COVID-19 Included as Compensable Illness

Given the plight of workers during the pandemic, the Employees' Compensation Commission (ECC) which is the government agency tasked to provide compensation to workers in the event of work-related illness, injury, or death, has recently officially included COVID-19 in its List of Occupational and Work-Related Diseases compensable under the Employees' Compensation Programme (ECP).
In the article entitled: "COVID-19 included as compensable illness" published by the International Law Office, the Firm's Alejandro Alfonso E. Navarro, Rashel Ann C. Pomoy, and Gavriil S. Sullano delve into the impact of the said inclusion, and discuss the ECC's action against COVID-19. Further, the authors enumerate the conditions for which an occupational disease, such as COVID-19, and resulting disability, or death to be deemed compensable under the law.
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