Six delinquent employers in Camiling town in Tarlac province received a visit from the Social Security System (SSS) as part of its Run After Contribution Evaders (RACE) Campaign.
The campaign seeks to remind non-compliant employers in paying their obligations to the state-owned firm.
According to the SSS branch head in Camiling, Monalisa Nardo, the campaign is covered by Republic Act 11199, otherwise known as Social Security Act of 2018.
“Under the new SSS Law, employers must be aware of their obligations such as registering their business to the SSS, reporting all employees for compulsory coverage, deducting from the salaries of their employees, and remitting their contribution to the SSS,” Nardo said.
SSS has extended its paradigm to implement remedial measures for employers who have been affected with the effects of the pandemic.
“We have a program called Pandemic Relief Restructuring Program 3 (PPRP) or also known as the Enhanced Instalment Payment Program, which employers can avail if they cannot fully pay their contribution delinquency,” she added.
PRRP 3 offers flexible payment terms ranging from nine to sixty months, depending on the total amount of their obligation. The settlement of an approximate of five million worth of contribution delinquencies inclusive of penalties will benefit 56 employees.