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Pinoy Seafarer's Rights

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...

When leukemia strikes

FOR A DISABILITY claim to prosper, a seafarer suffering from leukemia only needs to show that his work and contracted illness have a reasonable linkage...

Noise and seafarer’s hearing loss

NOISE is a major health hazard for seafarers. It causes hearing loss over years of being exposed from various sources like large diesel engines,...

Remittances and allotment of Filipino seafarers

ALLOTMENT has become a common problem in connection with Filipino seafarers’ remittances which comprise at least 22 percent of the total dollar remittances of...

Visa cost payment as illegal recruitment

BY DENNIS R. GORECHOSEAFARERS are not required to pay for the expenses incurred in the visa processing as part of deployment fees. Otherwise, the...

Pneumonia as an occupational illness

TO BE entitled to compensation and benefits, it is not sufficient to simply establish that the seafarer’s pneumonia has rendered him permanently or partially...

Seafarers and infections

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.Apart...

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