A police officer’s life is always in danger
With that, the Employees’ Compensation Commission-Regional Extension Unit No. 1 (ECC-REU1) informed the personnel of the Pangasinan Police Provincial Office (PPPO) on the benefits under the Employees’ Compensation Program (ECP).
With the full support of Provincial Director Police Senior Superintendent (P/SSupt.) Ronald Lee, ECC-REU1 successfully conducted an ECP seminar last July 13, 2017, PPPO at Lingayen, Pangasinan, Around 64 administrative officers from the munipal and city police stations and PPPO personnel attended the seminar.
During the said orientation, participants listened attentively to the information provided by ECC-REU1. The participants actively participated in the seminar by asking several questions.
Information Officer Dexter Dupagan and Administrative Officer Randy Angelo Ponciano of ECC-REU1 explained that despite the exclusion of the members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the PNP from the coverage of Republic Act No. 8291, otherwise known as “The Government Service Insurance Act of 1997,” they are still covered by Presidential Decree 626, The Employees’ Compensation and State Insurance Fund.
Circular No. 06-709 also states that the GSIS Policy Number is not included as one of the requirements in the filing of EC claims. Thus, in all cases, no EC claim from the AFP and the PNP should be rejected on the basis alone of an absence of the GSIS Policy Number.
Uniformed personnel who contracted work-connected sickness, injury of death may avail of disability benefits, medical services, carer’s allowance, rehabilitation services and death benefits.
Several PNP personnel who were killed in action (KIA) in the Battle of Marawi came from Pangasinan. Thus, the ECC requested the assistance of the PNP to locate their residences to inform their families about the ECP benefits.
Dexter Dupagan, Information Officer II, ECC-REU1