438. Ravago v. Esso, 453 SCRA 381 (2005)].docx - D...

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D.Provisional Remedies438. Ravago v. Esso, 453 SCRA 381 (2005)]FACTS:Trans-Global Maritime Agency is the Phil agent of Singapore-based Esso EasternMarine (now Petroleum Shipping)Ravago was hired as a seaman onboard various Esso vessels (34 separate andunconnected fixed-period contracts by 3 different companies Esso Tankers, Esso IntlShipping, Esso Eastern Marine* total of 22 years). Under a new contract, he wasordered to report on Sept 1992 for a medical pre-employment examination which hepassed and attended the pre-departure orientation seminar afterOn Oct 1992, a stray bullet hit Ravago on the left leg while waiting for a bus ride inCubao. His wife informed EIS of the incident for the purpose of availing medicalbenefits. The doctor opined that Ravago would not be able to cope with the job of aseaman and suggested that he be given a desk job. Ravago’s left leg became shorterand resulted in a limp when walkingInstead of rehiring him and after Ravago’s execution of a Quitclaim, EIS paid him hisCareer Employment Incentive Plant and tax refund amounting to 162k. In view thereof, Ravago filed a complaint for illegal dismissal with prayer forreinstatement with POEA

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