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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

6 02, 2021

Pinoy Marino Rights – Male seafarers as victims of sexual harassment

By |2021-02-10T12:51:11+00:00February 6, 2021|Opinion, Pinoy Marino Rights|0 Comments

  MALE seafarers can be the subject of sexual harassment while working on board the vessel entitling them to moral damages. Sexual harassment can happen to anyone and everyone. The Supreme Court stressed in the case of Richard Toliongco vs. Anglo-Eastern Crew Mgt. (G.R. No. 231748, July 8, 2020) that [...]

27 10, 2020

Protect Filipino female seafarers and cadettes from sexual harassment and violence

By |2020-11-05T06:34:52+00:00October 27, 2020|Opinion, Pinoy Marino Rights|0 Comments

By Atty. Dennis Gorecho EMPLOYERS must have effective  mechanisms and guidelines to promptly address sexual  harassment and violence incidents  committed against female seafarers and cadettes. The Women in Maritime Philippines (WiMaPhil) raised said  issue  during the recent online public forum organized by the office of Senator Risa Hontiveros on the [...]

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