Members of the Social Security System (SSS) in Candon City and neighboring towns have reason to be happy!
SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emilio de Quiros Jr. came to officially open its branch which is located at the back of Stern Mall Terminal, San Nicolas, this city.
Congressman Eric Singson was the main speaker while City Mayor Ericson Singson, City Administrator Grace Singson and other city officials led Candonians in welcoming the Town officials from the second district of Ilocos Sur and other partners of the agency came to witness the historic event.
The Candon branch is expected to provide social-security coverage and services to over 1, 327 employers and their respective employees and more than 7,000 self- employed and voluntary members.
The Candon branch has 15 personnel led by branch head(name of head). It provides front line services like receiving and screening membership applications, benefit claims and loan applications and others according to its overall mandate.
SSS mission is to manage a sound and viable social security system which shall promote social justice and provide meaningful protection to members and their families against the hazards of disability, sickness, maternity, old age, death and other contingencies resulting in loss of income or financial burden.
The entry of SSS Candon further boosts the city’s goal of having all major government offices and agencies to set up branch in the city.
It also improves the goal of setting up all major government agencies and even private institution partners in the city.
Singson said it the grand plan of Candon to establish itself as a leading economic growth center here in Ilocos Region. ( LBJ)