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Atty. Dennis Gorecho

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An evening with Chito Gascon, Voltes V, and human rights

International Human Rights Day in the Philippines was celebrated this year in the Philippines without the presence of human rights icon Chito Gascon. December 10...

The Tooth Shall Set You Free

“The Tooth Shall Set You Free” is a variation of the biblical quote "The truth will set you free" that became the mantra of...

The saga of the WW II women victims of sexual slavery...

Lola Isabelita Viduya died last November 23, 2021, at age of 89 due to pneumonia, the same day the unfortunate event called “Mapanique Siege”...

Katutubo sa Senado

Macli-ing Dulag is among the most well-known of the many victims of Martial law under then-president Ferdinand Marcos. Macli-ing was a pangat (leader) of the...

Contract termination and medical repatriation in compensation cases

A seafarer is entitled to compensation even if he has finished his contract as long as he has already had medical conditions while onboard...

Seafarer’s diet and kidney cancer

The seafarer’s working conditions onboard the vessel, including his dietary provisions, can aggravate or increase the risk of contracting ailments like kidney diseases. In Caraan...

The superpowers of Choc Nut

To be or nut to be, Choc Nut is the answer. Eating Choc Nut usually brings back childhood memories since many Filipinos grew up eating...

Migrant fishermen and debt bondage

Delicious seafood in a menu might have a dark side: labor issues involving migrant fishermen that have long troubled the global fishing industry. In the piece...

Spinal conditions as compensable work-related illnesses

A seafarer’s spinal illness is considered compensable due to strenuous activities on board the vessel that could have led to or at least aggravated...

Noise and seafarer’s hearing loss

Hearing loss is a serious medical condition for a seafarer as it impacts his physical and economic well-being. A seafarer’s hearing loss may be caused...

Music and myths  of the  mermaids

We grew up with legends and myths about creatures, divine beings and gods, including those where water plays an important role. Mysteries and myths of...

Filipino seafarers as Philippine’s gifts to the world

“Filipino seafarers are our gifts to give to the world and the Church.” Words that became part of  the homilies of masses  for the 26th National...