AlkanSSSya Archive

Hundreds of Payatas workers join SSS’ AlkanSSSya program

Hundreds of garbage pickers who earn their living from the Payatas dumpsite in Quezon City can now start their daily savings for Social Security System (SSS) contributions as new members of the “AlkanSSSya,” an innovative SSS microsavings program that continues to attract informal sector workers seeking access to social protection. SSS President and Chief Executive [&hellip

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SSS widens reach of microsavings program for informal sector workers

The Social Security System (SSS) has attracted thousands of informal sector workers to register or revive their active membership under a microsavings program that offers convenient remittance of contributions and ensures their access to affordable social protection. Called “AlkanSSSya”, the program currently has a total of 34 participating organizations that represent about 18,600 workers in [&hellip

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Parañaque tricycle drivers get SSS protection

The Social Security System (SSS) launched its first-ever “TrikanSSSya” unit in Paranaque City during ceremonies at the Valley Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (VATODA) terminal along San Luis Street in San Antonio Valley 6 on June 29. The TrikanSSSya unit is housed at the 2nd floor of the VATODA terminal, where drivers can conveniently drop [&hellip

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Four-month SSS collections in Mindanao jump 13 percent to P3.2-B

DIPOLOG CITY, Zamboanga del Norte – The Social Security System (SSS) has collected P3.2 billion in members’ contributions in Mindanao from January to April this year, up by 13 percent from P2.9 billion over the same period in 2013, with nearly 80 percent of overall collections coming from the employed sector. Atty. Rodrigo Filoteo, SSS [&hellip

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SSS makes positive debut in business execs outlook survey

The Social Security System (SSS) marked its first appearance in the Makati Business Club (MBC) Executive Outlook Survey with a positive performance rating from business leaders, netting the 15th place among 62 government agencies included in the survey. The SSS tied with Pag-IBIG, which both received a net score of 55.3 from 65 senior business [&hellip

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SSS earns international citation for initiatives to promote inclusive growth

The Social Security System (SSS) has earned an international citation from the world’s leading association of social security institutions for the various SSS programs launched in recent years to promote inclusive growth by targeting informal sector (IS) workers and hard-to-reach rural areas of the country. SSS Senior Vice President for Administration Group May Catherine Ciriaco [&hellip

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SSS covers 167 informal sector groups in South Luzon

Batangas City — The Social Security System (SSS) has covered a total of 167 informal sector groups (ISGs) and associations, representing about 17,895 members in South Luzon under the agency’s AlkanSSSya program as of year-end 2014. “More agreements with local government units and ISGs are in development with the necessary infrastructures now being put in [&hellip

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Iwahig inmates use earnings from souvenirs for SSS savings

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY — Nearly a hundred inmates from Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm (IPPF), a low security prison, are set to join the microsavings program of the Social Security System (SSS) called “AlkanSSSya,” using their earnings from handmade souvenirs sold to tourists to pay their monthly contributions. SSS Vice President for Management Services and [&hellip

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Affordable SSS savings scheme reaches 74,000 workers from 748 ISGs

Offering social protection for as little as P11 per day, the AlkanSSSya program of the Social Security System (SSS) has attracted more than 74,000 members from 748 informal sector groups (ISGs) nationwide as of May 2013. Amalia Tolentino, SSS AlkanSSSya Program Director, said informal sector workers who save at least P11 per day – about [&hellip

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SSS helps Davao farmers bounce back from Typhoon Pablo through AlkanSSSya Program

CATEEL, Davao Oriental — Over 160 farmers in this town, five hours away from the provincial capital of Mati, are the newest participants of the Social Security System (SSS) AlkanSSSya Program as part of ongoing initiatives to help residents recover from Typhoon Pablo that hit Mindanao in 2012. Emmanuel Palma, SSS Assistant Vice President for [&hellip

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