Job order employees of the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Maasim in Sarangani Province are now assured of their membership with Pag-IBIG Fund after Pag-IBIG Fund President and CEO Atty. Darlene Marie B. Berberabe and Maasim Mayor Aniceto P. Lopez, Jr. signed an agreement on the employees’ registration. Pag-IBIG Deputy CEO Ophelia L. dela Cerna and Mr. Caesario Cagas, representative of Sarangani Province Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon, witnessed the event.
111 Maasim LGU employees are currently under job orders.
“Republic Act No. 9679 mandates all Filipino workers to register with Pag-IBIG so that they can enjoy the benefits granted to its members. By partnering with LGU Maasim, more workers now have the chance to avail of Pag-IBIG’s provident and housing programs. Pag-IBIG Chairman of the Board of Trustees Atty. Chito Cruz supports this continuing activity to engage LGUs in the registration of their job order employees,” said Atty. Berberabe.
The Fund will also conduct and initiate information campaign such as seminars, fora, meetings, briefings, and other information dissemination drive to all employees under job order and contract services, as well as those hired as project employees whose income comes from the Maasim LGU.
During the signing ceremony, Atty. Berberabe also presented Pag-IBIG’s accomplishments such as the increase of loanable amount for Housing Loan (HL) from P3 million to P6 million, lowering of HL interest rates, higher annual dividend rates, upgraded contributions, and increase in the membership level.
“All of these were achieved without increasing the monthly savings of P100,” Atty. Berberabe said.