SSS chief Dooc resigns

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 06 2019 02:31 PM | Updated as of Mar 06 2019 02:51 PM

Emmanuel Dooc. File

MANILA (UPDATE)- Emmanuel Dooc said Wednesday he resigned as president and chief executive officer of the Social Security System. 

Dooc told ABS-CBN News that he "voluntarily and irrevocably stepped down" to give President Rodrigo Duterte the chance to appoint a new head of the pension fund.

He was appointed SSS chief in 2016 to replace Emilio de Quiros. Prior to joining the pension fund, Dooc served as insurance commissioner.

The SSS hailed Dooc's leadership, noting that it was under his management that the pension fund posted the highest members' contribution collection of P181 billion in 2018.

His resignation came as the Social Security Act of 2018, which mandates the SSS membership of all overseas Filipino workers, took effect.

Dooc has a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Mabini Colleges, and is a Bachelor of Laws graduate of President Duterte's alma mater, San Beda. 

In the private sector, Dooc once worked for the Philam Group of Companies, and the American International Assurance Co. (AIA). He was also a tax lawyer of SGV. 

-with a report from Joyce Balancio, ABS-CBN News