Increased PhilHealth Premium Payments Starting January 2018

Increased PhilHealth Premium Payments

Starting January of next year, the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) will increase the premium contributions for its members. From the current 2.5 percent, PhilHealth members will have to pay 2.75 percent or an increase of 0.5 percent computed from the member’s monthly basic pay, said Israel Francis Pargas, PhilHealth’s OIC vice president for corporate affairs group. At present, there are 93 million PhilHealth members across the country—15.2 million of them were enrolled by their respective local government units because they were part of the marginalized sector. Pargas said the…

Briones Answers Issues on Teachers’ Debts | DepEd Press Release

Briones noted that the issue of teachers’ debts is a decades-old drama starring the teachers as borrowers, the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) and private lending institutions (PLIs) as lenders, and the DepEd, which deducts loan payments authorized by teachers to be paid to GSIS and PLIs. She further noted that of these four actors, the teacher/borrower who spends the borrowed money, and the GSIS and PLIs who earn interest benefit from the borrowing activity, DepEd benefits the least. It merely deducts loan payments on the basis of authorizations issued…

Sen. Legarda Vows More Funding Support for Teachers and Education Personnel

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Senator Loren Legarda today committed to ensure funding for public school teachers in their pursuit for further studies as well as for their chalk allowance for next year. Legarda made the statement in light of the observance today, October 5, of National Teachers Day, as stated under Republic Act No. 10743, and World Teachers Day by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). “It is only proper that we acknowledge the invaluable service of our teachers to the society. They act as second parents who instill not just…