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Pinoy Seafarer's Rights

Boodle fight and National Seafarers’ Day

BOODLE fight is a military style of eating where long tables are prepared and food are on top of banana leaves and dispenses with cutlery...

National Seafarers’ Day 2018

THE 23RD National Seafarers’ Day (NSD) is all set on Sept. 30, 2018.NSD is celebrated every last Sunday of September as a tribute to our...

Seafarer’s repatriation on compassionate grounds

AS A GENERAL rule, the employment of the seafarer shall cease when the he completes his period of contractual service aboard the ship, signs-off...

Timeliness of the third doctor referral in seafarer’s cases

THE PHILIPPINE Overseas Employment Administration’s (POEA) contract does not require a specific period within which the parties in a case involving a seafarer’s disability...

Disputable presumption in seafarer’s claims

A SEAFARER’S illness will be considered work-connected if the company doctor makes an unsubstantiated assessment of the nature of seafarer’s illness.This was the ruling...

Leptospirosis in the seafaring industry

BECAUSE of their work’s nature, seafarers are bound to visit many ports in different parts of the world and are thus exposed to various pandemic...

Hypertension as a seafarer’s illness

THE JOB of a seafarer is not exactly a walk in the park. One with a serious medical condition like uncontrolled hypertension is “a...

Extension of seafarer’s contract

SEAFARERS are considered contractual employees. Their employment is governed by the Standard Employment Contract (SEC) they sign and duly approved by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)...

Blacklisting as an industry retaliatory practice

MANY Filipino seafarers are reluctant to file complaints against their manning agents due to the so-called “blacklisting”, a practice used to prevent certain seafarers...

Mutiny and seafarer’s dismissal

IN SOME instances, Filipino seafarers who aggressively assert their rights are wrongfully accused of mutiny, leading to the early termination of their contract by...

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