ECC 11 presented to the employees of Holy Cross of Davao College the various EC programs available for workers sustaining work-related contingencies during the HCDC General Assembly.

Over 300 regular and probationary employees of the Holy Cross of Davao College were present during the discussion majority of whom are incognizant of the Employees’ Compensation Commission and its advocated programs.

A number of faculty members raised frequently asked questions relative to the programs, specifically on the filing process and its corresponding process cycle time, instances where an injury can be compensable and how can an illness be proven work-connected.

Coverage of all workers in both private and public sectors, including uniformed personnel, seafarers and Kasambahays, was explained to the listeners of the program.

Dr. Estela Yray stressed the significance of the discussion on EC Programs by saying that it affords her co-workers who recently suffered from work-connected illness and injuries of the chance to avail for their EC entitlements. She pointed out that only SSS benefits were claimed by the work-related victims due to their lack of information about the programs.

Rev. Msgr. Julius C. Rodulfa, HCDC President, expressed desire to require all branches of Holy Cross of Davao College to be oriented on the programs of the Employees’ Compensation Commission taking into consideration the susceptibility of teachers to work-connected illness.

The ECC speaker ended the discussion by emphasizing that the ECP is a government program designed to provide workers with compensation benefits, medical or other related benefits in the event of work-connected contingencies.