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Bacolod City, PhilippinesWednesday, December 11, 2013
Businesses, public warned
vs. fake SSS benefit checks

The Social Security System yesterday warned the public, especially small establishments, to be more careful in accepting SSS checks as payments for purchases, and encashing them, a press release from the agency said.

The SSS management has received a report from its La Union Branch Officer-In-Charge, Francisco Pentecostes, last week that a bogus SSS check for P9,000 was encashed at a grocery store.

The fake SSS check was allegedly issued by Land Bank of the Philippines, Baguio City Branch, but the account from which it was to be drawn is the Land Bank of the Philippines, Tarlac Branch. The check also had two different account numbers and the signatures are not those of authorized signatories of the agency, the SSS said in its press release.

Guv signs deal
with ProntoMedics

Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the owner of ProntoMedics Transcriptions, yesterday, at the Governor's Office, for the rental of an 80 to 100 square meter floor space at the soon-to-be completed Negros First Cyber Centre in Bacolod City, a press release from the Capitol said.

ProntoMedics Transcriptions is a homegrown medical and general transcription company, owned by Dr. Arnulfo Seares Jr., with partners from the United States of America serving clients globally, the press release said.

The company specializes in providing medical transcriptions to clients from around the globe.

‘No IRR for pay hike yet'

Negros Occidental Provincial Director, Ma. Victoria Mondragon of the Department of Labor and Employment, yesterday said they have not received the Implementing Rules and Regulations on the new P10 wage hike in Western Visayas yet.

Mondragon said they will assess if the employers are complying with the new wage order next month after they get the IRR.

The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board Region 6, chaired by DOLE Director Ponciano Ligutom, unanimously approved the wage increase on October 30.

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