PW-featured-photo-SSS-pension-protest

Photo Story

Photos | Never too old to protest

February 2, 2016

Our lolos and lolas, the senior citizen pensioners of the Social Security System, are up in arms, demanding a P2,000 pension hike that the President vetoed. Photos taken by photojournalist Jo A. Santos during the gathering of pensioners and their supporters to assert #SSSPensionHikeNow

They gathered in front of the stage, hundreds of them, as leaders of senior citizens’ groups and workers’ groups spoke. The message was clear: they, the pensioners, who paid contributions for decades, would not take President Aquino’s veto of the P2,000 pension hike sitting down. Days before Congress ends its session on February 3, our elders and their loved ones are determined to knock on the doors of their congresspeople and demand what is only just.

Photojournalist Jo A. Santos took these photos of the gathering at Quezon City Memorial Circle last Sunday, January 30.


 

Please follow and like us:
Facebook0
Facebook
YouTube0
YouTube
Google+191
Google+
http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2016/02/photos-never-too-old-to-protest/
Instagram0
Follow by Email
RSS