SSS-Tuguegarao warns erring employers they could face criminal raps

TUGUEGARAO CITY — The Social Security System (SSS) here has warned delinquent employers that they can be prosecuted for not remitting their employees’ monthly contributions.

SSS branch manager, Janet Canillas, said during the ‘Tipon-Tipan sa PIA’ on Tuesday that aside from facing a possible jail term of six years and a fine of PHP20,000, erring employers are also liable to settle their negligence, including penalty for overdue contribution.

Non-remittance of employees’ monthly contributions will deprive members of various benefits and privileges offered by SSS, she pointed out.

Canillas called on SSS members to report immediately employers who keep on deducting contributions from their workers but do not remit these to SSS offices.

“We will initiate legal action against these delinquent employers,” she said, noting that they have already filed charges against several employers here for non-remittance of employees’ contributions.