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ECC, DOLE hold first awareness drive on EC Programs in DavOcc

Paul Vincent Mascardo, LEO III, deliberately discussed to the participants the compliance with the safety standards set forth in RA 11058.

Davao Occidental - The Employees’ Compensation Commission XI, in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) XI, held the first provincewide seminar on the updates and new issuances pertaining EC Programs on 31 January 2020 at Penongs, Malita, Davao Occidental.

The activity carried the objective of bringing to fore in-depth understanding and appreciation of the various programs streamlined by ECC for workers sustaining loss or damage due to contingencies at work. 

“This seminar is in pursuance with our continuing effort to ensure the social benefits for every worker which must begin with their cognizance of the same.” Jigg Luna, Labor & Employment Officer III said during his closing remark. He added that DOLE along with its attached agencies will remain true to its mandate to advance the welfare of every worker. 

Fifty-eight (58) companies of different industry in the province attended the event such as in electricity, academe, hospital, manufacturing, manpower, trucking services, banking and construction. Most of these industries existing in the province lack awareness on EC Programs. 

Highlights of the event were Republic Act 11058 or otherwise known as Occupational Safety and Health Law and the developments on Employees’ Compensation Programs such as the recently issued Board Resolution 19-03-05 or otherwise known as Promulgating the Policy on Expanding the Coverage of the Employees’ Compensation Program to the Self-Employed Compulsory Members of the SSS. 

Much emphasis was given to the prospected inclusion of self-employed members to the coverage of EC Programs; the recently approved increase on the daily allowance for temporary total disability from 200 pesos to 480 pesos; the increasing number of EC beneficiaries granted with livelihood assistance; the Commission’s Return to Work Program for Persons with Occupational Disability; and the ECC’s thrust to build a culture of safety in every establishment geared towards prevention of contingency.   

ECC Executive Director Stella Zipagan-Banawis reiterated the time-honored policy that the safety of all workers takes supremacy in the programs of Employees’ Compensation Commission. “We view one’s employment as a sacred possession which can be lost if safety is not accorded primordial consideration.” she added. (ECC-REUXI)

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2020-02-06
Raymundo Agravante




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