Panukalang pantay na karapatan sa pensioners lusot na sa House panel

Panukalang pantay na karapatan sa pensioners lusot na sa House panel

January 20, 2022 @ 7:12 PM 7 months ago

MANILA, Philippines- Lusot na sa House special committee on senior citizens nitong Huwebes ang panukalang pagkalooban ang pensioners ng pantay na karapatan, benepisyo, at pribilehiyo.

Sa isang panel meeting, inaprubahan ang House Bill 9773 o ang panukalang Pensioners’ Equal Benefits Act, na inihain ni Quezon City Representative Alfred Vargas. 

Nakasaad sa panukala na “pensioners, who had been deprived of benefits which should have been accrued to them, shall be granted with these privileges. This includes the pensioners under Republic Act 7699 who were denied annual Christmas cash gifts and the right to get pension increase.”

“This bill seeks to correct the discrimination and to right the diminution of the pensioners’ benefits, especially that RA 7699 expressly prohibits any diminution. This proposed legislation seeks to grant pensioners under RA 7699, the annual cash gift, and the right to get increase in pension,” sabi ni Vargas.

Inaprubahan ang panukala sa kabila ng pagtaliwas ng Government Service Insurance System (GSIS).

“We also express reservations on the bill considering that the cash gift is not really part of the benefits granted under Republic Act 8291,” ani GSIS vice president for legal affairs Lucio Yu Jr. RNT/SA