Ryan Jay Abordo, Jorge Castillo and Mervin Degayo recently received additional capitalization from the Employees’ Compensation Commission under its Katulong at Gabay sa may Kapansanan (KaGabay) Program to enable them to beef up the previously availed ECC livelihood starter kit. The complementary kit was granted by ECC since the three (3) persons with work-related disability (PWRDs) were able to sustain the livelihood kits awarded to them by ECC more than a year ago.

The awarding of complementary kit of Php 10,000 to qualified PWRDs finds relevance in ECC’s ultimate objective that its benefits are not only fraught with sufficiency but also sustainability. It seeks to forge a tangible impact in the lives of PWRDs and their families whose economic condition has been in turmoil owing from the suffered work-related contingency.

Sobrang laking tulong po ang ipinagkaloob ng ECC sa akin na negosyo dahil hindi lamang ito ang pinagkukunan namin sa araw-araw na pangangailangan kundi ito din po ang dahilan kung bakit nakapagpatuloy sa pag-aaral ang aking anak,” said Castillo, a victim of head injury due to a work-related vehicular accident, when asked about the impact of the grant to his family’s welfare. He said that the seeming normalcy of his family’s financial condition is attributable to various benefits and services he was able to avail from the EC Program.

Needless to state, EC Program offers a generational effect to the families of the beneficiaries as it helps them have their ends met but also a chance for children to continue their education towards the attainment of their dreams,” Franscheline Orvette Loayon, ECC XI Program Implementer, said during the handover ceremony. She reiterated her call for the public to be vigilant in their safety in the performance of their respective work.

ECC’s Kagabay Program consists of free physical or occupational therapy, grant of assistive devices, skill or entrepreneurial training, and a livelihood assistance.


A. Bantan – REU 11