WATCH. Gov. Bong Lacson signs a Memorandum of Agreement with SSS
Governor Bong Lacson signed a Memorandum of Agreement with SSS for the insurance program of Contract of Service and Job Order personnel of the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental, dubbed as KaltaSSS-Collect Program.
The signing was held at the Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City, yesterday (Oct. 25).
SSS was represented by Executive Vice President for Branch Operations, Atty. Voltaire Agas, and Senior Vice President for Visayas Operations Group, Helen Solito.
The insurance program will cover the COS and JO personnel, and also allow regular and permanent Capitol employees who are existing SSS members, by private employment and their self-employment, to opt to continue paying their contributions as voluntary members.
The signing was witnessed by Negros Occ. Board Member Jeffrey Tubola, chairman of the SP Committee on Cooperatives, Labor and Employment, Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, Provincial Legal Officer Atty. Alberto Nellas, Jr., Vice President for Visayas West 1 SSS Lacson Branch, Dr. Lilani Benedian, and SSS LBAC Chairperson Ma. Sheila Galeno, among others.
Gov. Lacson said that the COS/JO employees should not in any way be left behind in terms of benefits and security because of the nature of their employment.
“Our society has been faced with so many challenges and it is only judicious to ensure social security protection for our people against the hazards of sickness, disability, old age, death, and other burdens,” he said.