G.R. No. L-54204, September 30, 1982
N. Abordo died from an apoplectic stroke on board a Singaporean Vessel while in the course of his employment with Norse Management. Abordo’s wife filed for death compensation benefits and reliefs with National Seamen Board (NSB) and alleged that compensation must be based on the law where the vessel is registered.
Norse contend that the law of Singapore should not be applied because NSB cannot take judicial notice of the Workmen’s Insurance Law of Singapore, and offered P30,000.00 as death benefits based on the Board’s Memorandum Circular No.