The Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC), an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), together with DOLE Region 10, will conduct an Employees’ Compensation Program (ECP) and DOLE Livelihood and Skills Seminar at the MallBerry Suites Business Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City, on February 28, 2013. This is in line with the ECC’s objective to intensify awareness on the ECP and various programs of the DOLE.

The advocacy seminar is pursuant to Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz’s directive to strengthen linkages between the DOLE attached agencies and regional offices, for an efficient and convenient implementation of the DOLE programs and projects. It is also a mode of information dissemination to keep the public abreast of the social protection and safe work programs available to them.

The ECC Team will be discussing the three main components of the EC Program; Prevention, Compensation, and Rehabilitation services. In addition to these, a portion of the seminar will be allotted to the various livelihood and skills programs implemented by DOLE, which will be presented by a representative of DOLE Region 10.

Welcome remarks will be given by Atty. Johnson G. Cañete, Regional Director, DOLE Region 10.  While, the executive director of the ECC, Stella Zipagan-Banawis will provide the opening remarks to officially start the seminar.

More than a hundred participants, composed of HR officers,   union representatives and employers from various companies in Cagayan de Oro City and nearby provinces are expected to attend.

The seminar is free of charge.