GSIS to put up kiosks in Robinsons

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Thursday, December 8, 2011


THE Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) will put up GSIS Wireless Automated Processing System (G-W@PS) kiosks in selected Robinsons malls, including here in Bacolod City.

The plan was contained in a memorandum of agreement signed Wednesday between GSIS president and general manager Robert Vergara and Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) president and chief operating officer Frederick Go.

RLC is the owner and operator of the chain of Robinsons malls nationwide.

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With G-W@PS, members can apply for various loans such as the P10,000 cash advance, consolidated or salary loan, policy or pension loan online, the GSIS said.

“They can also view their GSIS records as well as activate their Unified Multi-Purpose ID or UMID-compliant eCards.”

The kiosk looks like an ATM machine with a touch screen monitor and combines different technologies such as radio frequency identification, biometrics, general packet radio service, short message service and virtual private network.

Aside from Bacolod, GSIS will also put up kiosks in key Robinsons malls like the Robinsons Galleria, Metro East, Novaliches Market, Angeles, Luisita, Sta. Rosa Market, Dasmariñas and Cebu.

The kiosk will be located at Robinsons Lingkod Pinoy Center, an area where satellite operations of government agencies such as the Trade and Industry department, the National Bureau of Investigation, the Land Registration Authority and the Professional Regulation Commission, is located.

“Through our partnership with RLC, we bring our services much closer to our more than 1.7 million members and pensioners," Vergara said in a statement. "We want to position the GSIS as the foremost service-oriented organization, one that is responsive to the needs of our members."

GSIS is also eyeing the complete deployment of the targeted 500 additional G-W@PS kiosks.

To date, it already installed 457 kiosks in big government agencies, city halls, selected municipalities and Provincial Capitols. (CGC)

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on December 08, 2011.

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