The Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) conducted an advocacy seminar on the EC Program to more than 300 participants on February 7-8, 2024, at the Queen Margarette Hotel Downtown in Lucena City, Quezon.

Through its two-day advocacy seminar, ECC aimed to promote awareness and knowledge of the EC Program among students of technical and vocational institutions, private and government sector representatives, and barangay officials in Lucena  City and its neighboring cities. Representatives from the Social Security System (SSS) and the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), ECC’s administering agencies, were also present in the activity.

The EC Program provides a package of benefits and services to workers in the event of work-related sickness and injuries, or to their dependents, in case of work-related death.

The ECC team, headed by Information and Public Assistance Division Chief Ma. Cecilia E. Maulion, provided the participants with an overview of ECC, the EC Program benefits and services, as well as the application process for the said benefits.

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Quezon Provincial Director Edwin T. Hernandez and Secretary to the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Lucena City, Leonard Pensader, delivered the opening remarks on February 7 and February 8, respectively.

In his opening remarks, Director Hernandez highlighted the importance for students to be informed of the EC Program prior to joining the workforce. He also implored the private sector representatives to inform their colleagues of the benefits of workers in the event of work-related contingencies.

The Quezon sortie is the first EC Program advocacy seminar in 2024 which is set to be followed by advocacy seminars in Visayas and Mindanao. More than bringing the EC Program closer to the general public, the series of advocacy seminars seeks to promote the importance of health and safety in the workplace.


J. Romasanta – REU 4A