The UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (CIDS) and the UP College of Mass Communication (CMC) hosted the third leg of the President Edgardo J. Angara (PEJA) Fellowship lecture series, titled “Empowering Filipino Women Seafarers in the Maritime Industry” with Prof. Lucia P. Tangi. Held at the Bulwagan ng Dangal at University Main Library last July 4, 2016, the lecture focused on the history and current state of Filipina seafarers and proposed ways of alleviating poor working conditions for such.
Prof. Lucia Tangi is one of the five fellows awarded the previous year and is a professor at the CMC. Her specializations include business reporting, news writing, feature writing, press history, gender and media.
CMC Associate Dean Arminda V. Santiago welcomed the lecture’s attendees and guests. CIDS Executive Director Edna E.A. Co read UP President Alfredo E. Pascual message, and Mr. Mikey Abola from the office of Senator Edgardo J. Angara delivered his message in his stead.
Prof. Tangi focused on the challenges brought about by sexism and patriarchal beliefs that Filipina seafarers face, followed by suggestions for policy for their welfare, support, and protection. Following Tangi’s lecture proper were reactions from Ms. Carla S. Limcaoco, vice president of Women in Maritime Philippines and Dr. Odine Maria M. De Guzman, director of the UP Center for Women and Gender Studies. Experts and students gave comments and asked questions in the open forum. CIDS Executive Director Edna E.A. Co concluded the program with closing remarks.
The presentation of Prof. Tangi can be viewed below: