The provincial government of Isabela will now subsidize the contributions of around 10,000 marginalized farmers to the Social Security System (SSS) as contained in the memorandum of agreement it signed with the state-agency last January 30.

The agreement, dubbed as “BRO-Sapat na Seguridad para Sa mga Magsasaka” or BRO-SSSM, provides for the allocation of P18 million to subsidize half of the SSS contributions of small farmers with one-fourth to one hectare of tillage.


Above photo shows the ceremonial signing of the BRO-SSSM agreement at the Isabela Provincial Capitol as represented by (seated from L-R) Isabela provincial agriculturist Danilo Tumanibo, Isabela Hon. Governor Faustino Dy III, SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emilio S. de Quiros, Jr, and SSS Senior Vice President for Luzon Josie Magana. Also in photo are (standing from L-R) Isabela provincial government staff, SSS Cauayan Branch Head Estrella Aragon, SSS Senior Vice President for Administration May Catherine Ciriaco, Special Assistant to the SSS President and CEO Ma. Lourdes Mendoza, SSS Corporate Policy and Planning Department Manager III Eleonora Cinco, and SSS Assistant Vice President for Luzon North Luis Olais.​​