Republic Act 8282 is all about the SSS mandate and the declaration of policy that says “It is the policy of the State to establish, develop, promote and perfect a sound and viable tax-exempt social security system suitable to the needs of the people throughout the Philippines which shall promote social justice and provide meaningful protection to members and their families against the hazards of disability, sickness, maternity, old-age, death and other contingencies resulting in loss of income or financial burden. Towards this end, the State shall endeavor to extend social security protection to workers and their beneficiaries.”
The concept ofsocial security evolved from an age-old search of man for protection against poverty which breeds grave social ills that not only threaten his survival but also erode his sense of human dignity. It, therefore, becomes the duty of the State to operate a mechanism that would provide such protection to its people.
On January 26, 1948, former President Manuel A. Roxas proposed a bill seeking to establish a social security system for wage earners and low-salaried employees. This was recommended to Congress in his State of the Nation Address. After the death of President Roxas, former President Elpidio Quirino created the Social Security Study Commission on July 7, 1948. The creation of the commission was his first official act upon his assumption to office. Based on the report of the Study Commission, a draft of the Social Security Act was submitted to Congress.
In 1954, Representative Floro Crisologo, Senators Cipriano Primicias and Manuel Briones introduced bills based on the report of the Social Security Study Commission in the House of Representatives and in the Senate. These bills were consolidated and enacted into Republic Act (RA) 1161, better known as the Social Security Act of 1954.
The SSS aims to develop and promote a Viable, Universal and Equitable social security protection scheme through World-class service and to institutionalize a corporate culture that instills the core values of Trust, Empowerment and Teamwork.
- Viable – means that social security protection shall be provided through generations.
- Equitable – means fair and uniform coverage shall be made available to all. Benefits shall be meaningful and able to sustain a decent standard of living.
- World-class Service – means the highest standard of social security service shall be provided to ensure total member satisfaction such as prompt, accurate and courteous.
However, the Social Security Act was objected by business and labor groups, resulting to a deferment of its implementation. In 1957, amendatory bills were presented in Congress. These bills were the bases of RA 1792, which amended the original Social Security Act. On September 1, 1957, the Social Security Act of 1954 or the Social Security Law (SS Law) was finally implemented, marking a significant milestone in the social security program.
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