Tibulan V. Inciong Case Study

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Register to read the introduction… Inciong, a barge captain died of myocardial infarction. We held that where an employee had entered employment in good health and suffered an illness in the course of an employment which he never had before, he has in his favor the statutory presumption that his illness or disease is compensable. We reiterated our ruling in the Heirs of the Late R/O Reynaldo Aniban v. National Labor Relations Commission. In this case, a ship radio operator, who was healthy when he boarded his vessel, died of myocardial infarction three months later. We ruled that his disease is compensable on the ground that any kind of work or labor produces stress and strain normally resulting in wear and tear of the human body. In Government Service Insurance System v. Gabriel, we ruled that acute myocardial infarction is listed as an occupational disease, and its incidence, whether or not associated with a non-listed …show more content…
The official agency charged by law to implement the constitutional guarantee of social justice should adopt a liberal attitude in favor of the employee and his beneficiaries in deciding claims for compensation.

Summary of the case: The case is about GSIS’ petition to alter the decision of ECC and CA, to approve the earlier petition of the respondent to the petitioner to claim the death benefits of her dead husband. The petitioner believed that myocardial infarction was not a work related disease so in conclusion it was not a compensable occupational disease.

Issue: The issue in this case is that if the disease myocardial infarction is a compensable occupational disease. And as said earlier this petition is to seek reversal of the CA decision to approve the claim of the death benefits of the widowed

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