DAGUPAN CITY, February 3 (PIA) – The Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) conducted an orientation on the employees’ compensation program to media practitioners in North Luzon last January 28 at the Asian Fisheries Academy of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources office here.
Information Officer II Dexter Dupagan of the ECC-Regional Extension Unit 1 said the orientation intends to inform the media practitioners of their rights, privileges, and benefits in case of work-related possibilities such as sickness, injury, or death.
“Kinikilala ng bansa na ang media ay bahagi ng estado bilang ‘fourth state,’ maliban sa executive, legislative at judiciary. Umaakto sila bilang equalizer at taga-bantay laban sa corruption at anomaly, dahil dito nalalagay sa peligro ang kanilang buhay at ng kanilang pamilya sa pagganap ng kanilang trabaho,” Dupagan said.
The ECC held the orientation during the seminar and accreditation examination staged by the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP)-Pangasinan chapter on Saturday in this city.
At least 70 media personnel from different networks from the provinces of Pangasinan, La Union, Abra, and Baguio City listened attentively to Dupagan’s discussion as the information about ECC and its programs are new to them.
With the help of KBP-Pangasinan chapter, headed by its chairman Mark Gemson Espinosa who is also the station manager of iFM-Dagupan, the Commission was able to deliver information on the Employees’ Compensation Program (ECP).
Dupagan said the ECP is a government program designed to provide a compensation package to public and private employees with employer-employee relationship.
“Under the ECP, they may enjoy the loss of income benefit, medical benefit, career’s allowance, death benefit and rehabilitation services,” he said. (JNPD/AMM/PIA-1, Ilocos Sur)