Attending a seminar on Employees’ Compensation Program in Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) last June 15, 2011 is a great experience for me learning of its benefits, policies, programs and other related matters concerned which are important to every employees and employers in the business sectors of both public and private.

In fact, this is a half-day (morning) free seminar conducted by ECC with office address at ECC Building, Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City, Philippines which was attended by two of us associates in the office that will also be share among the officers and employees.

The seminar has three topics which was presented by three speakers from the ECC.

The first topic is about the Basic Accident Prevention and Occupational Safety and Health presented by Dr. Ma. Sarah A. I. Concepcion, MD, MOH, sharing the basic principles and practice of accident and disease prevention in the workplace. And also the commitment in preventing the recurrence of accidents and diseases within every organizations.

Another topic is the purpose of Employees’ Compensation Program which is designed to provide employees and their families with income benefits and medical and other benefits in the event of work-connected sickness, injury or death.

Lastly, Dr. Raymond Banaga shared about the benefits and assistance for the employees related to the program. He also mentioned the employees who had received the benefits and those successful persons who availed the livelihood projects conducted by the ECC.

The topics that I have shared is only the synopsis. In fact, we are preparing  on it  for a presentation in the office perhaps in the first week of July 2011.

The attendees in the said seminar has received a Certificate of Participation signed by Ms. Evelyn P. Florendo-Tablang, Executive Director of Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC).

For other informations about the benefits and programs of ECC just visit www.ecc.gov.ph


Few days ago, a professional blogger inquired me about the registration of business name in the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) and willingly expressed to assist on it but I asked the professional a favor to research for hours with regards to taxation & fees updates and other necessary requirements. In fact, this is not the first time that I was requested not just only about the requirements for the registration of business name but also application of  it as a business entity  in DTI and to other government agencies in the Philippines.  I just want to make a decision and give advice that is favorable, convenient and practicable to each other.

Eventually, I suggested making a new application of business name and paying the registration fee through online services. I am glad that the person already applied the business name through online and just waiting for the approval of the certification with the DTI. I am willing to help the professional for the complete registration of the business name to other required government agencies if I will be given the opppurtunity to do so.

It was three years ago when I manually filed a business name of a Single/Sole Proprietorship and with my researched I found out that the DTI is now implementing a registration fees of both original and renewal for business name registration depending on the territorial jurisdiction with details as follows: Barangay-Php200.00, City/Municipality-Php500.00, Regional-Php1,000.00 and National-Php2,000.00. The validity of the registration is with a life span of five years.

Please be informed that Corporations is no longer required to register with the DTI. It is only for the registration and application of business name for Single/Sole Proprietorship and other entities required to register with the said government agency.

I have written this article because I was requested in my office to research if corporation is still required to register the business name with the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI). Inspite of having the ideas me about it, I humbly agreed to research on it.  The corporation is not required anymore to register with the DTI up to date instead to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

I hope that this post may help the readers and interested parties regarding this matter.