Various netizens from all walks of life expressed anger at the decision of President Aquino for vetoing a bill seeking to grant P2,000 across-the-board increase in pensions that the Social Security System gives out to retirees.
The decision of the President could also hurt not only the candidacy of the former DILG Secretary Mar Roxas but also the entire ticket of the administration party’s Liberal Party. Some netizens noted that they want to abandon the candidates under the Liberal Party in the coming 2016 polls.
Facebook and other social media sites become the avenue for netizens to express their anger with the President’s decision to veto the proposed bill filed by senatorial candidate Nelly Colmenares of Bayan Muna.
Although President Aquino angered some netizens with his decision not to approved the SSS Pension increase, there are also netizens who lauded the President’s decision because they noted that the President was just thinking for the greater good of SSS members.
One of the most interesting comments among the netizens who shared their views was aired by a certain Facebook user Hector who noted that the government should look into the higher disparity of the SSS contributions and the GSIS contributions.
According to Facebook user Hector, the SSS should upgrade the contribution of SSS members to match those of the GSIS members. At the said rate, there would have been no problem of SSS pensioners getting measly amounts of pensions.