Date Posted: May 28, 2019
Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Chairman Rolando Macasaet, a Zamboangueño, recently met with stakeholders and unveiled an additional kiosk in Zamboanga City to bring the pension fund’s services closer to its members and pensioners.
The stakeholders’ dialogue was held in the city’s Garden Orchid Hotel and the installation of the GSIS Wireless Automated Processing System (GWAPS) kiosk, at the Integrated Bus Terminal in Barangay Divisoria.
Around 100 members and pensioners, which included representatives of government agencies such as the Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG), Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), and Department of Labor and Employment, attended the dialogue.
GSIS has been holding dialogues to elicit concerns of its members and pensioners. In turn, these are used by management as inputs in improving the pension fund’s services and programs.
During the event, Chairman Macasaet also shared his dream of putting up a day care center in GSIS, where members can leave their children ages three to eight years old; allowing teachers to avail of loans immediately upon entering government service; inclusion of barangay officials in GSIS membership; and increasing the number of GSIS scholars.
Zamboanga City Administrator Marie Angelique Go and nearly 60 stakeholders, meanwhile, graced the installation of the GWAPS kiosk in the morning.
“Around 2,000 pensioners who must renew their active status and members who will apply for loans or check their membership or loan records will benefit from the GWAPS. This means saving them time, money, and effort,” explained GSIS Chairman Macasaet.
He added that the kiosk’s location offers greater accessibility and security for those residing within the area and plying the Zamboanga-Pagadian-Dipolog route.
The GWAPS kiosk in Brgy. Divisoria is the second to be installed in Zamboanga in a span of less than two months. The first kiosk was installed in Sangali Community Health Center in Barangay Sangali, 70 kilometers away from the GSIS Zamboanga Branch Office, last March 25.