Bill lowering the optional retirement age of government workers from 65 to 56 years old approved on the third and final reading


It was unanimously approved with 192 votes on third and final reading a bill lowering the optional retirement age of government workers from 65 years old to 56 by the House of Representatives.


Once the president will signed the bill into law, Government workers who have entered the age of 56 years they have the option to file for retirement and be entitled to an old-age pension for life from the GSIS.


"It is one of the demands voiced during consultations with public school teachers", according to ACT Teachers Party-list Rep. France Castro, principal author of the bill.

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