Thursday, January 4, 2018

VIRAL: Walang Bayag na Seaman Nakabuntis Pero Hindi Kaya Maging Isang Ama!

Working at sea is a very exciting experience; your lifestyle will be entirely different, you will become an international professional who works overseas together with different nationalities.

You are required to work overseas for 6 to 8 months and be home for 2 months leave, which will be paid in lieu of leave commence. You will learn very quickly how to manage your work, cargoes, and crew. You will meet many friends from all over the world.

Filipino seamen also referred to as Filipino seafarers or Filipino sailors are seamen, sailors, or seafarers from the Philippines. Although in general, the term “Filipino seamen” may include personnel from the Philippine Navy or the Philippine Marine Corps, it specifically refers to overseas Filipinos who are “sea-based migrant Filipino workers”.A Facebook page name Seaman’s Confession posted a confession of an unknown woman about her friend who got pregnant by her friend’s boyfriend seaman named Pao Marcelino Zamora. Her confession includes a Facebook account of Zamora and some of her friend’s conversation with Zamora.

Read the full story below:

Please be reminded that abortion in the Philippines is generally illegal. Under the abortion provisions of the Penal Code, a person who intentionally causes an abortion with the consent of the pregnant woman is subject to a penalty of prison correctional (i.e., imprisonment for from six months to six years) in its medium or maximum period. 

A physician or midwife who causes or assists in the performance of an abortion is subject to the maximum period of this penalty, as well as suspension from the right to follow a profession. A woman performing an abortion on herself to conceal her dishonour is subject to the minimum or medium period of this penalty. 

Although the Penal Code does not list specific exceptions to the general prohibition on abortion, under the general criminal law principles of necessity as set forth in article 11(4) of the Code, an abortion may be legally performed to save the pregnant woman’s life.

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