The Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC), an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), recently established a partnership with Maria Estrella General Hospital (MEGH), by signing a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to provide free physical and occupational therapy to workers who suffered from disabilities due to work-related contingencies, otherwise known as persons with work-related disability (PWRD).

MEGH is the first partner hospital of ECC in Mindoro to attend to the rehabilitation needs of PWRDS residing in Region 4B.

Officials of MEGH headed by Medical Director Melinda Corazon N. Goco, as well as Chief of Clinics, Rehabilitation Physiatrist Ma. Rhoda C. Goco and Accounting Department Head Augusto M. Saguid signed the agreement. ECC, on the other hand, was represented by Information Officer Ruth Calinao.

ECC’s KaGabay Program can only be availed by qualified workers with approved EC disability benefits from administering agencies, the SSS for the private sector and the GSIS for the public sector.


R. Calinao – REU4B