The Social Security System (SSS) management will open a branch office in this city on Friday.

Porfirio Balatico, officer-in-charge of SSS Luzon Division 2, said the move would bring the services closer to SSS members, especially in northern Isabela towns.

Balatico said the new SSS office, located at the first and second floors of the NorthStar mall here, will be the first branch to be opened this year and the first for the new set of officers of SSS under the present administration.

He said SSS Chairman Amado Valdez and SSS Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel Dooc, as well as Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and SSS commissioners and officials will grace the occasion.

Balatico expressed hope that through its partnership with other stakeholders, the SSS would continue to grow and serve its members promptly. (PNA) CVL/SCD/MGE