Mandaluyong, Manila – More than two hundred persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) from the Correctional Institution for Women (CIW) benefitted from the Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) outreach program on June 22, 2023.

The outreach activity is an annual project of the ECC in line with the Commission’s Employees’ Welfare Program and corporate social responsibility. The activity aims to promote the concept of hope for PDLs.

OIC-Executive Director Jose Maria S. Batino, along with other ECC personnel, led the distribution of packed lunch, toiletries, medical supplies, abaniko fans, and other necessary supplies.

On behalf of Labor Secretary Bienvenido Laguesma, we, at the ECC, continue to support and provide benefits and services, lend a hand to those in need, and give hope amidst the battles one may be facing,” Director Batino said in his message.

During the event, PDLs entertained everyone by showcasing their talent. There were performances from the members of the PDL’s drum and lyre, followed by their soulful singers and vibrant dancers. The show ended with a group of senior citizens who wowed the crowd with some retro dance mix.

On the other hand, ECC personnel also flaunt their talent and offer a song number to the PDL community which the latter enjoys as well.

Masaya po kami dahil nandito kayong lahat, kami po ay nagpapasalamat sa inyong mga handog at sana po ay hindi ito ang una at huli,” added by one of the inmates.

Collectively, the ECC is grateful to get the chance to reach out and provide assistance to the PDLs at the CIW.


E. De Guzman – CO