NLRC rules diabetes not work-related

3 February 2005 No.517
(From an article presented by Del Rosario & Del Rosario, our correspondent in Philippines)

With respect to crew claims, we introduce to you a ruling by NLRC(the National Labor Relations Commission) in Philippines. According to the article, the NLRC ruled that the seafarer who was repatriated due to his illness of diabetes is not entitled to receive compensation since the illness is not work-related. Attached hereto is the articlepresented by Del Rosario&Del Rosario.We hope that this will be helpful to you.