26 June 2013
It has come to the attention of the Philippine Embassy and the Pag-IBIG Fund Service Desk in Riyadh that a person in the name of Richard Pagaduan Bernabe posted in his Facebook account that he is accepting Pag-IBIG and SSS Payments.
Pag-IBIG Fund categorically states that Mr. Bernabe is not in any way authorized by the Fund to accept remittance of Pag-IBIG savings and loan payment from Pag-IBIG members in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Overseas Filipino Workers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are warned from dealing Pag-IBIG related transactions with Mr. Richard Pagaduan Bernabe as it illegal and any payment made to him will not be recognized by Pag-IBIG Fund.
The following are the only authorized collecting agents of Pag-IBIG Fund in the Kingdom:
- APEX Cargo in Batha, Riyadh
- Kapamilya Supermarket in Batha, Riyadh
- Skyfreight Forwarders , Incorporated (TFC) in KSA, and
- Telemoney (only in Balad , Jeddah, c/o Mr. Harry Racho)
For information, call the following Pag-IBIG Fund numbers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: 0537980452 (Riyadh) 053117706 (Al-Khobar) and 0564947732 (Jeddah).
SSS payments should only be coursed through the following accredited remittance companies/tie ups:
TELEMONEY CENTER – PNB/RCBC
TAHWEEL AL RAJHI - BDO/LAND BANK
ENJAZ – ABS-CBN My REMIT/AUB
VENTAJA OUTLETS – SKYFREIGHT/APEX/KAPAMILYA/AL RAJHI MOVERS
ONLINE BANKING – VIA BANCNETONLINE.COM
or through Auto Debit Arrangement with Philippine Banks(PNB, BDO, Metro Bank, AUB, BPI)
SSS has not authorized any individual to collect SSS payments in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The information posted on Facebook that Mr. Richard Pagaduan Bernabe is accepting SSS payments has no legal basis and that Mr. Bernabe, in his email, said that his co-worker, who is now in the Philippines, may have hacked his facebook account.