The Social Security System (SSS) shared the highlights of its 58-year experience in pension fund management, grant of various benefits and calamity assistance during the SSS Study Tour for officials of the Bangladesh Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MDMR) at the SSS Main Office in Diliman, Quezon City on January 5. It was the first study tour conducted by SSS for Bangladesh nationals, and featured the kinds of assistance the SSS gives its members during times of calamities and disasters. The study tour was granted at the request of the Center for Disaster Preparedness, which is the MDMR?s counterpart agency in the Philippines.
SSS Senior Vice President for Administration Group Ms. May Catherine C. Ciriaco (7th from left) delivered a lecture for the Bangladeshi delegates, namely (starting 2nd from left) Mr. Dilip Kumar Sen, Mr. A.B.M Akram Hossain, Mr. Md. Aowlad Hossain Khan, Mrs. Ishrat Jahan Taslim, Mr. Md. Siddiqur Rahman, Mr. Satyendra Kumar Sarkar, Mrs. Sultana Sayeeda, Mr. Gias Uddin Ahmed, Mr. ASM Shahidul Islam, Mr. Mohammed Asaduzzaman, Mr. Md. Shafiqul Islam. Also present were SSS Corporate Communications Department Officer-in-Charge Ms. Sonia P. Guinto (right) and Special Events and Promotions Team Head Ms. Evelyn R. Binarao (left).
In 2015, the SSS conducted study tours for four universities, including the Technological Institute of the Philippines from Quezon City; St. Anthony's College - Department of Engineering from Antique; University of Southeastern Philippines from Davao City; and Filamer Christian University - College of Computer Studies from Roxas City. Visitors from two foreign government agencies -- the Employees Trust Fund from Brunei Darussalam and Employees Provident Fund from Nepal -- also benefited from SSS study tours and lectures on SSS coverage, collections, benefits, actuarial fund life and self-service facilities, among others.