STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS GOVERNING THE OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT OF FILIPINO SEAFARERS ON-BOARD OCEAN-GOING SHIPSDefinition of Terms:For purposes of this contract, the following terms are defined as follows:1. Allotee – refers to any person named or designated by the seafarer as the recipient of his remittance to thePhilippines.2. Basic Wage- refers to the salary of the seafarer exclusive of overtime, leave pay and other allowances and benefits.3.Beneficiary(ies) - refers to the person(s) to whom the death compensation and other benefits due under theemployment contract are payable in accordance with rules of succession under the Civil Code of the Philippines, asamended.4.Compassionate Ground- refers to incidence of death of an immediate member of the seafarer’s family which includes hisparents, spouse and children if the seafarer is married or his parents if the seafarer is single.5.Convenient Port- any port where it is practicable, economical, safe and convenient to repatriate the seafarer.6.Dental Treatment- covers tooth extraction, or dental surgery if necessary, due to accident.7.Departure- refers to the actual departure from the point of hire of the seafarer through air, sea or land travel transport to joinhis ship at a Philippine or foreign port.
8.Manning Agency - refers to any person, partnership or corporation duly licensed by the Secretary of Labor andEmployment to engage in the recruitment and placement of seafarers for ships plying international waters and forrelated maritime activities. 9. Philippine Port - refers to any Philippine airport or seaport.10.Point of Hire- refers to the place indicated in the contract of employment, which shall be the basis for determiningcommencement and termination of contract.11.Pre-existing illness – an illness shall be considered as pre-existing if prior to the processing of the POEA contract,any of the following conditions are present:a. The advice of a medical doctor on treatment was given for such continuing illness or condition; orb. The seafarer had been diagnosed and has knowledge of such an illness or condition but failed to disclose thesame during pre-employment medical examination (PEME), and such cannot be diagnosed during the PEME.12. Principal/Employer/Company - any person, partnership or corporation hiring Filipino seafarers to work onboardocean-going ships.13.Regular Working Hours- refers to the seafarer’s eight (8) hour working hours within a period of 24 hours.14.Seafarer - refers to any person who is employed or engaged in overseas employmentin any capacity on board aship other than a government ship used for military or non-commercial purposes. 15. Shipwreck- refers to the damage or destruction of a shipat sea caused by collision, storm, grounding or any other marineperil at sea or in port rendering the shipabsolutely unable to pursue her voyage.
16.Work-Related Illness- any sickness as a result of an occupational disease listed under Section 32-A of this Contract withthe conditions set therein satisfied.