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October 17, 2018 5:41 AM Ex-broadcast journo guns for Cagayan de Oro city council

Girlie Balaba holds up her certificate of candidacy after filing yesterday, October 17, at the Cagayan de Oro City Comelec office. (Photo by JB R. Deveza / Inquirer Mindanao) CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—Former broadcast journalist Girlie Balaba has joined the local political race and filed her certificate of candidacy (COC) for councilor of this city’s second 15

August 23, 2018 11:24 AM Gov’t sets P23B more for 3.7M poor elderly

ABOUT P23 billion has been allocated in the proposed 2019 national budget to finance the Social Pension Program for Indigent Senior Citizens (SPISC). This is an increase of almost P4 billion, or 20%, from the previous year’s appropriation of P19 billion. The program is seen to benefit a total of 3,796,791 indigent senior citizens in 2019. The SPISC is the additional 9

August 21, 2018 11:43 AM SSS disburses P1B maternity benefits to over 157K members

THE state-run Social Security System (SSS) disbursed more than P3 billion worth of maternity benefits to over 157,000 qualified female members from January to June 2018. SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel F. Dooc said maternity benefit disbursements jumped by 12 percent to P3.37 billion during the first half of 2018 from the P3.01 billion 7

August 21, 2018 10:07 AM SSS disburses P3B in maternity benefits since January

THE Social Security System (SSS) disbursed more than P3 billion worth of maternity benefits to over 157,000 qualified female members from January to June 2018. SSS president and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel F. Dooc said maternity benefit disbursements jumped by 12 percent to P3.37 billion during the first half of 2018 from the P3.01 billion disbursements 5

August 16, 2018 4:05 AM Hontiveros: Hospital admins that detain patients face 6 years imprisonment, P 1-M fine

This was the statement issued today by Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros after she filed a bill imposing stiffer penalties to hospitals that detain patients and the deceased who fail to settle their hospital bills. Senate Bill No. 1937 or the Strengthened Anti-Hospital Detention Bill seeks to put more teeth to Republic Act No. 9439, the country's existing 23

July 3, 2018 2:18 PM Veteran artist Verano shares honored pieces at ‘Tangents & Turns’

Approaching six decades of creating art, Francisco M. Verano shares his body of work from his first year as an artist up to his recent works in the exhibit “Tangents & Turns,” paintings & sculptures from 1959 to present, at the SSS Museum’s The Gallery in East Avenue Quezon City. The exhibit, which opened on Tuesday July 3, features pieces from Verano’s 10

July 1, 2018 2:39 PM Buncio sisters dominate superbikes

Suzuki-Wheeltek Racing Team, powered by Total Phils, had another dominant show as Jacq Buncio owned the racetrack once again with her two back-to-back champion wins with her reliable sportbike – the Suzuki GSX-R1000R at the Philippine Superbike (PSBK) Races – the Philippine Superbikes National (Nationals) Rookie Category and the Philippine Superbikes 10

May 21, 2018 11:19 PM Neda chief amenable to delay in SSS pension increase

The country’s chief economist is amenable to the proposal of the Social Security System (SSS) to postpone the implementation of the second tranche of the pension increase, initially scheduled next year. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia told the Inquirer that the SSS plan to add another P1,000 to pensioners’ monthly benefits starting 2020, instead 13

May 15, 2018 2:30 PM Zarate hits plan to defer pension hike

A militant lawmaker on Tuesday criticized the plan of the Social Security System seeking to delay the implementation of the second tranche of additional P1,000 pension scheduled next year. “The SSS board is gravely insensitive if they push through with this plan,” Bayan Muna Party-list Rep. Carlos Zarate said. Zarate, member of the Makabayan Bloc, said the SSS board 12

May 4, 2018 3:15 PM SSS runs after erring firms in Dagupan City

The Social Security System conducted its second provincial leg of its intensified collection campaign against delinquent employers here today, May 4. Under its Run After Contribution Evaders Campaign, SSS posted Show Cause Orders to delinquent employers in Dagupan City reminding them of their responsibilities under the Social Security Act of 1997. SSS president 9