President Duterte graces SSS 60th Anniversary celebration
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (left) graced the 60th anniversary celebration of the Social Security System (SSS) held at Ramon Magsaysay Hall of the pension fund’s main office in Quezon City last Sept. 6. In his keynote address, Duterte urged SSS to intensify compliance of employers with the SS Law to ensure payment of their workers’ contributions. “To the SSS management and personnel, you are in a unique position to directly impact the lives of our people through the services you provided, the work that you do every day.” SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel F. Dooc, for his part, said that while SSS has reached the usual retirement age of 60, it will never retreat in giving quality service to the Filipino people. “We want a government that can do or give in a much better and effective way than any other person or institution can render. Sixty years after Ramon Magsaysay’s death and 60 years after SSS was created, our principal guest is the most pro-poor President we’ve ever had. Under his administration, social justice is not only an abstract concept memorized by every law student but a way of life, ” Dooc said as he welcomed Duterte during the event. Above photos show Duterte shaking hands with Social Security Commission (SSC) Chairman Amado D. Valdez (left photo) and Dooc (right photo) as he arrived at the venue to deliver his keynote address during the milestone celebration of the founding anniversary of the pension fund.