Mutiny as ground for dismissal

Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 1:30 a.m. By Atty. Dennis R. Gorecho IN SOME instances, Filipino seafarers who aggressively assert their rights are wrongfully accused of mutiny, leading to the early termination of their contract by dismissal. Mutiny is a conspiracy of an overt act of defiance, oppose or attack upon ship authority by two or

Sleeping on post while on duty as ground for dismissal

3:12 am Friday, June 16, 2017 By: Atty. Dennis R. Gorecho Seafaring is a job with an inherently stressful environment.  As the technical and specialized nature of the maritime industry requires constant alertness and intense concentration from its workers, sleeping on post while on duty can be detrimental, which may even lead to a maritime disaster. The Supreme

POEA rules on seafarer’s fees

5:14 am Tuesday, May 16, 2017 By: Atty. Dennis R. Gorecho The Revised POEA Rules and Regulations 2016 states how chargeable fees and costs are considered in relation to the  recruitment and employment of Filipino seafarers, the revised rules was passed in accordance with the policy of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)  policy, among others, to uphold the dignity

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