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An added good sign for Oslo peace talks

WHEN the second round of the peace talks with the National Democratic Front (NDF) of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) begins today in Oslo, Norway, a delegation from the House of Representatives will be sitting with the government panel.

Retirees of the Social Security System and their families were looking forward to the signing of a bill increasing their monthly pension by P2,000 late last year, when then President President Benigno Aquino III unexpectedly announced in January that he was vetoing the bill. It will have “dire financial consequences,” he said; it would deplete the SSS Investment Reserve Fund by the year 2029.

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