Workers to benefit from ECC's tie-up with biggest private rehab center in Zamboanga

Date Posted: June 20th, 2017 11:29 AM

Workers in the Zamboanga Peninsula needing treatment and rehabilitation from work-related accident or illness can look forward to a more efficient medical service.


This after the Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) signed a Memorandum of Agreement with West Metro Medical Center (WMMC) that will provide rehabilitation services, such as Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy, to qualified workers and their beneficiaries.


The MOA signing between ECC and WMMC was graced by James Joseph S. Noel, West Metro Head of Ancillary Services, DOLE 9 Regional Director Ofelia B. Domingo, Ramon H. Diaz, President and CEO of West Metro, Jerrick Gerard C. Go, ECC Regional Program Focal and Maria Chona S. Go, West Metro Chief Finance Officer.


According to DOLE Zamboanga Peninsula Regional Office, the newest partnership is part of ECC’s commitment to establish partnerships with medical institutions for the rehabilitation needs of the Filipino workers.


DOLE RO 9 encouraged workers and their family members who suffered from work-related injuries or accidents to avail of ECC’s Employees’ Compensation Program's (ECP) bundle of services.


The West Metro Medical Center, operated by Metro Pacific Zamboanga Hospital Corporation, is a member of Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings, Inc. and one of the country’s largest chains of private hospitals.


Presently, West Metro hosts one of the biggest rehabilitation centers in Zamboanga Peninsula.


Laboratory examinations and prescribed medicines shall also be shouldered by ECC.


ECC is an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment which champions in the social protection of workers. Through its Employees’ Compensation Program, it provides a package of benefits for public and private sector employees and their dependents in the event of work-connected incidents, such as sickness, injury, disability or death.


To learn more about ECC programs and services, visit



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