Sumakay para sumipsip! Velasco files twin bills granting Duterte power to suspend hikes in SSS, Philhealth premium rates

MANILA – Speaker Lord Allan Velasco on Thursday filed twin measures seeking to grant President Rodrigo Duterte the power to suspend the scheduled increases in the contribution rates of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) and the Social Security System (SSS) “in times of national emergencies.”