WIMAPHIL holds Seminar on Environment Protection

The Women in Maritime Philippines or WIMAPHIL, headed by its president, Ms. Carla-Limcaoco of Philippine Transmarine Carriers (PTC) recently sponsored a 4-day seminar at the Manila Hotel starting November 5 to 9.

The National Maritime Seminar Workshop on “Environment Protection in the Philippines: Advocacy by Women in Maritime” was held in partnership with the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

The seminar workshop aims to enhance the awareness of Women who are engaged and involved in the Philippines maritime industry and its various sectors on the ongoing challenges to the protection of the environment. One of the objectives of the seminar is to define how women can rally the wider maritime community to undertake efforts to investigate pollution generated from shipping and related activities.

The seminar workshop is the second project hosted this year by the group. Early this year, WIMAPHIL also hosted a one-day Information drive on AIDS awareness.

Other officers of WIMAPHIL includes: Aida P. Dizon, Vice-President; Atty. Imelda L. Barcelona, Corporate Secretary; Carmencita Lino, Treasurer; Merle Jimenez San Pedro, Auditor and Atty. Brenda Pimentel as Adviser. The Board of trustees are Christina S. Manzano, Emma I. Susara, Madeleine Abada and Soledad Borromeo.