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SC defers action on petition vs hike in SSS contributions

The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court has deferred acting on a petition by a militant group to stop the implementation of a 0.6 percent increase in premium contributions by the Social Security System (SSS).

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

TRO sought vs SSS fee hike

The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Militant labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) on Friday filed in the Supreme Court a petition for a temporary restraining order against the recently implemented 0.6-percent increase in Social Security System (SSS) members’ premium contributions.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace rejects calls to stop SSS, PhilHealth premium hike

Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Sunday rejected calls to stop the increase in Social Security System (SSS) and Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) premiums.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bayan Muna to hale SSS to SC over premium hike

Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares .  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Bayan Muna is planning to seek the high court’s intervention to stop the increase in the premium of Social Security System (SSS) this month unless the President acts on his own to freeze increase in monthly member contributions.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Warning up on fake pension checks

SSS president and CEO Emilio de Quiros Jr.PHOTO FROM ARCHIVES.PIA.GOV.PH

The Social Security System (SSS) on Thursday warned business establishments on fake pension checks circulating in the country.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Profits not the sole measure of SSS performance, says legislator

Valenzuela Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian: No politicians please. File photo

The Social Security System’s performance must be measured by how well the pensioners and its other members get the benefits due them and how their needs are met, and not just by how much profit the agency has made, a legislator said Wednesday.

Posted: October 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SSS execs urged to return fat bonuses


The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) on Friday urged commissioners of the Social Security System (SSS), including labor representative Marianita Mendoza, to immediately return the P1 million given to them as performance bonus for 2012.

Posted: October 12th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

SSS head defends bonuses; says everyone got them

SSS president and CEO Emilio de Quiros Jr.PHOTO FROM ARCHIVES.PIA.GOV.PH

Emilio de Quiros Jr., president and chief executive officer of the Social Security System, has confirmed that he and seven other members of the SSS board got at least P1 million each as bonuses for the good performance in 2012 of the pension fund for employees in the private sector.

Posted: October 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Zamboanga evacuees to receive cash for work, SSS assistance

Residents displaced by fighting between gov’t troops and MNLF rebels join a long queue to get into an evacuation center at a sports complex in Zamboanga City. EDWIN BACASMAS / INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

With no livelihood for two weeks since deadly clashes between government forces and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) began, Zamboanga City evacuees are now relying on government support for their survival.

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Wife shows hubby’s PhilHealth, SSS cards to prove he’s no Red


The wife of a security guard arrested by the military for being a Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) leader called on the Court of Appeals Friday to release her husband, whom she said was a victim of “mistaken identity.”

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

GSIS, SSS release P9B in emergency loans

BLOWN AWAY Wrecked houses show the fury of Typhoon “Pablo” which ravaged a wide area of Mindanao. Officials said they did not expect that the floods, which reportedly swept people away, would be so deadly. CAI PANLILIO/ INQUIRER MINDANAO

Difficulties arising from natural calamities that hit the country last year prompted some 524,000 members of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) and Social Security System (SSS) to take out a total of P9 billion in emergency loans.

Posted: January 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Disgruntled SSS doctors, nurses file complaint against ‘oppressive’ De Quiros

SSS president and CEO Emilio de Quiros Jr.PHOTO FROM ARCHIVES.PIA.GOV.PH

Medical specialists and nurses of the Social Security System on Friday filed criminal and administrative complaint at the Office of the Ombudsman for allegedly depriving them of their Magna Carta benefits after they have not been categorized as public health workers.

Posted: November 9th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SSS workers get surprise P10-K bonus on anniversary

President Benigno Aquino III. FILE PHOTO

Employees of the Social Security System got a pleasant surprise Monday when President Benigno Aquino gave each one of them a P10,000 anniversary bonus to mark the 55th founding anniversary of the SSS.   The President approved the bonus after the SSS earned windfall profits last year—P25.5 billion in net earnings, 11.8 percent more than [...]

Posted: September 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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  2. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  3. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  4. Sandigan junks Marcos family claim to Paoay property
  5. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  6. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  7. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  8. Maid confesses in killing of 2 and stabbing of employer in Laguna
  9. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  10. Vitangcol to sue Czech envoy
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
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  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


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