The Employees’ Compensation Commission will conduct a free Employees’ Compensation Program advocacy seminar on February 22, 2018 at the Aloha Naui Hotel, Candon City, Ilocos Sur, to ensure that workers are informed of their rights, benefits and privileges under the Employees’ Compensation Program (ECP).

The one-day free-of-charge seminar is in line with the directive of Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III to cascade the EC Program to the grassroots and to keep the public abreast of the social protection and safe work programs available to workers.

“The ECC, being an International Standards Organization 9001:2015 certified agency, strives for continual improvement in its services provided to the public and strengthen its information campaign not only on the three (3) components of the EC Program namely – prevention, compensation and rehabilitation services but focusing also on the recent EC Program reforms. These reforms are anchored on “3Es”- Equalize, Enhance and Expand strategy in response to the challenges facing the EC Program,” ECC Executive Director Stella Z. Banawis said.

With the close coordination between the Department of Labor and Employment-Region1 and the ECC more than 150 human resource officers, employers and labor union representatives are expected to attend the seminar. The participants will come from different private establishments and government agencies including uniformed personnel from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine Coast Guard and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology  in nearby areas in Ilocos Sur.

The Employees’ Compensation Commission is an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment mandated by law to provide meaningful and appropriate compensation benefits and services to workers in the event of work-related contingencies.