GSIS opens scholarship opportunities to members’ kin

Marje Pelayo   •   April 24, 2018   •   3990


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 pensioners walang loan deductions ngayong ECQ

Marje Pelayo   •   April 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Ibabalik ng Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) ang naikaltas nitong bayad utang sa mga pensioner para sa buwan ng Abril, ayon kay Atty. Nora Malubay, ang executive vice president ng GSIS Core Business Sector.

Sa eksklusibong panayam ng programang Serbisyong Bayanihan ng UNTV, sinabi ng opisyal na nagpatupad ang ahensya ng loan moratorium sa lahat ng mga pensioner nito alinsunod sa isinasaad ng Bayanihan to Heal as One Act.

Ang batas ay naglalayong mabigyan ng ayuda ang publiko sa gitna ng nararanasang krisis pangkalusugan dulot ng coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

“Ang April po ay maaga po nating naibigay ang pension. Instead of April 9, April 2 pa lang,” ayon sa opisyal.

Dahil dito, naikaltas na rin ng ahensya ang bayad utang para sa naturang buwan.

Nangako ito na ibabalik ang halagang naikaltas sa mga pensioners ngayon ding buwang ito.

“So ibabalik po natin ang mga na-deduct na loans sa mga pensioners. Hintayin lang po at inaayos na po namin,” she assured.

Samantala, hindi rin makakaltasan ng bayad utang ang matatanggap na pensyon ng mga retiradong miembro ng GSIS para naman sa buwan ng Mayo.

Sakop ng loan moratorium ang lahat ng loans ng mga pensioners kabilang ang nasa ilalim ng GSIS Program for Restructuring and Repayment of Debts (GSIS-PRRD).

Hindi po namin ito sisingilin din during this moratorium period. Ngayong May, kapag nagbayad kami ng pension wala po kaming ide-deduct na mga loans nila,” pahayag ni Malubay.

Baka magulat po ang ating mga pensioners, hindi po namin dineduct ang mga loans para mas malaki ang matanggap ninyo. Iyan po ay for the month of May,” dagdag nito.

Samakatuwid, epektibo ang loan moratorium sa mga buwan ng Abril at Mayo.

Matapos naman ang ECQ, muling makakaltasan ang mga pensioner ng kanilang loan amortization pagsapit ng buwan ng Hunyo.

Para sa mga katanungan, maaring makipagugnayan sa GSIS sa mga numerong 8847 47 47 na bukas 24 oras.

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GSIS releases early pension for April

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 25, 2020

The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) has advanced the release of its members’ pension for the month of April amid the enhanced community quarantine.

GSIS President and General Manager Rolando Ledesma Macasaet said the pension will be released before April 8.

“Para naman po sa mga pensyonado, maaga po nilang matatanggap ang mga pensyon nila ngayong Abril. Karaniwan po sa April 8 dumadating ang pensyon, (For our pensioners, they will receive their April pension early. Usually it is released on April 8)” Macasaet said in a statement.

The GSIS already waived penalties for delayed remittances and provided an extension for all premium remittances and loan payments for the month of March.

Macasaet said these payments can be paid in May without any added penalties.

Meanwhile, the GSIS also granted emergency loans for their members and pensioners. However, Macasaet said they would need a bit of time for them to activate its nationwide implementation.

“GSIS offers a Php20,000 emergency loan to active members and pensioners with an interest rate of 6%, payable in three years,” their statement reads.-AAC

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


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