The complaint of Arthur D. Bernisca for disability benefits based on CBA was settled after the issue was submitted to conciliation-mediation on February 14, 2018.

In the Branch’s report to Executive Director Shirley M. Pascual, Bernisca filed a Notice to Arbitrate against his manning agency, Magsaysay Maritime Corporation before the Regional Conciliation and Mediation Board-National Capital Region, alleging non-payment of his disability benefits under the CBA, sickness allowance, damages and attorney’s fees.

Con-Med Rubilyn M. Abando handled the request. After series of conferences, Abando was able to settle the case on June 19, 2018.  With the settlement, Bernisca got P1,830,080.00 as disability benefits.

Bernisca expressed his gratitude to Abando and the Branch for helping him in the settlement of his claims.

Pascual commended Abando for her efforts in facilitating the settlement of the request.

Bernisca held the position of a Second Cook on board MV “COSTA VICTORIA” until his repatriation to the Philippines sometime February 22, 2017 due to illness.

Magsaysay Maritime Corporation is a POEA licensed maritime personnel provider.

/Renato R. Canutal