SSS warns employers to remit employees' contributions

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 13) — The Social Security System (SSS) warned it will soon be cracking the whip on employers who are not remitting their employees' contribution.

SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel Dooc said they will implement the agency's enforcement power to garnish assets and properties of erring employers and even those self-employed.

"We have hired our own sheriff, we have hired additional legal enforcement officers who will be acting like the equivalent of BIR examiners. It will be conducted in every region," Dooc said.

He added they are now in the process of finalizing preparations and implementation is seen by October.

The SSS had already identified companies from different regions. Dooc refused to mention the names of the companies but said each company will have to go through assessment.

Dooc however claimed that he has not heard of complaints against Vigilant Security Agency, the company of Solicitor General Jose Calida.

"Wala pa akong report on that. Normally it's looked into by... depende kung large account yan, I would imagine it's a large account dahil pag over 100 employees large account," said Dooc.

The Trade Union Congress of The Philippines (TUCP) had previously urged the SSS to investigate the alleged non-payment of Vigilant Security of social insurance to its thousands of security guard employees nationwide.