The Social Security System (SSS) has initiated its Run After Contribution Evaders (RACE) program in Caloocan City, targeting 10 employers who have failed to register and remit their employees’ contributions to SSS.
These delinquent employers, engaged in businesses such as trucking, wholesale of various consumer goods, and management consultancy services, have a total delinquency amounting to P7.03 million, affecting 127 employees.
Employers who received show cause orders have been given 15 days to comply and coordinate with SSS Kalookan Branch.
To help delinquent employers, SSS offers two programs: contribution penalty condonation, delinquency management, and restructuring program for all single proprietorships, corporations, partnerships, cooperatives, and associations, and contribution penalty condonation and restructuring program for household employers.
These programs allow for a one-time payment or installment term.
Fernando Nicolas, SSS vice president for NCR North Division, emphasized the employers’ responsibility to comply with their legal obligations.
“This RACE activity is our commitment to obliging employers to comply with their primary responsibility of reporting and remitting their employee’s contributions to SSS for their respective employees to enjoy various benefits and loan privileges in times of uncertainties,” Nicolas said.
SSS president and CEO Rolando Ledesma Macasaet encourages affected employers to settle their delinquencies and utilize the flexible payment options available to avoid criminal charges and maintain their good standing with the SSS.
The RACE Operations, launched in March 2023, has around 90 activities scheduled in the National Capital Region.