Two Cebuanos cited as  Ten Outstanding Maritime Students of the Philippines

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 10/08/2019

Two Cebuanos were recently recognized as 2019 winners of the annual search  the Ten Outstanding Maritime Students of the Philippines (TOMSP) in line with the 24th National Seafarers Day (NSD). The two students are  E/c Dustin Ryan…

Karaoke and the National Seafarers Day

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 09/24/2019

It is an understatement to say that karaoke is a central part of  pop culture of Filipinos , including seafarers whether on board or in between contracts.  Karaoke is indeed  a favorite past time of Filipino seafarers…

Seafarer as gender neutral term in  maritime industry

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 09/17/2019

  In the recent decades, the word “seafarer” has replaced the word “seaman” in the male-dominated maritime industry. The term “seaman” was widely used to describe anyone working at sea. This is perhaps due to the actions…

Flowers as tribute to deceased Filipino seafarers

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 09/10/2019

Wreathe thrown into the sea is a tradition that carry to all the deceased seafarers the message of love and gratitude as the flowers embody life and resurrection. The wreath’s circular shape represents eternity for it has no beginning and…

John Denver Trending , Cinemalaya and cyberbullying

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 08/11/2019

  Free speech is one of the human rights and a guaranteed constitutional right in the Philippines, however, it can lead to abuse and border to harassment, bullying, cyber bullying, cyber abuse and negative online experience Cyber…

Heart ailments and seafarer’s diet 

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 06/18/2019

The heart ailments of seafarers can be triggered or aggravated by his working conditions aboard the vessel, including his diet. “Taking responsibility for the health of all human souls on their ships also defines the shipowners’ sense…

ANGKLA’s bill in delaying payment of  award resurrected in  Magna Carta

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 04/16/2019

  “Aanhin pa ang damo kung patay na ang kabayo.” The manning agencies resurrected in the proposed Magna Carta for Filipino Seafarers a bill earlier filed by ANGKLA Partylist wherein the proceeds of execution shall be deposited in…

Fraudulent misrepresentation of pre-existing illnesses

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 04/09/2019

Honest mistakes on  a pre-existing illness during the pre-employment medical examination (PEME) will not deprive seafarers of their right over disability or death benefits. The POEA contract  bars the compensability of disability arising from a pre-existing illness when attended…

PINOY MARINO RIGHTS: Pre-Employment Medical Examination and seafarer’s illnesses

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 03/26/2019

 The examining physician, and not the seafarer, may be faulted for discounting the presence of illnesses even after subjecting  him to a series of procedures through the  pre-employment medical examination (PEME). In Manansala, v. Marlow Navigation Phils., Inc.  (G.R.…

PINOY MARINO RIGHTS: A seafarer as a Mama’s boy and psychological incapacity

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 02/20/2019

    A  marriage may have failed because  a seafarer acted as a mama’s boy, but it cannot be declared void ab initio on the ground of psychological incapacity.   One of the unfortunate consequence of seafarers working away for…

Aurora and the maritime tragedies in the Philippines

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 12/30/2018

The film Aurora won as 2nd best picture, best cinematography, best in visual effects, best sound, best child performer for Phoebe Villamor in the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival. Anne Curtis is cast as Leana, a young…

Stowaways and seafarer’s dismissal

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 12/17/2018

A seafarer may be dismissed in the event that he is found to be committing unauthorized acts in connivance with or cuddling of stowaways. The International Transportation Workers Federation (ITF) defines a stowaway as a person who…

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