CJ Sereno pens SC decision nullifying GSIS resolutions for lack of publication (Re: Full retirement benefits)

The Supreme Court has invalidated three resolutions issued by the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), which stripped retired state workers of their right to enjoy their full retirement benefits. In a court ruling penned by Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, the high court’s First Division also asked the Congress to look for ways to fund the nearly P7 billion in supposed unpaid insurance premiums of state employees to the GSIS from July 1997 to December 2010. xxx It likewise urged the Office of the Ombudsman to file the necessary charges against government officials liable for the delay in the remittance of GSIS premiums of thousands of state personnel. xxx As pointed out by the petitioners, it said that the GSIS failed to publish the contents of the three resolutions in a newspaper of general circulation before they were implemented. (SC voids GSIS resolutions By: Marlon Ramos - Reporter / @MRamosINQPhilippine Daily Inquirer / 07:08 AM November 13, 2017 Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/944914/sc-voids-gsis-resolutions#ixzz4yMRGBqB2 Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook)