RP-Greece social security agreement in final stagesDec 4th, 2009 | By pam | Category: News
The second round of negotiations for the RP-Greek Social Security Agreement (18-21 May 2009) was successfully concluded on 20 May 2009, with only minor details still to be worked out in a final round of negotiations early next year.
The draft agreement was signed on 20 May 2009 by Social Security System (SSS) Commissioner Fe Tibayan –Palileo for the Philippines, and by Secretariat General for Social Security, International Affairs Division Director Anna Rizou, for Greece (shown in photo with the rest of the delegation).
The Philippine delegation was composed of SSS Commissioner Ms. Fe Tibayan-Palileo (head of delegation), SSS VP for International Affairs Judy Frances See, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, (Philhealth) President and CEO, Dr. Jesus Reynaldo Aquino, Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Vice President for Membership Operations, Mr. Arni Mercado, and Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) representative, Mr. Emilio Fernandez (Office of European Affairs).
The Embassy’s Deputy Chief Mission Maria Fe Pangilinan and Labor Attaché to Greece Atty. George Eduvala formed part of the Philippine delegation from Athens, and were present during the proceedings.
The scope of the agreement includes the old age or pension benefits, survivorship/death benefits, and disability benefits.
During the negotiations proper, it was agreed upon that the relevant forms for claims, and for referrals to the liaison body, shall be coursed through diplomatic channels.
It was also mentioned that the signing of the agreement will be arranged and agreed upon at a later date.