you understand what is the purpose of SRN and how to have one, I wrote ‘What is SRN and how to get it for FREE?‘ . Read it know the answer.

Ooohrayttt. Now that you’re trained and document-ready, time to move to the next level.

Second Step: Apply, apply and apply

Applying for cruise job by walk-in or online are booth ad rem.

Apply, apply, and apply – never say die until you’re accepted!

Submit your resume and other documents (if required so) to these legit recruitment agencies in Manila.

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Most usually, once you submit a CV, a hiring agency will tell you, ‘We will contact you for interview. Unfortunately, some will ‘seenzone’ you as early as this stage. I hope not.

On a positive note, if good news strikes, get ready for next step!

Step three: Nail the job interview & company specific exams

Routh said, “Kapag tinawagan ka for interview eto na, its your show. Time mo nang magpasikat,”

To pass the interview, he personally reminds applicants to:

    • Wear a formal or semi-formal dress to look proper.
    • Don’t forget to smile always
    • Act confidently and professional
    • Bring all the necessary documents
    • Humbly showcase yourself and express clearly why you’re the most qualified candidate for that position who had applied for, and lastly,
    • Be on time.

Finally, be positive and learn to wait for the right time.

A completed job interview does not guarantee you the job but if you’re the kind of employee a particular recruiter is looking for, you’ll be notified immediately.

 “In God nothing is impossible, so pray for His guidance,” Routh reminds us.

Congratulations in advance for landing a career in a cruise ship! I’m sure you became the best version of yourself when you’re applying for your dream job.

However, when not given the chance yet, never lose hope and be patient to start all over again.

“Maging matiyaga sa paghihintay. Trust in God’s given timing for it’s better to wait a while and have things fall into places than to rush but have these things fell apart. In God nothing is impossible, so pray for His guidance.” Routh said.

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