By Maya M. Padillo
An official of the Social Security System-Account Management Section (SSS-AMS) yesterday urged delinquent employers to update remittances of their employees to avoid facing charges.
“We are giving you installment if you cannot fully pay,” Eileen dela Cruz, head AMS team said at Wednesday’s Habi at Kape.
Dela Cruz said there are more than a thousand delinquent companies in Davao City. She said there were cases already filed in the City Prosecutors Office (CPO) against delinquent employers.
“Ang iba nag settle kaagad that is why maraming na withdraw na cases. Ang iba ay nag bail ng P25,000 para ma withdraw ang case (Some have settled immediately that is why many cases were withdrawn. Others posted bail of P25,000 in order for their cases to be withdrawn),” dela Cruz said.
She said they refer the cases for filing to Mindanao Southern Legal Department (MSLD) which is in control of the complaints.
Dela Cruz said employers should not wait that cases will be filed against them. She said employers should settle remittances while the account officers are still billing to avoid penalty and legal actions from the SSS.
“In our section we are monitoring delinquency of the employers. Our account officer will visit the company, present a letter of introduction, and then he or she will check the record of the SSS and before she/he will go to the company will check first the record of the SSS remittances of the company if the employer is delinquent or that company has penalties,” she said.
Dela Cruz said the SSS account officer will cross match the payroll and then do a headcount of the present employees.
“When found out that there is a delinquent that will be the time that the account officer will bill the employer on the second visit,” she said,
She said employers should settle remittances depending on the complaints.
“If ang employer matagal i-settle ang delinquent or remittances sa complainant it would take long. But eventually this will be forwarded to the legal and CPO if magmamatigas ang employer (It would take long if the employer takes a long time to settle the delinquent or remittances of a complainant. But eventually this will be forwarded to the legal and CPO),” dela Cruz said.