ECC REU9 extends increased allowance to workers with work-related disabilities
June 15, 2017
The Employees Compensation Commission Regional Extension Unit IX (ECC REU9) is the first among the Regions to distribute its increased allowance to workers with work-related disabilities undergoing Physical Therapy.
From a modest PHP 140.00 per day allocation, workers can now avail of an increased allowance amounting to PHP 275.00 per day. This allowance covers transportation and meals upon the worker's attendance to daily physical therapy sessions.
ECC Regional Rehabilitation Program Coordinator Mr. Jerrick Gerard C. Go said that among the first beneficiaries to avail of the said increase is Mr. Eduardo P. Minao, a machine operator, who experienced a gruesome accident in early May resulting to the amputation of a finger on his right hand.
Go added that Mr. Minao availed of ECC's Katulong at Gabay sa mga Manggagawang May Kapansanan (KAGABAY) which provided him with rehabilitation services such as Physical Therapy Sessions for ten (10) days. As added benefit, Mr. Minao received a check amounting to PHP 2, 750.00 representing the increased allowance on May 25, 2017 at the ECC REU9 Office.
Mr. Minao shared that he is truly grateful to ECC for the increase as it can help him curb his daily expenses in attending therapy sessions.
ECC is an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment which implements the Employees Compensation Program (ECP), a package providing services to workers who experienced work-related contingencies such as sickness, injury, disability or death. For inquiries on their rehabilitation programs, you may contact them at (062) 955-1549 or visit their office at the 2F, QNS Building, Veterans Avenue Extension, Tumaga Road, Zamboanga City. #
-With reports from Jerrick Gerard C. Go, ECC-REU9.