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Neri assumes SSS post Aug. 1–Palace

By Lira Dalangin-FernandezINQUIRER.netFirst Posted 12:33:00 07/09/2008

MANILA, Philippines — Commission on Higher Education chairman Romulo Neri will take over as administrator of the Social Security System starting August 1, Press Secretary Jesus Dureza announced Wednesday.
Neri will replace Corazon de la Paz, who resigned from her post in June, citing “problems.”
“Secretary Romulo Neri has been appointed by President [Gloria Macapagal-] Arroyo administrator of the Social Security System. He will assume office August 1 this year,” Dureza said in a statement.
In a separate phone interview, Dureza said Neri would also assume as chief executive officer of the state-run pension fund for workers in the private sector.
Neri will also be the cluster head of the newly-launched national social welfare program with a Cabinet rank. The program was created under Administrative Order 232 released Tuesday that would consolidate the social welfare programs of the government.
De la Paz confirmed earlier on Wednesday that she submitted her resignation letter as early as June.
Dureza said the President accepted Dela Paz’s resignation and cited her for the “leadership, reforms, and initiatives she did as SSS chief.”
When asked as to who Neri’s replacement would be, Dureza said the President has not decided.
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As to the replacement of Corazon dela Paz as SSS chief, like what I said before, appointments in government are pre-arranged with specific tenure.
Bago pa maupo si GMA ay nakakasa na ang lahat. Dapat ay mabiyayaan ang lahat ng kaalyado ng administrasyon lalo pa at matatapos na ang katungkulan ng nakaupong presidente. Kalakaran na ito na hindi na dapat pagtakhan. Sabi ko nga, “Kanino pa ba ang sarap, Kundi sa kamag-anak!
Because of the ZET Broadband deal, the integrity of Romulo Neri is in doubt. He can still use that so called “executive privilege” in using SSS funds for the next election.
My concern is “HOW IS IT THAT WE LET GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL TO MANAGE PRIVATE FUNDS?”

Neri should manage the GSIS not the SSS. I think it is about time that private person MUST manage private fund. Private employees should have alternative agencies where they can put their retirement fund. Besides, it is their hard-earned money. Let other agencies compete for each other to attract SSS members.
Dapat nang buwagin ang SSS at hayaan ang mga private investors na magtayo ng mga trust funds!!
Kailangan may mapapagpilian silang ibang kumpanya kung saan lalago nang husto ang kanilang pinaghirapan! Hindi tama na ang mga tao sa gobyerno ang namamahala sa pondo ng SSS. Hindi naman pera ng gobyerno ang SSS, bakit pahahawakan sa kanila? Magkakaroon na naman ng katiwalian at kurakutan! Tapos, hindi naman magsasalita kapag tinatanong na. “EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE daw! LETSE!!

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