The Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) made some adjustments in providing entrepreneurship training to its beneficiaries in response to the minimum health standard being implemented by the National Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), discouraging mass gathering.

In Ilocos Region, 20 persons with work-related disabilities (PWRDs) trained online as pre-requisite for their livelihood assistance worth ₱20, 000.00 under the Employees’ Compensation Program (ECP).

Qualified beneficiaries underwent “Basic Productivity Enhancement Training.” One of the modules delved on 7S of Good Housekeeping: Keeping a Safe and Healthy Workplace Amidst Pandemic on April 19, 2021. The activity was in coordination with the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board-Regional Office 1.

“In line with ECC’s objective to integrate the PWRDs into the economic mainstream through Katulong at Gabay sa Manggagawang may Kapansanan (KaGabay) Program, we conducted this activity to ensure sustainability of the livelihood assistance granted to the PWRDs,” ECC Executive Director Stella Zipagan-Banawis said.

Regional Administrative Officer Randy Angelo Ponciano said, “Productivity 101 is a basic orientation on productivity concepts, measures, tools and techniques for productivity and quality improvement in all types of business so that our PWRDs can effectively manage and sustain their current and future business.”

“The training was informative and ideal for all business. Information are applicable not only in our business but also in our workplace and at home,” said Vincent Resonable, a nurse and COVID-19 survivor from La Union.

The ECC will further provide a complementary livelihood grant of ₱10, 000.00 if a PWRD was able to sustain his/her business for at least three months to encourage participants to expanding their livelihood enterprise.

The virtual training was also made with the goal of protecting PWRDs especially during this time of COVID-19 pandemic, which has impacted all facets of life across the country.


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