Nine delinquent employers in Alaminos City urged to settle their legal obligations

Published May 19, 2022, 11:51 AM

by Liezle Basa Iñigo

PANGASINAN — The Social Security System (SSS) Alaminos branch has warned delinquent employers here to fulfill their obligations as mandated by law with regards to payment of the members’ contributions to the pension fund.

Photo courtesy of April Bravo via Liezle Basa Inigo

The state-owned agency issued the warning after finding nine delinquent employers here following its conduct of the Run After Contribution Evaders (RACE) campaign on Wednesday.

Arch. Jose Alvin Altre, branch head of SSS Alaminos, said the implementation of the RACE campaign is to inform the employers of their obligations under the Social Security Law, including the delivery of rightful SSS benefits to employed individuals.

SSS officials visited the employers and were given a written order informing them of their responsibility to comply with Republic Act 11199 or the Social Security Act of 2018.

The SSS also offered the employers SSS programs that will help them pay their contribution delinquency in the most convenient way possible.

SSS Vice President for Luzon Central 1 Division Vilma Agapito said that they are giving chances to the employers to settle their contribution delinquency through the ongoing Pandemic Relief and Restructuring Program 3 (PRRP 3) or the Enhanced Installment Payment Program.

Agapito noted that employers with approved PRRP 3 applications whose delinquency amounts up to P50,000 will be given nine months to settle their obligation; 12 months for the delinquency of more than P50,000 up to P100,000; 18 months for over P100,000 to P500,000; 24 months for above P500,000 up to P2 million; 36 months for more than P2 million up to P5 million; 48 months for over P5 million to P10 million; and 60 months for more than P10 million.

According to her the Enhanced Installment Payment Program will run until November 22, 2022.

Lawyer Vic Byron Fernandez, Department Manager III of SSS Luzon Central Legal Department, said the delinquent employers are given 15 calendar days to settle their legal obligations at the SSS Alaminos Branch office or appropriate legal charges shall be filed against them.