Senior citizens hold rally vs Aquino’s veto of SSS pension increase

Thousands of senior citizens and Social Security System pensioners held a rally at Quezon Memorial Circle last January 30 to call for an override of the presidential veto of the P2,000 monthly pension increase.

They collectively condemned President Aquino as disrespectful of old people who rely on their pensions for their daily needs.

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.