The Social Security System (SSS) resumed its campaign against non-compliant employers in Negros Occidental with its Run After Contribution Evaders (RACE) Campaign in the cities of Sipalay and Kabankalan on Dec 7, 2021.
SSS Vice President for Visayas West 1 Division Lilani B. Benedian said that three establishments were visited by the RACE team to remind them of their obligations under Republic Act 11199 or the Social Security Act of 2018. Of the three non-compliant business establishments, two were from Sipalay City and one from Kabankalan City.
SSS posted Show Cause Orders at J and MC Cellphone & Accessories Marketing and MTP Gas Station in Sipalay, and St. Therese of Kabankalan, Inc. due to non-remittance of SSS contributions.
SSS Kabankalan branch, which has jurisdiction over the two cities, is expected to collect P1.6 million worth of contribution delinquency, inclusive of penalties, after the operations.
All employers subjected to the RACE campaign should respond to the Show Cause Order within a non-extendable period of 15 days from notice or posting of the order why no legal action shall be taken against them.
“We are encouraging delinquent employers to avail of the on-going Pandemic Relief and Restructuring Programs, particularly on Condonation of Penalties on Social Security (SS) Contributions and Short-term Member Loan Penalty Condonation so that they can settle their outstanding payables to SSS in flexible payment terms.” Benedian concluded.
The RACE campaign, which started in 2018, is on its third year of operation. In 2020, the campaign was suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic.
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