ECC boosts employees’ compensation awareness

CITY OF TARLAC -- The Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) held an Employees’ Compensation Program (ECP) Advocacy Seminar at the Dampa Seafoods Restaurant in Tarlac City, Tuesday, July 18.

The ECP, is one of the flagship programs of the ECC which aims to assist workers who suffer work-related sickness or injury resulting to disability of death.

The seminar, which is free of charge, was initiated by the ECC Regional Extension Unit No. III in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) Tarlac Field Office.

Dole Regional Director Ana Dione said that the seminar aimed to intensify awareness of workers on their rights, benefits, and privileges under the ECP.

“More than 120 human resource officers, employers and labor union representatives from different private establishments, and various government agencies, including uniformed personnel from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, Philippine Navy and Bureau of Fire Protection, attended this one-day seminar,” Dione explained.

“We enjoined them to take this opportunity to be familiarized with the various program interventions the ECC has to offer. At present, the EEC Regional Extension Unit No. III is housed at the One Stop Shop Center for OFWs (OSSCOs) at the Clark Polytechnic, Clark Freeport Zone,” she added.

Dione noted that the topics covered and discussed during the seminar include dprevention, compensation and rehabilitation components of the ECP.

Aside from this, the recent EC Program reforms anchored on the “3Es”- Equalized, Enhanced and Expand strategies, in response to the challenges facing the EC Program were also highlighted.

The ECC is an attached agency of the DOLE mandated by law to provide meaningful and appropriate compensation benefits and services to workers in the event of work-related contingencies. (PR)
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