The Social Security System (SSS) has issued show cause orders to 12 employers in Mandaluyong City to explain why they shouldn’t be meted out penalties for failing to remit the contributions of their staff.
According to the SSS, some 451 workers are affected and their unpaid contributions, including penalties, have amounted to P57 million as of February 28, 2023.
The SSS launched its Run After Contribution Evaders (RACE) program in Mandaluyong City on March 3.
SSS president and CEO Rolando Ledesma Macasaet said the employers were given 15 days to coordinate with the SSS New Panaderos branch and explain their side.
The RACE program is part of a campaign to improve the collection efficiency of SSS.
SSS executive vice president for branch operations Voltaire Agas reminded employers of their obligation to report their workers to SSS and remit monthly contributions. Failure to do so can result in fines ranging from P5,000 to P20,000 and imprisonment of six years and one day to 12 years.
SSS offers two programs for employers to settle their delinquencies: the contribution penalty condonation, delinquency management, and restructuring program for business employers and the contribution penalty condonation and restructuring program for household employers.
Under these programs, delinquent employers can pay the unremitted contributions of their employees and kasambahay, minus the accrued penalties, on installment term.
Macasaet urged employers to use this opportunity to settle their delinquencies and avoid litigation.