Good news to all Filipinos working in Dubai. In a press release, the DFA said a simple ceremony led by SSS President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Emilio S. de Quiros Jr. at the Consulate General’s premises marked the opening of the SSS office on September 21. SSS currently has 15 offices in 11 countries.
Aside from newly-opened office in Dubai, SSS has six other offices in the Middle East. They are in:
- Al Khobar
- Abu Dhabi.
SSS is also re-opening its office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
In her welcome remarks, Philippine Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Grace Relucio-Princesa noted that Filipinos in Dubai and the Northern Emirates may now avail of SSS programs and services.
The SSS has recently signed agreements with Denmark and Portugal that would allow Filipinos to receive their social security benefits once they are back in the Philippines.
The goal of SSS was to bring back the status of SSS funds to perpetuity which requires a contribution rate of 14% based on 2007 valuation.
Source: VVP, GMA News