The Employees’ Compensation Commission will hold the EC Advocacy Seminar for the first time in Daet, Camarines Norte, on July 29, 2015 at the Prime Suite Hotel. The one-day free advocacy seminar is open for public and private employers and union officers to intensify awareness on the Employees’ Compensation Program.

More than 120 human resource officers, employers/owners and labor union representatives coming from various private enterprises and government agencies including uniformed personnel from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, Philippine Navy, Bureau of Fire Protection and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology from nearby areas in Camarines Norte are expected to attend the said activity.

The ECC Advocacy Seminar is being conducted to equip employees and employers with the knowledge on social security benefits for work related sickness injury or death. Also, to keep the public aware of the importance of providing safe working conditions to workers.

In close coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment Region 5, the seminar aims to promote the three components of the EC Program namely – the preventive, compensation and rehabilitation services including the ECC-Quick Response and the Katulong at Gabay sa Manggagawang may Kapansanan or KaGabay Program.

A press conference, in coordination with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Region 5, is set on July 28, 2015 at the same venue to impart the EC Program to the media practitioners of Daet, Camarines Norte and promote the ECP thru quad-media.

There will also be a consultation meeting with the Social Security System to update officers on new policies and procedures on the Employees’ Compensation Program in order to facilitate processing of EC claims.

The Employees’ Compensation Program (ECP) is a government program designed to provide a compensation package to public and private employees or their dependents in the event of work-related sickness, injury or death.The Employees’ Compensation Commission celebrated its 40th founding anniversary in an eco-friendly manner by planting Cupang nurseries at the Lamesa Eco Park in Quezon City.

ECC Executive Director Stella Zipagan-Banawis explained that it has been an annual tradition of ECC to plant nurseries and trees. Since ECC is celebrating another milestone, such activity has been part of the weeklong anniversary celebration. ECC celebrates nature as it celebrates its 40th year of existence.

“Planting trees and nurseries symbolizes the commitment of ECC to support in revitalizing the ecosystem of the country,” added Banawis.

Other activities during the 40th anniversary celebration were: photo exhibit at the ECC lobby featuring the significant events of the Commission in 40 years, ECP in-house seminars conducted all over the Philippines by Regional Extension Units, nutritional research program for persons with work-related disabilities, film showing and wellness program for ECC employees.