The Employees’ Compensation Commission awarded prostheses to its three beneficiaries on 31 September 2017 at Panabo Polymedic Hospital, Inc., Panabo City.

          John Vincent Bordador, William Taroja Jr. and Obed Hermoso received their respective prosthesis as part of the KAGABAY Program of ECC through which the loss of the worker’s body part gets restored through its grant of assistive devices such as prosthesis and orthosis.

          Bordador, Taroja Jr. and Hermoso received a prosthesis worth Php 133,000, Php 266,000 and Php 154, 000 respectively.

They got amputated after meeting an accident in their respective workplace. The accident transpired in the course of the performance of their job in the company.

          ECC Executive Director Stella Z. Banawis noted that the Commission’s thrust of restoring physical loss of an employee is geared toward the realization of its objective of bringing back the sense of completeness to them. “Their self-confidence may be revived because of the assistive device that the ECC is giving them.” she remarked.

          “ECC KAGABAY Program is truly a big help for us who cannot afford the financial requirement in restoring our physical loss.” Mr. Taroja Jr. said.

          Mr. Hermoso commented that his self-esteem got revived now that he feels complete again because of the prosthesis that ECC granted him.

          The prostheses granted to the beneficiaries are free.

Albert A. Bantan/ ECC REUXI