“The ECC believes that an inter-agency partnership would be a great help in living out the Commission’s commitment of making sure that all Filipinos workers are empowered through the right information and that they are given the best help and support from the government under the Employees’ Compensation Program (ECP),” said ECC Executive Director Stella Zipagan-Banawis.

This was the remark of Banawis after securing the approval of DOLE top officials to require all DOLE labor inspectors to bring ECC’s information, education and communication materials during their company inspections and provide the same to the appropriate company representatives in order to strenghten awareness of employers and employees about the ECP.

According to Banawis, the ECC has been intensifying its information dissemination program across the country thru instituting a rock solid multimedia strategy and stepping up its program implementation and awareness campaign to reach and assist more Filipino workers.

“The Department of Labor and Employment will continue to work with the ECC in implementing strong advocacy programs towards our mutual goal of ensuring that all our workers are informed of the ECP,” said DOLE Undersecretary Joel B. Maglungsod after signing and issuing the memo to all DOLE regional directors.

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.