Davao City – The Employees’ Compensation Commission Regional Extension Unit XI (ECC-REU 11) condoled with the family of Anna Mae Talili, 22 years old, who died while on her way home from work on January 26, 2023.
Talili, a cashier of Balai Torrentina, was a backrider of a motorcycle owned by a co-employee when the same was hit from the back by a pickup truck causing her instantaneous death due to head injuries. The perpetrator only surrendered after former President Rodrigo R. Duterte offered a ₱500,000.00 reward for his capture.
Under PD 626, otherwise known as the Employees’ Compensation and State Insurance Fund, employees suffering from accidents while going to or coming from work are entitled to the benefits under the EC Program. In Talili’s case, the family is expected to receive a burial benefit of ₱30,000.00, a five-year EC pension for her surviving parents and an additional ₱15,000.00 EC Cash Assistance.
Ana Fe Talili, the deceased’s sister, recounted the significant role of the victim in the survival of her family. “She helped our parents provide the daily needs of the family like the school necessities of our siblings and the medication of our mother,” she said.
“As ECC recognized the various hazards employees faced day by day, it purposely sets forth various benefits to enable the surviving families regain their economic balance despite the loss of a breadwinner,” OIC-Executive Director Jose Maria S. Batino remarked. He added that ECC remains steadfast in its resolve to spare employees from the fate of Talili by instilling the culture of safety not only at work but beyond the working premises as well.### ECC PR/A. Bantan