SSS runs after delinquent employers in Dagupan City

Published May 10, 2018, 10:00 PM

by Mario Casayuran and Vanne Elaine Terrazola

Dagupan City, Pangasinan — The Social Security System (SSS) conducted recently its second provincial leg of its intensified collection campaign against delinquent employers in this city.

Under its Run After Contribution Evaders (RACE) Campaign, SSS posted Show Cause Orders to delinquent employers in Dagupan City last May 4, reminding them of their responsibilities under the Social Security Act of 1997.

SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel F. Dooc said that the six delinquent employers are guilty of non-remittance of SSS contributions of their employees and non-registration for SSS coverage.

“These two are the most common violations of employers under the SS Law. Despite continuous reminder of their responsibilities, there are still employers who willfully and deliberately evade their obligations under the law,” said Dooc.

Dooc and other SSS officials posted Show Cause Orders to six delinquent employers located on Perez Boulevard, Rizal Street, and AB Fernandez in Dagupan City and Poblacion in Calasiao, also in this province.

Among those employers which received Show Cause Orders were V Medina/Venacios Leather with P351,420.70 delinquency, RMR Beauty, Wellness with P208, 254.90 delinquency and Greenmont Systems International with P93,781.80.

Rachel Santos/R&T Gen Mdse, Adriano’s Restaurant with R28, 456.80 delinquency & Bar and Alberto Galvan Ilumin/HYD Trading with P17, 672.03 delinquency were served with Coverage Letter requiring them to register their business with SSS and to report their employees.

Further, Hanie Jane O. Dominisac was served a Final Demand Letter requiring her to register with SSS and to pay her delinquency amounting to P55,486.53.

“It’s unfortunate that instead of being our partners in providing social security protection, some of these employers end up being our nemesis because they fail to comply with their statutory obligations,” said Dooc.

Earlier, Senate Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto urged SSS to impose stricter penalties against delinquent employers for the protection of its members and to provide amnesty period to clean their records.

“We acknowledge Senator Sotto’s inputs on how to address the employer delinquency issues of SSS. We understand that like SSS, he also wants to protect the interest of our members,” said Dooc.

Dooc emphasized that should employers have difficulty paying their delinquencies, they can always approach the SSS branch which has jurisdiction over them for assistance.