SSS and PIA hold “Sulit Conference”
The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Region 02, as commissioned by the Social Security System (SSS), conducted the “Sulit Conference” and Barangay Forum on August 23 at the 24/7 Inn and Resort, Bayombong and was attended by officials and employees of the government and non-government agencies, LGUs, self-employed individuals, OFWs, students, CSOs and barangay officials.
This joint venture of the PIA and SSS was launched on February 27 to create wider scope of understanding and awareness on the various benefits of investing in the state-run social insurance programs.
PIA Regional Director Purita Licas said, “the PIA is the advocacy and information arm of the government and it is the responsibility of the PIA to take the lead in promoting SSS programs and services through massive information dissemination and campaign to be able to reach out SSS clients and potential members particularly at the local level.”
Based on a survey conducted by PIA in 2016, people in Region 02 (along with some other regions in the country) have a low awareness level on the programs and benefits of the SSS.
“This is our opportunity to provide deeper understanding, strengthen public appreciation, instill proper compliance to membership duties and obligations. There are many SSS members who are not so much aware of the benefits they can get from SSS,” Licas said.
“The SSS and PIA would like to reach-out to all potential members to become members of the SSS,” Licas added. #bg