“With the booming tourism industry and growing number of businesses in the province of Romblon, it is just but a must that we also take a look at the welfare of our workers,” said ECC Deputy Executive Director Atty. Jonathan T. Villasoto during his opening remarks at the ECP advocacy seminar on 08 November 2018 at Sato Hotel, Odiongan, Romblon.
More than 120 employees, employers, human resource officers and government employees including uniformed personnel attended the first ever advocacy seminar of the ECC in the province of Romblon.
“Nagpapasalamat po kaming mga Rombloanons sa Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) sa pagbisita sa aming lugar upang ipalaganap ang mga benepisyo at serbisyo na maaaring makuha ng ating mga empleyado sa ilalim ng Employees’ Compensation Program,” said DOLE Romblon Field Office Provincial Head Carlo Villaflores.
The seminar aimed to empower and strengthen the awareness of Rombloanons of their rights, benefits and privileges under the ECP. Among the topics discussed are the three major components of the EC Program which are prevention, compensation and rehabilitation services. The seminar also highlighted the recent program reforms of the ECC anchored on the “3Es”- Equalize, Enhance and Expand strategy in response to the challenges facing the EC Program.
According to Villasoto, the ECC conducts advocacy seminars nationwide not only to inform the participants of their rights and benefits under the EC program but to remind them also that their safety and health should be their topmost priority.
The ECC team also installed roll-up banners and placed IEC materials at SSS Odiongan Branch and DOLE Romblon Field Office.
The Employees’ Compensation Commission is a government corporation attached to the Department of Labor and Employment for policy coordination and guidance. It was created by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 626, as amended and as embodied in Title II of Book IV of the Labor Code of the Philippines. The ECC is mandated to provide meaningful and appropriate compensation to workers and their dependents in the event of work-related 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.