The Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) conducted recently an in-house seminar on the Employees’ Compensation Program (ECP) exclusively for the communication officers from various Infantry Battalions under the jurisdiction of the 10th Infantry Division at 10th ID, Mawab, Compostela Valley Province.

The event was attended by more than 50 Brigade and Battalion communication officers who expressed dedications to conduct EC Program information dissemination in their respective battalions.

“The activity sought not only to apprise the participants of several benefits available under the ECP but also to exhort them to cascade the information in their respective brigades and battalions,” Col Anthony B. Purugganan, Assistant Division Commander for Retirees and Reservists Affairs said.

During the question and answer portion, the participants were made aware how they remained members of the EC Program despite the severance of their membership with the GSIS. They were told that ECC is a distinct and separate government agency whose funds are held by the GSIS, for those in the government, and by SSS, for private sector employees.

ECC Executive Director Stella Zipagan-Banawis pointed that “an event like this is of great importance to address the lack of awareness of our men in uniform regarding the package of benefits for work-connected contingencies that may occur to them.” She added that the ECC will be relentless in its thrust not only in informing everyone about the program but also in promptly facilitating the EC claims for those who will fall victims of work-connected injuries, sickness, or death.

“I feel so privileged to have attended this kind of seminar because I got to know my entitlements under the EC Program which I did not know for a long time,” said Cpt Roberto Escalona.

The office of the Commander of the 10th Infantry Division averred to make a prompt request for assistance to the ECC in Region XI on every work-connected case that may happen to its personnel.