The Employees Compensation Commission (ECC) conducted its yearend assessment and 2012 corporate planning exercise at Subic Bay Travelers Hotel in Subic, Zambales on December 12 to 13, 2011. The exercise aimed to look back and learn from accomplishments in 2011 and set the performance targets and goals of the six divisions, the Internal Audit Unit and the office of the Board Secretary for 2012.

Deputy Executive Director Stella Z. Banawis started the program with a very inspiring and meaningful remarks that emphasized two points that should guide everyone in 2012. First, work harmoniously together, respecting each others character as each person has its own peculiarities; and second, work together to have an effective and efficient organization. She underscored the fact that if everyone is doing their best, the ECC will be more stable and therefore able to ensure better delivery of services to clients.

As a way of looking back at the year 2011, the Information and Public Assistance Division prepared a video presentation entitled “The Year That Was”. The group was so amused with the presentation such that the whole room was filled with laughter due to the funny video clips.

The Policy, Programs, and Systems Management Division discussed the accomplishments of the different divisions from January to November 2011. The Cagayan de Oro regional extension unit staff also reported their accomplishment for the past 5 months. Various comments and information were raised by the staff during the presentations.

The officer-in-charge of the Finance Division, Ma. Teresa Urbano, reported the Fund Utilization for all the agency’s programs for 2011. It was followed by the report of the different chiefs on their Division’s Work and Financial Plan for 2012.

Issues and concerns and corresponding recommendations on the target program for 2012 were discussed in order to enable the agency to formulate internal policy, guidelines and manual of operations.

In her closing remarks, Deputy Director Banawis stressed the need to implement “good governance” to better promote the Employees’ Compensation Program and protect the solvency of the State Insurance Fund.