THE Social Security System (SSS) has collected a total of P1.45 billion from more than 23,000 delinquent employers referred for legal action, exceeding its 2017 collection target of P900 million as a result of the intensified campaigns against erring companies, namely: Run Against Contribution Evaders (RACE) Campaign and SSS Operation Tokhang.
SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel F. Dooc (center) recognized the SSS Operations Legal Services Division for their unrelenting efforts to run after delinquent employers and to ensure compliance with the Social Security Law.
Photo shows PCEO Dooc and Social Security Commission Commissioner and Head of the Coverage and Collection Committee Gonzalo T Duque (5th from right) holding the symbolic check that was presented by Senior Vice President for Legal Enforcement Group Voltaire P. Agas (6th from left) and OIC-Vice President for Operations Legal Services Division Renato Jacinto S. Cuisia (4th from left) at ceremonies on March 5 at the President’s Board Room, SSS Main Office in Quezon City.
Also present during the ceremony were (from left) Atty. Louella Xylee T. Apilado of NCR North Legal Department; Atty. Guinevere H. De Leon of NCR West Legal Division; Atty. Stella Berna Lo Valentona-Inacay, Assistant Vice President for NCR South Legal Department; Eleonora Y. Cinco, Vice President for Management Services and Planning Division; May Catherine C. Ciriaco, Senior Vice President for Administration Group; Atty. Nicolas L. Arac, Officer-In-Charge for NCR East Legal Department; Atty. Lilibeth E. Cortez, Officer-In-Charge for Employer Delinquency and Monitoring Department; and Jose P. Cruz Junior Technical Assistant for Operations Legal Services Division I.
Both launched in 2017, “SSS Operation Tokhang entails the service of “alias warrants of arrest” against accused or convicted employers while the RACE campaign involves the posting of show cause orders on establishments for non-compliance with SS Law.