The Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC), together with its Regional Extension Units (REUs), supports the fight against illegal drugs of the Duterte’s administration.

Under the ECP, injuries or sickness caused by illegal drugs is not compensable.

ECC Executive Director Stella Zipangan-Banawis said, “ECP can only cover work-related cases with exemptions provided by laws. Actual instances, based on case decisions, where EC claims can be denied are intoxication, notorious negligence and wilful intent to injure oneself or another.”

Under the EC Program, intoxication refers to a person’s condition in being under the influence of liquor or prohibited drugs to the extent that his acts, words, or conduct is impaired visibly, as to prevent his from physically and mentally engaging in the duties of his employment.

“ECC enforces occupational safety and health as primary shield to avert work-connected contingencies. We discourage the use of illegal drugs and encourages a safe, healthy and productive workers,” Banawis added.

The ECP is a social protection program that provides benefits to workers or their beneficiaries in the event of work-related contingencies.

The ECC formulates policies and guidelines for the effective implementation of the Employees’ Compensation Program (ECP).

With reports from Stephene S. Barredo, ECC REU 6, Information Officer II