Naga City – The Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) officials were greeted with a large turnout during the Advocacy Seminar on Employees’ Compensation Program (ECP) on 16 January 2014 in Naga City, Camarines Sur.

“Despite the rainy weather, I would like to thank all of you for being present in today’s activity,” said Department of Labor and Employment V Regional Director Nathaniel Lacambra as he welcomed the huge crowd. About 200 company owners and human resource managers in Bicol region attended the seminar at The Tent, Avenue Plaza Hotel.

The ECC, an attached agency of DOLE, joined hands with the Regional Office V and its provincial field offices to come up with such number of participants.

“We are here to intensify awareness of workers and employers about the Employees’ Compensation Program and its benefits particularly in the countryside,” said OIC-Deputy Executive Director Jonathan Villasoto, who led the ECC team’s advocacy seminar in Camarines Sur.

According to Atty. Villasoto, the seminar focused on the three aspects of the EC program: prevention, compensation, and rehabilitation. Dr. Raymond Bañaga, Medical Officer III; Alice Borres, Information Officer III and Cecilia Maulion, Information and Public Assistance Division Chief, were the resource speakers for the one-day event.

Ms. Ana Christine Soriano, DOLE V Camarines Sur Provincial Field Officer, discussed the DOLE’s various livelihood programs and services.

The activity was also attended by SSS medical officers, GSIS claim officers and TESDA personnel. These government agencies are significant in achieving the ECP’s successful dissemination and implementation.

A day prior to the seminar, a press briefing was also held at the Avenue Plaza Hotel.