Asserting one’s right is not  insubordination

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 01/21/2020

Asserting one’s right is not tantamount to insubordination in  dismissal cases.   This was the principle used by the  Supreme Court when it ruled that the seafarer was illegally dismissed in Transglobal Maritime Agency, Inc. , v. Vicente Chua, Jr.  ( G.R. No.…

Stress and the work-related illnesses of seafarers

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 12/31/2019

A seafarer who suffered an illness on board the vessel must be compensated due to work-related stress. The Supreme Court has recognized that any kind of work or labor produces stress and strain. It is medically accepted…

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…

 Post-contract death and medical records on board the vessel 

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 01/30/2019

  A seafarer’s  illness which caused his post-repatriation death must be properly  documented  during the term of his contract in relation to death compensation benefits. As a general rule, the death of the seafarer  should occur during the effectivity of…

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