The Employees Compensation Commission (ECC), in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) – Negros Oriental, briefed members of Dumaguete media on the Employees Compensation Program (ECP) and other services offered by ECC.
The briefing was held on Jan. 15 at Bethel Guest House, Dumaguete City. The entire Infocen staff was there to cover the event.
ECC Deputy Executive Director Atty. Jonathan Villasotto explained that ECP is a government program designed to provide a compensation package to public and private employees or their dependents in the event of work-related sickness, injury or death.
Moreover, Atty. Villasotto explained that employees’ compensation is incident-based and is given to employees provided there is an established “employer-employee relationship” between them and their employers.
Aside from Atty. Villasotto, DOLE-Negros Oriental Sr. Labor and Employment Officer Kenrick Villaluz also delivered his remarks to members of the media.
The two officials asked help from the local media in promoting ECP in Negros Oriental.
In relation to this, ECP and DOLE conducted an ECP advocacy seminar intended for human resource officers, employers/owners and labor union representatives, coming from various private enterprises and government agencies to raise awareness about ECP.
The one-day free seminar is in line with the directive of Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III to cascade the ECP to the grassroots and to keep the public abreast of the social protection and safe work programs available to workers.