AN OFFICIAL of Passi City, Iloilo encouraged income-earners in the city to enroll with the Social Security System (SSS) in order to avail of its benefits.
In the SSS Sulit Barangay Forum held June 28 at Brgy. Poblacion Ilaya in Passi City, City Administrator Stephen Palmares said the state-run social insurance program provides numerous privileges and benefits to its active members.
“Pa-miyembro kamo sa SSS kay duro gid nga benepisyo nga mabuol ninyo (Be a member of SSS so you can gain many benefits),” Palmares said.
He particularly cited a recent personal experience where his wife was able to receive maternity benefits from SSS amounting to P33,150.00.
Meanwhile, the Sulit Barangay Forum spearheaded by SSS and the Philippine Information Agency Iloilo Information Center was conducted as part of the advocacy campaign which aims to increase awareness and understanding on the various programs and services of SSS.
During the forum, SSS-Iloilo Central Assistant Branch Head Leo Santillan discussed the value of SSS membership.
He also tackled SSS coverage, SSS registration process, how are contributions computed and the benefits provided.
They also discussed how the SSS fund works and the computation of basic monthly pension.
Over 112 residents in the joined the forum, which was held in coordination with the Passi City Information Office. (PIA-Iloilo)