The Social Security System (SSS) gave relief packages to a total of 900 families from Brgy. Washington and San Juan in Surigao who were affected by the 6.7 magnitude earthquake which hit the area on February 10.
During the relief operations held last February 23, 2017 at Barangay Washington Gym in Kaskag Village in Surigao, Senior Vice President for Mindanao Operations Group Eddie A. Jara told the beneficiaries to be strong and never lose hope because SSS is always ready to help.
Above photo shows SVP Jara (4th from left) and SVP for Administration Group May Catherine C. Ciriaco (6th from left) giving a relief package to Ms. Betty Petalcorin, a 73-year old pensioner from Purok Candaba, Brgy. Washington. Also present during the relief operations were (from left) SSS Surigao Branch Head Jose Roel J. Herbieto, SSS Tandag Branch Head Benigno J. Dagani, Jr., VP for Management Services and Planning Division Eleonora Y. Cinco, VP for Northern Mindanao Division Edwin M. Alo, SVP for Information Technology Management Group Joel A. Layson, AVP for Branch Systems and Procedures Gloria Y. Cuisia, AVP for Engineering Facility and Management Department Edwin B. Maliwat, SSS Butuan Branch Head Antonio G. Fabia, OIC for Corporate Communications Department Sonia P. Guinto and AVP for Media Affairs Department Ma. Luisa P. Sebastian.
SSS senior officials were in Surigao from February 23-24 for the regional visit in the area to extend help to the casualties of the earthquake and to meet with local media.