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Filipinos flock to on-site SSS service, briefing in San Francisco

/ 07:55 AM October 19, 2013

Filipinos flock to the Philippine consulate in San Francisco to get a briefing and on-site SSS services. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

SAN FRANCISCO—Officials of the Social Security System (SSS) of the Philippines successfully concluded the San Francisco leg of their outreach activities in the United States on Saturday, October 12, at the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco.

Approximately 150 Filipinos from the Bay Area and Washington state attended the briefing and availed themselves of the on-site services.

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SSS president and CEO Emilio S. De Quiros, Jr. briefing Filipinos on the social security programs of the Philippines. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Among the services conducted by the SSS were registration of new members, reactivation of membership, enrolment in the flexi-fund program, member data amendment, My SSS assistance, annual confirmation of pensioners and pensioner data amendment.

SSS officials led by president and CEO Emilio S. De Quiros, Jr. conducted the on-site services and addressed the concerns of Filipino expatriates.

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During the briefing, De Quiros and senior vice president for International Operations Judy Frances A. See discussed the current SSS services available to Overseas Filipinos. A new program for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) was also introduced.

The OFW Program is one of the results of the Philippine Government’s aim of providing protection to labor whether it is domestically locally or overseas.  It tries to reach Filipinos all over the world and offer them the social security program of the Philippines.

Existing SSS members who were not able to attend Saturday’s On-site Service and Briefing could still voice their concerns to SSS by sending an email to [email protected]  For more information about the Philippine Social Security System please visit www.sss.gov.ph.

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