1 week 2M SSS retirees still waiting for pension hike Manilatimes
ABOUT 2.15 million retirees belonging to the Social Security System (SSS) are still waiting for the second tranche of a pension increase, according to a lawmaker representing the elderly. Senior Citizens party-list Rep. Rodolfo Ordanes said the P1,000-monthly pension hike was supposed to have been released in January 2019. President Rodrigo Duterte approved a P2,000-monthly raise for SSS pensioners in 2017. The first tranche was released in January 2017. Ordanes said that as of November, 2.15 million SSS pensioners have yet to receive the raise. “Last October, SSS promised to release pensions through electronic payments, but November is about ... more