160 employers, human resource officers attend 1st ECP Seminar in Tarlac

TARLAC CITY — More than 160 employers and human resource officers from various private and government sectors recently attended the first ever Employees’ Compensation Program (ECP) Advocacy Seminar in the province.

The activity was organized by the Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) in coordination with Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Tarlac in a bid to intensify awareness on the rights, benefits and privileges of employees.

“We are enjoining them to take this opportunity to be familiarized with the various program interventions that we offer,” ECC Deputy Executive Director Jonathan Villasoto said.

Topics discussed include the three major components of the EC Program namely Prevention, Compensation, and Rehabilitation Services.

The activity also highlighted the recent program reforms of the ECC anchored on the “3Es”- Equalize, Enhance and Expand strategy in response to the challenges facing the EC Program.

In behalf of the ECP beneficiaries, Junwil Carmelo shared his experience on how ECC helped him recover from his accident and thanked ECC for giving him free skills and prosthetic legs.

The ECP is one of the flagship programs of the ECC which aims to assist workers who suffer work-related sickness or injury resulting to disability of death.

ECC is an attached agency of DOLE that is mandated by law to provide meaningful and appropriate compensation benefits and services to workers in the event of work-related contingencies. –Trixie Joy B. Manalili