The Employees’ Compensation Commission Regional Extension Unit XIII (ECC-REU 8) has recently partnered with the Eastern Visayas Industrial Peace Advocates (EVIPA) and the National Conciliation Mediation Board for expanded awareness on the EC Program during the EVIPA Convention at Hotel Alejandro Tacloban City. In attendance were mostly labor union officers and human resource officers and managers, representing the management side. The activity aimed to invigorate and bolster employee-management relations.

During the convention, ECC-REU 8 Information Officer Atty. Michelle Basal shared the landmark policies that ECC has been implementing in relation to ECC’s response to the Covid19 pandemic.

Under the EC Program, workers who suffer from work-related illnesses, injuries, or death may avail of loss of income benefits, medical benefits, carer’s allowance, and rehabilitation services.

The Employees’ Compensation Commission is always looking to foster its partnerships with stakeholders, most especially labor organizations,” ECC OIC-Executive Director Jose Maria S. Batino shared. “Our regional extension unit officers are working tirelessly to solidify our engagements with labor and workers’ organization in an effort to enhance awareness of the Employees’ Compensation Program. As the frontrunners in granting social protection to workers, the ECC will always see to it that our programs readily address the concerns of the everyday working man when it comes to work-related contingencies and their corresponding benefits.


Atty. M. Basal – REU8