SSS Pension to Increase P2,000 Starting This Christmas ~ Kwentology

Social Security System (SSS) pensioner will be receiving an additional P2,000 raise on their monthly pension as the Senate third and final reading achieved a positive votes for the increase. A good news for an estimated 1.9 million pensioners of the Social Security System.
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Among the senators, 15 of them gave affirmation, while only Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile contradicted and gave a negative vote on House Bill No. 5842 or the Social Security Act that seeks to amend Section 12 of Republic Act 1161 or the Social Security Act of 1997. The law was amended 18 years ago under Republic Act No. 8282 or the "An Act Further Strengthening the Social Security System".
Enrile supported his vote with statement that modifying the bill will grant SSS pensioner a what so called generous benefit and may end up for the “bankruptcy of the SSS.”
The People Who Supported the House Bill 5842 in the Senate
  • Senators Cynthia A. Villar
  • Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph G. Recto
  • Senator Teofisto “TG” Guingona III
  • Joseph Victor Ejercito
  • Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr.
  • Francis Joseph G. Escudero
  • Jose “Jinggoy” E. Estrada
  • Ferdinand “Bongbong R. Marcos Jr.
  • Senate Deputy Minority Leader Vicente “Tito” C. Sotto III
Villar, the principal promoter of House Bill 5842 and the chairperson of the Senate Committee on Government Corporations and Public Enterprises, voiced out that the passage of the law is fair and appropriate, “given the rising cost of living” in the Philippines.
Senators Cynthia A. Villar
“It is high time we give our retirees and their family a monthly pension that will allow them to at least live with dignity.”

Senate President Franklin M. Drilon
“The passage of this bill is an early Christmas gift of the Senate to the SSS pensioners, who depend on these pensions for their daily expenses.”
Aside from saying it's an early Christmas gift for the pensioners, Drilon also added as retired workers, given their old age, they have maintenance medicines and special requirements that add to their daily living expenses. Increasing their pension is the least Senate could do to reward them for the decades of their hard work.
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