IMPLEMENTING GUIDELINES IN THE RETROACTIVE APPLICATION OF INCREASE IN MONTHLY EC PENSION TO ALL PERMANENT PARTIAL AND TOTAL DISABILITY PENSIONERS AND DEATH BENEFIT PENSIONERS IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2017 AS PROVIDED UNDER SECTION 1 OF EXECUTIVE ORDER (EO) NO. 54
WHEREAS, on May 8, 2018, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte issued Executive Order (E.O.) No. 54 on “Increasing Employment Compensation in the Private Sector and Carer’s Allowance in the Public Sector”;
WHEREAS, Section 1 of E.O. No. 54 provides that:
“Employees’ Compensation (EC) Permanent Disability Pension in the Private Sector. A ,. 1,150 across the board increase in EC monthly disability pension of all EC permanent disability pensioners and qualified beneficiaries in the private sector is approved, effective January 2017, pursuant to LOI 1286.”
WHEREAS, Section 9 of E.O. No. 54. provides that the ECC shall issue such rules and regulations as may be necessary to implement the said Executive Order;
WHEREAS, Section 12 of E.O. No. 54 provides that the same shall take effect immediately upon its publication in a newspaper of general circulation;
WHEREAS, on May 19, 2018, EO 54 was published at the Philippine Star;
NOW THEREFORE, ON MOTION DULY MADE AND SECONDED
This Commission RESOLVES as it hereby RESOLVED, that the following guidelines in the implementation of E.O. No. 54 in the private and public sectors be approved:
- Effectivity of Retroactive Application of Increase in Monthly Pension in the Private Sector. The amount of one thousand one hundred fifty pesos (Pl,150.00) across the board increase shall be granted to all EC permanent partial and total disability pensioners and death benefit pensioners in the private sector effective January 2017 pursuant to Letter of Instruction (LOI) 1 286.
- Appropriation and Release of Fund. The SSS is hereby directed to appropriate and release the amount necessary to cover the increase in monthly pension.
RESOLVED FURTHER, that all previous Rules and Regulations which are inconsistent with this Resolution are hereby repealed or modified accordingly;
RESOLVED FINALLY that copies of this Resolution be duly furnished to the SSS and to the GSIS for compliance and proper guidance.
DONE, this 21st day of June 2018, in Makati City, Philippines.
(SGD.) SILVESTRE H. BELLO III
Department of Labor and Employment
(SGD.) JOSEFINA O. FORNILOS
Social Security System
(SGD.) DIONISIO C. EBDANE, JR.
Government Service Insurance System
(SGD.) CARLITO P. ROBLE
(SGD.) STELLA ZIPAGAN-BANAWIS
Employees’ Compensation Commission – Secretariat