Statement of DIWA on vetoing of the SSS pension increase

The Democratic Independent Workers Association (DIWA) party-list decries the vetoing of the SSS pension increase. As a party-list whose main thrust is the rights and welfare of Filipino workers, it is our mission to ensure the proper receiving of workers’ rewards, compensations, and benefits.
We are one with the retired workers who clamored for the approval of the P2,000 increase in the SSS pension, which they deserve and need in order to help improve their lives and well-being.
Despite the results, DIWA still stands firm on our belief and shall continue to be defenders of all Filipino workers by pushing for programs and policies that center on the protection and improvement of our lives to move towards a just, humane, and free society.