Pag-IBIG releases P53.76B cash loans in 2022; Assists record-high 2.61M members
Pag-IBIG Fund disbursed P53.76 billion in cash loans, otherwise known as short-term loans, benefitting a record-high 2,612,491 members in 2022, agency officials stated Tuesday (21 March 2023).
For 2022, the amount of short-term loans released by the agency increased by 21% or P9.46 billion compared to the P44.30 billion released in 2021. With the amount, the number of members assisted through the program increased by 24% or over half a million more than the 2,090,851 members in 2021.
Pag-IBIG Board Approves Postponement of 2023 Contribution Hike
The Pag-IBIG Fund Board of Trustees officially approved the postponement of the agency’s contribution hike in 2023, citing the continuing recovery of both workers and business owners from the pandemic, its top officials announced Monday (06 March).
Secretary Jose Rizalino L. Acuzar, who heads the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development and the 11-member Pag-IBIG Fund Board of Trustees, said that they unanimously approved the recommendation of the Pag-IBIG Fund Management to defer the hike in the monthly contributions of its members in 2023 – affirming pronouncements made by the agency earlier this year – and move the implementation by one year to January 2024. The deferment also applies to the share of their employers.