The Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC), through its Regional Extension Unit No. IX, granted in January 2019 a cash assistance amounting to P10,000 each for two uniformed personnel from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) who were both wounded-in-action (WIA).

The said cash assistance forms part of the ECC’s Quick Response Program (QRP) where workers who suffered from work-related contingencies were provided with prompt assistance in terms of psychosocial counselling and in the filing of EC benefits’ claim. In addition to the traditional groceries as QRP tokens, a more substantial cash assistance ranging from P10,000 to P15,000 is provided for the loss or reduction in the earning capacity of the workers.