GSIS opens scholarship opportunities to members’ kin

Marje Pelayo   •   April 24, 2018   •   3587

 

The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) has announced the opening of scholarship applications for  children and relatives of its members who wish to enter college.

The agency will grant education opportunities to 400 would-be college students who will receive P40,000 worth of tuition and miscellaneous fees. Each scholar will also receive P3,000 monthly stipend.

“Ang pagpili ay pababaan ng sweldo. Iyong mga miyembro natin na pinakamababa ang sweldo iyon ang malaking tsansa na makapasok,” said GSIS Head for Corporate Social Advocacies Department Ryan Palad.

(Selection is based on the lowest salary. Members who have lower salaries have higher chances of approval.)

Interested applicants should have at least three years experience as a government employee, with a salary grade of 24 or below, and was able to pay monthly premium contribution for the past six months.

Application form, list of requirements and list of accredited schools are made available on the agency’s official website. —  Mon Jocson | UNTV News & Rescue

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GSIS chief fired, says Duterte

Marje Pelayo   •   July 8, 2019

(L-R) President Rodrigo Duterte and former GSIS president and general manager Jesus Clint Aranas

LEYTE, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte himself announced that he fired former Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) president and general manager Jesus Clint Aranas.

“I’m dealing (with) it until now. I just fired the president of the GSIS,” the President said.

His statement was to counter earlier statement by Malacañang that Aranas resigned and the President accepted it.

In a press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Aranas tendered his resignation but did not specify the reason for doing so, and that the Chief Executive “just accepted the resignation.”

It turned out that Aranas was fired due to his alleged plan to sell a disputed property located at the Port Area in Manila.

Duterte also hinted that there will be “a lot of dismissals” particularly from the Bureau of Customs (BOC) once he returns to Manila.

“I try to really stop the corruption in the higher crust of government,” the President concluded. – with details from Rosalie Coz

GSIS names new OIC; revokes resolutions on proposed sale of property

Maris Federez   •   July 5, 2019

The governing board of state pension fund, Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), during its meeting on Thursday (July 4), has named Chairman Rolando L. Macasaet as its officer in charge.

According to GSIS news release, this is upon the recommendation of Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez.

The Department of Finance exercises administrative supervision over government financial institutions pursuant to Executive Order No. 251 (s. 2000).

The said EO further defined the DOF’s supervision and coordination of policies, plans, and programs over certain government financial institutions, including GSIS.

The news release said that during the meeting, “the Board of Trustees also noted the President’s acceptance of the resignation of former President and General Manager Jesus Clint Aranas on Tuesday, July 2.”

“The Board further revoked all resolutions relating to the proposed sale of the GSIS’s port area property until further study and consultation with all stakeholders,” the statement added.

The news release particularly mentioned “Board Resolution No. 38 (dated February 27, 2018) that approved the sale and disposal of the Manila International Port Terminal Inc. (MIPTI) through public bidding, and granted authority for the President and General Manager (PGM) to proceed with the sale and setting of the minimum bid price.”

“Also revoked was Board Resolution No. 89 (dated June 25, 2019) that approved a higher minimum bid price,” the statement said. /mbmf

GSIS shifts to paperless transactions

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 26, 2019

The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) will shift to paperless transactions and require government agencies to submit remittance documents electronically.

According to GSIS president and general manager Jesus Clint Aranas on Tuesday (June 25), the paperless transactions will decrease paper production cost and yield savings in government resources.

“More than that, a paperless working environment enhances data organization, storage, and retention which are all vital in  protecting the privacy and security of members’ records,” he said.

Government agencies will have to download their billing fees online at the Electronic Billing and Collection System (eBCS).

“Remitting officers of government agencies have been adequately trained and should be prepared by now to maximize the use of the system.  Thus, hard copies of remittance files are no longer necessary,” Aranas said.—AAC

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