The Employees’ Compensation Commission in collaboration with the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) VII, Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) VII, and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) VII recently conducted a convergence seminar entitled “Sustaining Harmony through Labor Management Council Convergence of Programs” at Moalboal, Cebu City.

The seminar is the first of it kind in South Cebu. It aims to gather DOLE and some of its attached agencies in raising awareness and education about labor related matters. Among the topics discussed include Grievance Machinery and Voluntary Arbitration, Family Welfare, Productivity and Gain Sharing, Gender and Development and the Employees’ Compensation Program (ECP).

“We are overwhelmed with the support we received from our local partners in the area as more than 100 employers, employees, and human resource officers attended the seminar. We are hoping that our participants will echo what they have learned to their families and colleagues so more people will be aware of the different programs our government runs for all Filipino workers,” said DOLE VII Regional Director Alvin Villamor.

“We thank DOLE for organizing this kind of activity and for inviting ECC to be part of it. This is a great avenue to promote the benefits and services employees may avail under the Employees’ Compensation Program. We look forward to more collaborations like this,” said ECC Executive Director Stella Zipagan-Banawis.

ECC is a government corporation attached to the Department of Labor and Employment that provides a package of benefits for public and private sector employees and their dependents in the event of work-connected contingencies such as sickness, injury, disability or death.


Want to know more about the Employees’ Compensation Program? Email ECC at [email protected] or call 899-4251 local 227 for free on-site seminars.

End./Ingrid Yumang