Execution bond in the Magna Carta for Filipino Seafarers is anti-labor and unconstitutional

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 12/12/2023

The bi-cameral committee deliberated last week the Magna Carta for Filipino Seafarers that omitted the controversial escrow deposit but contained  an equally anti-labor and unconstitutional provision on execution bond. With the proposed provision, the seafarer may move…

Seafarer’s compensable injury while playing basketball under the ‘personal comfort doctrine’

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 12/06/2023

A seafarer is entitled total and permanent disability benefits for the injury he suffered while playing basketball on board a ship during his free time. The Supreme Court granted the seafarer’s claims in Arguilles v. Wilhelmsen Smith…

Hold on, hope on

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 12/03/2023

The story is told about a drunk man who was joking and laughing while everyone was screaming and praying as their plane was going through turbulence. The woman beside him scolded him saying: “We are going to…

Magna carta should expand, and not limit, the seafarers’ rights

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 11/28/2023

Seafarers will be ‘penalized’ by the escrow provision that will downplay their rights guaranteed by the constitution instead of protecting and promoting their welfare. With the upcoming bicameral committee meetings on the proposed Magna Carta for Filipino…

My Master, Lord, and King

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 11/26/2023

  I don’t know if you noticed it, but instead of “Jerry,” my name under my Philippine Daily Inquirer column online last Sunday was “Jeremy.” I value my name, but I understand that even the editors can…

To teach law in the grand manner

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 11/22/2023

“Kung hindi tayo kikibo, sino ang kikibo? Kung hindi tayo kikilos, sino ang kikilos? Kung hindi ngayon, kailan pa?” A slogan lifted from the  editorial column by  Abraham “Ditto” Sarmiento, Jr.  who was the Philippine Collegian editor-in-chief…

What are you investing in?

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 11/19/2023

Whenever I give my dog “Bruce” some table food, he gobbles it up right away. But when I give him a bone with some meat, he carries it with him, and buries it on the ground, “for…

Amicus Curiae: Philippines to host 2024 conference of Asian Patent Attorneys Association

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 11/14/2023

The Philippines will be the venue of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) council meeting next year at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, Metro Manila from  November 18 to 21, 2024. This year’s APAA 20th…

Focus on the goal

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 11/12/2023

The story is told about a teacher who was amused seeing little boys having a nice time kicking the ball around, while a little boy was just watching them all by himself. With much concern the teacher…

Humility ‘pa’ more!

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 11/05/2023

  I remember with a smile what Mama told us when we were little children whenever all of us would travel in our old surplus United States Army jeep: “Be light, and travel light so that we…

Death comes like a thief in the night: The Itaewon Halloween and Ozone fire tragedies

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 10/31/2023

Death comes like a thief in the night. What was supposed to be a fun night might turn out to be the greatest tragedy of lives. When death enfolds in the form of accidents, no one is…

Love ‘pa’ more!

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 10/29/2023

  The story is told about a little boy who heard in their catechism class that there are 10 Commandments from God. He said to the teacher: “Only 10? In our house, we have more than that,…

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