A Muslim woman shows off her government card outside the Sulu Provincial Capitol where she gets her pension from a money machine. (Mindanao Examiner Photo)
SULU, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Oct. 31, 2010) - Civil workers and pensioners in the southern Philippine province of Sulu are all praises to the installation of money machines where they can draw funds instead of getting them in Zamboanga City in Mindanao.
They said they can now get their salaries and pensions from automated teller machines installed by the Government Service Insurance System at the capitol building on the request of Governor Sakur Tan.
"This machine have made it easy for me to get my monthly government pension. I don't have to travel to Zamboanga City anymore just to get my money, we have this money machine now and this is good and just got a little tutorial on how to use my card and the machine," Elsa Usman told the Mindanao Examiner.
Aside from the GSIS desk, Tan also put up desks for various government agencies, including the Commission on Human Rights and the National Bureau of Investigation, to make it easier for locals to get their clearances and other pertinent documents instead of travelling to Zamboanga City to get them. (Mindanao Examiner)