20K emergency loan for GSIS members

GSIS members line up at a kiosk w/their UMID to avail of the 20k emergency loan


The GSIS had recently relaxed the terms of its emergency loan program to make it more member-friendly.


“We reduced the interest rate to six percent from eight percent, waived the one percent service fee, and extended the payment of the first monthly amortization to three months from the loan drawdown,” Vergara explained.


Under the emergency loan program, eligible members may borrow Php20,000 payable in 36 equal monthly installments.


Qualified members may apply for an emergency loan through the GWAPS (GSIS Wireless Automated Processing System) kiosks using their eCard or their UMID eCard.


For any question about the emergency loan program, members may call the GSIS hotline at (02) 847.4747 or visit the GSIS office nearest them.


SOURCE: http://www.gsis.gov.ph/news.php?id=290


In the name of public service and to help alleviate the lives of the recent calamity victims. GSIS allots P10 billion in emergency loan for its members. A member can avail of a Php20K emergency loan. All the member has to do is go a GSIS Kiosk, bring their UMID ID and apply for the loan.


I’ve had first hand experience on the number of members willing to avail of this loan as we have a GSIS kiosk at our office in DepEd Rizal. Government personnel from different government agencies under GSIS starts to arrive as early as 10 in morning, the line is still up to 70 people as of this writing. So better be early to be ahead of others.


You can visit our office here at this address – DECS Building, Cabrera Road, Kaytikling, Taytay, Rizal

Riding the Next Wave with ICT

First Division ICT Contest of RizalThe First Division ICT Contest with the theme “Riding the Next Wave with  ICT” was held simultaneously in three Secondary schools in the Division of Rizal (Taytay National High School, Don Jose Ynares Sr. Memorial National High School and Vicente Madrigal Memorial National High School) last July 31, 2009 through the initiatives of Deped Rizal executives particularly their multi-tasking ICT Coordinator Sir Buddy Chester Repia.

The said event was successful as numbers of students together with their coaches, enthusiastically joined this techno-historical event.

The registrants have five fields of ICT categories to choose from. (Movie Editing/E-Banner/Web Design/Networking/Powerpoint Presentation). Luckily I’m part of this event as one of the panel of judges in the movie editing category, together with my peers Carlo Gonzal and Roy of Informatics for E-banner, and Mam Vangie Bicera of Pililla District also in movie editing category. Kudos also to the Contest Administrators Mam Bernadette Bulawan and Sir Johmar Hilario. See you again next year!

ICT in Rizal

Two great schools from the province of Rizal were recently awarded as the Outstanding ICT Implementer in the recent “2007 Division Search for the Outstanding Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Implementer”.

One is the Rizal National Science High School – A Secondary Public Science High School located in Jose P. Rizal St., Batingan, Binangonan, Rizal, Philippines and the other is Nuestra Señora de Aranzazu Parochial School – A Private Coeducational School located in the heart of San Mateo Rizal, Philippines.

Being a member of the evaluating team is a wonderful experience for me. For we (the DRICT Team) became exposed to all the high-tech computer laboratory and equipments of the different participating schools (mostly from the private schools). And also became aware of what is lacking in terms of ICT on some public schools. Although I admit that it is also very tedious(travelling north and south of Rizal province for 7 days).

Not to mention that it really gave us headaches on our final evaluations because a lot of them have edge to one another and vice-versa.

By the way our team are composed of Mr. Buddy Chester Repia (our Division ICT Coordinator), Grace Cenina, Carlo Gonzal and myself.

DRICT – Acronym for Deped Rizal Information and Communications Technology, conceptualized by me and the logo design was a collaborative work with Carlo “kabutto” Gonzal.

See photos of our ICT adventure HERE!