By Cheryl A. Galili

PALAWAN 2ND District Board Member Ernesto A. Llacuna is urging the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) to consider the establishment of district field offices in northern and southern Palawan to expand accessible and better services to its members.

Llacuna said many GSIS members in Palawan frequently transact businesses in the city where its main office is located.

Under this set up, complaints are increasing from the members allegedly because of high cost of transportation fare and other related expenses simply to follow up transactions that they can’t get without delay.

Members with minimal claims who come to Puerto Princesa from distantly located municipalities have to stay for longer periods of time, which means spending more for lodging and meals.

“I hope that the GSIS will also consider making its services available to people who live in far-flung areas of the province by establishing offices in northern and southern Palawan,” Llacuna said.

In related news, the Palawan Provincial Board lauded the Social Security System (SSS) for establishing field offices in northern and southern Palawan for its members.

Llacuna said the SSS’ efforts on making and bringing services closer to its members will not only give them comfort, but will also increase their trust and confidence.

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