The Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) granted ₱15,000.00 EC cash assistance to Annie Matundin, wife of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) personnel who died due to a work-connected accident.
Matundin is a resident of Kabacan, North Cotabato, and the wife of the late Cpl. Reynel Matundin, one of the casualties in a C-130 plane that crashed in Patikul, Sulu on July 4, 2021.
Matundin was granted ₱30,000.00 EC Funeral benefit at the Government System Insurance System (GSIS). Aside from this, she is also entitled to receive death benefits under the EC Program.
“Nagpapasalamat po ako nang marami sa ECC sa benepisyong ipinagkaloob po ninyo sa amin ng aking mga anak. Napakalaking tulong po ito sa aming pang-araw-araw na pangangailangan. Napakaganda po ng programa ninyo. God bless you more po! Dahil mas marami pa po kayong matutulungan na katulad namin na nawalan ng mahal sa buhay nang dahil sa trabaho. Maraming Salamat po!,” Matundin said.
Uniformed personnel who are wounded in action (WIA) and beneficiaries of those killed in action are entitled to benefits under the EC Program. Aside from the EC cash assistance of ₱10,000.00 (WIA) and ₱15,000.00 Killed-in-Action (KIA), the beneficiaries receive a funeral benefit of ₱30,000.00 and a monthly pension from ECC through the GSIS. The GSIS, along with the SSS, are the administering agencies of ECC.
Executive Director Stella Z. Banawis said that the ECC is dedicated to giving assistance to the uniformed personnel and their bereaved families in times of inevitable injuries or death during military operations.
The Employees’ Compensation Commission is a government corporation attached to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for policy formulation and program coordination. The ECC is mandated to provide meaningful and appropriate compensation benefits to workers and their dependents in the event of work-related sickness, injury, disability or death.
K. Daga – REU12