The pension increase was timely because of the high cost of living, said former security guard Rizalino Guelos, 65, of Polomolok town in South Cotabato province. “But my monthly pension is not enough even for my maintenance medicine,” said Guelos, who receives a monthly pension of P2,000. She said her P4,100 monthly pension, half of which is spent for medicine, was not enough if she lived alone. “Had my children not been helping me, the SSS pension that I have would not be enough,” she said. She depends on her monthly pension since she closed her small sari-sari store due to failing health.
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer January 11, 2017 17:51 UTC