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Wednesday, June 01, 2005

GSIS: Kahit Kailan Di Maasahan

Over they years, GSIS has failed to live by its motto which is Kahit Kailan Maaasahan (You can count on it anytime) . This was heightened during the controversy of Winston Garcia, as he allegedly used the funds to enrich himself as well as "beautify" the office.

My parents have been contributing to GSIS their whole lives. They were even able to avail of the housing program. However, we were not able to visualizet that we would be victims of the unkept records of GSIS. My father has been paying for our house in Cavite for 15 years, Supposedly it should be over this year. Therefore my father checked it out during the first quarter, since our neightbor, who happens to be their officemate, got her house marked fully paid. They got it at the same time. He was able to get the shock of his life, as GSIS has no record of payment! To think that the monthly amortization is regularly deducted from his salary. The initial response he got was, wala sa record (it is not in the records) and because he does not like that reason, which is utterly unreasonable, he talked to her superiors. He reviewed the contract and the payment term is said to be graduated, meaning it will increase, but his deductions have been level. Favor is still not on our side because he has to settle Php26,000 until the end of this month. Otherwise, our house and lot would be for closure. GSIS also said that they sent a letter to him stating that deductions will be changed to graduated. In reality, there was no letter. He has to pay the remaining amount for 15 more years. Imagine the inconsistency.

Is it hard for the GSIS employees to update their records?

Another thing, when my youngest sister was in Preparatory school, my mother has arranged an educational plan for her so that she can use it in college. My mother paid for this for five years, like Php125 per month. Yet, the same result. Wala sa record. Think of all the parents, perhaps thousands of government employess who have been preparing for their child's future?

Therefore, I am declaring to the public not to rely on Government Service Insurance System wherein the governemnt employees are not really insured, not getting real service, and definitely has no system.


Blogger armikatrina said...

Uh oh... And here we are living from one payday to the next. Is it possible to stop contributing to GSIS?

June 01, 2005 4:24 PM  
Anonymous Mich said...

I totally agree sis! Di talaga sila maaasahan! =)

June 01, 2005 7:42 PM  
Blogger Ardythe said...

Armi: Nope, GSIS is mandatory. How I wish.

Another thing, in the news last night, when Garcia took his office in 2001, he was surprised how corrupt GSIS can be.

June 02, 2005 8:26 AM  
Blogger jem said...

i guess winston learned pretty quickly.

it IS possible to stop feeding gsis -- legally.

June 03, 2005 11:49 AM  
Blogger Ardythe said...

Jem: Cannot be, all the government employees are required to be "insured" by GSIS.

I guess we can be lucky that they do not belong to the three most corrupt which are DPWH, BIR, and BOC (not in order).

June 06, 2005 12:47 PM  
Blogger Ardythe said...

Jem: How?

June 06, 2005 12:48 PM  

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