Davao City – Labor and Employment Secretary Bienvenido E. Laguesma, along with other DOLE officials, handed cash assistance checks to 42 EC beneficiaries of Davao Region during the Labor Relations Summit at Acacia Hotel, Davao City on April 13, 2023.

Members of the Regional Tripartite Industry Peace Council (RTIPC) witnessed the handover of Cash Assistance to the EC beneficiaries whose employment was adversely affected due to their work-related contingency. The extended Cash Assistance was in addition to the other benefits previously granted under the EC Program through the SSS and GSIS.

Despite the disabling condition I got, I am grateful for the interventions of ECC for me to remain economically productive,” Corrine R. Godin, one of the ECC beneficiaries, said during the event. She elaborated on how significant the financial assistance is to her family as it helps her make the family’s ends meet.

In his speech, Secretary Laguesma emphasized that the Government programs should trickle down to those who need them the most in view of the current administration’s whole-of-nation approach.

In light of the long-standing mandate of providing invaluable service for work-related contingencies, ECC was able to disburse 1.91 billion pesos for 316,640 EC claims in CY 2022, 105.84 million pesos of which was for EC Cash Assistance


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