Manila, Philippines – Lumagpas na sa P10 bilyon ang halaga ng loan assistance na ibinigay ng state-run pension fund Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) sa mga miyembro at pensioners nito sa gitna ng coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, hanggang sa kalagitnaan ng Mayo.
Sa isang pahayag nitong Biyernes, sinabi ng GSIS na higit 200,000 empleyado ng gobyerno at mga retirado ang nag-avail ng loan na umaabot sa P10.12 bilyong hanggang Mayo 13.
“P4.78 billion (47 percent) was released in the form of an emergency loan, while P5.34 billion (53 percent) was disbursed through consolidated loan (conso-loan), policy loan and pension loan,” ayon kay GSIS president at general manager Rolando L. Macasaet
“Conso-loan, policy loan, and pension loan are regular loans offered by the GSIS that may be availed of any time by qualified borrowers, while an emergency loan is for those affected by disasters in regions or provinces declared as calamity areas by the government,” paliwanag ni Macasaet.
“The COVID-19 emergency loan, launched last April 13, was the first emergency loan window opened by the GSIS on a national scale after President Duterte declared a state of public health emergency in the entire country,” aniya pa Macasaet.
“Early in May, the GSIS enhanced the features of the COVID-19 emergency loan program by increasing the credit limit to P40,000. The increase will enable members to renew their loans even if they have not yet made any payment in their previous emergency loan account such as the victims of the Taal Volcano eruption in January this year. For those who have no prior emergency loan or outstanding balance in their previous loan, the loanable amount is P20,000,” saad nito
“The GSIS also allowed members to qualify for the emergency loan even if they have incurred arrears from their previous emergency loan, and they have due and demandable accounts from other loans. In addition, the pension fund reduced the required premium payment (government and personal share) to be able to qualify for the loan—from six months to three months within the last six months before the application date,” dagdag pa niya.
Hanggang Hulyo 12 ang availment period para sa emergency loan ng GSIS.
Dahil sarado ang mga opisina at branch ng GSIS sa gitna ng quarantine, maaaring mag-apply ang mga interesadong miyembro at pensioner para sa COVID-19 emergency loan sa pamamagitan ng e-mail o GSIS wireless automated processing system (Gwaps) kiosks.
“Once the loan is approved, the proceeds will be directly credited to the unified multipurpose ID (Umid) card or temporary eCard account of the borrower,” anang GSIS. RNT/MM