The Social Security System (SSS) has set up payment facilities at three municipal local government units (LGUs) in Alabat Island, Quezon province during the first quarter of 2014 as part of its initiative to reach out to members in island municipalities and far-flung areas.
The pilot payment facilities are stationed at the Office of the Municipal Treasurer of the Alabat, Perez and Quezon LGUs. Following the pilot run in Alabat Island, SSS will evaluate the system for possible enhancements and then replicate it in LGUs that are likewise isolated from banking systems and payment facilities.
SSS officials also visited Alabat Island from March 20 to 21 to strengthen the agency’s linkages with local leaders and promote the value of active SSS membership for farmers, fisherfolk, home-based entrepreneurs and other workers in the area.
[Top] photo shows SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emilio de Quiros, Jr. (2nd from left) during an Open Forum with residents, barangay captains, Sangguniang Bayan members and other local officials (middle photo) of the municipality of Alabat held last March 20 at the Alabat Macapagal Gymnasium. Beside de Quiros at the panel were (right photo, from left) Alabat Municipal Mayor Fernando Mesa, Alabat Municipal Vice Mayor Jaime Glor, SSS Vice President for Luzon Operations Group Josie Magana and SSS Assistant Vice President for Luzon South 1 Division Virginia Cruz.
Photo release courtesy of Social Security System (SSS), 14 April 2014