SSS services back online
MANILA, Philippines — The Social Security System (SSS) on Tuesday said its online services have resumed after the temporary, one-day downtime caused by the fire at its Quezon City headquarters last Sunday.
In a statement, the SSS said its website (www.sss.gov.ph), mobile app, and the “uSSSap Tayo” portal were now accessible.
“The SSS’s servers have undergone testing in preparation for the continuation of operations through its business recovery center,” the state-run pension fund for private-sector workers and retirees said.
“SSS stakeholders are assured that all member data records were not affected by the incident,” it added.
The SSS earlier said operations at its main data center had been affected by the fire that broke out at the UPS room of its main office early morning last Aug. 28.
As such, its online channels were down on Monday.
SSS Officer-in-Charge and Executive Vice President Rizaldy Capulong told senators on Tuesday that 70 percent of SSS transactions were already in the digital space.
Capulong told the Senate committee on government corporations and public enterprises that 90 percent of benefit disbursements to its members and pensioners were being made online, with 22 million app users and 13.2 million members transacting via the my.SSS portal.