Ponente: FELICIANO, J.

Decision Date: 1989-08-11

GR Number: G.R. No. L-48576

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Summary:

This case involves a claim for compensation benefits under the Workmen's Compensation Act filed by Mansueta Tibulan and her children Mario and Ulysses Tibulan. The claim was filed due to the death of Pedro Tibulan, who had worked for Luzon Stevedoring Corporation as a barge patron. The Workmen's Compensation Commission initially awarded compensation benefits to the petitioners, but this decision was later reversed on the grounds of lack of causal connection between Pedro's death and his work, as well as failure to establish the relationship between the petitioners and the deceased. The petitioners filed motions for reconsideration, which were denied by the Secretary and Acting Secretary of the Department of Labor. The petitioners then appealed to the Supreme Court.

Doctrine:

The Workmen's Compensation Act is a piece of social welfare legislation that should be liberally construed in favor of the employee or claimant. In workmen's compensation cases, strict observance of technical rules of evidence is not required. The employer has the burden of disproving the work-relatedness of the employee's illness or injury.

Facts:

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Issues Ratio:

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Dispositive:

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