Mutiny as ground for dismissal 

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 05/26/2021

Mutiny has become a common plot for blockbusters like the 1997 American historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg. The film centered on the 1839 revolt aboard the Spanish-owned ship La Amistad during which Mende tribesmen abducted for the slave trade managed to gain…

Owner of Gulf Livestock 1 has stopped paying salary of missing Filipino seafarers — DOLE

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 12/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III claimed Thursday that the owner of the capsized Gulf Livestock 1 has stopped paying the salaries of the 36 missing Filipino seafarers, a matter opposed by the Philippine government.…

38 Filipino seafarers lost at sea

Dona Z. Pazzibugan 09/04/2020

Thirty-eight Filipino seafarers remained missing in chilly waters off southwestern Japan a day after their cargo ship capsized on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, as Typhoon “Maysak” smashed into the Korean peninsula. The Panamanian-flagged Gulf Livestock 1 had…

Over 4,000 Filipino seafarers set to arrive in PH ports by May 17

Cathrine Gonzales 05/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 4,559 overseas Filipino workers from different cruise ships are expected to disembark at the country’s ports by May 17, according to the Bureau of Immigration (BI). Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said…

More than 1,200 stranded seafarers sent home to PH from LA

Jun Nucum - INQUIRER.net 05/02/2020

LOS ANGELES — More than 1,200 Filipino seafarers have so far been assisted by the Philippine  Consulate General Los Angeles (PCG LA) and Philippine Overseas Labor Office – Los Angeles and sent off at Tom Bradley International Airport for their…

440 Filipino cruise ship workers from US repatriated amid COVID-19

Ian Biong - INQUIRER.net 04/10/2020

  MANILA, Philippines— At least 440 Filipino seafarers of the Norwegian Pearl, Sky, and Sun cruise ships from the United States were repatriated Friday morning amid the COVID-19 pandemic. They are the first of five batches of…

Filipinos among 23 crew of oil tanker seized by Iran

07/20/2019

  Filipino seafarers were among the  23 crew members aboard the British-flagged oil tanker seized by Iran Friday in the Strait of Hormuz for allegedly violating international laws. There were no reports any of the crew members…

DEADWEIGHT:  Accident ,  suicide, and seafarer’s death compensation claims

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 06/04/2019

The Finnish-German film “Deadweight” dealt with the legal question on the cause of a Filipino seafarer’s death that has a significant impact in compensation claims: whether he died  by accident or suicide. The movie by German filmmaker Axel…

Allotment / remittances of Filipino seafarers

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 04/30/2018

The seabased sector’s remittance comprise at least 22% of the total dollar OFW remittances which help spur domestic consumption in the Philippines and a key ingredient in the country’s drive to achieve higher but sustainable growth. Under…

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