The Employee’s Compensation Commission awarded to eight victims of different work-connected contingencies 8 sets of kits for Siomai and Siopao business on July 31, 2017 in its office in Davao City.

Avelino Curaming, Nestor Cabacang, Bryan Magliwanas, Abelardo Quiros Jr., Johny Silvosa, John Gelveson, Vergelio Dayon and Jerry Alvarado became awardees of the EC Livelihood Kits after the Commission gave its approval on their entitlements.

Each recipient brought home a set of kit worth approximately 10 thousand pesos. This is to boost their earning capacity despite the physical disabilities that the beneficiaries are afflicted with.

“By granting these livelihood kits, ECC seeks to keep the economic productivity of the beneficiaries.” ECC Executive Director Stella Z. Banawis remarks. She added that through these kits the beneficiaries may still earn income notwithstanding their disabilities.

Most of the beneficiaries were the same ones who were provided with free Physical or Occupational Therapy and prosthesis last year.

Mr. Alvarado, victim of spine injury, expressed gratitude during the awarding. “These livelihood equipments give me hope that despite my physical incapacity I could still earn for my family’s needs.” he quips.

From 2015, ECC XI was able to award approximately 200 thousand pesos worth of Livelihood Kits for Persons with Work-related Disabilities (PWRDs) in Davao Region as part of the Commission’s steadfast commitment in unleashing the PWRDs from economic hopelessness due to suffered disabilities.

The awarding of livelihood kits is part of ECC’s Kagabay Program that aims to bring victims of work-connected mishaps to economic mainstream.