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SSS presents programs for seafarers

MANILA — The Social Security System (SSS) Account Management Group Acting Head Neil F. Hernaez (left) explains to Philippine Association of Manning Agencies and Shipmanagers, Inc. (PAMAS)-International Maritime Association of the Philippines (INTERMAP) President Captain Juanito G. Salvatierra Jr. the social security coverage offered by SSS during the recent PAMAS-INTERMAP’s 1st General Membership Meeting held at the AMOSUP Convention Hall, Seamen’s Center Building in Intramuros, Manila.

During the event, Hernaez presented the SSS Programs for Seafarers. He said that under Section 9-B of Republic Act No. 11199 or the Social Security Act of 2018, manning agencies are considered employers of seafarers.

Hernaez discussed the SSS coverage, contributions, benefits, loans, and the Workers’ Investment and Savings Program (WISP). He also presented updates on enhancements to SSS facilities to improve the efficiency of its services to members.

Also present during the event are SSS Public Affairs and Special Events Division Concurrent Acting Head Carlo C. Villacorta and SSS NCR Large Accounts Department Acting Head Henry D. Bonete, who assisted Hernaez in responding to queries during the open forum. (UnliNews Online)

Manny D. Balbin
Manny D. Balbin
Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, founder and editor-in-chief of UNLINEWS ONLINE and UNLINEWS Digital Newspaper, is a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated college with Philosophy and Political Science courses at the University of Santo Tomas, Legazpi City. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, People's Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before, he simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspapers in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). He is the founder and the former editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, both in weekly newspaper and online news. A former Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.


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