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Pinoy Seafarer's Rights

Through the eyes of the seafarer

PROTECTION of the eyes is of paramount importance while working on ships.Shipboard jobs such as welding, chipping, painting, and working with hazardous material such...

Stroke and seafarer’s stress

A SEAFARER who suffered stroke on board the vessel must be compensated due to work-related stress.In the case of Magsaysay Mitsui OSK Marine, Inc....

Compulsory insurance coverage of OFWs

The compulsory insurance coverage for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), including seafarers, was primarily designed for the protection of the interests and welfare of the...

Stowaways and seafarer’s dismissal

A SEAFARER may be dismissed in the event t he is found to be committing unauthorized acts in connivance with or coddling of stowaways.The International Transportation...

Unconstitutionality of escrow provision in the Magna Carta

THE ESCROW provision in the proposed Magna Carta for Filipino seafarers violates the constitutional guarantee on equal protection.The Joint Manning Group is pushing for the...

Filipino seafarers are not probationary employees

FILIPINO seafarers are not probationary employees in connection with dismissal cases.In Dante de la Cruz vs Maersk Filipinas Crewing, Inc. (G.R. No. 172038 April...

Gambling as a ground for dismissal

GAMBLING is one of the 21 offenses which are considered valid grounds for dismissal under the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration – Standard Employment Contract...

Seafarers’ claims to be delayed by placing awards in Escrow

MANNING agencies are pushing for the inclusion of an escrow provision in a proposed magna carta for seafarers which is a mere dilatory tactic...

Illegal withholding of seafarer’s travel documents

Manning agencies and foreign principals and employers can be held criminally liable for illegally withholding seafarers' travel documents.In many instances of non-deployment, many seafarers complain of withholding of...

Osteoarthritis as a compensable seafarer’s illness

DEGENERATIVE changes of the spine, also known as osteoarthritis, is considered work-related due to the seafarer’s performance of tasks that clearly involve undue heavy...

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