The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) donated a vehicle, computers and other equipment to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in a virtual turnover ceremony last October 27, in line with the pension fund’s corporate social responsibility program.
During the online ceremony, GSIS President and General Manager Rolando Ledesma Macasaet and TESDA Director-General Isidro Lapeña signed a deed of transfer that formally turned over the ownership of a Toyota Revo, five desktop computers, two fax machines, 10 stackable chairs, and 10 3-seater gang chairs from GSIS to TESDA.
“TESDA needs vehicles, computers and other items that its students may use as learning tools. Ang Toyota Revo, magagamit ng TESDA para sa automotive course, ang mga computer, maaaring gamitin sa repair courses,” Macasaet said.
Sec. Lapena responded by saying that “GSIS’s donation will surely aid our TESDAns on the ground to immediately reach our kababayan and deliver training in the communities. We would like to assure GSIS that its support and donation to TESDA will be put to good use.”
Earlier this year, TESDA entered into a partnership with GSIS to refinance its employee’s outstanding loans with lending institutions through the GSIS Financial Assistance Loan (GFAL). During the turnover ceremony, Macasaet also informed the TESDA employees present during the event that GSIS is offering a study now, pay later educational loan to assist GSIS members in sending their children or close relatives to school; and a Php30,000-computer loan to help them purchase a laptop or computer for their family’s online needs.
Under its social responsibility drive this year, GSIS launched an educational subsidy program which provides Php10,000 subsidy for 10,000 qualified members’ children or legal dependents while in college, and an additional insurance benefit of Php500,000 for the families of COVID-19 public frontliners who died in the performance of their duties under the Bayanihan For Frontliners program.