To increase the level of awareness and understanding of workers in relation to their rights and benefits under the Employees’ Compensation Program (ECP), the Employees’ Compensation Commission Regional Extension Unit 1 (ECC-REU1) conducted an in-house seminar to the officers and members of the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) – Pangasinan chapter during their General Membership Meeting and Election of Officers at the City Museum, Dagupan City on February 6, 2019. A total of 30 participants composed of owners and human resource officers from different private companies, local government units and some Public Employment Services Office (PESO)
managers in Pangasinan attended the seminar. ECC REU 1 Regional Officer Dexter Dupagan oriented the participants about the EC Program and discussed the benefits and services employees’ may avail if a worker suffers from a work-related contingency.
Dupagan highlighted the recent reform programs of the ECC anchored on the “3Es – Equalize, Enhance, and Expand” strategy in response to the challenges facing the EC Program.
“Even if there is ECC, it is still more important that we develop and sustain a culture of safety and healthy environment in the workplace”, said Dupagan.
The participants were also urged to support ECC’s different activities and become active partners and advocates of the ECP by sharing the information to their clients, family, friends and fellow workers.
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.