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ECC Opens the Portal of Entrepreneurship to Disabled Workers


18 OFWs attentively listened to the presentation of Ms. Franschelline Orvette Loayon, Admin Officer II, and Rea Sa-an, NRCO Regional Officer during the two-day seminar on entrepreneurship. 

The Employees’ Compensation Commission Region XI extended an Entrepreneurial Development Training and Financial Awareness Seminar on 29-30 January 2020 at the Activity Center, DOLE XI to 18 Persons with Work-related Disabilities (PWRDs).

Fidelita Lucero, Alnor Salmoro, Charlie Gujol, Henry Medida, Rexcel Joy Son Cabezas, Nico Bando, Maynard John Cahimtong, Wilson Auditor, Rhymuel Patatag, Ernesto Alberca Jr., Robert Ricafort, Lea Cortez, Ariel Cablayan, Roimi Saguibo, Jeonell Mendez, Pepito Petagra, John Paul Pancho and Qui-Enn underwent the two-day training as a prerequisite for the grant of 30,000 livelihood assistance under the EC Programs.

Ms. Rea Sa-an of NCRO XI equipped the PWRDs with the basic characteristics of an entrepreneur as well as the fundamental elements of starting up a business, its different risks and rewards. “The objective of my lecture is to inculcate to the attendees the proper method of business planning as well as determining viable business to help the PWRDs in choosing a business venture befitting their capacity, interest and skills.” Ms. Sa-an remarked.

Stella Zipagan-Banawis, ECC Executive Director, intimated that the purpose of the said activity was to ensure sustainability of the livelihood assistance granted to the occupationally-disabled workers by affording them with appropriate and adequate management skill. “The progress of one’s business lies so much on the ability to employ proper business judgment.” she added.

 “This training meant so much to me because I am now armed with right business mindset so as to prosper in my day to day economic endeavor.” Mr. Charlie Gujol commented during the culmination of the activity.

The training has been an integral part of the livelihood grants under the programs of the Employees’ Compensation Commission. This primarily seeks to forge financial adeptness among the EC beneficiaries so that the livelihood grants may bring forth meaningful impact in their lives. (ECC REU XI)

Raymundo Agravante

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