The Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC), an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), has recently provided employment to fourteen dependents of occupationally-disabled workers (ODWs) under the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES).

The ECC gave special attention to the dependents of the ODWs to fully help the primary beneficiaries of the Employees’ Compensation Program. A person can be classified as an ODW when his illness or injury was considered work-related under the EC Program.

Out of the fourteen dependents of the ODWs, three has been assigned as the DOLE-Calamba, another three has been assigned with the Occupational Safety and Health Center, one student grantee has been working with the Trece Martires Provicial Office of the DOLE Regional Office IV-A, one has been with the Office of the Vice Mayor of Angat, Bulacan and six with the ECC.