Wednesday, November 25, 2020

GSIS Offers Computer Loan For Members

GSIS Offers Computer Loan For Members

Spotlight

Legislators Take Steps To End Child Marriage In The Philippines

Because of the increasing cases of child marriage in the last 6 months, Philippine legislators have recently united to end child marriage in the country.

Tanza Receives School Building From SM

SM Prime, through SM Foundation, formally turned over a two-story, four-classroom school building to Punta Elementary School (PES) in Tanza, Cavite on November 20, 2020

Amid Rising Suicides, A Province Acts To Bolster Mental, Emotional Health

Iloilo province’s “Isip Kalasag” initative aims to combat the rising cases of suicide in Iloilo by “developing, training and capacitating mental health warriors."

World Vision Relief Ops To Cagayan And Isabela Underway

World Vision continues its various relief efforts for communities in Cagayan and Isabela province that have been severely affected the recent typhoons.

The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) will launch the GSIS Computer Loan Program this month to assist GSIS members and their families in purchasing a computer unit for their online work or virtual classes of their children.

Under this new loan program, qualified members may borrow Php30,000 to buy a desktop or laptop computer. Even members who have already purchased a computer before the program was launched may apply for the loan. They just need to declare to the GSIS coordinator in their office, called Agency Authorized Officer (AAO), the type of computer they purchased.

The payment term is three years with an interest rate of 6 percent per annum. The amortization will be automatically deducted from the borrower’s salary.

“Alam nating lahat na marami sa GSIS members at mga anak nila na nag-aaral ang nangangailangan ng computer. Pwede ring gamitin ito para sa Wi-Fi expense ng miyembro. Halimbawa, kung bumili sila ng computer na nagkakahalaga ng Php25,000, ‘yung sobrang Php5,000 sa proceeds ay pwede nilang ng gamitin sa load o pambayad sa Wi-Fi expense. Wala pang isang libo ang monthly amortization kaya abot-kaya ng marami.’’ GSIS President and General Manager Rolando Ledesma Macasaet said.

Qualified to apply for the Computer Loan are active members who have paid at least three months of premiums; have permanent appointment; are not on leave of absence without pay; have no pending administrative or criminal case; have no arrears under the GSIS Financial Assistance Loan (GFAL); and have no past due GSIS loan except housing loan.

In addition, they should have a net take-home pay of not lower than the amount required under the General Appropriations Act after all monthly obligations have been deducted and they must not be under agencies tagged as suspended.

Members may apply for computer loan over-the-counter at all GSIS branches and extension offices nationwide or through the GWAPS Kiosks.

Computer loan proceeds will be directly credited to the borrower’s GSIS eCard or Unified Multipurpose Identification (UMID) card. A text message or email will be sent by GSIS to the borrower once the loan has been e-credited.

The AAO of the borrower’s agency, aside from approving the loan, will be requested to submit a monthly feedback report to GSIS to ensure that the proceeds of the loan has actually been used for the purchase of a computer.
For other details on the program, interested parties may visit the GSIS website, www.gsis.gov.ph, or official Facebook page, @gsis.ph; email gsiscares@gsis.gov.ph; or call the GSIS Contact Center at 8847-4747 (if in Metro Manila) or 1-800-8-847-4747 (for Globe and TM subscribers) or 1-800-10-847-4747 (for Smart, Sun, and Talk ‘N Text subscribers).

Latest News

Legislators Take Steps To End Child Marriage In The Philippines

Because of the increasing cases of child marriage in the last 6 months, Philippine legislators have recently united to end child marriage in the country.

Tanza Receives School Building From SM

SM Prime, through SM Foundation, formally turned over a two-story, four-classroom school building to Punta Elementary School (PES) in Tanza, Cavite on November 20, 2020

Amid Rising Suicides, A Province Acts To Bolster Mental, Emotional Health

Iloilo province’s “Isip Kalasag” initative aims to combat the rising cases of suicide in Iloilo by “developing, training and capacitating mental health warriors."

World Vision Relief Ops To Cagayan And Isabela Underway

World Vision continues its various relief efforts for communities in Cagayan and Isabela province that have been severely affected the recent typhoons.

Historic Iloilo City Plaza To Get New Look Next Year

Iloilo’s historic Plaza Libertad will have a new look before 2021 ends!

3,500 Villagers Targeted For Mass Covid-19 Testing In Cagayan

Priority targets include families with active cases, flood victims, front-liners, health workers and responders.

Borongan City Farmers Get 800 Sacks Of Quality Rice Seeds

A total of 800 sacks will be distributed o early planters in Borongan City in Eastern Samar.

Holding Of Misa De Gallo Depends On IATF Decision: Labella

Will the traditional Misa de Gallo be also cancelled due to the existing curfew policy in the city?

House Approves BFP Modernization Bill On Final Reading

Expect a better and modernized Bureau of Fire Protection as the House approves on final reading House Bill 7406.

PRRD Hails Saudi Removal Of Restrictions On Foreign Laborers

Good news! Under the LRI, foreign workers in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to transfer to another employer without the current employer’s consent upon contract expiration.