GSIS MUSEO NG SINING The GSIS Museo ng Sining was established in April 1996. Its creation is a tribute to the creative endeavors of the contemporary Filipino. Its vision is to help define the growth and glorious flowing of Philippine visual arts. Its objectives are: To collect Philippine art and artistic expressions from the colonial period to the present . To exhibit and document Philippine and non-Philippine art and artistic expressions . To heighten art appreciation among the GSIS personnel and the general public The GSIS Museo ng Sining functions not only as an exhibition space but as an educational technology as well.
It has the following activities: Permanent exhibition of the GSIS Art Collection Changing exhibition in the galleries featuring cultural themes and works of new artists Art activities, lectures, workshops, and films focused on the role of art not only as an aesthetic experience but as a significant factor in everyday life GSIS MUSEUM HELD “MEDISINING” EXHIBIT The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) held an exhibit in honor of the works of Toribio Herrera, one of the pioneers of Philippine painting in the 1920s who set the tone for modern day artists.
The exhibit, titled “MediSining: The Art of Toribio Herrera, MD,” is held at the Upper Gallery of the GSIS Museum of Art in Pasay City and ran up to November 30, 2009 In his lifetime, Herrera never exhibited his works to the public nor sold a painting as he did not seek monetary rewards for his art. In fact, his very first exhibition was held in 1972, four years after his death. Born in Tondo in 1892, Herrera first graduated in Medicine at the University of Santo Tomas in 1912. Later, he took a second course in Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines, and was eventually accepted to teach there. Influenced by a deep understanding of both intricate human anatomy and the profound brush strokes and lines that make up perspective, his paintings are a joy to behold,” said GSIS President and General Manager Winston F. Garcia, in appreciation of the works of Herrera. “His scenes are simple yet very moving. ” Herrera was part of the Amorsolo, Castaneda, Miranda Group of Filipino Genre Masters who set the tone of Philippine painting, particularly during the 1920s. “We are lucky that in this country, we have our artists, who keep defining us as a country and as a generation,” Mr.
Garcia added. SA AMIN MAY SINING The GSIS Museum, in partnership with Kuta ng Sining, Inc. , also showcased the works of Quezon artists last August 7 to 28, 2009 entitled “Sa amin may Sining”. The province of Quezon is not only known for its Pahiyas festivity but also for the ingenuity and creativity of its home-grown artists. Featured artists in “Sa amin may Sining” include Noel P. Bueza, Erick Dator, Norman F. Ragudo, Monnar Baldemor, Jowell Gaela, and Efren D. Nantes. GSIS PAINTING COMPETITION
The GSIS Painting Competition, a much-awaited annual event for Filipino artists across the country, gives away hundreds of thousands of pesos each year to showcase the Filipinos’ rich talent in art. For this year’s competition, the GSIS decided to have an open theme to encourage artists to explore their best in presenting and conceptualizing their artwork entry. The categories for this year’s competition include representational and non-representational. The GSIS will give away P1. 2 million this year, with the first prize winner for each category going home with P300,000.
The second placer for both categories will each receive P200,000 and P100,000 for the third prize. GSIS ANNUAL ART COMPETITION The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) believes in the Filipino artist and his invaluable role in shaping how the country thinks. For the sixth year. , the GSIS is renewing its pledge to support artists all over the country through the Annual Art Competition, which aims to showcase the best paintings and sculptures of this generation. Beyond ensuring lives and property, the GSIS also insures national heritage, for a nation that carries its artists is a nation that carries itself forward.
GSIS is inviting Filipino artists to join the 2010 GSIS Art Competition. This year’s competition has an open theme. The artist is encouraged to explore his best in presenting and conceptualizing his art entry. It is through this competition that we hope to view and produce diverse interpretations of what’s inside an artist’s mind. From the previous two (2) categories, this year, we have added the Sculpture Category in order to invite more artists to participate. EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7192 AN ACT PROMOTING THE INTEGRATION OF WOMEN AS FULL AND EQUAL PARTNERS OF MEN IN DEVELOPMENT AND NATION BUILDING AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Sec. 8. Voluntary Pag-IBIG, GSIS and SSS Coverage. — Married persons who devote full time to managing the household and family affairs shall, upon the working spouse’s consent, be entitled to voluntary Pag-IBIG (Pagtutulungan — Ikaw, Bangko, Industriya at Gobyerno), Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) or Social Security System (SSS) coverage to the extent of one-half (1/2) of the salary and compensation of the working spouse. The contributions due thereon shall be deducted from the salary of the working spouse. GSIS OFFERS P20000 LOAN TO MEMBERS AFFECTED BY ‘ONDOY
The state-run Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) will provide P20,000 emergency loan to each eligible member who live in areas declared under the state of calamity due to tropical storm “Ondoy. Based on the GSIS Web site, the loan bears an annual interest rate of 8 percent and is payable in three years. A monthly amortization of P688. 89 will be deducted from the salaries of the borrowing members. The loan can be availed of using the GSIS wireless automated processing system kiosk or [email protected] kiosk anywhere in the country or via over-the-counter application to be filed in GSIS offices covering the above mentioned areas.
To qualify for an emergency loan, the member must be: – A bona fide employee of the government office within the declared calamity area; – in active service and not on leave of absence without pay; – has no pending criminal or administrative charges; – has no arrearages in the payment of mandatory social insurance contributions; and -has no loan that has been declared in default. – The agency of the member-applicant must not be suspended due to non-payment and non-remittance of premiums and loans.