SSS collects P1B from OFWs in 5 months

Posted at 07/20/12 10:20 AM

MANILA, Philippines - The Social Security System (SSS) collected P1.07 billion in contributions from overseas Filipino workers in the January to May period, a 13% jump from its P944.75 million collection during the same period last year.

In a statement, SSS president and chief executive officer Emilio de Quiros, Jr. said the growth in OFW contributions can be attributed to the agency's efforts to provide OFWs with easy access to their membership records and services, even while abroad.

"Recent SSS initiatives such as enhancing our range of website services, opening a 16-hour SSS call center, uploading instructional YouTube videos and starting an official SSS Facebook page to address member concerns were all created with OFWs in mind," he said.

SSS members can check their contributions, loans and benefits on the website (www.sss.gov.ph) or via the SSS call center (920-6446 to 55). They can also view SSS videos or contact SSS by looking up "Philippine Social Security System" at Facebook and YouTube.