DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The Social Security System here is set to launch its Sulit information campaign to address the continual problem of delinquency among its members.
Scheduled at the Grand Menseng Hotel on July 16-17, the Split Conference will be an avenue for the agency to educate over 300 employes of their responsibilities towards their workers.
“We need to talk to stakeholders to come up with a win-win situation,” SSS Account Officer Neil Grumo said.
Latest monitoring reports from SSS Davao branch revealed underremittance and non-remittance continued to become sources of conflict in the agencies coverage and collection transactions.
An average of 30 cases of contribution delinquency were being filed per month in Davao despite the persistence of the agency in their Run After Contributor Evaders (RACE) program.
However, Assistant Branch Head Siarina Piatos said enough time was given to the concerned parties to address these complaints and installment programs and Alkansya programs offer alternative solutions for financially-stricken individuals and marginalized sectors.
Account Officer Greta Fe Quayle said the Sulit campaign,is an initiative to achieve the agency’s nationwide objective to increase collections from P8.8 million to P10 million by 2019.
It reinforces the public knowledge on benefits such as the sickness, maternity, disability, retirement, death and funeral funds which are currently availed by about 32 million members.
The SSS is also eyeing to give updates regarding the system’s recent developments on the said Sulit Conference. Some of these include
enhancing online transaction systems and the efficient usage of the Payment Reference Number (PRN) in paying especially for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).
Satellite branches and Bayad centers such as that at PhilPost and Western Union offices have been established in various locations in the city to offer greater accessibility to these services.
When asked about the Pension Hike promised by the president, Grumo said this could translate to an additional contribution of P20 per P1000 compensation once Malacañang approves of the agencies plan to also increase collections to balance out the release of about P33 billion worth of pension last 2017.(davaotoday.com)