Calls for a pension hike for Social Security System (SSS) members are still mounting — despite a veto last year. In part three of her special report, Senior Correspondent Ruth Cabal looked at how the SSS can improve its finances.
It was a move that earned the ire of senior citizens. Four months ago, President Aquino vetoed the proposed pension increase for social security system retirees. On Election Day (May 9), who did the senior citizens vote for?
Rep. Neri Colmenares was disappointed that he was unable to deliver a speech in Congress on Wednesday (February 3) declaring his position on why the amount given to SSS pensioners must be raised. However, he says the fight is not over.
Rep. Neri Colmenares says while he was surprised at not being able to deliver a speech on Wednesday (February 3) over the issue of raising the amount given to SSS pensioners, the fight to override Pres. Aquino's veto was not over.
Elderly pensioners caused quite a stir at the House of Representatives (HOR) on Wednesday afternoon (February 3) after the House leadership adjourned session without taking up the president's veto on the bill to hike the monthly funds received by Social Security System retirees.