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WIA received assistance. DOLE RD XI Regional Director Raymundo G. Agravante assisted by Albert Bantan of DOLE ECC XI handed the cash assistance to the six soldiers wounded in action (WIA).

Six Heroes. The recipients of the ECC cash assistance pose for a pictorial with Major General Reuben S. Basiao (fourth from the right), Commander of the 10ID, DOLE XI RD Raymundo G. Agravante (white barong), and Albert Bantan of DOLE ECC XI (blue jacket). 

10TH ID, Mawab, Davao de Oro – Six soldiers who were wounded in action (WIA) received cash assistance from the Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) XI. The turnover of check amounting to Ten Thousand (P10,000.00) Pesos to each beneficiary was handed after the flag-raising ceremony at the 10th Infantry Division, Camp Gen Manuel T Yap Sr. on February 24, 2020.


In his message, DOLE XI Regional Director Raymundo G. Agravante said, Indeed, inherent in your valiant service is the possibility to fall victims of different contingencies which may affect your life and that of your family adversely. It is of this recognition that the Department of Labor and Employment, thru the Employees’ Compensation Commission, deems it imperative that comprehensive benefits should be made available for you especially your families who, when you are killed or wounded in action, are somewhat left hollow both emotionally and financially.” RD Agravante further said, “In 2017, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte directed through the Comprehensive Social Benefits Programs to harmonize the various benefits and assistance to members of the AFP and PNP who are wounded or killed in military or police operations.”


Also present during the turnover of assistance was Mr. Albert Bantan, the Information Officer of DOLE ECC XI. In his message, Mr. Bantan announced, “In Region 11, DOLE and ECC have disbursed more than a million as cash assistance for the 76 uniformed men and women both wounded and killed in action, since 2018. The said cash assistance was in addition to the disability and funeral benefits available under EC Programs. We were instrumental in providing relief to the 44 Special Action Forces who valiantly defend themselves in Maguindanao. To the victims of the Marawi siege and the insurgencies in this region. This aligns with our solemn mandate to advance your cause.” Bantan said that aside from the P10,000.00 assistance, the wounded soldiers will be receiving another P20,000.00 for livelihood assistance upon submission of some requirements.


 Present during the turnover of assistance was the men in uniform in the camp headed by its commander, Major General Reuben S. Basiao. (By Eduardo P. Monreal, LCO-Designate, DOLE XI)


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