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Philippine mariners: Many maritime schools should be closed

Nelson Ramirez, union head for 44,000 Philippine mariners, believes that 64 of the country's current 94 schools will have to close, and he believes that a solution can be found, he tells ShippingWatch.

MANILA: If at long last the Philippine maritime schools end up undergoing a thorough cleansing process, one could say the event would mark the end of an 18 year battle for union boss Nelson Ramirez.

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