IMG_8756-copy.jpgThree banks received the Social Security System (SSS) “Balikat ng Bayan” distinction for topping their respective categories as Best Collecting Banks. The winners were Ventaja International Corporation as Best OFW Collecting Partner, Bank of the Philippines Islands (BPI) as Best Collecting Commercial Bank, RCBC Savings Bank as Best Collecting Thrift Bank, and One Network Bank, Inc. as Best Collecting Rural Bank. Social Security Commissioner Daniel Edralin (left), SSS president and Chief Executive Officer Emilio de Quiros, Jr (2nd from left), Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor and Guest of Honor Amando Tetangco, Jr (2nd from right), and SSS Chief Legal Counsel Voltaire Agas (right) pose with (from L-R) Ventaja International President Vincent Grey, BPI Vice President for Corporate Banking Ma. Teresa Anna Lim, RCBC 1st Vice President for Retail Banking Leonor Belen, RCBC President Rommel Latinazo, and One Network Bank President Alex Buenaventura during the Balikat ng Bayan awarding ceremonies at the SSS main office in Quezon City on September 25.