Duterte orders arrest of employers, members with delinquent SSS remittances

President Rodrigo Duterte

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the arrest of delinquent members and employers who will not abide by the Social Security System (SSS) laws.

The President has also ordered the halt of giving excessive bonuses to SSS executives.

This was to ensure financial stability in the agency despite the implementation of SSS pension hike.

“One responsibility is to see to it that the SSS will do its duty seeing to it that we have efficient effort to collect from employers and we will fine in the following days cases to be filed against erring employees,” said SSS chairman,” Dean Amado Valdez.

The President made the statement after learning that 40% of the 33 million SSS members are not paying their premium.  — UNTV News and Rescue

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