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…

Duterte not giving up on SSS pension hike plans — Palace

01/02/2017

Malacañang on Monday assured the public that President Rodrigo Duterte is finding a way to hike the pension of Social Security System (SSS) members while keeping the government-owned corporation afloat. “The President is looking for a win-win…

China veterans protest pension delays

10/17/2016

BEIJING — For Yu Shuiping and other Chinese veterans, the country they served has yet to show its gratitude. Fed up with paltry pensions and benefits, they’re taking to the streets, hoping to shame the government into…

Last-minute chance

Editorial 01/19/2016

There is a snowball’s chance in hell for Congress to approve a proposed P1,000 across-the-board increase for pensioners of the Social Security System (SSS) but if it’s coming from House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, then it has to…

Personal homage

Ricky Poca 01/18/2016

Last Friday, the culminating activities of the feast in honor of the Sto. Niño started with a dawn procession. The Walk with Mary was attended by about 250,000 devotees and was followed by the traslacion which brought…

No go for increase

Editorial 01/15/2016

President Benigno Aquino III’s veto of House Bill 5842, which mandates an across-the-board increase of P2,000 for Social Security System (SSS) pensioners, can be seen both ways. But it all redounds to the national government’s seeming incapacity…

Aquino vetoes SSS pension hike bill

01/15/2016

President Benigno Aquino III has vetoed the proposed bill providing for an increase in the pension of Social Security System (SSS) members, Malacañang said yesterday. “According to Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, Jr., the President has informed Congress,…

DSWD bares new scheme for social pension

06/28/2014

The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD) will now transfer the funds to the local government units (LGUs) for the social pension of indigent senior citizens. The LGUs will distribute the stipend to…

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