STATE-RUN Social Security System (SSS) said it collected P30.5 million in contributions after 71 non-compliant employers settled their delinquencies.

However, SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Aurora C. Ignacio said they are still expecting more collections from 93 other employers with P200 million in contribution delinquencies.

The 71 employers complied after receiving preliminary assessment notices and final assessment notices before seizure under the process of serving Warrants of Distraint, Levy, and Garnishment (WDLG), Ms. Ignacio said in a statement.

She said the initial procedure of serving assessment notices allows delinquent employers to choose between settling their delinquencies, avail an installment payment scheme or give them the option to file a request for reconsideration.

As of September, the pension fund said two non-compliant employers with a combined delinquency worth P2.91 million are set for warrant execution.

“The SSS has allowed these employers to fulfill their obligations under the Social Security Act of 2018, especially by offering a Contribution Penalty Condonation Program (CPCP) from March until September this year, but they still failed to comply,” Ms. Ignacio was quoted as saying.

She said employers are mandated by law to remit the SSS contributions of their employees regularly.

“We would like to remind non-compliant employers to obey the law and remit religiously the SSS contributions of their employees. This is your obligation not only under the law but also show your empathy to your employees who have been your partners in business. Give them the social safety net they deserve,” she said.

So far this year, the SSS conducted 14 execution of warrants of arrest in coordination with the Philippine National Police. — BML