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President Rodrigo Duterte taps a former Malacañang assistant secretary and Social Security Commission chairperson as the new SSS head
Emmanuel Dooc says the newly-amended SSS Charter means his term as SSS president 'automatically' expires
The law is meant to protect and increase the SSS fund, the source of pension for Filipinos
Foreigners employed in the Philippines may get SSS coverage, contrary to claims that the government agency caters only to Filipino employees
Senator Richard Gordon, one of the bill authors, says the passage of Senate Bill 1753 would 'expand, protect and increase the SSS fund so that when the time comes, there would be available pension for the people'
(UPDATED) Vigilant Investigative and Security Agency, owned by Solicitor General Jose Calida's family, says the allegations made by ALU-TUCP are 'utterly false'
Labor group Sentro raises questions on the sustainability of the State Insurance Fund after President Rodrigo Duterte signed an executive order raising pension benefits of disabled workers
Executive Order 54 provides a P1,150 across-the-board increase for all permanent disability pensioners in the private sector, as well as qualified beneficiaries in the public sector
New tourism undersecretary Jose Gabriel 'Pompee' La Viña was the social media director during the presidential campaign of Rodrigo Duterte. He was sacked as SSS commissioner in February 2018 due to alleged 'abuse' of public funds.
Pompee La Viña, whose term as SSS commissioner was not renewed due to alleged 'abuse' of public funds, is appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte to another post
The SSS campaign in Batangas 'is just the first of the many regional campaigns we will be doing for the whole year. We want to track down delinquent employers not only in Metro Manila but also in the provinces,' says SSS President Emmanuel F. Dooc.
Malacañang bares 4 grounds for sacking SSS Commissioner Jose Gabriel 'Pompee' La Viña, including embarking on a 'vilification campaign against 4 SSS executives who crossed his path'
'The president is replacing them (Valdez and La Viña) because he thinks the SSS will be more efficient if there is no rift in the SSS board,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
President Rodrigo Duterte did not renew the terms of Social Security Sysytem chairman Amado Valdez and Commissioner Pompee La Viña
Emmanuel Dooc is found negligent for dozing off behind the wheel of his government-issued car in 2015, when he still headed the Insurance Commission
GSIS has undistributed collections totaling P11.51 billion in 2016, while the SSS has P1.135 billion
SSS Chairman Amado Valdez says they are studying the creation of an insurance program for Filipinos who are unemployed through no fault of their own
Makati City Representative Luis Campos Jr. wants the NBI, Ombudsman, and PSE to conduct its own probe into allegations that SSS executives used their posts to make personal profits in the stock market
'The SSS must first clean its house and implement internal reforms before any additional burden is imposed on more than 32 million workers who are its members and beneficiaries,' says Partido Manggagawa
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SSS Commissioner Jose Gabriel La Viña accuses 4 top-level officials of earning by trading stocks using stockbrokers who manage the agency's pension fund
How can the Philippine government implement a universal social pension?
Advocates and lawmakers call for the passage of a measure that seeks to establish a universal social pension system for Filipino elderly
The pension fund says the increase was mainly driven by efforts to run after delinquent employers
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SSS releases the schedule of payments for January to March 2017 The P1 000 increase will be incorporated in the regular pension starting April
A study says providing a universal social pension of P1 500 for Filipinos 60 and above would cost the government P143 97 billion or 4 80 of its expenditures
Congressmen also approve the joint resolution seeking a P2 000 across the board pension increase for SSS members
Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says the President has weighed the pros and cons of the issue
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Citing Republic Act 8282 Senate President Pro Tempore Franklin Drilon says the SSS cannot recommend an increase in benefits that require a corresponding increase in contribution
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UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte grants half of the pension hike proposed in Congress The other half is projected to be given by 2022 subject to conditions
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Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno also calls out the SSS Board of Trustees for passing the buck to President Rodrigo Duterte on the proposed pension hike
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I promised that it would come your way before the year ends I’m very sorry but that’s how it is I do not own the money says President Rodrigo Duterte
President Rodrigo Duterte says at least two Cabinet officials are firmly opposed to the proposal fearing bankruptcy of the state run insurance agency
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Insurance Commissioner Emmanuel Dooc is a champion of mandatory disaster insurance coverage for households and small businesses
If the increase eventually gets final approval SSS Chairman Amado Valdez says they can only implement it in two tranches with the first P1 000 given by January 2017
Among the 6 state run pension funds and housing agencies the Social Security System SSS topped the list with P9 939 billion in so called undistributed collections
Citizen complaints received through the hotline get forwarded to concerned agencies for immediate action
Quezon City and Manila also top the list of LGUs that got the most number of complaints since the hotline was launched in August