The tripartite MOA finally settles the issue of premium arrears (government share) from July 1997 to December 2010. More than 800,000 permanent and non-permanent teaching and non-teaching employees of DepEd will receive their benefits in proportion to paid premiums according to their updated service records.
“For more than two decades, teachers bore the brunt of the unjust policies GSIS began by its former President and General Manager Winston Garcia. For a long time, we have fought for the updating of records,” Tinio said. “This MOA is the laudable product of the long saga of mass actions and campaigns we have waged since the late 1990s against these policies.”