UCW is an idealistic association founded in 2008 by wives of the JJUC Philippine officers and crew. Their main purpose is to collect funds locally as well as from our seafarers and use the funds for support- ing the less fortunate in the Philippines. The JJUC monitors the activities of the UCW and contributes with additional funding as needed and in agreement with the UCW. The JJUC has also provided extra funding to the UCW if any extraordinary incident occurs such as the Laguna flooding in 2009 where the UCW provided meals especially prepared for the children seeking refuge at the safe shelters provided by the local authorities. Some of the main activities of the UCW have been to assist neglected elderly and less fortunate children. The UCW has also been given assitstance in the aftermath of some of the most severe hurricanes affecting the Philippines. JJUC is proud to be associated with the UCW and the work they perform.