Seafarers and Hernia

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 05/14/2019

Hernia is considered as one of the common seafarer’s illness as lifting heavy weight is  a normal part of daily routine on board the vessel. A five-year study by Dr Nicomedes Cruz, a Manila-based surgeon, of the causes of medical…

Politics   and business in the seafarers’ party-list election

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 05/07/2019

The party-list system has been widely criticized for being  dominated by political overlords and big business.  Several groups have called for the repeal or amendment of the party-list law as political dynasties and businessmen have “hijacked” the…

The party-list system and the seafarers’ votes

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 04/30/2019

  The votes of the  Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), both landbased and seabased, are now being courted by groups aiming political seats through the party-list representation. Around 134 groups will vie for 59 seats allotted for the…

Tuberculosis among seafarers

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 04/23/2019

Seafarers by nature of their work are exposed to a variety of occupational hazards making exposure to biological agents and the concomitant risk of communicable diseases extremely  high. Because of their nature of work, seafarers are bound…

PINOY MARINO RIGHTS: Benzene and seafarer’s illnesses

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 04/02/2019

  The seafarer’s constant exposure to hazards such as chemicals ( including benzene) and the varying temperature, coupled by stressful tasks in his employment may cause a seafarer’s medical condition, like leukemia, cancer and goiter. Most seafarers…

PINOY MARINO RIGHTS: Accident at sea

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 03/19/2019

  Seafarers work under a hostile working environment at the sea and no matter how many precautions are taken, accidents are bound to happen resulting to injuries ranging from minor to the most gruesome types; some even leading…

PINOY MARINO RIGHTS: Spine injuries at sea

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 03/12/2019

Back pains or spine injuries or illnesses are inherent in a seafarer’s  job characterized by excessive and strenuous physical activities, such as lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling and moving heavy equipment and materials. The injury or illness may occur…

PINOY MARINO RIGHTS: Smoking and stress

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 03/06/2019

  Smoking , by itself, cannot  be a factor that bars compensation for the seafarer’s death due to  illnesses such as aneurism. The tendency of seafarers to smoke is often associated with the stress experienced at sea.…

PINOY MARINO RIGHTS: Malaria in the  seafaring industry

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 02/27/2019

It is   a well-known fact that seafaring is one of the most hazardous occupations, in regards to personal health and safety concerns of seafarers. The work on seagoing vessels is long associated with an increased risk of…

PINOY MARINO RIGHTS: Heartaches

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 02/13/2019

A job of a seafarer is not exactly a walk in the park as one  with a  heart condition is “a walking time bomb ready to explode towards the end of his employment days.”  (GSIS vs. Alcaraz,…

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