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[OPINION] How Duterte endangers your retirement

May 24, 2018 - 10:30 AM

All in all, the yawning gaps of the country’s social pension system require bold, comprehensive, and forward-thinking solutions like universal social pension – not simplistic, superficial, and short-sighted ones like Duterte’s pension hike

Duterte signs executive order increasing disabled workers' pensions

May 10, 2018 - 8:33 PM

Executive Order 54 provides a P1,150 across-the-board increase for all permanent disability pensioners in the private sector, as well as qualified beneficiaries in the public sector

INCREASE. Disabled workers will receive higher compensation benefits.

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Feb 23, 2017 - 10:59 AM

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Feb 22, 2017 - 6:58 PM

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Palace OKs release of P1,000 additional SSS pension

Feb 22, 2017 - 2:22 PM

SSS releases the schedule of payments for January to March 2017 The P1 000 increase will be incorporated in the regular pension starting April

PENSION HIKE. Anakpawis Partylist leads a protest rally in front of the SSS main office along East Ave. in Quezon City Friday to demand the immediate implementation of a P2,000 pension increase. Photo by Darren Langit

House OKs bill allowing SSS contribution hike without Palace approval

Jan 16, 2017 - 7:50 PM

Congressmen also approve the joint resolution seeking a P2 000 across the board pension increase for SSS members

BUSY FIRST DAY. The House of Representatives reopens session on January 16 after taking a month-long Christmas break. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Duterte to push through with SSS contribution hike by May

Jan 12, 2017 - 2:23 PM

Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says the President has weighed the pros and cons of the issue

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Drilon: SSS contribution hike 'illegal'

Jan 11, 2017 - 3:28 PM

Citing Republic Act 8282 Senate President Pro Tempore Franklin Drilon says the SSS cannot recommend an increase in benefits that require a corresponding increase in contribution

NO TO SSS PREMIUM HIKE. Senate President Pro-Tempore Franklin Drilon and Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV question the planned increase in SSS monthly contributions starting May 2017. Drilon photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB. Aquino photo by Office of Senator Aquino

Duterte approves P1,000-SSS pension hike this year

Jan 10, 2017 - 4:15 PM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte grants half of the pension hike proposed in Congress The other half is projected to be given by 2022 subject to conditions

TOUGH DECISION President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his decision on the proposed Social Security System pension hike. File photo from Presidential Photo

Diokno on SSS hike: 'Candidate Duterte different from Pres Duterte'

Jan 03, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno also calls out the SSS Board of Trustees for passing the buck to President Rodrigo Duterte on the proposed pension hike

Duterte & SSS, new UN chief, Mariah Carey | Midday wRap

Jan 02, 2017 - 12:39 PM

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Duterte still undecided on proposed SSS pension hike

Dec 30, 2016 - 9:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says at least two Cabinet officials are firmly opposed to the proposal fearing bankruptcy of the state run insurance agency

MULLING PROPOSAL. President Rodrigo Duterte is still studying proposals for a pension hike for SSS members. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

House of Representatives: 10 biggest moments in 2016

Dec 22, 2016 - 10:30 AM

From congressmen in near fistfight to the hours long drama of the Bilibid drugs probe here are the top newsmakers at the House of Representatives in 2016

All illustrations by Janina Malinis/Rappler

Ahead of SSS move, Senate approves P1,000 pension hike

Dec 14, 2016 - 8:51 PM

The chamber adopts the resolution in anticipation of the release of the fund which the SSS has scheduled before yearend anyway

RESOLUTION. The Senate rushed the approval of the resolution for the immediate release of the first tranche of the P1,000 SSS pension hike this December.

House panel approves P2,000 SSS pension hike

Nov 15, 2016 - 4:45 PM

If the increase eventually gets final approval SSS Chairman Amado Valdez says they can only implement it in two tranches with the first P1 000 given by January 2017

PENSION HIKE APPROVED. SSS chairperson Amado Valdez and House panel on government enterprises and privatization chairperson Jesus Sacdalan talk to reporters on November 15. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

What bills have been refiled in the 17th Congress?

Jul 26, 2016 - 3:32 PM

Lawmakers in the 17th Congress refile bills that languished in the past including measures pushing for freedom of information ending political dynasties and increasing the pension for SSS members

LEGISLATIVE AGENDA. Senate President Koko Pimentel and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez listens to President Rodrigo Duterte as he delivers his first State of the Nation Address on July 25. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Alvarez to PDP-Laban lawmakers: Bring back trust in Congress

Jul 22, 2016 - 8:02 PM

In the Pulse Asia survey released on April 4 the House of Representatives registered the lowest approval rating top government institutions

THE SPEAKER AND SENATE PRESIDENT. Presumptive House Speaker Bebot Alvarez and incoming Senate President Koko Pimentel, PDP-Laban stalwarts, are expected to take the reins at the 17th Congress. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Aquino: 81 bills rejected in 6 years

Jun 15, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Among all the presidents after Martial Law it was Aquino who vetoed the most number of bills followed by President Fidel Ramos

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Jun 07, 2016 - 8:02 PM

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Binay saddened by Aquino veto of SSS pension hike

Jan 20, 2016 - 2:35 PM

The opposition standard bearer says he would ensure the implementation of the SSS pension hike if elected in 2016

BARANGAY VISIT. Vice President Jejomar Binay visits 3 barangays in Caloocan City on January 20. Photos by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

DOLE says veto of P2,000 SSS hike wise, P500 more viable

Jan 19, 2016 - 2:53 PM

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz adds that Filipino workers enjoyed more benefits under the Aquino administration

SUPPORT FOR AQUINO. Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz supports the President's veto on the proposed P2,000 SSS pension hike. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Even lesser pension hikes not feasible, says SSS president

Jan 18, 2016 - 3:38 PM

The proposed P500 to P1 000 pension hike will only be feasible if there is a corresponding increase in members contributions says SSS president Emilio de Quiros Jr

Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Roxas backs SSS veto; Duterte 'sad' for elderly

Jan 18, 2016 - 2:37 PM

Presidential bets Manuel Roxas II and Rodrigo Duterte have opposing views on the rejected SSS pension hike bill

Aquino defends veto, PH-US joint patrols, Oscars 2016 | 6PM wRap

Jan 15, 2016 - 6:00 PM

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Aquino defends veto on SSS pension hike

Jan 15, 2016 - 2:49 PM

UPDATED So I m heartless now If by 2027 [the SSS] goes bankrupt the more than 30 million members would be calling me careless and heartless at the same time says President Benigno Aquino III

'DAPAT MAGING MASINOP.' President Benigno Aquino III defends his decision to veto House Bill 5842 which provides for a P2,000-hike in the monthly pension of Social Security System members. File photo by Ryan Lim/Malacañang Photo Bureau

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Jan 14, 2016 - 6:09 PM

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Aquino veto on pension hike 'unfair' – netizens

Jan 14, 2016 - 5:03 PM

President Benigno Aquino III rejects House Bill 5842 which would have increased the pension by P2000 41 85

DISAPPOINTMENT. Netizens are unhappy about the veto on the SSS pension hike.

Aquino rejects SSS pension hike bill

Jan 14, 2016 - 12:11 PM

4th UPDATE In his veto message to Congress leaders President Benigno Aquino III says the stability of the entire benefit system will be seriously compromised if the proposed P2 000 pension hike is implemented

'DIRE CONSEQUENCES.' President Benigno Aquino III thumbs down the SSS pension hike bill, citing its 'dire consequences' to the entire system and its members in the long term. File photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Another SSS contribution rate hike?

Jun 23, 2015 - 8:28 AM

The Social Security System’s reserve fund will be exhausted by 2042 if the contribution rate remains unchanged while benefit payments continue to swell the fund says

What happened to priority bills from SONA 2013? Not much

Jul 26, 2014 - 8:15 AM

In his 2013 State of the Nation Address President Aquino 11 bills to pass and laws to review and amend immediately See the status of each one year on

2 groups vie for SSS prime Fort property

Sep 19, 2013 - 5:30 PM

Two out of the original 6 bidders were prequalified to vie for the Bonifacio Global City property that pension fund Social Security System SSS is auctioning off

SSS postpones Fort property bidding to Sept 17

Sep 05, 2013 - 6:04 PM

Weather disturbances in August prompts pension fund SSS to postpone the bidding for its prime property in Bonifacio Global City

SSS puts Fort property up for sale

Jul 01, 2013 - 11:38 AM

The pension fund has set the minimum bid at P2 24 billion equivalent to a selling price of P269 894 per sqm

FOR SALE. Pension fund SSS is selling its property at the Fort in Taguig City. Photo of SSS presentation

SSS employees receive P10,000 bonus for 'sterling performance'

Sep 03, 2012 - 8:30 PM

President Aquino says this modest amount is a token of gratitude for SSS s healthy financial performance

SSS warns delinquent employers: Pay pension or face charges

Mar 09, 2012 - 2:56 PM

SSS is further stepping up efforts to go after delinquent employers who have put at risk their employees pension benefits

More SSS updates available via SMS

Feb 26, 2012 - 11:45 AM

Text SSS for status of sickness maternity disability retirement death and funeral claims as well as medical benefits under the Employees Compensation program and list of required documents