Gambling as a ground for dismissal

5:19 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Atty. Dennis R. Gorecho Gambling is one of the twenty one (21) offenses which are considered valid grounds for dismissal under the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration- Standard Employment Contract (POEA-SEC), which covers any of the following acts: gambling which results in fighting or any incident as to upset the harmonious relationship

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

Voluntary Repatriation

1:00am Friday, June 9, 2017 By: Atty. Dennis R. Gorecho The employment of Filipino seafarers is governed by the Standard Employment Contract (SEC) they sign and duly approved by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) every time they are rehired and their employment is terminated upon its completion. As a general rule, the employment of the seafarer shall cease when

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