PhilHealth Advisory: On-site Visits Of Authorized PhilHealth Personnel


Effective August 21, 2015, authorized PhilHealth personnel shall conduct visits to all private
and public employers to inspect their premises including their books and pertinent records.

This advisory is in line with PhilHealth Circular 017-2015 which reiterates Section 15.e of the
Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (RIRR) of the National Health Insurance Act
of 2013 on the Obligations of the Employers which states that “All government and private
employers are required to allow the inspection of its premises including its books and other
pertinent record.”

SSS rated “Very Good” in fighting corruption, ranked 2nd among gov’t institutions

FILE PHOTO: Social Security System Main Building at Quezon City (UNTV News)The Social Security System (SSS) earned a “Very Good” net sincerity rating of +57 for its efforts to fight corruption, placing second overall among government institutions based on the latest results of a periodic survey of business executives from hundreds of enterprises across the country.
SSS Officer-in-Charge of Management Services and Planning Division Eleonora Y. Cinco said the SSS net sincerity rating in the 2014/15 Social Weather Stations (SWS) Survey of Enterprises on Corruption was five points higher than the pension fund’s +52 “Very Good” net rating for 2013.

TFC and DFA join hands anew to encourage OFs to exercise their right to vote in the 2016 elections

TFC hopes to engage more overseas Filipinos via DFA - OVS and COMELEC’s online registration irehistro via a public service announcement featuring news personality Atom Araullo

August 28, 2015 (Quezon City) – With the deadline for the worldwide registration for the 2016 elections coming to a close on October 31, premier Filipino network The Filipino Channel (TFC) and implementing arm of the Overseas Voting Act, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Overseas Voting Secretariat (OVS) join hands anew to propagate the overseas Filipino’s (OF) right to vote.

Can OFWs invest even when they’re abroad?

By: Randell Tiongson

QUESTION: I’ve been reading your investing articles and want to try it myself. However, I’m an OFW. Is there any way for me to invest in the Philippines while I’m abroad? —Bea via e-mail

Answer: It’s heartening that OFWs respond to financial education positively and quickly. While it’s unfortunate that our banks still require mountains of forms, signatures and personal appearances, it’s not impossible for OFWs abroad to open accounts and start investing. It just initially requires some amount of time and effort to secure your financial future.