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Statement in memory of Gregorio Oca

23 November 2010

Statement in memory of Gregorio Oca

Speaking in memory of Captain Gregorio Oca, Chairman of Amosup (Associated Marine Officers’ and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines), who died yesterday, aged 83, ITF General Secretary David Cockroft said:

“Greg was a tireless leader of Amosup and a lot of what that union has built and achieved can be laid at his door. I had the pleasure of knowing and working with him for nearly three decades and can unhesitatingly say that he was a warm and vibrant personality as well as a great campaigner and leader. He will be hugely missed by all of us.”

He continued: “Seafarer training, health and welfare were particularly close to his heart and if there is some comfort in this sad loss it’s that the work that he did in those areas – including the building of hospitals and training academies – will live on and serve as a monument to his career.”

ENDS

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