Stories written by Agent Tinig

ISP, NRCO kicks-off 4th Business Plan Contest for Seafarers

FOR its fourth fruitful years, the Integrated Seafarers of the Philippines (ISP), together with the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) has launched anew its Business Plan Competition which intends to arm returning seafarers to venture into social entrepreneurship. In a simple gathering last May 18, 2018 at the Labor Governance Learning Center in Intramuros, […]

Posted by: on May 22, 2018 read more

$308-M cruise port proposal sent to Palace

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As part of its mandate to build more infrastructure and facilities to help boost the Philippine tourism industry, the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (Tieza) has submitted to Malacañang a proposal to construct a $308-million cruise port in Parañaque City. In a statement released last week, TIEZA Chief Operating Officer Pocholo D. Paragas said […]

Posted by: on May 22, 2018 read more

Compare and despair

My ten year stint as IMO Regional Coordinator and now continuing work in the maritime field through consultancy works have opened for me a good opportunity of visiting various Asian countries and engaging with maritime officials which allow me to constantly gain extensive knowledge and information on the different circumstances obtaining in each of these […]

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Does failure to disclose a previously undergone medical procedure constitute concealment or fraudulent misrepresentation as to bar a seafarer from claiming disability benefits from his employer? The High Court, in Almario F. Leoncio v. MST Marine Services (G.R. No. 230357, December 6, 2017), rules in the negative. In this case, the seafarer was repeatedly employed […]

Posted by: on May 21, 2018 read more

Ambulance Chaser; the hunter is now the hunted

Another practicing lawyer was busted, now being hunted by his client and even facing disbarment case for unethically engaging into ‘ambulance chasing’ behavior, allegedly reaping from his client more than P4 Million pesos’ worth of attorney’s fees of his client’s supposed disability claims money. But the case got even worse and became a nightmare to […]

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” Those who live by the sword will perish by the sword”, Matthew 26: 52-53. Sa wikang Filipino, kung ikaw ay nabubuhay sa kaso ng mga marino, ikaw ay matitigok din sa kaso ng mga marino. Kung ikaw ay naghahabol sa mga kaso ng marino, darating din ang panahon na ikaw ay hahabulin ng mga […]

Posted by: on May 21, 2018 read more

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