23 February 2017
References: ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio L. Tinio and Rep. France Castro
ACT Teachers Representatives Antonio Tinio and France Castro commended the approval of the additional P1,000 monthly pension hike for the Social Security System (SSS) pensioners an accumulated P2000 collectible for the months of January and February.
“We credit this victory to the steadfast campaign of pensioners, workers, the Filipino people and former Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares,” Tinio said.
“We urge the SSS to immediately release the P2,000 collectible for January and February. Our pensioners have long been fighting for this pension hike so let us not make them wait any longer for their much deserved benefits. We also call on the SSS and the Duterte administration to no longer push for any increase in premium contributions as this will only reduce further the take home pay of more than 30 million SSS members,” Castro added. ###