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MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, March 17 (PIA) - As the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Maasin Branch continues to serve Southern Leyte down to Inopacan, Leyte for the last 14 years, there is the need to provide additional kiosks to serve its increasing members.

According to Branch Manager Igmidio F. Ponay, Jr " With the increasing GSIS membership in Southern Leyte and portions of Leyte provinces, I am requesting for three additional kiosks to serve the municipalities of Saint Bernard, Pintuyan and the Department of Education – Maasin City Division."

He said that additional kiosks has already been requested at the GSIS Central Office and he is waiting for its arrival anytime.

" This is on top of the existing operations of eight kiosks that were distributed in the mentioned provinces, excluding the two kiosks located at GSIS Branch office. " Ponay said.

He reported that membership has increased to 11,600 from the original 10,000 members of GSIS Maasin Branch Office since 2001.

Ponay, however, desired that if the signals of the giant telecommunications in their area of responsibility would warrant, he would like to see that each municipality will be provided with kiosks for the convenience of the members especially those from the far-flung areas.

Last March 12, 2015 the said branch office had a simple celebration on its 14th founding anniversary in Southern Leyte, wherein they held a mass and served the members with snacks as they visit in the premises of GSIS Maasin on that day in its newest location at Barangay Mantahan, Maasin City, it was learned. (ajc/esg/PIA8 SoLeyte)