SSS pensioners: Increase important for our dignity

Senior citizens trooped to the House of Representatives a few days after President Benigno Aquino vetoed the bill for a two thousand peso increase in the monthly pension of member-retirees. They are asking Congress to override the veto by reenacting the measure through a two-thirds vote.

The pensioners said that the increase would have help them reclaim some of their dignity that has been affected by the small amounts they receive from the social security agency.