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Dennis Gorecho

About Dennis Gorecho

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO had two of Eraserheads band members as his roommates while studying at the University of the Philippines Diliman. He was a staff photographer of the UP Collegian and wrote for the Manila-based newspaper Today. He was admitted to the bar in 1999 after which he joined the Sapalo Velez Bundang Bulilan (SVBB) Law Office where he is now a junior partner and heads the seafarers’ division.
29 11, 2021

PINOY MARINO RIGHTS – Contract termination and medical repatriation in compensation cases

By |2021-11-29T14:38:16+00:00November 29, 2021|Opinion, Pinoy Marino Rights|0 Comments

A SEAFARER is entitled to compensation even if he finished his contract as long as he already had medical conditions while onboard during his employment.  The issue of repatriation due to contract termination and not on medical grounds was one of the defenses raised by the company in the case [...]

12 11, 2021

Kuwentong Peyups – The superpowers of Choc Nut

By |2021-11-12T10:35:14+00:00November 12, 2021|Opinion|0 Comments

TO be or nut to be, Choc Nut is the answer. Eating Choc Nut usually brings back childhood memories since many Filipinos grew up eating this chocolate-peanut candy. We enjoy every bite of Choc Nut’s unique and rich taste of ground peanuts, milk powder, cocoa, and sugar. Do not underestimate [...]

18 09, 2021

Pinoy Marino Rights – The sinking of MV GULF LIVESTOCK 1, missing seafarers and the presumption of death

By |2021-09-18T07:46:22+00:00September 18, 2021|Opinion, Pinoy Marino Rights|0 Comments

 “Munhait hi nitaguwan tun ajor karu nga miid ahan chi iibba an tatagu ay mun-anap ay chi cha enggan adugwan.” This is the Ifugao translation of “It’s  painful when the truth hits you that nobody is looking for them until now,”  says Maya Addug-Sanchez whose brother, Captain Dante Addug, is [...]

5 09, 2021

Kuwentong Peyups – Memoirs as a kidnap victim

By |2021-09-05T13:55:09+00:00September 5, 2021|Opinion|0 Comments

IFTokhang  was  already  a sensational  word in the 1990s, I could have been considered a  tokhang  survivor. Tokhang is a term that blends the Visayan words “toktok (knock)” and “hangyo” (persuade) – government forces  knocking  on the doors of suspected drug pushers and users to urge them to stop engaging [...]

19 08, 2021

Pinoy Marino Rights – Disregarding the fit-to-work certification by the company doctor

By |2021-08-19T15:05:16+00:00August 19, 2021|Opinion, Pinoy Marino Rights|0 Comments

A FIT-TO-WORK certification by the company doctor can be set aside by the courts since the inherent merit of the case will still be weighed and duly considered.   In the case of OSM Maritime Services vs   Nelson Go (G.R. No. 238128 February 17, 2021), the Supreme Court disregarded [...]

14 08, 2021

Kuwentong Kule – Vaccine patent waivers in the time of COVID19 pandemic

By |2021-08-14T10:09:42+00:00August 14, 2021|Opinion|0 Comments

PATENT waivers for vaccines became one of the interesting issues involving intellectual property rights during this COVID-19 pandemic. The intellectual property (IP) waivers aim to allow countries to choose not to enforce, apply or implement patents and other exclusivities that could impede the production and supply of COVID-19 medical tools [...]

4 08, 2021

Kuwentong Kule – Let’s celebrate activism

By |2021-08-04T13:20:47+00:00August 4, 2021|Opinion|0 Comments

AN avatar called “Tumindig" recently became viral with the message that one must  stand up for what he  believes in and fight. The digital drawing posted last July 17 by satirical cartoonist Tarantadong Kalbo centered on a standing fist person amidst a sea of bowed ones representing the fist bump [...]

3 08, 2021

Pinoy Marino Rights – Seafarer’s hazardous life on board car carriers

By |2021-08-03T12:02:40+00:00August 3, 2021|Opinion, Pinoy Marino Rights|0 Comments

WHILE consumers enjoy driving their cars, transporting automobiles as cargo onboard vessels can have a toll on a seafarer’s health. Most seafarers live and work under extremely hazardous conditions that can cause serious short-term and long-term damage to their health. In some cases, they are unknowingly exposed to conditions that [...]

22 07, 2021

Pinoy Marino Rights – Sea Sunday, fishermen and the West Philippine Sea

By |2021-07-22T15:00:12+00:00July 22, 2021|Opinion|0 Comments

MATAMLAY. Sluggish. This is how Taytay Apostolic Vicar-designate Bishop Broderick Pabillo described the government’s treatment of  Filipino fishermen despite the favorable arbitral tribunal’s ruling on the West Philippine Sea (WPS) territorial dispute. During his homily last Sea Sunday,  Bishop Broderick Pabillo challenged the government to stand up for Filipino fishermen [...]

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