Thereafter a claim for death benefits under pd no 626

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on October 5, 1978 from carcinoma of the breast metastatic to gastrointestinal tract and lungs. Thereafter a claim for death benefits under P.D. No. 626, as amended, was filed by petitioner with the GSIS. The same was however denied on the ground that the decedent's principal ailment, carcinoma of the breast with metastases to gastrointestinal tract and lungs, is not an occupational disease for her particular work as a teacher, nor is the risk of contracting said disease increased by her working conditions. The Employees Compensation Commission, on appeal affirmed the decision of the respondent System. Issue: WON Bonifacio’s case of breast cancer is classified as an Occupational Disease Held: GSIS and the Employees Compensation Commission did not err in denying petitioner's claim. A compensable sickness means "any illness definitely accepted as an occupational disease listed by the Employees Compensation Commission, or any illness caused by employment subject to proof by the employee that the risk of contracting the same is increased by working conditions. For this purpose, the
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