Iloilo City – The Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) and the Occupationally-Disabled Workers Association of the Philippines Incorporated (ODWAPI) recently assembled persons with work-related disabilities (PWRDs) and organized its local chapter in Iloilo City.
The assembly was facilitated by ECC Regional staff and ODWAPI National President Lorenzo C. Dura.
Dura presented an overview of the ODWAPI and its importance in the thrust of the ECC which is to promote and protect PWRDs.
An election of officers for Iloilo Chapter was also held that day. The elected officers are Noli Fernandez, Jose Benito Gepilga, Joenifer Llait, Ramon Monserina and Ricahrd Loriega for the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Public Relations Officer, respectively. They pledged to uphold the objectives of the association, promote the welfare of its members and support the EC Program for the benefit of the Filipino workers.
ODWAPI is a Security and Exchange Commission registered organization of PWRDs who received benefits from the ECC’s Katulong at Gabay sa mga Manggagawang may Kapansanan (KaGabay) Program. It empowers PWRDs by encouraging them to make the most of the benefits received from the EC Program and inspiring them to become self-reliant.
Executive Director Stella Zipagan-Banawis explained that ODWAPI represents resiliency of our PWRDs who experienced and overcame challenges on their lives.

11 November 2015