More or less 200 participants, comprised of private and public sector workers and employers, including uniformed personnel, had attended a free advocacy seminar on the Employees’ Compensation Program conducted by the Employees’ Compensation Commission at the Nature’s Village Resort in Talisay City, Negros Occidental on October 26, 2017.
The said activity was preceded by a press-conference which was conducted with various print and broadcast media outlets on October 24, 2017, followed by a consultation meeting with the branch officers of the Social Security System and Government Service Insurance System on October 25, 2017, to gather issues concerning ECP implementation on their respective branches.
“This activity is not new for ECC. We have been roaming around the country to intensify our presence through advocacy seminars. This is part of our continuing efforts to make ECP known to everyone, especially to the workers.” ECC Executive Director Stella Z. Banawis explained.
Banawis wished everyone a safe and healthy 2018 as this activity would be an early Christmas treat to workers, owners of establishments and representatives of employers by giving them information on the ECP, granting them t-shirts and CD’s for their participation in the ECP Advocacy Seminar and as ECC’s partners in disseminating information on the EC Program.
“ECC, karamay mo, mapaaksidente man o karamdaman, kayo ay may maaasahan,” gratefully exclaimed by Genie Love L. Hiponia, one of the participants from Newsim, Bacolod City.
The ECP is a government program that provides a package of benefits to workers or their dependents in the event of work-connected contingencies.