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  SSS welcomes appointment of Eva Arcos to Social Security Commission

Photo shows SSC ex-officio member and Labor Secretary Bienvenido E. Laguesma (left) administering the oath-taking of Commissioner Eva B. Arcos held at the Department of Labor and Employment in Manila.

The Social Security System (SSS) welcomes the appointment of Commissioner Eva B. Arcos as an acting member of the Social Security Commission (SSC), the highest governing board of the SSS.

As part of the SSC, Commissioner Arcos, who represents the Workers’ Group, is a member of the Information Technology and Collection Committee, and Risk Management and Investments Committee. She also served the SSC in 2015 and 2016.

Arcos dedicated more than three decades of service to workers and their families, women, the abandoned and homeless, children, and victim – survivors of gender-based violence, which include, among others, providing education opportunities; conducting research; participating in policy and program formulation; international solidarity; organizing communities; serving as a labor representative, delegate, adviser, panelist, or resource person in national and international activities; engaging in social dialogues and decision making-structures; providing psycho-social interventions, and psycho-spiritual accompaniment; and participating in relief and fact-finding missions in armed conflict areas.

She is concurrently the National Vice President for Education and Information of the Associated Labor Unions (ALU), Associated Philippine Seafarers Union (APSU), and the Associated Philippine Supervisory, Office, Technical Employees Association; and a Member of the Global, and Asia-Pacific IndustriALL Executive Committee, and Women’s Committee.

Arcos holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Economics from the University of the Philippines, Diliman. She has also earned 41 master’s units in Labor Policy and Administration, and Psychology from the same university.

She obtained diplomas and certificates in the areas of psychology, theology, spirituality, and labor from various institutions including Notre Dame University, Indiana, USA; Mexican American Cultural Center, San Antonio, Texas; Turin International Training Centre; Asian Productivity Organization and Iranian Productivity Organization, Tehran, Iran; Centro de Enseñanza para Extranjeros, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico; and International Institute – Histadrut, Israel.

Arcos joins Secretary of Finance Benjamin E. Diokno (ex officio Chairperson); SSS President and CEO Rolando Ledesma Macasaet (Vice-Chairperson); Secretary of Labor and Employment Bienvenido E. Laguesma (ex officio member); and Commissioners Diana Pardo Aguilar, Anita Bumpus-Quitain, Manuel L. Argel Jr., Jose C. Julio, and Robert Joseph M. De Claro in the SSC.

09 May 2023