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GORDON TO SSS MEMBERS: BE WARY OF ONLINE SCAMMERS

Senator Dick Gordon warned Social Security System (SSS) members and their employers to take extra precaution against scammers amid the recent rise in the number of fraudulent incidents, especially during pandemic. Gordon, who chairs the Senate Committee on Government Corporations and Public Enterprises, urged SSS members and their employers alike not to disclose sensitive information […]

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DUTERTE SIGNS LAW DEFERRING SSS CONTRIBUTIONS

Senator Joel Villanueva hailed Malacañang’s signing into law a bill granting the President the power to hold off Social Security System (SSS) contribution hikes during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Maraming salamat po sa ating Pangulo. But having been given that power, the President must now pull the trigger so to speak,” said Villanueva, chair of the […]

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LABOR REPS IN SOCIAL SECURITY INSTITUTIONS URGED

A party-list lawmaker urged President Rodrigo Duterte to provide genuine representation from the labor sector in social security institutions to strengthen social dialogue towards employment recovery. During the Task Group on Economic Recovery and the National Employment Recovery Strategy (NERS) Job Summit, TUCP Partylist Representative Raymond Mendoza said strengthening social dialogue mechanisms in government institutions […]

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DEFERRED SSS RATE HIKE GETS SENATE OK – GORDON

The Senate approved a measure seeking to grant the President limited power to defer increases in the Social Security System (SSS) contributions for six months in times of a declared national emergency or calamity. Under the bill, the President may extend the deferment of the SSS contribution hike for another six months for a total […]

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SOLON WANTS MORE FROM SSS FOR LAID OFF WORKERS

Amid the widespread job losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Surigao del Sur Representative Johnny Pimentel wants to triple the amount of unemployment insurance that laid off workers can claim from the Social Security System (SSS). Under Pimentel’s House Bill 8594, displaced workers can claim unemployment benefits equal to 50 percent of their monthly salary […]

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BILL ON SSS RATE HIKE DEFERMENT GETS HOUSE OK

The House of Representatives approved on second reading a proposal seeking to grant the President the power to defer the scheduled hike in Social Security System (SSS) contribution rates. The chamber passed through voice voting House Bill 8512, which seeks to amend Republic Act 11199 or the Social Security Act of 2018. The proposal will […]

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EMPOWER PRESIDENT TO DEFER SSS RATE HIKE — GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Government Corporations and Public Enterprises, proposed a bill granting the President of the Republic the power to defer the increases in contributions of the Social Security System (SSS) in times of declared national emergency or state of calamity. “The President should be given the authority during […]

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ALLOW DUTERTE TO DEFER SSS, PHILHEALTH RATE HIKES

House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco filed two separate bills seeking to grant President Rodrigo Duterte the power to suspend the scheduled increases in the contribution rates of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) and the Social Security System (SSS) “in times of national emergencies.”The twin measures seek to amend Republic Act (RA) 11223 or the […]

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DEFER SSS CONTRIBUTION HIKE – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva filed a bill seeking to defer the implementation of the Social Security System (SSS) one-percent hike on the members’ monthly contribution in January, citing the economic hardships already faced by both workers and employers because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Villanueva, chair of the Senate labor committee said he filed the bill recently […]

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SENATE TO REVIEW SSS CONTRIBUTION HIKE – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Government Corporation and Public Enterprises, called on the Social Security System (SSS) to submit to the Committee proposals on how the implementation of the 2021 contribution increase can be suspended without shortening the fund life of the SSS. “Bagama’t kailangan at nakasaad sa batas na magkaroon […]