Pinoy Seafarer's Rights

Compensability of seafarer’s psychosis, severe depression or schizophrenia

A SEAFARER’S psychosis, severe depression or schizophrenia may be considered compensable due to the work-related stressful environment on board the vessel.Seafarers are susceptible to mental health issues...

Deadweight: The perils of seafaring life

I WAS ELATED to see my name in the credits of the film Deadweight, a Finnish-German co-production that explores the tough working conditions in...

Colon cancer and seafarer’s diet

THE INTERPLAY of dietary factors, age and working environment while at sea contribute to the development of colon cancer among seafarers.The Supreme Court ruled...

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...

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