BONTOC, Mountain Province -Personnel of the Social Security System (SSS)-Mountain Province branch visited eight business establishments in Sagada and Bontoc on April 28, 2023 to remind delinquent employers of their legal obligations to their employees. The campaign called Run After Contributions Evaders (RACE) under Republic Act 11191 aims to raise awareness among employers to remit their employees’ contributions to SSS.

It is mandated in this law that private sectors are legally obligated to let their employees’ avail of the protection and benefits of the SSS, and which can only be applied if employers have properly registered their business, disclosed their number of employees and dutifully remitted contributions. Said establishments were given 15 days to settle their delinquencies either by
installment payment scheme or Contribution Penalty Condonation, Delinquency Management and Restructuring Program (CPCoDe MRP).

Owners of these businesses were also advised to visit SSS Bontoc to reconcile their documents and to comply with the needed files to settle their accounts. SSS-Bontoc Branch Acting Branch Head Micheal Alain B. Pinlac enjoins all employers to pay their obligations to their employees to avoid issues. He also invites SSS members to avail of the various services and programs of their agency.
“We are here to let the employers be aware of their legal obligations to pay the contributions due.

If they do not pay, they are depriving the benefits of the employees, and under the law, the employees have the right to report their employers” Pinlac said. “SSS has a lot of benefits. All areas are covered by SSS, in short, from womb to tomb, the members have benefits toavail. Those who are willing to become members, they can just go online to register,” he said.

(JDP/CVBT-PIA Mt. Province)

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