The Employees’ Compensation Commission will hold a one-day free advocacy seminar on June 16, 2015 at the Villa Amor Hotel, Oroquieta City, for public and private employers and union officers to intensify awareness on the Employees Compensation Program.

This is in line with Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz ‘s directive to cascade all DOLE programs including the EC Program to the grassroots and to keep the public abreast of the social protection and safe work programs available to employees.

With the close coordination of the Department of Labor and Employment Region 10, more than 120 human resource officers, employers/owners, labor unions, coming from various private enterprises, government agencies including uniformed personnel from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, Philippine Navy, Bureau of Fire Protection, from nearby areas in Oroquieta City are expected to attend the said seminar.

The overall goal of the seminar is to promote the three components of the EC Program namely–the preventive, compensation, and rehabilitation services including the ECC Quick Response and the Katulong at Gabay sa Manggagawang May Kapansanan, or KaGabay Program.

A press conference, in coordination with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Region 10 is set on June 15, 2015 at the same venue to impart the EC Program to the media practitioners of Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental and promote the ECP thru the quad-media.

A consultation meeting with the Social Security System representatives was also scheduled to boost compliance with the rules of procedures on disposition of EC claims and to resolve issues in the EC Program implementation.

The Employees’ Compensation Program (ECP) is a government programĀ  designed to provide a compensation package to public and private employees or their dependents in the event of work-relatedĀ  sickness, injury, or death.