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Applying for GSIS loan program now easier for San Juan City gov't workers

Aug 20, 2019 - 6:36 PM

The San Juan City government and the GSIS sign a memorandum of agreement on the GSIS Financial Assistance Loan program for city government workers

LOAN FOR GOVERNMENT WORKERS. San Juan City government workers may now apply for the GSIS Financial Assistance Loan program through the GSIS booth at the San Juan City Hall.

Duterte says he fired Jesus Aranas

Jul 06, 2019 - 8:47 AM

'I will deal with corruption. I’m dealing it until now,' says President Rodrigo Duterte before announcing in a speech in Leyte that he sacked the GSIS executive

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with Education Secretary Leonor Briones and Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) President and General Manager Jesus Clint Aranas following the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing betweeen the GSIS and Department of Education (DepEd) at the Malacañan Palace on April 16, 2018. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

GSIS backpedals on planned sale of port property

Jul 04, 2019 - 5:30 PM

GSIS Chairman Rolando Macasaet says they revoked resolutions authorizing the sale of the 67-hectare property where ICTSI is operating


TIMELINE: GSIS, Enrique Razon's dispute over port property

Jul 04, 2019 - 4:15 PM

GSIS president Jesus Clint Aranas quits his post amid revived plans to sell the land where port tycoon Enrique Razon's ICTSI operates. Here is a timeline of events dating all the way back to the 1970s.

GSIS president Jesus Aranas resigns

Jul 02, 2019 - 4:39 PM

(UPDATED) 'I resign, secure in the knowledge that I have unwaveringly advanced the interest of GSIS and its members,' GSIS president Jesus Clint Aranas says in his letter to President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte listens to the welcome remarks of Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) President and General Manager Atty. Jesus Clint Aranas during the 81st anniversary celebration of the GSIS at the Gymnasium of the GSIS Financial Center in Pasay City on June 19, 2018. Joining the President on stage are Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) President Alfredo Lim and Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Concerns over State Insurance Fund's sustainability after pension benefits hike

May 12, 2018 - 3:20 PM

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

PENSION BENEFITS. A labor group raises concerns over the newly signed executive order increasing pension benefits.

After library, Cebu City's sports complex will now be open 24/7 too

Mar 27, 2018 - 8:26 PM

A BPO worker tries the tack used by another netizen. He relays his request for improved services via Cebu Mayor Tommy Osmeña's Facebook page, and it's immediately granted

SC suspends lawyer Eligio Mallari for delaying tactics

Feb 09, 2018 - 7:25 PM

Eligio Mallari is the lawyer who filed separate complaints against Overall Deputy Ombudsman Carandang and Chief Justice Sereno

SUSPENDED LAWYER Eligio Mallari (2nd from left) was among the lawyers who filed an impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. File photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Palakpakan ang Baliw Awards

Jan 29, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Bakit itim na ang puti at puti ang itim? Bakit pinapalakpakan natin ang mali at pinupukol ang tama?

UST Alumni head resigns following reaction to award given to Mocha

Jan 23, 2018 - 10:43 PM

USTAAI, however, says it will not rescind the award given to Uson

‘Morality, uprightness’ not considered for Mocha Uson’s award, says UST alumni head

Jan 23, 2018 - 8:11 PM

'Ang turo kasi ng magulang ko sa akin, magmahal at magrespeto ka ng tao maging sino ka man,' says UST Alumni Association president Henry Tenedero in defending their award for Mocha Uson

AWARDEE. Palace Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson (3rd from right) poses with officers of the UST Alumni Association, including its president Henry Tenedero (1st from left). Photo used with permission from The Varsitarian

Mocha Uson never embodied Thomasian values – UST students

Jan 23, 2018 - 11:29 AM

'Tinututulan namin ang paggawad ng award ng Alumni Association sa isang propagandista ng rehimeng pumapatay at mukha ng black propaganda na si Mocha Uson,' says a UST student leader

Villarin to return UST alumni award in protest of Mocha Uson’s

Jan 22, 2018 - 9:13 PM

Returning his Thomasian Alumni Award for Government Service, the Akbayan representative says Mocha Uson 'has corrupted the values that Thomasians hold dear'

THOMASIAN. Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin (right) says UST alumni can serve the public well with our without recognition. Rappler file photo

‘The Varsitarian’ asks UST alumni officers to resign over Mocha Uson’s award

Jan 22, 2018 - 5:58 PM

Meanwhile, the UST Journalism Society calls for the revocation of the Palace assistant secretary's Thomasian Alumni Award for Government Service

UST student council denounces award given to Mocha Uson

Jan 21, 2018 - 6:40 PM

According to UST's highest student government body, Uson does not deserve the award because 'she does not, in any way, embody the ideals of a real Thomasian'

National Press Club wins anew in legal battle vs GSIS

Jan 08, 2018 - 8:16 PM

The Court of Appeals affirmed an order by the Regional Trial Court dismissing the estafa complaint filed by GSIS against former officers of the NPC in connection with the sale of a Vicente Manansala mural

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Gov’t workers involved in fixing face dismissal – CSC

Dec 28, 2017 - 10:03 AM

Fixing or involvement with fixers is now part of the Civil Service Commission's list of administrative offenses

FIXERS. Government officials and employees may face suspension and permanent removal from public service if found guilty of engaging in fixing. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

COA holds SSS President Dooc liable for crashing office car

Nov 19, 2017 - 5:25 PM

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

GOVERNMENT CAR. The Commission on Audit makes SSS president accountable for crashing his government car.

Briones eyes mandatory financial literacy workshops for teachers

Nov 18, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says teachers must be smart about their finances since they will soon teach students about financial literacy as mandated by law

DEPED CHIEF. Education Secretary Leonor Briones smiles during a Rappler Talk interview on November 16. Screenshot by Rappler

Criticisms vs DepEd over teachers' loans are 'misplaced' – Briones

Nov 17, 2017 - 6:05 PM

DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones says they had to step in and make sure teachers' loans from GSIS are being paid, because 26,000 teachers did not receive retirement benefits in 2016 due to unpaid debts

DEBT DILEMMA. Education Secretary Leonor Briones explains the urgent need for teachers to pay off their debts from the GSIS and Pag-IBIG Fund. Screenshot by Rappler

GSIS, SSS have biggest undistributed collections – COA

Nov 16, 2017 - 1:15 PM

GSIS has undistributed collections totaling P11.51 billion in 2016, while the SSS has P1.135 billion

DepEd to restore teachers' loan deductions on October 30

Oct 30, 2017 - 4:05 PM

The DepEd says GSIS and Pag-IBIG Fund loan payments deducted from teachers' salaries this month would be returned to their bank accounts

RESTORED INCOME. A teacher holds a lesson in a public school in Marikina City on September 27. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DepEd assures teachers of P4,000 pay even with loan deductions

Oct 26, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says they are examining emergency measures 'to assuage the situation' of teachers affected by the recent loan deductions

INCOME WOES. A teacher holds a lesson in an elementary school in Marikina City. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Teachers' group cries foul over loan deductions from take-home pay

Oct 24, 2017 - 12:45 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says public school teachers' loans are now at P300 billion: 'Are you going to suffer the pain now and look for solutions or continue the same practice until your loans will accumulate?'

INCOME ISSUES. A public school teacher conducts a lesson in Marikina City on September 27. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DSWD medical aid now available to families of gov’t contractuals

Oct 16, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Family members of government contract of service workers are now entitled to receive medical benefits through the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s free medicine program

MEDICAL AID. The Department of Social Welfare and Development has expanded its Lingap sa Masa program to cover families of government contractual workers. Rappler file photo

GSIS officials, property developer to face corruption trial

Apr 09, 2017 - 6:25 PM

They are accused of approving more than 500 anomalous loans worth over P290 million

Rappler file photo

Ex-Postmaster General Josie dela Cruz posts bail

Feb 09, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The Sandiganbayan 7th Division orders Dela Cruz s arrest over her failure to remit a PhilPost employee s loan payments to the GSIS

Josefina dela Cruz, former Postmaster General and CEO of Philpost. Photo from the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation

140 local offices get 'excellent' rating in gov't service – CSC

Feb 02, 2017 - 8:07 PM

Meanwhile 127 offices received a failed rating in the Civil Service Commission s 2016 Report Card Survey on the quality of service of frontline government offices

Ex-PhilPost chief charged for not remitting employee's loan payment

Jan 09, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Former Postmaster General Josefina dela Cruz earlier said they had to prioritize salaries and operating expenses over the remittance of GSIS loan payments since they had insufficient funds

Dual citizens in gov't have 6 months to renounce foreign citizenship

Oct 11, 2016 - 9:35 PM

UPDATED Failure to renounce foreign citizenship will lead to dismissal from government service says Civil Service Commission Assistant Commissioner Ariel Ronquillo

100% PINOY. The Civil Service Commission prohibits dual citizens from government service.

Confused about PH gov't services? There's now an app for that

Aug 30, 2016 - 3:07 PM

Out of confusion and frustration over the basics of government services a 21 year old political science graduate develops a mobile app that aims to help people access these services

Screenshots of the FormsPH app.

Why Cebuanos love this LTO employee

May 17, 2016 - 6:38 PM

I do things fast because I know that people don’t want to be delayed While I’m entertaining the complaint of one person I’m also paying attention to another complaint says Winifredo Miro a model civil servant

Gov't loses bid to revoke 2009 compromise deal with Sabido

Apr 18, 2016 - 1:22 AM

The Sandiganbayan says the government is already bound by the commitment made in 2009 despite the claim of current PCGG leaders that the agreement was a midnight deal

UNDUE HASTE. THE PCGG's new leaders are questioning the actions of its former chairperson and commissioner, arguing that the compromise agreement was a midnight deal done during the last days of the Arroyo administration. Photo from Agence France-Presse

Sandiganbayan asked to block gov't bid to nullify Pimeco deal

Feb 08, 2016 - 1:38 AM

Peter Sabido ex majority shareholder of the sequestered firm argues that the government is bound by a previous agreement

GSIS to distribute 2014 cash benefit Dec 15

Dec 11, 2015 - 2:33 PM

GSIS will release P848 million in cash benefits through its eCard or members unified multipurpose IDs

DISTRIBUTION. GSIS will release the cash benefit through the agency's eCard or unified multipurpose identification card of its eligible members.

Graft raps vs 11 ex-GSIS execs over 'anomalous' project award

Dec 01, 2015 - 1:58 PM

UPDATED Ex GSIS president Winston Garcia a candidate in the 2016 polls questions the case s timing

SHORTLIST. The Judicial and Bar Council submits names to possibly fill the 6 remaining posts at the Sandiganbayan. File photo by Rappler

Grace Poe faces disqualification plea over COC

Oct 16, 2015 - 2:52 PM

Presidential bet Grace Poe’s lawyer says ‘We know who are the people behind this and their evil plans’

FLAWED COC? Neophyte Senator Grace Poe holds up her certificate of candidacy for president at the Comelec in Manila on October 15, 2015. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Most Filipinos not ready for retirement – study

Sep 25, 2015 - 5:36 PM

An East Asia retirement survey shows that Filipinos are the least knowledgeable when it comes to using financial instruments for retirement

GETTING OLD. Although many Filipino retirees do not have pensions and personal savings, almost all can count on extensive support from families. Image from Shutterstock

GSIS to release additional benefits starting September

Sep 17, 2015 - 5:59 PM

More than 272 000 regular old age and disability pensioners as of end 2014 will receive a one time benefit equivalent to one month pension or P10 000 whichever is lower

GOOD FISCAL POSITION. Government Service Insurance Systen says it is in a position to enhance member and pensioner benefits due to its record financial performance in 2014.

GSIS eyes sale of 3-4 properties by end-2015

Aug 23, 2015 - 11:55 PM

The GSIS president adds that the Metro Manila Development Authority MMDA property located in Pasig City could be considered for this year s sale

Aquino names GSIS trustee, CHR commissioner

Jul 04, 2015 - 7:23 PM

A 65 year old banker Renato de Guzman will help oversee the Philippines pension fund for government employees

GSIS chairman Daniel Lacson resigns

Jun 25, 2015 - 9:36 PM

Since last year I’ve been having problems with my health I have uncontrolled blood pressure due to stress My doctor advised me slow down Lacson says

RESIGNED. Former GSIS Chairman Daniel Lacson answers questions of the media during the Negros Island Region caucus in Bacolod City. Photo by Marchel P Espina/Rappler

Allot P100B agri-agra fund to socialized housing, gov't urged

Mar 27, 2015 - 6:40 PM

The central bank is looking into the proposal of the Chamber of Real Estate and Builders Association CREBA to tap the unused agri agra funds to solve the housing backlog in the country

GSIS Family Bank up for sale

Mar 02, 2015 - 7:32 PM

The sale is expected to be completed by the first half of 2015

Pag-IBIG: Is it helping Filipinos help themselves?

Dec 20, 2014 - 12:23 PM

How is Pag IBIG fulfilling its mandate to assist Filipinos in building homes and giving loan assistance? Watch and participate in the discussion

SC issues TRO on GSIS control of San Jose condo

Oct 12, 2014 - 12:01 AM

This is not the first time a multi million loan was obtained from the government through the GSIS using property as collateral and later hounded by disputes

Debt-to-gov’t ratio hits 38.1% in end-March

Sep 23, 2014 - 11:29 PM

The general government debt went down due to the strong GDP performance and slower debt accumulation for Q2 to Q4 2013 the Finance department says

LOWER DEBT. The government aims to reduce the national debt to below 45% by 2016. File photo from Agence France-Presse

DOTC eyes interconnecting NAIA terminals 1 and 2

Aug 01, 2014 - 5:08 PM

The agency has to first address various issues in its plan to expand and improve the congested airport

EXPANSION. The government is aiming at interconnecting terminals 1 and 2 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), apart from building a NAIA terminal 5. File photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

7 money tips for married couples

Jun 30, 2014 - 11:30 AM

Learn from the following advices to manage money matters between you and your spouse