LPA to enter PAR by Saturday morning, may intensify into tropical depression

The low pressure area monitored outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) could intensify into a tropical depression over the weekend and make landfall over the Caraga region by Sunday

According to weather bureau PAGASA, the LPA is expected to cross the border by early Saturday morning.  The LPA could turn into a tropical depression on Sunday as it heads toward Caraga.

After making landfall, the storm may continue to affect Mindanao and Central Visayas region until Monday. The weather system was already bringing rains to some parts of the country, particularly over Eastern Visayas.s




The Social Security System (SSS) regrets to inform its members of the delay in the release of checks for salary loan, death, disability, retirement, sickness and maternity claims submitted starting May 22, 2018 onwards due to check printer malfunction.

The necessary repairs are already underway and the SSS aims to have the checks ready for delivery to PhilPost starting June 8. SSS is coordinating with PhilPost for special handling of these checks for faster delivery.

SSS is also notifying some 106,950 affected members and pensioners of the delay via text message thru the number they registered with SSS. For other inquiries, members may call phone numbers 920-6446 to 55 or email member_relations@sss.gov.ph.

This is the first time that SSS had a check printer malfunction.  The agency apologizes for the inconvenience.