Cagayan de Oro City – The Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) conducted an information drive on the Employees’ Compensation Program (ECP) in January, 2014 in three different offices of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Region 10.

It was recently announced by Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz that the ECP covers uniformed personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP).

Under the GSIS Law, Republic Act No. 8291, AFP and PNP personnel are not covered by the GSIS, but still they are covered by the ECP under the Presidential Decree No. 626, as amended. The EC contributions of the uniformed men are collected by the GSIS from their agencies,” Baldoz explained.

The ECC personnel in Region 10 conducted the ECP information drive at the following PNP offices: Cagayan de Oro City Police Office; Regional Public Safety Battalion – 10; and Iligan City Police Office.

A total of 178 uniformed personnel from the three offices attended the information campaign, which extensively discussed the EC benefits and the process of filling their claims with the GSIS branch nearest to their place of work or residence.

The EC benefits available for the uniformed personnel are loss of income benefit (or sickness benefit); medical benefit; carer’s allowance; and rehabilitation services such as physical restoration, skills training for re-employment, entrepreneurship training, under the EC KaGabay Program.

The PNP personnel in Region 10 appreciated the efforts of the ECC, through the help of the PNP – Headquarters.