The Employees' Compensation Commission, an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment, will hold its first Employees' Compensation Program advocacy seminar January 16 in Dumaguete City.
ECC information officer Alice Borres said the activity aims to intensify awareness on the ECP among more than 150 human resource officers, employers/owners and labor union representatives, from various private enterprises and government agencies. Then include uniformed personnel from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, Philippine Navy, and the Bureau of Fire Protection, including other private sector employees, a government press release said.
The one-day free seminar is in line with the directive of Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III to let the ECP reach the grassroots and to keep the public abreast of the social protection and safe work programs available to workers, Borres said.
The ECC, being an International Standards Organization 9001:2015 certified agency, strives for continual improvement in its services provided to the public and strengthen its information campaign not only on the three components of the EC Program, namely, prevention, compensation and rehabilitation services, but focusing more on the recent EC Program reforms.
These reforms are anchored on 3Es - Equalize, Enhance and Expand EC Benefits to improve the EC program, ECC executive director Stella Banawis said.
The Employees' Compensation Program is a government program designed to provide a compensation package for public and private employees or their dependents in case of work-related sickness, injury, or death, the press release added.*
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