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RP Issues of 2007







2007, September 1.  Social Security System, 50th Anniversary

(Actual First Day:  August 31)

Litho Offset.  Amstar Company, Inc.,  Perf. 14

Se-tenant Blocks of 4, Sheets of 40  (4 x 10); Souvenir Sheets of 4




Se-tenant Blocks of  Four  (52,000)   


7p   Family in front of SSS Building

7p   President Ramon Magsaysay

7p   Signing of SSS Law, RA 1161

7p   50th Anniversary Logo and SSS Building


28p Souvenir Sheets of Four  (10,000)


Project Directors:  EVP Horacio T. Templo, Alberto C. Alburo

Project Coordinator:  Susan B. Valenzuela

Designer and Layout Artists:  Janette Patani, Christine Metica


First Day Covers:  Manila






The concept of social security evolved from an age-old search of man for protection against poverty which breeds grave social ills that not only threaten his survival but also erode his sense of human dignity. It, therefore becomes the duty of the State to operate a mechanism that would provide such protection to its people. .

On January 26, 1948, President Manuel A. Roxas proposed a bill seeking to establish a social security system for wage earners and low-salaried employees. This was recommended to Congress in his State of the Nation Address.

After the death of President Roxas, Pres. Elpidio Quirino created the Social Security Study Commission on July 7, 1948. The creation of the commission was his first official act upon assumption to office. Based on the report of the Study Commission, a draft of the Social Security Act was submitted to Congress.

In 1954, Rep. Floro Crisologo, Senators Cipriano Primicias and Manuel Briones introduced bills based on the report of the Social Security Study Commission in the House of Representatives and in the Senate. These bills were consolidated and enacted into Republic Act (RA) 1161, better known as the Social Security Act of 1954. The original Social Security Act was signed by President Ramon F. Magsaysay, Sr. on June 18, 1954.




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