Davao City – The Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) handed livelihood grants to 10 recipients of its Katulong at Gabay sa Manggagawang may Kapansanan (KaGabay) Program on November 24, 2022, at the ECC Regional Extension Unit XI (REU 11) in Davao City.
Regidor Cortez, John Mark Diazon, Jorge Castillo, Edmund Torevillas, Mervin Degayo, Kriskin Morano, Rhona Manumba, Shaul Alonsabe II, Ryan Jay Abordo, and Angienette Briones each received ₱20,000.00 worth of EC livelihood assistance.
Among the beneficiaries, five chose the sari-sari store business, and the rest selected businesses like loading stations, livestock raising, fashion bag, aircon repair, and eatery.
EC livelihood assistance reaffirms ECC’s mandate to restore the dignity of Persons with Work-Related Disability (PWRDs) by providing them means of livelihood so that they will be an active members of our society once again.
“ECC has renewed my hope to continue to provide for my family’s needs despite my physical limitations. This livelihood package would greatly contribute to my children’s continued schooling,” said Regidor Cortez, a former seafarer, during the awarding of the livelihood kit.
ECC OIC-Executive Director Jose Maria S. Batino shared that the rehabilitative thrust of the Commission is intended to let disabled workers regain their economic sustainability. “This program has been in line with the National Government’s drive on poverty reduction and uplifting the lives of Filipino, workers, particularly the PWRDs,” he said.### ECC PR/A. Bantan