Ambulance chasing

Ambulance chasing is the act of agent, from claim against their recovery of monetary claim or benefit, including legal interest, arising from illness or death, in exchange of an amount or fee which shall be retained or deducted from the monetary claim or benefit granted to or awarded to the seafarers or their heirs. (Sec. 3, R.A. No. 10706)

Ambulance chasing is penalized with a fine of PHP 50,000 to PHP 100,000 or imprisonment of one to two years, or both fine and imprisonment. (Sec. 5, R.A. No. 10706)