5 Bacolod City employers ordered to explain failure to remit SSS contributions of staff

Five employers in Bacolod City are ordered to explain their failure to remit the SSS contributions of their staff

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BACOLOD CITY —  The Social Security System (SSS) Bacolod Branch on Monday, March 27, served show cause orders to five of six employers who failed to remit the SSS contributions of their employees.

The delinquencies of the six businesses, which reached P5,127,807.85, affected some 204 employees.

The SSS officials enforcing the RACE (Run After Contribution Evaders) were only able to serve five notices because one establishment was closed.

Lawyer Maria Conchita Antipatia of the SSS Legal Department said employers who fail to comply by April 11 will face criminal cases for violation of the Republic Act No. 11199, otherwise known as the Social Security Act of 2018, which carries the penalty of imprisonment for six years and one day to 12 years.

But that is a last resort as employers are given the opportunity to settle their accounts, she said.

Dr. Lilani Benedian, SSS vice president for Visayas West 1 Division, said employers can avail of the SSS Contribution Penalty Condonation and Delinquency Management and Restructuring Program.

Benedian also said that the SSS will assist employers in restructuring their delinquencies so they can pay at affordable rates on installment.

The official stressed that the SSS is serious in its mandate to give employees social protection.


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