Cebuano cadet hailed as one of the 2018 Ten Outstanding Maritime Students of the Philippines

Friday, October 5, 2018, 1:53 p.m. By Atty. Dennis R. Gorecho   One of the questions that I propounded as a judge to the candidates of the 2018 Ten Outstanding Maritime Students of the Philippines (TOMSP) was what single personal item will they bring in the event that they will have to abandon a sinking ship. The

Ilonggo cadets hailed as 2018 Ten Outstanding Maritime Students of the Philippines

Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 6:09 p.m. By Atty. Dennis R. Gorecho One of the questions that I propounded as a judge to the candidates of the 2018 Ten Outstanding Maritime Students of the Philippines (TOMSP) was what single personal item will they bring in the event that they will have to abandon a sinking ship. The question

2018 Ten Outstanding Maritime Students of the Philippines (TOMSP)

Monday, October 1, 2018, 4:18 a.m. By Atty. Dennis R. Gorecho The winners of the search for Ten Outstanding Maritime Students of the Philippines TOMSP were announced last September 30, 2018 as part of the 23rd National Seafarers’ Day (NSD) led by Apostleship of the Seas (AOS). The nationwide search started in 2010 and gave recognition to students for being academically excellent, highly competent in

Seafarer’s loans and prohibited recruitment acts

Sunday, September 9, 2018, 11:23 p.m. By Atty. Dennis R. Gorecho Despite the perceived high income they receive, it becomes difficult for some Filipino seafarers to make the earnings last for the period of vacation and examinations, which in recent times can be inordinately long. Not all seafarers have the privilege of getting redeployed immediately after

2017: Twenty Second National Seafarers Day

4:41 am Thursday, September 28, 2017 By: Atty. Dennis R. Gorecho The Twenty-Second National Seafarers’ Day was celebrated on September 24, 2017, with the theme “MARINONG FILIPINO: NAG-UUGNAY SA MUNDO”. The Manila celebration was held at the Cuneta Astrodome. Former president Fidel V. Ramos earlier issued on July 9, 1996 Proclamation No. 828 declaring August 18

Negligence causing damage loss, spoilage or deterioration of ship’s stocks and property

5:52 am Wednesday, September 13, 2017 By: Atty. Dennis R. Gorecho It is settled that the employer has the burden to prove that the dismissal of a seafarer is based on a valid cause. To discharge this burden, the employer must present substantial evidence – or such amount of relevant evidence that a reasonable mind

Prescription in filing cases

9:19 pm Friday, July 7, 2017 By: Dennis R. Gorecho The prescriptive period under the pre-2000 contract is one year from the date of the seafarer’s return to the point of hire. Under the 2000 contract, prescription is three years from the date the cause of action arises. This harmonizes the contract with the Philippine

Benefits for seafarers sailing into war-like and-high risk areas

2:58 am Friday, June 23, 2017 By: Atty. Dennis R. Gorecho Guidelines on computation of applicable benefits for seafarers sailing into war-like and-high risk areas (GB Resolution No. 5, Series of 2016) issued by the Governing Board of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA): issues, adopting the definition of “basic wage” based on guidelines, which “basic

Pre -Employment Medical Examination (PEME) rules

3:05 am Monday, June 19, 2017 By: Atty. Dennis R. Gorecho In some instances, seafarers are made to pay the expenses for the  Pre -Employment Medical Examination (PEME) once he failed the exam or his deployment did not push through. POEA rules states  that seafarer  applicant  shall be required  to undergo medical/health examination with a

Illegal Seafarer’s Loans

4:15 am Thursday, June 1, 2017 By: Atty. Dennis R. Gorecho Appropriate criminal and administrative penalties will be imposed  on persons or entities involved in loan  transactions which are considered  violations under the Amended Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act (AMWA) R.A.  No. 10022 and the  Revised POEA Rules and Regulations  2016   in relation to the  recruitment and employment of Filipino

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