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Security guard stabbed on duty receive aid from ECC

Cebu City,Philippines.A security guard, who was stabbed while on duty became the latest to benefit the Katulong at GabaysaManggagawang May Kapansanan (KaGabay) Program of the Employees Compensation Commission (ECC), an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). 

51-year old Jonathan Flordelis, a native of Cogon, Pardo, Cebu City recently received a complete package of EC assistance, shared Ms. Ingrid Z. Yumang, focal person of the ECC-Regional Extension Unit-7. 

Flordelis, according to Yumang, was stabbed at the psychiatric ward while on duty in one of the government-owned hospitals in Cebu City. 

Abinakudilinakumabuhi human komadunggabi (I thought I will not survive after being stabbed),” recalled Flordelis, who suffered from an incomplete spinal cord injury secondary to stab wound according to the attending physician. 

She said that the ECC provides a package of benefits to employees and their dependents involved in untoward work incidents like illness, wound, or even death just like what happened to Flordelis. 

As part of the assistance, said worker was provided with forty (40) free physical therapy sessions at the Sacred Heart Hospital, ECC REU-7’s partner hospital. 

“To speed up his recovery, we granted him with an assistive device after receiving his therapy. He will also be continuing with his rehabilitation as recommended by the attending physiatrist,” added Yumang. 

Flordelis also received PHP10,000.000 worth of livelihood assistance in the form of starter kit after attending a free entrepreneurial training sponsored by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). 

“The ECC will always be here to support our persons with work-related disabilities or PWRDs in their rehabilitation needs through the Katulong at GabaysaManggagawang May Kapansanan  orKaGabay Program,” said ECC Executive Director Stella Zipagan-Banawis in a statement. 

DOLE-7 Regional Director, Atty. Alvin M. Villamor, for his part, lauded ECC REU-7 for giving due attention to the needs of Flordelis, adding that the State sees to it that both public and private workers are protected and compensated in cases of work-related contingencies through the ECC. 

“We encourage the workers and our partners to keep themselves abreast with the various programs and interventions that the ECC offers. At present, the ECC REU-7 is located at No. 154 Leocadia Arcade, Gen. Maxilom cor. Gorordo Ave., Cebu City,” said Villamor. 

For inquiries, the ECC REU-7 could also be reached at or at telephone number, (032) 266-7230.








End//LSenarlo-Taniza with reporting from Ingrid Z. Yumang of ECC-REU 7 

For more information on this report, you may contact LuchelSenarlo-Taniza, Regional Labor Communication Officer at telefax number (032) 266-2792 or you may send an email at

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