SSS Loan Restructuring Benefits 265,000 members
SSS Assistant Vice President for Member Loans Department Boobie Angela A. Ocay

More than 265,000 borrowers of Social Security System (SSS) short-term loans have benefited from affordable payment terms and conditional condonation of loan penalties under the ongoing SSS Loan Restructuring Program (LRP) within just five months since its launch.

In a press statement, SSS Assistant Vice President for Member Loans Department Boobie Angela A. Ocay said that the LRP, which opened its one-year availment period last April 28, already helped 265,705 member-borrowers settle their overdue loan obligations of P4.28 billion based on figures as of end-September 2016.

During the…

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LAUDED. iRemit Chief Operating Officer Harris D. Jacildo (4th from right) receives the certificate of special citation (from left) SSS Senior Vice President for Account Management Group and Balikat ng Bayan Awards Committee Chairperson Judy Frances A. See; Social Security Commission members Ibarra A. Malonzo, Daniel L. Edralin, Diana Pardo-Aguilar, Eva B. Arcos and Bienvenido E. Laguesma; SSS Assistant Vice President for Retirement, Death and Funeral Benefits Administration Department Normita M. Doctor; and SSS Vice President for Treasury Division Guillermo M. Urbano, Jr.

STATE pension fund Social Security System (SSS) has honored iRemit Inc. with a special citation as collecting partner for contribution and loan payments of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) at the Balikat ng Bayan Awards during the SSS 59th anniversary program at the Ramon Magsaysay Hall of the SSS main office in Diliman, Quezon City.

Due to its strong and consistent performance in providing convenient and reliable payment services for SSS members based overseas, the Filipino-owned remittance company won as SSS Best OFW Collecting Partner for four straight years since 2010. It joined the distinguished Balikat ng Bayan Hall of Fame in 2014.

Read more: Newsbriefs: iRemit lauded for reliable OFWs payment services 

Location, location, location and timing!

I LEARNED many formulas, algorithms, and theories in college.  None were as helpful as my first real estate agent.  

She emphasized that there are three rules of real estate.  First is location, next is location, and lastly location.  There is a fourth rule you cannot control and that is great timing.  

I am horrible at timing.  When we were trying to have a baby, my wife and I bought homes with no less than 3 bedrooms/2 baths and always situated in the nicest suburban school districts.  

Ten years into our marriage we found that we could not…

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Elites in Cabinet oppose moratorium on land conversion

OVER a month after President Rodrigo Duterte declared a two-year moratorium on land conversion, as pushed by militant leader and now Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano, his economic team has crafted a position paper pushing instead for strengthening of land use administration.

This unmasks the elite in Duterte’s Cabinet, including Vice President Leni Robredo whose campaign was funded by the rich, as wanting to continue the momentum on converting lands from food production to housing subdivisions and commercial estates.

The joint position paper crafted early this month was signed by the secretaries of the National Economic and Development…

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Pagcor sends online gaming offshore
PAGCOR Chairperson Andrea Domingo. Photo courtesy of politics.com.ph

TO ENSURE that only foreigners would get to play and enjoy the thrill of online gambling, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has decided to come up with new and more stringent rules on cyber gaming.

Under the new rules, the licensed Philippine offshore gaming operators will offer casino games through the internet exclusively to foreigners aged over 21 years and they all must be based overseas. 

To further tighten the noose, even foreigners staying in the Philippines and Filipinos residing abroad are not allowed to participate in such…

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