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  • Del Rosario & Del Rosario Partner Joseph Rebano was re-elected as Director of the Philippine Bar Association for the year 2017-2018.  The Philippine Bar Association is the most prestigious and oldest voluntary national organization of lawyers in the Philippines which was founded in 1891.
  • Arturo T. del Rosario Jr. elected IPAP President for 2015 - 2017

    Co-managing partner Arturo has been elected President of the Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines (IPAP) for a three-year term starting 2015.  IPAP is the leading organization for Intellectual Property Law practitioners in the Philippines.   IPAP has remained committed to every aspect of the protection of intellectual property, and has assisted in the drafting of legislation and implementing rules relating to the many facets of Intellectual Property Law for the Congress of the Philippines, Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines, Optical Media Board, and other government agencies.  

    IPAP is the only officially recognized Philippine organization by the Asian Patent Attorney Association (APAA), and the Association Internationale Pour la Protection de la Propriete Intellectuelle (AIPPI).
  • Managing partner Arturo del Rosario led the Philippine delegations in two recently concluded Intellectual Property (IP) Conventions.  As President of the Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines (IPAP), Arturo with 12 Philippine delegates, participated in the AIPPI 2017 Sydney World Congress on 13 - 17 October 2017. 
     
    The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, generally known under the abbreviated name AIPPI, is the world's leading international organization dedicated to the development and improvement of legal regimes for the protection of intellectual property (IP).
     
    Likewise, Arturo led a total of 37 Philippine delegates to the 67th Annual Council Meeting held in Auckland, New Zealand, of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) from 04 -07 November 2017.  APAA is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting and enhancing intellectual property protection in the Asian region (including Australia and New Zealand).
  • Del Rosario & Del Rosario Law offices welcome the addition of Meighan E. Sembrano as one of its Junior Associates.  Meg is a 2011 Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communication graduate of Ateneo de Davao University and a 2016 Bachelor of Laws graduate of San Beda College - Alabang.
  • Del Rosario Partner Saben Loyola was a speaker at the Propeller Club of Manila last 26 July 2017. He delivered a talk on "Government Regulations on Expats in the Philippine Manning Industry" at the Elks Club Makati.   Propeller Club of Manila is a non-profit organization with projects such as offering scholarships to the youth so they can eventually be employed in the maritime industry. Thank you to the Propeller Club of Manila for your kind invitation and looking forward to more discussions.
  • Del Rosario Pandiphil medical consultant, Dr. Edgardo Del Rosario, through the Japan P&I Club, is a contributor to the Mariner’s Digest of the Japan Shipping Exchange, Inc.   Dr. Del Rosario, in a series of articles, has discussed common illnesses in seafaring such as: appendicitis, stones and mental illnesses.
  • DelRosarioLaw Partner Florencio Aquino and Senior Associate Aldrich Del Rosario conducted a seminar for V.Ships Crew/Pacific Ocean Manning, Inc. last 12 May 2017.  They discussed legal issues on crew claims.
  • DelRosarioLaw Managing Associate Pedrito Faytaren, Jr. was a speaker at the seminar conducted by Virjen Shipping last 11 May 2017.  Pedrito discussed the POEA Contract, Seafarer’s Protection Act and other crew claims issues.
  • The firm proudly announces the promotion of Saben Loyola as a Partner of Del Rosario & Del Rosario Law Offices.Saben is a graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies and Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management from De La Salle University, Manila.  He took his Bachelor of Laws fromSan Beda College of Law, Mendiola, Manila (valedictorian and cum laude) and placed third in the 2003 bar exams.  Saben joined the Firm in July 2005 and his areas of expertise include general corporate law, mergers and acquisition, labor law and transportation litigation.
  • DelRosarioLaw Partner Charles Dela Cruz was the Conference Chairman at the “Employment Law for HR Professionals, Masterclass 2017” held in Makati City on 3 May 2017.
    The conference was organized by Key Media and attended by close to 100 top-level Human Resource and Legal practitioners across various industries. It covered legal/ operational challenges and opportunities in the context of the workplace.
  • DelRosarioLaw Partner Denise Luis B. Cabanos, was a speaker at Bocimar Fleet Officers’ Seminar in coordination with Anglo-Eastern Crew Management Phil., Inc. last 27 – 28 April 2017.  Denise discussed claims against Common Carriers due to cargo damage.
  • DelRosario Law Partners Herbert Tria and Catherine Mangahas-Soliven together with DelRosario-Pandiphil’s Veronica Del Rosario-Aguinaldo visited Miami-based cruise companies last 13 – 15 February 2017.  They visited Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise Lines and Norwegian Cruise Lines and discussed the latest developments and trends in Filipino crew claims.
  • DelRosario Law Partners Charles Dela Cruz and Florencio Aquino visited the offices of all the P&I Clubs in Singapore and NYK Shipmanagement last 6 – 9 March 2016.  They likewise kept the Clubs abreast of the latest developments regarding Filipino crew claims and had interactive discussions.
    Our sincerest thanks to our friends from RCCL, CCL and NCL in Miami and the Singapore offices of Gard, Japan P&I, North of England, Shipowners, Skuld, Standard, Steamship, UKPI and NYKSM  for the fruitful discussions and warm reception during our visit.  See you all again soon!
  • Partners Charles Dela Cruz and Florencio Aquino together with Del Rosario-Pandiphil Senior Claims executive Jay Arthur Del Rosario visited several Clubs and Members in Greece and Cyprus from 4 - 14 September 2016.
    During the period of their stay, they had several productive meetings with our partner-clients, conducted seminars and spoke on various issues such as Filipino crew claims, procedures in the NLRC and voluntary arbitration as well as the new law, The Seafarer's Protection Act. They also attended the Gard Greece Evening held in Athens on 8 September.
  • Partners Joseph Rebano and Denise Cabanos recently visited several Clubs and Members and insurance companies in Japan from 7 – 17 June 2016.  Over their 10 days stay in Japan, they visited Tokyo, Kobe, Osaka, Imabari, Matsuyama and Fukuoka where they conducted seminars and spoke on various issues such as Filipino crew claims, procedures in the NLRC and voluntary arbitration as well as the new law, The Seafarer’s Protection Act.
  • Del Rosario Law Partner Charles Jay Dela Cruz was elected as Director and Corporate Secretary of the Philippines Norway Business Council (PNBC) for the term 2016-2017.

    PNBC is a non-stock, non-profit organization which aims to promote closer economic and friendly relations between Philippines and Norway and provides a forum for exchange of views on business and commercial dealings in both domestic and international setting.
  • Partner Denise Cabanos and Del Rosario Pandiphil in-house medical coordinator, Dr. Edgardo Del Rosario were guest speakers for the Bulk Carrier Advanced Workshop of Thome Shipmanagement PTE Ltd. last 2 June 2016.  Denise spoke on legal/commercial disputes arising from cargo claims and contaminations while Edgardo spoke on injuries/Illnesses of a crew on board the vessel.
  • Managing Associate Pedrito Faytaren, Jr. was a guest speaker at the 22nd Crew Management & Review Seminar of Star Management Associates and Foscon Shipmanagement, Inc. conducted last 19-20 May 2016. His topic was on recent developments in crew claims jurisprudence and the Seafarers Protection Act.
  • Ruben T. Del Rosario, C0-Managing Partner, spoke in New York on June 2, 2015 on the topic “Updates on Filipino Crew Claims”.  The seminar was sponsored by Gard New York and the audience consisted of ship owners, ship managers, insurers, and maritime lawyers.  Other topics tackled at the seminar were “Managing Injury and Illness Cases in the US” by John Scalia and “Persons of Interest” by Christopher Petrie.
  • In the service of public interest, Partner Charles Jay  Dela Cruz acted as Resource Speaker on “Philippine Maritime Jurisprudence” at the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) and International Labour Organisation (ILO) Specialized Training for Conciliators-Mediators and Single Entry Assistance Desk Officers on the Implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC2006) held in Manila on November 5 to 7 (first batch) and November 12 to 14, 2014 (second batch).
  • Ruben T. Del Rosario, C0-Managing Partner, spoke in New York on June 2, 2015 on the topic “Updates on Filipino Crew Claims”.  The seminar was sponsored by Gard New York and the audience consisted of ship owners, ship managers, insurers, and maritime lawyers.  Other topics tackled at the seminar were “Managing Injury and Illness Cases in the US” by John Scalia and “Persons of Interest” by Christopher Petrie.
  • Partner Charles Jay Dela Cruz lectured on Philippine Maritime Jurisprudence to retired Justices, Judges and labor law practitioners in the 2014 Pre-Accreditation Training for Voluntary Arbitrators of Maritime Disputes conducted by National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) held on July 28 and 29, 2014 at AMOSUP Seaman’s Center, Manila.
  • Partner Charles Jay Dela Cruz was the lone Filipino speaker at the Offshore Crewing and Manning Summit organized by IBC Asia held on June 28 to 30, 2014 at Grand Copthorne Waterfront, Singapore.
  • Partners Charles Dela Cruz, Florencio Aquino and Senior Associate Pedrito Faytaren demonstrated their maritime legal, technical and “artistic” prowess when they took part in a Mock Arbitration involving ship collision scenario during the Joint Fellowship Conference between the International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) and Maritime Law Association of the Philippines (MARLAW) held on 12 March 2014 in Makati City.  
  • “ Del Rosario Pandiphil, Inc. is now a Member of the International Transport Intermediaries Club Ltd (ITIC) and entered in the register of Members as the Senior Member ”.
  • Partner and MARLAW Past President Charles Jay Dela Cruz was a speaker at the Philippine Maritime Law Annual Conference and Seminar 2013 organized by the Maritime Law Association of the Philippines (MARLAW) and PortCalls Asia held on 29 October 2013 at the Hyatt Hotel, Manila. He shared his insights on “Dealing with Crew Disputes and Addressing Related Issues”. Senior Associate Pedrito Faytaren, an Executive Officer of MARLAW also took part as Conference Moderator in one of the sessions.
  • Partners Charles Dela Cruz and Herbert Tria together with Senior Associate Aldrich Del Rosario gave presentations and conferred with valued clients including cruise lines and law firms based in California, Washington and Florida, U.S.A from 24 April to 5 May 2013.
  • Partner Charles Jay Dela Cruz spoke on Medico-Legal Issues in Maritime Health at the 2nd Philippine Maritime Health Symposium organized by the Maritime Clinics and Doctors Association of the Philippines (MARCDOC) held at Hyatt Hotel Manila on 24-25 October 2012.
  • Partner Joseph Rebano was an invited speaker to the 40th Conference of the Comite' Maritime International (CMI) hosted by the China Maritime Law Association (CMLA) held in Beijing, China from 14 - 19 October 2012. Joseph, a past president of the Maritime Law Association of the Philippines (MARLAW) spoke on "Fair Treatment of Seafarers" together with Giorgio Berlingieri of the Italian Maritime Law Association.
  • Partner Charles Jay Dela Cruz, Past President of Maritime Law Association of the Philippines (MARLAW), Co-Chaired the Philippine Maritime Law Annual Conference organized by MARLAW and PortCalls held at Manila Diamond Hotel on 16 October 2012.
  • Partners Charles Jay Dela Cruz and Florencio Aquino shared their wealth of knowledge and expertise in an overseas seminar/workshop on Filipino Crew Claims conducted on 5 October 2012 at the United Conference Centre in Hong Kong. Various P&I Clubs and shipowners based in Hong Kong took part in the forum regularly sponsored by the Firm.
  • Partner Charles Jay C. Dela Cruz was a resource speaker in the JOINT FAME-POEA SHIPPING BUSINESS SEMINAR designed for POEA personnel to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the maritime industry and further strengthen the working relationship between the POEA and FAME. It was held at Blas F. Ople Bldg. (POEA) on 8 and 9 May 2012.
  • Partner Herbert Tria was a speaker on “Grievance Procedure” at the 1st Officers’ Conference of Univan Management Services Philippines, Inc. held on 9 July 2011 at the Manila Hotel.
  • Partners Charles Jay Dela Cruz and Florencio Aquino conducted the Firm’s first organized/sponsored seminar overseas on the topic “Current Issues on Filipino Crew Claims” held on 29 June 2011 at Maxwell Chambers, Singapore. Various P&I Clubs and ship managers based in Singapore attended the forum.
  • Partner Charles Jay Dela Cruz was a speaker on “Personal Injury Claims of Filipino Seafarers and their International Perspective” at the SeaFarers 2011 Conference held on 27-29 June 2011 at Grand Hyatt, Singapore.
  • Partners Charles Jay Dela Cruz, Denise Cabanos and Florencio Aquino participated in a “Mock Arbitration of a Collision/Cargo Claim” at the Joint Symposium of Maritime-Related Issues organized by the Maritime Law Association of the Philippines held on 23 June 2011 at Metroclub, Rockwell, Makati City.
  • Partner Joseph Manolo R. Rebano and  Senior Associate Saben C. Loyola went to Greece and Cyprus from June 7 – 17, 2011, for visits and presentations to P&I Clubs with offices in Greece and to Shipmanagers Clubs based in Cyprus.
  • Partners Herbert A. Tria and Denise Luis B. Cabanos attended the 3rd Singapore Short Course Maritime Law Practice 2011 – A Joint Presentation of Institute of Maritime Law University of Southampton and Singapore Maritime Foundation. This was held at the Hilton Hotel in Singapore from May 16 - 27, 2011. Partners Charles Jay Dela Cruz and Joseph Manolo R. Rebano also attended the same course held in Singapore in 2009 and 2010.
  • Partner Florencio L. Aquino was a speaker at the Officers’ Conference of OSM Maritime Services, Inc. held at the Hyatt Casino and Hotel in Manila on April 27, 2011. Florencio spoke on the Salient Features of the Amended Migrant Workers’ Act.
  • Partner Herbert A. Tria was a speaker at the 14th Principals’ Conference of Aboitiz Jebsens held at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel on March 1, 2011. Herbert spoke on the Amendment to Migrant Workers Act.
  • Partner Herbert A. Tria is the permanent representative of the Joint Manning Group to the Technical Working Group of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) tasked to inrtoduce amendments to the existing POEA Standard Employment Contract.

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Del Rosario & Del Rosario Partner Joseph Rebano was re-elected as Director of the Philippine Bar Association for the year 2017-2018. 

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Arturo T. Del Rosario Jr. elected IPAP President for 2015 - 2017

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Managing partner Arturo del Rosario led the Philippine delegations in two recently concluded Intellectual Property (IP) Conventions.  As President of the Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines (IPAP), Arturo with 12 Philippine delegates, participated in the AIPPI 2017 Sydney World Congress on 13 - 17 October 2017. 

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Del Rosario & Del Rosario Law offices welcome the addition of Meighan E. Sembrano as one of its Junior Associates.

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Del Rosario Partner Saben Loyola was a speaker at the Propeller Club of Manila last 26 July 2017.

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Del Rosario Pandiphil medical consultant, Dr. Edgardo Del Rosario, through the Japan P&I Club, is a contributor to the Mariner’s Digest of the Japan Shipping Exchange, Inc.

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DelRosarioLaw Partner Florencio Aquino and Senior Associate Aldrich Del Rosario conducted a seminar for V.Ships Crew/Pacific Ocean Manning, Inc. last 12 May 2017. 

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  • IRR Seafarer's Protection Act
  • Seafarers Protection Act
  • ORDINANCE No. 28 Series of 2015 Zambales, Philippines
  • NLRC MEMO on 3rd Doctor
  • NLRC Rules of Procedure 2011
  • Standard Terms and Conditions of Del Rosario Law
  • POEA SEC - 2010 Amendments
  • POEA Memorandum Circular No. 10 Series of 2010
  • Governing Board Resolution No. 09 Series of 2010

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