Columnist Admires Pres. Duterte's Decision on SSS Pension Increase Showcasing Where His Heart Lies


A veteran national paper columnist admired President Rody Duterte's decision to grant the long overdue SSS pension increase despite the refusals of his economic managers who fears of bankruptcy but the President just simply showcased where his heart lies as he approved the increase.


According to Jojo Robles during the Cabinet Meeting on Monday, Pres. Duterte tried to weigh his decision about the controversial SSS pension increase but in the end he decided to favor the poor pensioners.

Some members of the elite groups in the Philippines might not be in favor of Pres. Duterte's war on drugs and his constant attacks against the oligarchs but this time around most Filipino netizens experienced how the former Davao City Mayor loves the poor.

Aside from approving the SSS pension hike, the President also approved a 1.5 percent contribution rate hike in May 2017 and a monthly salary increase to 20,000 from 16,000.

During the Cabinet meeting, President Duterte talked with his economic managers and the proponents of the SSS pension increase as Finance Sec. Carlos Dominguez III, Budget Sec. Benjamin Diokno, and Socieconomic Planning Sec. Ernesto Pernia submitted a position paper opposing the hike as it would bankrupt the fund but the President decided to showcase where his heart lies.

Here's the Complete Statement of Jojo A. Robles Admiring Pres. Duterte:

DAMN THE TORPEDOES, FULL SPEED AHEAD. it was the formidable finance wizarding team of dominguez, diokno and pernia against the immovable pro-people trio of mariano, taguiwalo and maza in the battle for the SSS pension increase during last monday's cabinet meeting.

In the end, the president sided with the pro-people faction and rejected the pleas of his top bean-counters. 


you may hate duterte with all your might, but you will never be able to credibly question where his heart lies.


Source: Jojo A. Robles FB Page
 

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