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Atty. Dennis Gorecho

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Seafarer’s hazardous life on board car carriers

While consumers enjoy driving their cars, transporting automobiles as cargoes onboard vessels can have a toll on a seafarer’s health. Most seafarers live and work...

Sea Sunday, fishermen  and the West Philippine Sea

Matamlay. Sluggish. This is how Taytay Apostolic Vicar-designate Bishop Broderick Pabillo described the government’s treatment of  Filipino fishermen despite the favorable arbitral tribunal’s ruling on the...

Beware of the Aswangs!

Philippine folklore is filled with mythical and mysterious beings, including  scary monsters like the Aswangs that give us many sleepless nights. The Aswang is the...

Memoirs of Pinatubo eruption and the US military bases

Thirty years ago, on June 15, 1991, the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines was considered the world’s  largest volcanic eruption. Bursts of gas-charged magma...

My father is a hoarder and a collector

I am the son of a hoarder and a collector. People wonder why we have several stuff in our house which my father did not...

When contract termination coincides with medical repatriation

The employer cannot escape liability on the mere fact that the seafarer finished his contract if it should have been essentially a case of...

Clemency for delisted seafarers

A seafarer who is penalized with delisting from the registry of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) may be granted clemency under certain circumstances. Clemency is...

Listen to the Filipinos’ clamor to defend our sovereign rights – MARLAWPh

Listen and respond to the clamor of the Filipinos to defend their sovereign rights and entitlements in the West Philippines Sea (WPS). In a published...

Protecting the legal rights of seafarers

The seafarer, like other OFWs, is often looked up to as one of today’s heroes who, through the huge remittances in billions of dollars...

Mutiny as ground for dismissal

Mutiny has become a common plot for blockbusters like the 1997 American historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg. The film centered on the 1839...