Your remedy is to elevate your case to the GSIS Board of Trustees by filing a Petition appealing the Decision or Resolution of the CoC.
As a rule, Decisions or Resolutions of the Committee on Claims on disputed actions of the Operating Unit Concerned (OUC) may be appealed to the GSIS Board of Trustees.
(Sections 26.2, Rule V, Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations [RIRR] of RA 8291 and Section 3, Rule 2 of Policy and Procedural Guidelines [PPG] No. 300-15 – Amended Guidelines on Appeals and Motions for Reconsideration, approved by the Board of Trustees on 10 December 2015)
File a Petition. The Petition must be in printed form, essentially containing the following information:
The full name, address, and legal capacity of the petitioner;
The full name and address of the respondent;
The date when the petitioner received the CoC Decision/Resolution to establish the timeliness of the appeal;
A clear and concise statement of the cause or causes of action; and
The relief sought.
Note: The Petition may be filed at the Office of the Corporate Secretary (OCS) or at any GSIS branch office accessible to the Petitioner.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
the person filing a formal written request (Petition) based on a cause of action
the person against whom the Petition is filed; usually in cases filed before the Board, the respondent is the CoC
Cause of Action:
the matter or subject for which an action may be brought before an organized body for hearing or disposition
the right or authority of a person to engage in a particular undertaking or transaction for his own interests or on behalf of someone else
Proper Verification. The Petition must be properly verified. A ‘verified Petition’ is defined as a Petition that is accompanied with an attached ‘verification’ or a notarized affidavit which states that the petitioner has fully read the Petition and that the allegations therein are true and correct based on his/her personal knowledge or on authentic records.
Service to the CoC with proof of service. The petitioner should serve the CoC, as the respondent or opposing party, with a copy of the Petition and its supporting documents with proof of service thereof.
Payment of filing fee. The petitioner must pay filing fees in the amount of Two Hundred Pesos (Php 200.00). Payment may be in cash, check or postal money order issued in the name of the GSIS. An official receipt will be issued by the GSIS as proof of payment of filing fee.
Note: If the Petition is filed with the OCS, payment can be made at the GSIS Head Office. If the Petition is filed with the branch office, payment can be made thereat.
You may file your Petition with the following: (1) Office of the Corporate Secretary (OCS) with office address at the 7th Floor, GSIS Financial Center, Macapagal Blvd., Pasay City, or (2) any GSIS branch office of your preference.
(Section 40, Rule V, RIRR of RA 8291, Sections 2 and 5(b.3) of Rule 3 of PPG No. 300-15)
If you file your Petition beyond the sixty (60)-day mandatory period, regardless of whether or not you complied with the procedural requirements including the payment of docket fees, and you did not file any motion/request for extension to file before the end of the sixty (60)-day period, your Petition shall still be docketed but it may be dismissed for being filed out of time.
Yes. You may file your written request for extension of time to file a Petition with the OCS personally, through registered mail, ordinary mail, private courier service, or through e-mail. Your request should be filed/sent before the expiration of the sixty (60)-day period to file an appeal.
The extension shall not exceed thirty (30) calendar days, which starts at the end of the sixty (60)-day period for filing an appeal. Once the thirty (30)-day extension is granted, no further extension shall be allowed.
If you failed to file a request for extension of time to file your Petition within the mandatory sixty (60)-calendar day period, and thus failed to file a Petition, the Decision or Resolution of the CoC will become final. No motion for extension will be entertained after the lapse of the sixty (60)-day mandatory period to file a Petition, as there is no more period to extend.
(Philippine National Bank v. Deang Marketing Corporation and Berlita Deang, G.R. No. 177931 dated 8 December 2008)
You may seek reconsideration of the Board’s Decision by filing a Motion for Reconsideration to the Board of Trustees through the OCS within fifteen (15) calendar days from receipt of the Board Decision. This is also the same remedy you may use if your case was dismissed by the Board of Trustees through a Minute Resolution for being filed out of time or for non-compliance with procedural requirements.
(Section 44.5, Rule V, RIRR of RA 8291 and Section 7, Rule 3 of PPG No. 300-15)