GSIS Gymnasium, GSIS Financial Center, Pasay City
June 19, 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte urged the officials and employees of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) to remain one with the government in the fight against graft, corruption and other ills of society in his speech during the 81st anniversary celebration of the social insurance institution at GSIS Financial Center in Pasay City.

“Always embody integrity, transparency and accountability in your work and never waver in your resolve towards a better and more progressive Philippines,” he said before the Board of Trustees, executives, and employees of GSIS present in the event.

The Chief Executive likewise reiterated his strong stand to fire and dismiss government officials involved in corrupt activities to “give the Filipinos a respite of corruption.”

“And the first thing that I promised you was that I would try to control corruption. Alam ninyo na until now ginagawa ko. I have fired so many undersecretaries and secretaries and most of them, ‘yung mga minor, were then my companions in the city mayor’s office in 1988.It pains me deeply to do it pero sinabi ko na, sinabi ko sa inyo, ‘Huwag. Huwag na huwag.’ And that promise, I’m doing until today,” he stressed.

The President was received by Atty. Jesus Clint Aranas, GSIS President and General Manager during the event.

After gracing the anniversary celebration of GSIS, President Duterte, together with Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Secretary Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, applied for the Unified Multi-Purpose Identification (UMID) card. The two officials themselves passed through the enrolment procedures facilitated by GSIS personnel.

GSIS is a government-owned social insurance institution that provides social security benefits to its members working in the government.

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