MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Jan. 31 (PIA) -- The Department of Labor and Employment through its Employees Compensation Program (DOLE-ECP) conducted a seminar with the different stakeholders in Maasin City, Thursday.

The one-day activity, held at Jaimee’s Hotel and Restaurant was led by DOLE-ECC Deputy Executive Director Atty. Jonathan Villasoto and participated by different stakeholders in the locality such as the Bureau of Fire Protection, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Government Service Insurance Corportation and the Scoial Security System, the Philippine National Police , SOLECO, local media, other provincial and city officials as well as business and private individuals. The ECC seminar fosused its discussion on the legal basis of the employees compensation and the State Insurance Fund under Presidential Decree 626 as amended. The undertaking also tackled issues on the emp[loyees compenstation program components like prevention , compensation and rehabilitation services, basic accident prevention and occupational safety and health, compensable diseases , injuries, under the ECP and types of disability, medical and death benefits that will be compensated by the program, among others. It was learned that the ECC covers all employees from the private and public sectors, including the uniformed personnel of the Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology and Bureau of Fire Protection. It is a government-owned and controlled corporation mandated by Presidential Decree No. 626, as amended, otherwise known as the Employees’ Compensation and State Insurance Fund of the Labor Code of the Philippines, to provide meaningful and appropriate compensation to workers and/or their beneficiaries who met work-related sickness, injuries or death. (ajc/rgc/PIA8-SoLeyte)