GSIS says pensions out 3 days earlier on May 5

Ben O. de Vera - Philippine Daily Inquirer 04/29/2020

Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) pensioners will receive their cash three days earlier than usual in May, according to GSIS president and general manager Rolando L. Macasaet on Wednesday (April 29). Macasaet said at a Laging Handa…

Bill on 300% pension hike for Filipino war veterans awaits Duterte’s signature

Inquirer.net 12/13/2018

MANILA, Philippines — The bill that will increase the monthly pension of Filipino war veterans by 300 percent has been sent to Malacañang and is awaiting the signing of President Rodrigo Duterte. Senator Gringo Honasan expressed high hopes…

Drug seller arrested inside a pension house in Colon

Benjie B. Talisic 10/22/2018

A 40-year-old resident of Barangay Carreta, Cebu City was arrested in a buy-bust operation inside a pension house along Colon Street on Sunday evening (October 22). The arrested person was identified as Joseph Yap, who was caught…

Cops accused of purposely burning house; pension house damaged by fire

Gerard Vincent Francisco 09/05/2018

  The Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) is looking into reports that some policemen set a house on fire in Barangay Tangke in Talisay City on Wednesday (September 5). Chief Inspector Janet Rafter of CPPO said there…

Fire hits pension house in Capitol Site

Intern 09/05/2018

  A pension house caught fire in Barangay Capitol Site, Cebu City at past 8 a.m. on Wednesday (September 5). Investigation showed that the fire started at the second floor of the establishment. Wilfredo Baje, 51, sustained…

Retired soldier discovers he’s ‘female’ while applying for pension

Inquirer.net 08/01/2018

AN ex-soldier from China got the surprise of his life when he found out that he was marked as a woman in official retirement papers. Tian, 62 years old from Zhengzhou in Henan province, China retired from…

No revalidation, no pension for Cebu’s retired employees

Futch Anthony Inso 07/11/2018

  SEVERAL retired government employees in Cebu have been unable to receive their monthly pension after failing to undergo revalidation, the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) said yesterday. GSIS-Cebu Branch Manager Mercedes Enriquez said 30 percent of…

PVAO seeks immediate passage veterans pension hike bill

Inquirer.net 07/04/2018

PHILIPPINE Veterans Affairs Office (Pvao) administrator and Defense undersecretary Ernesto Carolina said war vets, severely diminishing in number, have long been waiting for the passage of a pension hike bill for senior veterans. “You can just imagine…

SSS shows proposed monthly salary credit cap hike’s benefits

Inquirer.net 10/15/2017

RAISING the monthly salary credit cap as proposed by the Social Security System to P30,000 by 2021, alongside a contribution rate hike, will also increase pension payments moving forward, the state-run pension fund said Sunday. “The estimated…

SSS: Hike in contribution rate to over 12.5% effective January

Inquirer.net 10/01/2017

Starting January next year, the contribution rate of Social Security System (SSS) members will increase to over 12.5 percent as a means for the state-run pension fund to compensate for the higher disbursements to retirees. SSS president…

MAO BA?

Editorial 04/04/2017

STILL ALIVE A daughter asked her father what his plans for his 82nd birthday were. He said he always spent his birthdays at the Social Security System (SSS) office. The daughter asked why. “To let them know…

Shouldering the burden

Editorial 01/18/2017

After much deliberation, President Rodrigo Duterte signed the P1,000 increase for Social Security System (SSS) pensioners last Tuesday, but it came with a corresponding 1.5-percent contribution hike from the active members who may or may not reap…

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