GSIS pensioners urged to use online services amid heatwave

By Wilnard Bacelonia

April 22, 2024, 4:09 pm

MANILA – Amid a heatwave warning, the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) urged on Monday pensioners to use online services for their convenience and safety.

PAGASA recently issued a warning regarding unprecedented temperatures reaching up to 46 degrees Celsius in 24 areas across the country.

In a news release, GSIS pensioners were encouraged to complete their renewal of active status or the Annual Pensioners Information Revalidation (APIR) through the GSIS’s digital platforms, including the GSIS Touch Mobile App which now has facial recognition technology.

This app allows pensioners to fulfill requirements from the comfort of their homes.

“Our pensioners are among the most vulnerable during these extreme weather conditions. By enhancing access to our online services, we ensure they can fulfill their requirements without compromising their health," president and general manager Wick Veloso said.

Pensioners can also opt for an online interview scheduled through designated GSIS email addresses.

The state pension fund said recently it has also set aside nearly PHP2.5 billion for emergency loans that could help members and pensioners affected by El Niño in Occidental, as well as the pertussis outbreak in the province of Cavite. (PNA)