SUPREME COURT DECISIONS

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Endnotes:


1 Rollo, pp. 17 - 21.

2 Third division, composed of Associate Justices: Artemio G. Toquero (ponente), Jorge S. Imperial (chairman), and Eubulo G. Verzola (member).

3 Comment; Rollo, p. 38.

4 A disease characterized by on- and- off shortness of breath, and effort related chest pains (see Decision, Rollo, p. 17).

5 Amended the Labor Code provisions on Employees Compensation and State Insurance Fund.

6 Characterized by recurring attacks of fainting accompanied by headache, occassional loss of consciousness and amnesia [Tria vs. Employees Compensation Commission, et al., 208 SCRA 834, p. 836; May 8, 1992.]

7 Patients typically have chronic productive cough for many years, followed by slowly progressive breathlessness with decreasing amounts of exertion, The Washington Manual: Manual of Medical Therapeutics; Woodley, and Whelan, editors, 27th Ed, p. 200].

8 Manifestation and Motion; Rollo, p. 27.

9 Decision; Rollo, p. 21.

10 Article 191, Labor Code.

11 Article 192, Labor Code.

12 Article 193, Labor Code.

13 Section 1. Condition to entitlement. - An employee shall be entitled to an income benefit for temporary total disability if all of the following conditions are satisfied:

(1) He has been duly reported to the System;

(2) He sustains the temporary total disability as a result of the injury or sickness; and

(3) The System has been duly notified of the injury or sickness which caused his disability.

His employer shall be liable for the benefit if such illness or injury accrued before the employee is duly reported for coverage to the System.

14 193 SCRA 190 [January 23, 1991].

15 Id., p. 195.

16 Decision; Rollo, p. 18.

17 Petition; Rollo, p. 13.

18 OSG Comment; Rollo p. 29; Aguja vs. Government Service Insurance System, et al., 200 SCRA 187, p. 193 [August 5, 1991], citing: Abaya v. ECC, 176 SCRA 507 [1989]; Orlino v. ECC, G. R. No. 85015, March 29, 1990 En Banc Minute Resolution, Marcelino v. Seven Up Bottling Co., 47 SCRA 343 [1972]; Landicho v. WCC and Canlubang Sugar Estate, 89 SCRA 147 [1979].

19 Berjano vs. Employees Compensation Commission 205 SCRA 598, p. 603 [January 30, 1992], citing: Medina v. Employees Compensation Commission 128 SCRA 349 [March 22, 1984].

20 Ibid., citing: Morte v. Employees Compensation Commission, 96 SCRA 884 [March 31, 1980].

21 Vicente v Employees Compensation Commission, 193 SCRA 190, p. 197, citing Pres. Decree No. 442, Art. 4 and Secs. 3, 12, Article XIII of the Constitution.




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