Jail ‘SSS thieves’ with pork scammers
The SSS officials and employees are not members of the Social Security System! They are members of the Government Service Insurance System. They raid the coffers of the SSS because they know that their own benefits as government employees will not be affected. These directors should be made to return their bonuses and should be reprimanded for being callous to the situation of SSS pensioners.
Like past SSS presidents Romulo Neri and Corazon de la Paz, and other SSS officials who were found by a Senate investigating committee to have misappropriated hundreds of millions of pesos dissimulated as emoluments by corporate borrowers from SSS.
The Philippine Association of Retired Persons had filed three years ago a case in the Ombudsman to punish those officials and recover the stolen funds already established by the Senate investigation to have been stolen. But until today, the culprits are enjoying their stolen wealth while SSS pensioners flounder with their low pensions and benefits.
We demand that the SSS thieves be jailed together with the pork barrel scammers and that the stolen funds be recovered and paid to SSS members and retirees!
—AMADO F. CABAERO,
founding chair and
past national president,
of Retired Persons,
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