Duterte okays P20,000 one-time assistance to EC pensioners
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has authorized the grant of one-time financial assistance worth P20,000 for Employees’ Compensation (EC) pensioners.
In his Administrative Order (AO) No. 39 signed Monday, the President authorized the Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) to release the assistance to EC pensioners for permanent partial disability, permanent total disability, and survivorship.
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About 31,000 pensioners of the Social Security System (SSS) and Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) are expected to benefit from this assistance, the AO said.
“The adverse effects of the pandemic on the economy, supplementary health necessities for the battle against the virus, and restrictions imposed on our mobility and social interaction have increased the financial and health burdens experienced by the EC pensioners,” Duterte’s AO states.
The President ordered the ECC, SSS, and GSIS to appropriate and release the amounts necessary for the one-time financial assistance.
The three agencies were also directed to issue implementing rules and regulations for the implementation of the AO.
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