GSIS reopens kiosk in Zamboanga City-A A +A
Monday, June 27, 2011
THE Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) will re-open Tuesday the Wireless Automated Processing System (G-W@PS) kiosk at the City Hall Annex Building.
Mayor Celso Lobregat accepted the kiosk in behalf of some 1,700 GSIS members from the City Government.
The turnover is good news to the City Government employees who are members of GSIS because they will no longer have to go to the GSIS office to process their records, loans and other official engagements. These can now be coursed through an electronic card.
It can be recalled that the first G-W@PS kiosk was installed at City Hall Annex Building last November 2007. It was recalled in 2010 for upgrade since the machine had been experiencing errors on transmissions and connections.
The G-W@PS uses a combination of world-class technologies, such as radio frequency identification, biometrics, and virtual private network to come up with a secure system that can perform processing remotely in a paperless manner.
Lobregat is yet to sign the Memorandum Receipt with Undertaking on behalf of the City Government employees that would account the local government with responsibility to ensure that the kiosk shall be exclusively used for GSIS business transactions.
The G-W@PS is an electronic processing breakthrough that envisions to epitomize the "dependable, anytime, anywhere" battle cry of the GSIS.
The GSIS installed almost 800 G-W@PS in different cities, municipalities and provinces nationwide. (Bong Garcia)