BORACAY, Aklan --- The Social Security System (SSS) formally covers about 6,000 self -employed lawyers in the country after it has signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) last May 19, 2017 during the National Legal Aid Summit held at Henann Regency in Boracay Aklan.
The MOA aims to cover all self-employed lawyers to ensure that despite working on their own, they can always count on SSS in times of contingencies. SSS wants to extend the same social security protection to lawyers who are the partners of SSS in upholding the law for the benefit of its members.
Photo shows Social Security Commissioner Chairman Dean Amado D. Valdez (middle) and IBP National President Atty. Rosario T. Setias-Reyes (5th from right) led the MOA signing. Also present during the event were (4th from right) SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel F. Dooc, SSS SVP for Account Management Group Judy Frances A. See (4th from left) and IBP Executive Vice President and Governor for Western Visayas Region Abdiel Dan Elijah S. Fajardo (3rd from left).