August 23, 2019
SEN. Cynthia Villar has filed a bill seeking Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) coverage for barangay (village) officials.
Senate Bill 923, to be known as “GSIS Coverage of Barangay Officials Act,” aims to augment the meager compensation and benefits of barangay officials by enrolling them as GSIS members.
Barangay officials who are already enjoying insurance, retirement, disability, separation, unemployment benefit, and health and medical insurance from the government shall not be covered by this measure.
Local government units should come up with a system allowing them to contribute or subsidize the monthly contributions to GSIS of the barangay officials.
Under the bill, the GSIS will coordinate closely with the Department of the Interior and Local Government, Liga ng mga Barangay and other agencies concerned in promulgating implementing guidelines once the measure is signed into law.
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