GSIS GSIS PGM Wick Veloso (right) awards the certificate of appreciation to Camarines Norte Gov. Ricarte Dong Padilla for donating a 500-square meter land to be the site of the GSIS Camarines Norte Branch Office that will be constructed soon. A total of 13,000 members and pensioners in the area are expected to experience greater convenience as GSIS services will be brought closer to them.

GSIS to set up full-time office in Camarines Norte to benefit 13K members, pensioners

November 3, 2022 People's Tonight 309 views

A TOTAL of 10,000 members and 3,000 pensioners of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) based in Camarines Norte will soon experience greater convenience when they transact with GSIS.

GSIS will bring its services closer to the members and pensioners in the area after it accepted a 500-square meter lot donated by the Provincial Government of Camarines Norte as the site of the new full-time service desk to be constructed in the province.

The deed of donation was signed by GSIS President and General Manager Wick Veloso and Camarines Sur Governor Ricarte “Dong Padilla” today, November 2 at the GSIS Head Office in Pasay City.

“Nagpapasalamat po kami kay Gov. Dong. Padilla dahil mas magiging maginhawa na ngayon ang pakikipag-transaksyon sa GSIS ng aming members at pensioners sa Camarines Norte. Hindi na nila kailangang gumastos sa pamasahe at mag-byahe ng tatlong oras para lang makipag-transact sa GSIS. Dati kailangan pa nilang pumunta sa Naga branch na 130 kilometers ang layo sa Camarines Norte,” Veloso said.

The donated lot is strategically located in the municipality of Vinzons, Camarines Norte, near the Provincial Office of the Commission on Audit and the Land Bank of the Philippines.

“Aside from the lot we donated to GSIS, we will also provide its temporary home in the office building that we are constructing right now. The office building will be ready by the first quarter of 2023,”Governor Padilla said.

Once constructed, the GSIS office in Camarines Norte will accept all major transactions such as filing of loans and claims, including general insurance claims. It will also accept remittances of monthly premium and loan payments, and releasing of checks and eCards. Pensioners may also comply with the Annual Pensioners’ Information Revalidation (APIR) through the new office.

To date, GSIS has three GSIS Wireless Automated Processing (GW@PS) kiosks located in the Provincial Government Office of Camarines Norte, the Municipal Government Office of Labo, and the Department of Education in Camarines Norte.

Currently, GSIS attends to clients at the Central Plaza Mall in Daet every second and fourth Thursdays of the month. With the establishment of the full-time service desk, GSIS will have six offices in the Bicol Region, along with the offices in the cities of Naga, Legazpi, Sorsogon, Virac and Masbate.