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GSIS increases life insurance coverage of health workers by P500,000

Apr 14, 2020 - 6:10 PM

GSIS members nationwide may also avail of a P20,000-emergency loan, payable over 3 years at 6% interest per annum

SALUTE. Medical workers take a moment to perform a solidarity clap for their fellow frontliners outside the doors of the Santa Ana Hospital in Manila on April 9, 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Ex-chief justice Lucas Bersamin is new GSIS chairman

Feb 14, 2020 - 7:22 AM

As new GSIS chairman, Bersamin will face the review of the planned sale of a 67-hectare property at the Manila North Harbor

GSIS HEAD. Former chief justice Lucas Bersamin is the new chairman of the GSIS Board. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

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

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

Who is ex-SC Associate Justice Flerida Ruth Romero?

Dec 08, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Romero – who died on December 8 – played a key role in drafting the Family Code of the Philippines, and was an expert in civil and labor laws

FLERIDA RUTH ROMERO, 88. The retired Supreme Court Associate Justice served from 1991 to 1999. Photo from SET website.

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

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Nov 10, 2017 - 1:32 PM

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Duterte appoints embattled BIR exec to GSIS

Nov 10, 2017 - 11:06 AM

Jesus Clint Aranas, who was feuding with BIR Commissioner Caesar Dulay, is appointed to the GSIS board of trustees

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

Duterte orders P10,000-increase in workers' funeral benefits

Jul 19, 2017 - 4:43 PM

Studies by the SSS and GSIS show the increase will not affect the stability of the State Insurance Fund

GSIS opens college scholarship program

Apr 12, 2017 - 4:18 PM

Active members may nominate their children or dependents if they are permanent government employees

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

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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

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

P18B in contributions not credited to SSS, GSIS, AFP-RSBS members

Nov 01, 2016 - 8:30 AM

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

BSP's Tetangco is 2015's highest paid gov’t official

Jul 05, 2016 - 8:01 PM

GSIS general manager Robert G Vergara who was government’s top earner in 2012 and 2013 is second with P13 449 million in earnings

File photo from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

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

Duterte to merge SSS and GSIS if elected

Mar 03, 2016 - 1:22 PM

If he wins Duterte says the first two years of his presidency will focus on social services instead of ambitious infrastructure projects

'PEOPLE-CENTERED.' Lingayen locals step out of their homes and schools to greet Rodrigo Duterte during his visit on March 2, 2016. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

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

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

P9.48-M released to restore Manila Metropolitan Theater

Aug 23, 2015 - 8:36 PM

The NCCA envisions the Manila Metropolitan Theater commonly called the Met as a mini Cultural Center of the Philippines

DFA hits 'misleading' report on envoys' salaries

Aug 03, 2015 - 1:39 PM

The DFA says it is misleading for COA to compute rental fees for official residences as part of the allowances of Philippine ambassadors

HIGHEST PAID? Two of the top 3 highest paid government officials come from the Department of Foreign Affairs: Ambassadors Erlinda Basilio (L) and Enrique Manalo (R). Second placer Robert Vergara (C) is president of Government Service Insurance System. Photos from AFP, Twitter

7 DFA officials among highest paid in gov't – COA

Aug 01, 2015 - 11:54 AM

The Department of Foreign Affairs finds the Commission on Audit s computation in its Report on Salaries and Allowances unfair because it includes the living quarters allowance of diplomats assigned overseas

TOP 3. Two of the top 3 highest paid government officials are from the Department of Foreign Affairs: Ambassadors Erlinda Basilio (L) and Enrique Manalo (R). Robert Vergara (C) is president of Government Service Insurance System. Photos from AFP, Twitter

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

Manila Metropolitan Theater sold to NCCA

Jun 10, 2015 - 5:32 PM

This as an agreement handing the Met back to its rightful owners the Filipino people says GSIS general manager Robert Vergara

SET FOR RESTORATION. The NCCA wants the decaying Manila Metropolitan Theater to see glorious days once more as a venue for artistic performances and exhibits. Photo by Corteco8 on Wikipedia

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

Call for photos: Celebrating National Women's Month

Feb 10, 2015 - 6:38 PM

Press release: The photo contest aims to capture the essential representation and role played by Filipino women as leaders and decision makers

Ombudsman indicts ex-PCGG chair for influence peddling

Nov 26, 2014 - 11:44 AM

The Ombudsman finds probable cause to indict former PCGG chair Camilo Sabio for trying to influence his brother a Court of Appeals Justice in the GSIS Meralco case

INDICTED. The Ombudsman approves the indictment of former PCGG chairman Camilo Sabio. Photo from the Office of the Ombudsman website

PH efforts vs modern slavery best in Asia – report

Nov 20, 2014 - 10:40 PM

The country is vulnerable to modern slavery because of government corruption and limited employment opportunities that drive workers abroad says the report

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

Anti-graft court's Top 10 cases involve billions of pesos

Jul 06, 2014 - 6:00 PM

The P4 098 billion plunder case vs former president Joseph Estrada tops the list of Sandiganbayan cases with the highest sums involved

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

Gov’t settles DepEd-ARMM’s unpaid GSIS premiums

Jun 11, 2014 - 2:31 PM

The budget department will release a total of P991 4 million for unpaid GSIS premiums of DepEd ARMM personnel so they can enjoy all their due benefits