The Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) continues to build up its information awareness campaign about the EC Program as it reaches to more organizations across the country.

On February 21, 2019, the ECC attended and oriented more than 30 members of the Association of Human Resource Managers (AHRM) in the Hospitality Industry during their monthly membership assembly at the Hotel Benilde Maison De La Salle.

Some of the AHRM members who were present during the meeting were human resource managers from Microtel Hotels, Holiday Inn Manila Galleria, Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Pan Pacific Manila, SM Hotels and Conventions Corporation, Seda Hotel, Green Sun, Hotel, New World Makati Hotel, Hotel H2O, Century Park Hotel, Acuatico Beach Resort and Hotel, The Manila Hotel, Luxent Hotel, and the Heritage Hotel Manila.

The orientation aimed to empower and strengthen the awareness of workers especially HR managers about the benefits and privileges employees’ who meet work connected contingencies may avail under the EC Program. Further, they  were urged to become ECP advocates by sharing the information to their families, friends and fellow workers.

“We thank the ECC for enlightening us in the hospitality industry of our rights under the EC Program. Rest assured that the information we learned today will be shared to our partners and to our employees”, said Dr. Angelina Blanco, AHRM Secretary and Dean of Asian School of Hospitality Arts.

The AHRM in the Hospitality Industry was founded in 1974 by four HR practitioners of major international hotels in the Philippines. The Hilton, the Hyatt, The Inter Continental and Philippine Village Hotel. Today, the association grew to more than 60 members with provincial chapters in Cebu and Davao that has around 50 members.

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.