Manila, Philippines – The House of Representatives recently approved on third and final reading for changing the retirement age for government employees from 60 years old to 56.
The bill seeks to amend Section 13-A of Republic Act 8291, otherwise known as the “Government Service Insurance Act of 1997.”
Authors of the measure are Reps. Antonio Tinio and France Castro (Party-list ACT Teachers), Rodel Batocabe (Party-list, AKO Bicol),Mercedes Cagas (Lone District, Davao del Sur), Strike Revilla (2nd District, Cavite), Nancy Catamco (2nd District, North Cotabato), Marlyn Primicias-Agabas (6th District, Pangasinan), Marisol Panotes (2nd District, Camarines Norte), Lorna Silverio (3rd District, Bulacan, Ma. Carmen Zamora (1st District, Compostela Valley), Estrellita Suansing (1st District, Nueva Ecija), and Carmelo Lazatin II (1st District, Pampanga), aside from others.
With this bill all government employees, such as Teachers, Police, etc.., will have the option to retire at the age of 56 years old.
“At such stage of their lives, public school teachers should at least be given the choice if they wish to rest from the profession and enjoy more good and healthy years ahead,” said Tinio.
Source: Sun Star
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