- Automatic Grant of 3-Month Moratorium on Loan Amortizations of GSIS Members Granted Emergency Loans for Typhoon Sendong
- GSIS Memorandum Circular No. 01-12
January 31, 2012
GSIS MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 01-12
|TO||:||Heads of Constitutional Bodies; Bureaus and Agencies of the National Government; Local Government Units; Government Owned or Controlled Corporations; State Universities and Colleges; and All Others Concerned|
|SUBJECT||:||Automatic Grant of a Three-Month Moratorium on Loan Amortizations of GSIS Members Granted Emergency Loans as a Result of Typhoon Sendong|
To extend necessary support and alleviate the plight of the victims of Typhoon Sendong, GSIS immediately offered emergency loans to members in the affected areas to help them rebuild their homes and assist them in their financial needs.
Further, recognizing their plight and bound by its social obligation to help its members and pensioners in times of adversity, the GSIS has approved, under
The Moratorium Program is divided in two (2) phases:
(a) The first phase is the automatic deferment of loan repayments for the months of January, February, and March 2012 for all active members who were granted emergency loans due to typhoon Sendong.
(b) The second phase is the grant of additional nine-month moratorium on the payment of loan amortizations, without interests and penalties, for members and pensioners residing and/or working in the areas in the severely affected cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan; subject to filing of an application form.
Policy Guidelines for the 3-Month Moratorium:
A. Qualified Borrowers
All Active Members who availed of and were granted emergency loans due to typhoon Sendong, shall be qualified under this program (see attached list of Areas where GSIS granted emergency loans). SEcITC
B. Moratorium Benefit
The moratorium shall mean automatic deferment on the payment of loan amortizations due for the months of January, February and March 2012, without interest and penalties, on all outstanding loans under the account of qualified members as of December 31, 2011.
C. Loan Accounts Covered
The following loan accounts are covered by the program:
1. All active housing loans without record of unpaid amortization for more than six (6) months as of December 31, 2011.
2. All active Consolidated, eCash Advance, and Policy Loans are covered provided that:
i. The loan was granted on or prior to December 31, 2011.
ii. The account has no record of unpaid amortization for more than six (6) months as of December 31, 2011.
3. All emergency loans granted as a result of Typhoon Sendong.
D. Loan Accounts NOT Covered
Due and Demandable accounts as of December 31, 2011 shall not be qualified.
E. Stoppage of Deduction/Payment
1. For borrowers whose payment of monthly amortization is thru payroll deduction:
The Agency Finance Head/Disbursing or Payroll Officer shall immediately cause the temporary stoppage of deduction upon receipt of the advice from the GSIS regarding entitlement of a member to the program.
2. For borrowers of housing loan whose payment of monthly amortization is thru post dated checks (PDCs):
Housing loan borrowers with PDCs in the custody of GSIS who qualified under this program shall be:
a. Notified by GSIS in writing to retrieve their PDCs that will fall due within the moratorium period; and
b. Required to issue new set of PDCs effective upon the resumption of payment of amortization beginning April 2012.
F. Application of Payments Received during the Moratorium Period
Any remittance for loan amortizations due for the period January to March 2012 shall be directly applied as payment to the outstanding balance of the loans as of December 31, 2011, following the order of priority below:
|2nd||:||Loan Redemption Insurance (SLRI/HLRI)|
Likewise, direct payments received from qualified borrowers during the moratorium period shall also be applied to the outstanding balance of the loan as of December 31, 2011 in accordance with the order of priority above.
Requests for refund of payments or remittances already received and receipted by GSIS shall not be allowed.
G. Suspension of Billing and Collection Activities
The electronic generation of monthly billing for amortizations due on qualified accounts shall be suspended during the moratorium period.
Likewise, the sending of demand letters and collection notices for qualified accounts shall be suspended until the end of the moratorium period.
Accordingly, borrowers who have not qualified under the program shall be issued demand letters and collection notices, if necessary.
H. Resumption of Deduction/Payment
The AAO, without need of Notice from GSIS shall resume the deduction of the monthly loan amortization in accordance with the advice sent by GSIS as discussed under Section E above.
Housing loan borrowers who are paying "over-the-counter" shall likewise resume paying the required monthly amortization without need of notice or demand.
The existing policy on declaring accounts in default shall apply after the end of the moratorium period.
I. Renewal and Availment of Loans during the Moratorium Period
Any renewal or availment of loan during the moratorium period shall result to the lifting of the moratorium benefits effective upon the date of availment/renewal. The remaining balance of the loans subject of moratorium shall be deducted from the proceeds of the new loan. cDCHaS
J. Application of CLASP
The Choice of Loan Amortization Schedule Program (CLASP) shall continue to be applied for qualified borrowers who will be retiring/separated from the service within the moratorium period.
K. Insurance Coverage during the Moratorium Period
The Fire Insurance and Service/Housing Loan Redemption Insurance shall continue to be enforced during the moratorium period. Premiums during the moratorium period shall accrue on a monthly basis as premium receivables from the member which the latter may pay during or after the moratorium period.
(SGD.) ROBERT G. VERGARA
President & General Manager
Government Service Insurance System
Areas where GSIS Granted Emergency Loans due to Typhoon Sendong
|1.||Agusan del Sur||Talacogon|
|4.||Davao del Norte||Asuncion|
|5.||Lanao del Norte||Iligan|
|6.||Lanao del Sur||Entire Province|
|8.||Misamis Oriental||Entire Province|
|9.||Negros Oriental||Entire Province|
|10.||Surigao del Sur||Barobo|
|11.||Zamboanga del Norte||Dipolog|