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Pinoy Seafarer's Rights

Changing of the guards in seafarer’s cause

THE RESULTS of the recent party-list election saw the changing of the guards for the Filipino seafaring industry as Marino replaced incumbent Angkla.In previous elections,...

Politics and business in the seafarers’ party-list election

THE PARTY-LIST system has been widely criticized for being dominated by political overlords and big business.Several groups have called for the repeal or amendment of...

The seafarers’ votes and the party-list system

THE VOTES of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), both land-based and sea-based, are being courted by groups aiming political seats through the party-list representation.Around 134...

Benzene and seafarer’s illnesses

THE SEAFARER’S constant exposure to hazards such as chemicals (including benzene) and varying temperatures, coupled by stressful tasks in his employment, may cause medical...

ANGKLA’s bill in delaying payment of award resurrected in Magna Carta

“AANHIN pa ang damo kung patay na ang kabayo.” The manning agencies resurrected  in the proposed Magna Carta for Filipino Seafarers a bill earlier...

Accident at sea

SEAFARERS work in a hostile environment and no matter how many precautions are taken, accidents are bound to happen resulting to injuries ranging from minor to the...

Tuberculosis among seafarers

SEAFARERS, by the nature of their work, are exposed to a variety of occupational hazards, making exposure to biological agents and the concomitant risk...

Fraudulent misrepresentation of pre-existing illnesses

HONEST mistakes on a pre-existing illness during the pre-employment medical examination (PEME) will not deprive seafarers of their right over disability or death benefits.The...

Sickness allowance of seafarers

A MEDICALLY repatriated seafarer would normally result in him deprived of compensation income due to his inability to perform his sea duties.Away from his family...

Nana Rosa in my mind

#NEVERFORGET – the hashtag usually attached to campaigns against historical revisionism.“There was no rest, they have sex with me every minute.  That’s why we’re...

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