United Philippines Lines (UPL) was awarded the Presidential Award of Excellence for 2013. They are one of only two sea based manning agencies gaining the award in 2013.
United Philippines Lines is a ship’s management and manning agency and hiring partner of Holland America Line. Holland America offers 180 positions for Filipinos on each vessel, including Hotel, Deck, Engine and Medical Departments totaling to more than 2,500 Filipino crew on all Holland America vessels.
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) award is a huge accolade to United Philippines Lines. Viking Superyacht Asia also fully accredited under the terms of the POEA to provide employment for Filipino nationals onboard Superyachts in all capacities worldwide.
According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), the role of recruitment agencies is notable in the dominant share of agency hires recorded by the POEA (more than 90% per year).
The POEA has four core functions including industry regulation, employment facilitation, worker protection, and general administrative and support services. The regulatory functions of the POEA include licencing of recruitment agencies, setting minimum labour standards, and imposing disciplinary actions against employers and seafarers.
Filipinos may visit United Philippine Lines website for current vacancies on Holland America ships.