In response to the health emergency crisis in the country due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) continues the conduct of its awareness campaign on Employees’ Compensation Program (ECP) using the different media platforms.

ECC-Regional Extension Unit 1 made a series of interviews from several media entities in the Ilocos region during the varying stages of community quarantine.

Regional Officer Dexter Dupagan was interviewed by Public Information Assistant Joyah Mae Quimoyog of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-Ilocos Sur through their teleradio program dubbed as “Ammuentayo” aired live at DZTP 693 Radyo Tirad Pass on May 15, 2020 which earned over a thousand views on Facebook up to this writing.

It is the goal of PIA, as the country’s chief information arm, to help national government agencies in disseminating information about their programs, projects and services to the public. Through our core services such as the radio program, wherein we invite government agencies such as ECC to provide updates, we are able to reach people and keep them well-informed of the possible benefits they could avail of from the said agency, especially during this time of pandemic,” Information Center Manager April Bravo of PIA-Ilocos Sur said.

A separate live phone patched interviews also initiated by different radio stations in the region like Bombo Radyo Dagupan; Radyo Pilipino Dagupan; Radyo Totoo in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte; Radyo Pilipinas in Agoo, La Union; and in I-FM 104.7 Dagupan.

Last April, Dupagan was also interviewed by Information Center Manager April Bravo of PIA-Ilocos Sur.

Reporter Ivy Hernando of GMA Regional TV also did a phone patched interview which was aired over Balitang Amianan North Central Luzon.

Anchorperson Lina Cervantes made a live interview via messenger which aired over DWPR 1296 Radyo Pilipino in Dagupan City.

With this new normal as the effect of this pandemic, aside from phone patched interviews and live interviews via messenger ECC has been conducting an ECP webinar on EC Program since June 24, 2020”, ECC Executive Director Stella Zipagan-Banawis said. “This way we are able to provide employees with information on the ECP right on their home or workplace and with due consideration of IATF guidelines on physical distancing.

The Employees’ Compensation Commission is a government corporation attached to the Department of Labor and Employment for policy coordination and guidance.

REU 1 – Dexter Dupagan