MDC subsidizes SSS contributions for workers’ spouses

The Social Security System (SSS) has praised the Makati Development Corporation (MDC) for its initiative to subsidize the SSS contributions of the spouses of its construction foremen and workers, demonstrating a strong commitment to the welfare of its employees’ families.

SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Rolando Ledesma Macasaet, alongside Social Security Commissioner Diana Pardo-Aguilar, formalized the agreement with MDC Employee Experience and Benefits Manager John Paulo B. Curay, marking MDC’s entry into the Contribution Subsidy Provider Program (CSPP).

Key signatories to this agreement included SSS Executive Vice President for Branch Operations Sector Voltaire P. Agas, SSS Senior Vice President for National Capital Region Operations Group Maria Rita S. Aguja, MDC Vice President for Corporate Resources and Services Group Ferdie M. Mangali, and MDC Corporate Resources and Services Group Senior Division Head Jowel C. Alcasid.

Under the new agreement, MDC will cover the SSS contributions for the spouses of their workers for six months, facilitating their initial membership and securing social security protection from SSS. This program will initially benefit ten MDC workers.

“While we have signed numerous agreements with contribution subsidy providers, our partnership with MDC is truly exceptional. MDC showed its concern to their employees’ families by extending social security coverage to the wives of foremen and construction workers,” Macasaet stated.

Macasaet encouraged other companies to follow MDC’s example, highlighting that such contributions are the greatest gift to Filipinos as they provide access to essential SSS benefits like sickness, maternity, disability, retirement, funeral, and death.

Voltaire P. Agas emphasized the importance of CSPP, explaining that a Contribution Subsidy Provider (CSP) can be any private or government entity willing to subsidize the SSS contributions of identified members.

He noted that this initiative allows companies to demonstrate their commitment to social responsibility and employee welfare.

Agas detailed the process for becoming a CSP, which involves registration through the SSS website and the execution of an online Certification with Undertaking or a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). Contributions can be paid at any SSS branch, accredited partner, or through online channels.

Maria Rita S. Aguja mentioned that MDC is one of ten CSPs in the National Capital Region, collectively benefiting 685 SSS members with contributions totaling P783,530 as of March 2024. She also highlighted the recent partnership with Marikina City 1st District Representative Marjorie Ann A. Teodoro, who allocated P8.2 million to subsidize the SSS contributions for over 1,200 tricycle operators and drivers.

Aguja commended MDC’s ongoing support for SSS programs, noting their recent establishment of a localized SSS e-center at their headquarters in Taguig City, enhancing service access for their 721 employees.

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