The Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC), in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment – Region 11, will conduct a one-day seminar on the Employees’ Compensation Program for employees and employers of both public and private sectors on September 27, 2018 at the BIG 8 Hotel, Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

The activity is free of charge and will be participated by more than 150 participants compose of employers, admin officers and human resource managers from various private companies, members of the Social Security System (SSS) and covered members of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) including uniformed personnel from the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection, Armed Forces of the Philippines, and the Philippine Coast Guard.

The seminar aims to empower and strengthen the awareness of Filipino workers of their rights, benefits and privileges under the ECP.  Among the topics that will be discussed are the three major components of the EC Program which are the prevention, compensation and rehabilitation services. The seminar will also highlight the recent reform programs of the ECC anchored on the “3Es”- Equalize, Enhance and Expand strategy in response to the challenges facing the EC Program. These components are of great help in effectively and efficiently delivering a comprehensive package of services and benefits to workers who suffer from work-connected illness, injury or death.

Prior to the seminar, the ECC will also conduct a press briefing at the Marco Polo Hotel, Davao City on September 25, 2018 to update the local media practitioners on the latest increases of benefits and services under the EC Program. The ECC will also award prosthesis to six persons with work-related disabilities (PWRDs), cash assistance amounting to P10,000.00 each to five employees who incurred accident or had disease because of work and another cash assistance amounting to P15,000.00 each to seven beneficiaries of employees who died because of a work-related contingency.

The Employees’ Compensation Commission is an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment mandated by law to provide meaningful and appropriate compensation benefits and services to workers in the event of work-related contingencies.