CEBU CITY – Mark Junray Lauron, a liaison officer of the Nexus Real Estate Corporation recently received a livelihood starter kit in the form of rice and load retailing business amounting to P20,000.00 under the Katulong at Gabay sa Manggagawang may Kapansanan (KaGabay) Program of the Employees’ Compensation Commission after a work-related accident.
On July 23, 2015, while riding his motorcycle on his way to work, Lauron figured in an accident which resulted to a severe head injury. Due to the said contingency, Lauron has stopped working.
Upon recovery, he filed for his SSS and EC benefits. The SSS granted him EC Permanent Partial Disability for fourteen months which amounted to P40,810.00.
In August 2018, Lauron applied to the KaGabay Program of the ECC thru its Regional Extension Unit in Cebu. The ECC provided him with a free long leg brace worth P40,000.00 and a hand splint worth P5,800.00.
“Nagpapasalamat po ako ng lubos sa ECC lalo na sa office nila dito sa Cebu sa tulong na ibinigay po nila sa akin. Pagbubutihan ko po na mapalago etong aking negosyo,” said Lauron.