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GSIS readies emergency loan for members and pensioners affected by Typhoon Goring; earmarks P6 billion

PASAY CITY -- The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) on Tuesday, August 29, announced that its emergency loan program is available for its members and pensioners who will be affected by super typhoon Goring.

"We prepared our support, including emergency loan assistance, to ensure our members and pensioners are fully aware of this important financial lifeline. The GSIS has allocated a Php6 billion budget for this purpose and we are ready to assist those who are in need," GSIS President and General Manager Wick Veloso said.

Active GSIS members living or working in the calamity-hit areas are eligible for the loan.

Their net take-home pay should also not go below P5,000 after all monthly deductions have been made as mandated by the General Appropriations Act.

Pensioners living in the affected areas can also avail of the loan. However, their net monthly pension, after accounting for the loan, should not fall below 25% of their basic monthly pension.

Members with current emergency loans may borrow up to P40,000 to settle previous loan balances, ensuring a maximum net amount of P20,000. Those without any outstanding emergency loan, including pensioners, can apply for a P20,000 loan.

The loan has a 6% interest rate and a three-year repayment term.

Members can apply for the loan anytime, anywhere via the GSIS Touch mobile app.

They can also go to the nearest GSIS kiosk located in major government offices such as the Department of Education, all GSIS branches, provincial capitols, city halls, municipal offices, and select Robinson’s and SM malls.

For further details or inquiries, members and pensioners may visit the GSIS website at, check their official Facebook page, send an email to, or reach out via the call center hotline at 8847-4747 (for those in Metro Manila). Toll-free numbers include 1-800-8-847-4747 for Globe and TM users, and 1-800-10-847-4747 for Smart, Sun, and Talk ’N Text subscribers. (GSIS)

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