SSS inks MOA with Bacolod LGUs for social security coverage of job order and contract of service workers

(From left to right) Ms. Rochelle Bustamante, Acting Head AMS; Gerard Gonzales, Asst BH; Brgy. Capt. Rosinie Distrito; Alex Evasco, Brgy. Treasurer; Brgy. Kagawad Romeo Jago and AMS Team Heads Analie Esquilla and Ma. Lourdes Demaclid during the MOA Signing at Brgy. Singcang-Airport Bacolod City (From left to right) Josephine Sombilla, Asst BH; Brgy. Kagawad Rodolfo Toledo; Brgy. Capt Lady Gles Pallen and Sheila Galeno Branch Head during MOA Signing at Brgy. Taculing, Bacolod City

The Social Security System (SSS) Bacolod Branch successfully gained a partnership with another barangay.

SSS Bacolod Assistant Branch Head Mr. Gerard Gonzales and Brgy. Captain Rosinie Distrito of Brgy. Singcang Airport signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) last March 31, 2023, for the social security protection of the local government unit’s (LGU) job order (JO) and contract of service (COS) workers.

Under the agreement, JOs/COS workers in the barangay who are not covered by the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) benefits will be registered as self-employed members of SSS. The barangay shall remit regularly their SSS contribution through a salary deduction scheme.

“We believe that forging partnerships with barangays is one of many effective and possible ways to bring SSS closer to our members. May their full support for these programs also reach other LGUs and encourage them to join us in providing SSS services to their respective local communities,” said SSS Bacolod Branch Head Sheila Galeno.

On March 21, 2023, Barangay Taculing Captain and President of Alliance for Barangay Concerns (ABC) Lady Gless Pallen also entered into the same agreement with SSS for the coverage of their JO workers and launched their E-center sa Barangay.

E-Center sa Barangay is part of the pension fund’s digitalization efforts which partnership with LGU will help bring SSS digital services to local stakeholders. SSS Bacolod shall train barangay personnel who will assist members on how to do online transactions through their My.SSS accounts while computers and internet access will be provided by the barangay.

SSS Bacolod Branch has already launched E-centers in seven barangays namely, Singcang-Airport & Taculing in Bacolod City and Dos Hermanas, Katilingban, Balaring, San Fernando, and Zone 14 in Talisay City.

The branch also managed to sign four MOA for social security coverage of JO and COS workers in Brgy. 10, Taculing, and Singcang in Bacolod City and Brgy. Zone 10 in Talisay City, Negros Occidental.

Interested barangays may contact SSS Bacolod at 435-2797 to 98 or via email at