THE Social Security System (SSS) has allotted P250 million for the 13th month pay of its more than 40,000 pensioners in Western Mindanao.
This was announced by Napoleon Rabanal II, SSS Western Mindanao senior communication analyst, citing the 13th month pay will be released starting by the end of this month but not later than December 8.
Rabanal said they have already requested the agency’s partner banks to make the necessary arrangement in preparation for the release of the pensioners’ bonus.
The 13th month pay will be equal to the amount the pensioners receive monthly.
Rabanal said SSS records showed there are 43,949 pensioners here in Western Mindanao. Of the total, 18,677 of them are Zamboanga City.
SSS-Western Mindanao office covers the Zamboanga Peninsula provinces of Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur as well as Zamboanga City and the provinces of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi that are part of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.