MANILA – The Social Security System (SSS) said it opened 38 new offices this year to serve more than 31 million members in the country.
SSS said of the 38 SSS offices, 25 are full-service branches while 13 are service offices mostly located in malls.
There are 14 new branches in the National Capital Region; Luzon with six new branches and four service offices; Visayas with three branches and three service offices; and Mindanao with two new branches and three service offices.
“Bringing SSS closer to over 31 million members is among our top priorities hence establishing more offices across the country is one of our primary thrusts to better serve their needs. We also hope that this increased access and visibility will also encourage more people to join SSS,” said SSS president and chief executive Emilio de Quiros Jr.
“For next year, we will continue to determine strategic locations for setting up additional branch and service offices to make sure that every member of the SSS has easy and direct access to us,” de Quiros added.
SSS now has a total of 264 offices across the country located in NCR (61); Luzon (119); Visayas (41); and Mindanao (43).
The state-run pension fund has also opened several branches on Saturdays to serve members who are unable to transact during weekdays.
These include branches located at Diliman, Makati-Ayala, and Makati-Gil Puyat in the National Capital Region; Cebu, Lapu-lapu, Bacolod and Iloilo in the Visayas; and Cagayan de Oro, Davao and Zamboanga in Mindanao.