The Employee’s Compensation Commission (ECC) took home the grand prize in the recently concluded 2021 Disability Management Video (DMV) Competition organized by the Social Security Organization of Malaysia (SOCSO) with the theme “Rebuilding Lives, Reimagining the Future“.

The competition was participated by countries in the South East Asian Region which include Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia.

The announcement of winners was made during the SOCSO’s Regional Return to Work Digimos Symposium on 07 September 2021 live via cisco webex. Entries from Indonesia got the second and third prize.

ECC’s entry entitled “BESTIDA” is a story of hope of a single dad who will endure anything to ensure that his son will have a life that is worthy of living even with the disability he sustained because of a work-related accident.

In her acceptance speech, ECC Executive Director Stella Zipagan-Banawis expressed her thanks and congratulated the Social Security Organization of Malaysia through its Return To Work Department for organizing the activity amidst the covid-19 pandemic and for providing the platform to share the stories of hope and success of Persons with Work-Related Disabilities (PWRDs) in the Philippines.

Despite the disruption brought by the pandemic, ECC did not waver in fulfilling its mandate to deliver timely, adequate, and meaningful benefits to all Filipino workers who meet work-related contingencies. We continue to provide necessary rehabilitation services, skills and entrepreneurial training, and starter kits through our Katulong at Gabay sa Manggagawang may Kapansanan (KaGabay) Program. All these aims to empower PWRDs, and restore their dignity and self-esteem by opening opportunities for them to return to the economic mainstream and be productive and active citizens again,” Banawis added.

To watch the full video entry of ECC to the DMV Competition 2021, visit the official ECC Youtube channel or Facebook page, @ecc.official.