Get members’ OK on P12.5B, SSS told

SENATE minority leader Aquilino Pimentel yesterday said the pension fund of the Social Security System cannot be channeled to the economic stimulus package without the consent of its members.

“The plan to use P12.5 billion from the SSS for the economic stimulus package may be pleasant to hear because many people will presumably benefit from it. But this is not the money of the government. This is owned by the worker-members in the nature of a trust fund,” he said.

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