QCR Autumn 2020: Heirs of the late Manolo N. Licuanan v Singa Ship Management Inc. (G.R. Nos. 238261 and 238567)

The Philippines’ Supreme Court decides that a seafarer's heirs are entitled to death benefits.

In Heirs of the late Manolo N. Licuanan v Singa Ship Management Inc. (G.R. Nos. 238261 and 238567), the Philippines Supreme Court decided that death occurring after the term of a seafarer’s  employment shall be compensable under the POEA-SEC provided that such death was caused by a work-related injury or illness that was sustained during the term of his employment.

The full summary of this case can be accessed here.

Jacqueline Tan

Date24/09/2020

Source Legal Services Manager