Date Posted: January 20, 2014
GSIS HELP for Yolanda-hit members. As of January 17, 2014, the GSIS branch offices in the Visayas, have received more than 15,000 applications on the Home Emergency Loan program (HELP). Tacloban branch alone (photo above) has accepted more than 5,500 applications at the temporary frontline area at the ground floor of the office. Under HELP, GSIS members living or working in the 126 areas severely damaged by Yolanda may borrow up to Php200,000 depending on their total length of service. The loan program has an interest rate of 6% and a repayment term of 10 years. Members may file their applications in any of their branch offices until March 31, 2014.