Faith as a seafarer’s weapon

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 09/21/2021

A seafarer’s faith is his most powerful weapon  in overcoming difficult emotional, or even dangerous, shipboard conditions and in making life at sea bearable in many ways. During the guesting of past winners of the Ten Outstanding…

Flowers and the 25th National Seafarers Day  in the time of pandemic

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 09/29/2020

“Seafarers are keyworkers. You are not alone. You are not forgotten”. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the Holy Masses held  nationwide carried this theme in their homilies  as  part of the  25th National Seafarers Day (NSD)…

Allotment,  remittances  and Violence Against Women and  their Children Act (VAWC)

10/15/2019

A Filipino seafarer can be  held criminally liable due to the act of abandoning his  financial obligation to persons to which he is  obliged by law to support. Issues of allotment and remittances were discussed in connection with  the Anti-Violence Against Women…

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…

Balangay and the Filipino seafaring heritage

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 09/03/2019

  Ten years ago this month , the very first balangay boat replica, Diwata ng Lahi (spirit of lineage) , sailed  on her maiden voyage from the CCP grounds. The Balangay is a plank boat adjoined by a carved-out…

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