The Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC), together with DOLE Region-4B, conducted an Employees’ Compensation Program (ECP) and DOLE programs Seminar at Puerto Princesa’s Hotel Centro, San Pedro National Highway, Puerto Princesa City, on November 21, 2013. This is in line with the ECC’s objective to intensify awareness on the ECP and various programs of the DOLE.

On November 20, 2013, the ECC Advocacy Team conducted a press conference relative to the said event in Puerto Princesa City. It was attended by 25 media practitioners coming from various radio stations, publications, members of the Public Information Agency and representatives of the Provincial Information Office of Palawan.

Immediately after the press conference, phone-patch and live radio interviews were accommodated by the ECC Advocacy team leader, Deputy Executive Director Atty. Jonathan Villasoto.

The seminar proper, which was held on the next day, started early as participants filled the venue even before the scheduled time at 9 o’clock in the morning. One lecturer even commended the participants, and said that “the people in this beautiful city reflect the progress of this place, by being on time. It shows a great deal on how you value time, a departure of the commonly observed ‘filipino time’, and it also demonstrates how you give respect to others.”

The ECC Team discussed the three main components of the EC Program: Prevention, Compensation, and Rehabilitation services. Also, a portion of the seminar was allotted to the various programs implemented by DOLE, which was presented by Ma. Socorro Marquez, DOLE Region 4B representative.

The participants reached a head count of 156, more than what was targeted by the Advocacy Team, composed of HR officers,   union representatives and employers from various companies in Puerto Princesa City, other areas in Palawan and nearby provinces. Several queries on ECP were raised, and were satisfactorily answered by the Advocacy Team headed by ECC DED Vil