DAGUPAN CITY - Remaining true to its goal of bringing government services close to the community, the Social Security System brought its on-site and on-line services to the city exclusively for members of the media in Pangasinan.
Department Manager Luisa Sebastian of the Media Affairs Department said SSS has been catering to various groups to inform the community of its services.
“The challenge to attend to each one remains a challenge, and so we take steps to reach out to more groups and individuals,” Sebastian said during the media forum held at the Star Plaza Hotel, this city.
Sebastian said SSS, a private fund, has laid out four milestones that would shape the reforms in the institution including increasing pension levels, enhancing its fun life, improving service delivery and using pension fund as a tool for economic activity.
Dagupan City Branch Head Gloria Corazon Andrada said aside from the media interaction with SSS heads, the media members were able to inquire about their membership, problems on records, deficiencies and other matters with the on-line services.
“We have already conducted on-site registration for other groups, including farmers and tricycle drivers and operators group, and we are happy to bring these services to the media people who play a vital role in bringing the information on SSS to the public,” Andrada added.
Newly-installed SSS Commissioner for the Labor Sector Gonzalo Duque, who himself is a member of the media sector, assured the group of his help in addressing the various problems faced by its members.
The media forum and conduct of on-line services for the press, attended by print, television, radio and social media practitioners, was in partnership with the Philippine Information Agency-Pangasinan and the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP)-Pangasinan chapter. (VHS/PIA-Pangasinan)