SSS urges compliance by companies

Ten companies are facing charges and more than 50 companies are under investigation by SSS

Social Security System (SSS) Officer-in-charge branch head Abdultalib Abirin warns companies that are not complying with their SSS obligations, including registration, remittance of contributions and production of reports.

Abirin said on Thursday’s Kapihan sa PIA there are more than ten companies facing charges and more than 50 companies under investigation by their legal unit.

“Yan ‘yung mga companies na hindi nagcocomply at hindi nakikipag-cordinate para maayos o maupdate ang mga contributions nila. Bailable naman ‘yan basta macomply lang ng employer ang mga kulang nila pati ang penalty,” Abirin said.

He added that any business either domestic or foreign that are using human resources are consider as employers and are bound by the SSS law as mandated by Republic Act 8282.

“Kung isa lang po ang empleyado hindi po excuse ‘yun kasi mayroong manpower hindi kailangan hintayin na maging 10 ang empleyado basta siniswelduhan nila at mayroon silang control dapat nagco-comply sila,” he said.

He also said that upon employment, an employee should demand for security benefits.

The contribution of the employee depends on their monthly salary that will deduct and company will provide the ¾ of the contribution.

“Halimbawa ang contribution ng bawat employee ay P350, almost one-fourth lang ang dapat bayaran ng employee and the three-fourth is from company,” he said.

Abirin added that they are encouraging the self-employed to be a contributor and to secure their future through pension.

“Tumataas po kasi ang kalidad ng ating pamumuhay kung tayo ay pensioner at kung marami ang nagbebenepisyo sa isang lugar,” he added.

Abirin said that companies are responsible for any circumstances because of not following the mandated law of SSS.

“Company lang naman ang magkakaroon ng pananagutan hindi ‘yung empleyado kasi ang kita nila ay binibigay ng isang kompanya at dapat binibigay nito ang mga benepisyo na kailangan at required once tinanggap nila ito na magtrabaho sa kanila,” he said.

Abirin added they are pushing for the establishment of SSS remittance centers by tapping Palawan Pawnshop all over the country to cater and prioritize those in the island municipalities.

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