Government Service and Insurance System president and general manager Robert Vergara said that they have been implementing changes in the “unjust” and “unfair” policies of the GSIS.
One of the policy changes it is implementing is not to deduct payments for a member's housing loan from his retirement benefit to avoid having zero or minimal benefit.
Instead, what GSIS will do is to look for a scheme or let the member decide on how to pay the balance of his loan.
‘Corn varieties under
study show promise’
Six conventional corn hybrid varieties used in the research and verification of location-specific technology interventions for the Development of Corn Based Farming System posted an average yield of seven tons per hectare during harvest in May, corn specialist Armando Abaño said yesterday.
Among the hybrid corns they used were GS196, GSI88, TSG81, and Pioneer 30B80, Abaño said.
He said the research will improve the corn production sufficiency level of the province since it is still 20 percent sufficient.
Gawad Saka finalist
A young farmer from Barangay Guiljungan, Cauayan, Negros Occidental, was one of the three finalists in the search for Gawad Saka 2011 under the young farmer and fisherfolk category, a government press release said.
Finalist Vito Binondo, 24, promotes sustainable lifestyle and organic agriculture.
He practices integrated pest management and mulching technology on vegetables and likewise collects seeds of fruits, forest trees and vegetables and grows seedlings which are planted by the school children and distributed to barangay officials, the press release said.