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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

SSS pensioners get five-percent increase effective June 2014

By:  Lorry Gabule

ILIGAN CITY, June 11, 2014 (PIA) - In view of its sustained financial growth and as part of its commitment to provide more meaningful benefits, the Social Security System (SSS) has announced the five-percent across-the-board pension increase for 1.9 million SSS pensioners effective June 2014.

In a recent press statement, the SSS disclosed that all active pensioners for retirement, death, and disability as of May 31, 2014 can expect higher benefits in their banks account or pension checks.

To provide time for necessary system adjustments, SSS Vice President for Benefits Administration Agnes San Jose said the new across-the-board pension increase can only be paid out starting August 2014, including the additional amounts for June and July.

The state-run agency provides pensions under the regular Social Security (SS) Program and the Employees' Compensation (EC) Program.  EC pensions, which are granted on top of regular SS pensions for members with work-related contingencies, are excluded from the five-percent increase.

"The SSS will continue to pursue more reforms to improve its long-term financial health as well as enhance its benefit levels," San Jose noted.  

Monday, June 9, 2014

Operating NSC again is wishful thinking

By:  Merlito Castor Catolico

Have inspected the whole plant together with some CASSO personnel two months back, including the guest house, club house, expats house, cold mill, hot mill, the former Rod and Bar Mill area, and many other areas (from the outside as we cannot see the mill itself) - no power, only seen very few people, some stray dogs, and people at the gate arguing about some items being shipped out.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Teen-ager walked through high tension wires at Iligan City plaza


ILIGAN CITY, Philippines (5 June 2014) - A teenager believed to be high on drugs today halted traffic and caused tension to by-passers at the Iligan City Public Plaza, when he climbed up the banyan tree and walked through the high-tension wires above it.

Monday, June 2, 2014

National Steel Corporation in Iligan looted and rots

By:  Bernie C. Magkilat
Manila Bulletin

ILIGAN CITY (Jun 2, 2014) - While the government is moving heaven and earth to revive the country's manufacturing sector, which is the biggest hope to provide employment to the less educated Filipinos who cannot be accepted in call centers and BPO works, it has lost sight of the country's biggest industrial plant - the National Steel Corp. (NSC), which used to be the symbol of the country's march towards industrialization.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Call for Waterfalling Adventure Tour Participants

By:  Lisa Marie Mirasol
Pinay Travelista

ILIGAN CITY, Philippines (11 Apr 2014) - The Iligan Bloggers Society (IBS), Inc. will once again hold its Waterfalling Adventure Tour (WAT) that targets waterfalls enthusiasts bloggers from all over the Philippines.  

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