The newly created Employee’s Compensation Commission Regional Extension Unit (ECC REU) CARAGA was launched to the members of the local media in Butuan City, on October 18, 2013, during the monthly press conference of Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Regional Coordinating Committee (RCC) meeting at the DOLE CARAGA Function Hall.

Atty. Johnson Cañete, DOLE Regional Director, introduced the ECC personnel who will be manning the ECC REU in Butuan City to the local broadcast and print media, which are composed of representatives from ABS-CBN Butuan, TV-5 Mindanao News, The Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, News Courier, The International Filipino News, Philippine News Agency, Centro, Radyo ng Bayan, Hope Radio, DXBC and Radyo Trumpeta.

Ms. Olga Virginia A. Demata, Information Officer II, represented the ECC during the press conference. She provided a brief background on the agency, its various programs, and some basic information relative to the newly created extension unit. ECC flyers were handed out to the participants of the press conference, after the introduction.

A follow-up interview with the ABS-CBN’s TV Patrol Caraga was held on October 21, 2013. The ECC representative took the opportunity to invite the Caraganons to visit the ECC REU CARAGA for additional information on Employees’ Compensation.

The ECC REU CARAGA is located at the DOLE Regional Office, 3F LCP Bldg., P. Burgos St., Butuan City.