Journalist Slams Sen. “Porky” for His Objection of the 1.5% SSS Contribution Increase

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Veteran journalist and columnist of the Manila Standard Jojo A. Robles slams a lawmaker who strongly objects the 1.5 percent SSS contribution increase by calling it void based on RA 8282. Although the journalist did not name the lawmaker, he addressed it as “Dear Porky.”

Based on various news reports from different news media outlets some senators of the Liberal Party objects the 1.5 percent SSS contributions increase and one of them is no other than Sen. Franklin Drilon who noted in a GMA News interview that the said increase is prohibited.

Aside from Sen. Drilon, fellow Liberal Party senators such as Sen. Bam Aquino questioned the decision of Pres. Duterte of allowing the SSS contributions increase.

The increase in contributions among SSS members came after. Pres. Duterte approved a two-tranche P2,000 hike in monthly pension, which will benefit around 2 million retirees. Presidential spokesperson Ernest Abella said that the increase in contributions would ensure the SSS’ fund life until 2040. 

As a response to the objections of Sen. Drilon and Sen. Aquino although the columnist Jojo Robles did not named the lawmakers but most netizens believed he is referring to Sen. Drilon, he lambasts the senator’s decision to object the SSS contribution hike.

Here’s the Complete Statement of Jojo A. Robles:

“dear porky: your objection to the 1.5 percent SSS contribution increase
is void. the same law (RA8282) also provides benefit increases every
four years, which you and your yellow masters (puppets, really) never

“furthermore, the former SSS management pointed the gun of a
5-7 percent increase in contributions in exchange for the P2,000
legislated (and vetoed) pension increase.”

“you advised us not to
believe what you read in social media, right? well, we don’t believe in
you. haven’t in a long, long time.”

Source: GMA News / Jojo Robles FB Page

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