The increase in the monthly pension of senior citizens from P500 to at least P1,000 has not been yet signed into law by outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte.
This is contrary to a Tiktok video posted by user bahogete on June 25. It contains a text overlay that reads:
NAGSIMULA NA ANG PAYOUT! P1,000 SSS PENSION INCREASE FOR ALL SENIORS. THANK YOU. MALAKING TULONG NA ITO SA MGA SENIORS.
The post’s caption also mistakenly thanked incoming President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. for the supposed increase.
NAGSIMULA NA ANG PAYOUT! ₽1000 SSS PENSION INCREASE FOR ALL SENIORS. #pension #seniors #philippines #bbm #uniteam #fy #fyp #foryou #foryoupageofficiall #foryoupage #bahogete #share #trend #breakingnews MALAKING TULONG NADIN TO SA MGA SENIORS. ❤️❤️ Maraming Salamat PBBM. SAna marami pang AYUDA ang maisabatas sa susunod na BUWAN. 😁
PBBM stands for President Bongbong Marcos, who will be inaugurated on June 30.
Both the Senate and the House recently approved the bill seeking to increase the monthly pension of indigent senior citizens to not less than P1,000 and mandating the National Commission on Senior Citizens to provide guidelines on social safety nets and waive service fees.
In a report last June 21, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said 182 bills passed by both the houses of Congress were awaiting Duterte’s approval.
As of writing, the video has gained more than 1,300 views and 80 likes. (JL)