UNHOLY ALLIANCE : Court rules against claim of death benefi t claims for non-work-related cause

RUTH CERVANTES Can the heirs of a deceased seafarer claim death benefits when death occurs aft er repatriation? Is liver cancer a work-related illness? Th e Court of Appeals answered both questions in the negative in the case of Maximina Mabute v. National Labor Relations Commission and Bright Maritime Corporation. The decision was elevated to […]

Posted by: on Oct 18, 2017 read more

THE UNHOLY ALLIANCE Cargo Safeway president seeks sanction for suspended lawyer who represented complainant

Capt. Reynaldo Casareo, president of Cargo Safeway, Inc. filed an administrative action against Atty. Rebene C. Carrera for representing its erstwhile employee in a labor suit while the lawyer is suspended. The complaint-affidavit of Capt. Casareo was filed before and was received by the Office of the BarConfidant of the Supreme Court on 15 December […]

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THE UNHOLY ALLIANCE : Supreme Court upholds CA ruling on Requirement for Third Doctor’s Opinion in case of conflict of between Findings of Company Physician and Seafarer’s Physician

The First Division of the Supreme Court issued a Resolution dated July 3, 2017, which DENIED the petition for review on certiorari filed by seafarer Dexter De Andres. De Andres assailed the Decision of the Court of Appeals, denying his claim for permanent and total disability because he failed to seek the opinion of a third […]

Posted by: on Oct 16, 2017 read more

US Coast Guard calls to take Cyber Security seriously

In order to avoid regulation, the US Coast Guard (USCG) advices the maritime industry to take cyber security seriously, in the recent Safety@Sea conference held at Singapore. The message is following the continuous advancements or innovations in the industry like autonomous vessels. In his keynote, Rear Admiral John P. Nadeau of USCG, discusses the influence […]

Posted by: on Oct 13, 2017 read more

US donates P65.4 M Maritime Security Training Facility to PH

THE Philippines has received P65.4 million worth of training facility from the United States, as a brand new Joint Maritime Law Enforcement Training Center (JMLETC) was donated to the government of the Philippines. The inauguration took place in a simple ceremony at Magarwak, Barangay Santa Lourdes, Puerto Princesa City, last August 4, 2017. Present in […]

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On this related article, we must as well continue the subject on seafaring and family life. The world’s seafarers can be seen as one of the first truly international and global workforces, comprising of individuals from countries as geographically and culturally disparate as Western Europe, Russia, India, South America and the Philippines. Such seafarers may […]

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