ECC-REU 12 Administrative Officer II Exequiel K. Salcedo III conducts Social Preparation, Entrepreneurial Mindsetting, Financial Literacy, and Business Plan Making to John Henry Seveses at Kabacan, North Cotabato on September 4, 2023.
The Employees’ Compensation Commission Regional Extension Unit 12 (ECC-REU 12) conducted a special livelihood coaching to John Henry Seveses at Kabacan, North Cotabato on September 4, 2023.
The said coaching is a special one-on-one session under the ECC’s Katulong at Gabay sa Manggagawang may Kapansanan (KaGabay) Program on Social Preparation, Entrepreneurial Mindsetting, Financial Literacy, and Business Plan Making. This is an initiative of REU 12 to bring EC services closer, accessible, responsive, and prompt for persons with work-related disabilities (PWRDs) living in far-flung areas and away from the ECC regional office.
Seveses was working as a collector in a private company in Kabacan, North Cotabato. When in July 2021, while cruising along Poblacion, Magpet, his motorcycle collided with a tricycle. The work-related accident resulted in multiple abrasions and, eventually, the amputation of his right leg.
Since his EC sickness claim was approved by the Social Security System (SSS), he was able to file and receive an additional cash assistance worth ₱10,000.00 at from the ECC.,
For his right leg amputation, Seveses received an EC Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) monthly pension of ₱4,637.00 for 46 months.
Seveses is also expected to receive ₱20,000.00 as EC Livelihood Starter kit for the hog-raising business that he wants to pursue, after a favourable recommendation of ECC-REU 12.
The EC livelihood program is a component of the ECC KaGabay Program especially designed for workers who became disabled due to work-related accidents or illnesses, and whose EC partial or total disability claim was approved by the SSS or the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS).
The ECC’s Katulong at Gabay sa Manggagawang may Kapansanan (KaGabay) Program is a special economic assistance program for Persons with Work-Related Disability (PWRD), who lost employment because of work-related sickness or injury to facilitate their re-integration into the economic mainstream and to provide them with equal access to livelihood opportunities.
K. Daga – REU 12