RUNNING AFTER EVADERS. Redentor Viola (in blue jacket), the vice president of Social Security Service (SSS)  South Mindanao 2 Division, issues an order to a gasoline station reminding them to settle the arrears in the insurance premium of their employees on Tuesday (Oct. 18, 2022A). The drive is in line with the continuing Run After Contribution Evaders (RACE) campaign of the SSS, the ninth in the South Mindanao 2 area for this year. (Photo courtesy of PIA South Cotabato)

KORONADAL CITY – The Social Security System (SSS) here has issued notices of violation to 10 delinquent establishments as part of the implementation of their “Run After Contribution Evaders” (RACE) campaign on Tuesday.

The SSS personnel visited an advertising shop, a gas station, a shopping center, a kindergarten school, a pharmacy, a restaurant, and cake and pastry establishments, coffee shops, and a pharmacy during their intensified drive.

Redentor Viola, vice president of SSS South Mindanao 2 Division, said the non-compliant establishments were given 15 days to pay the arrears in the SSS contribution of their employees.

Viola said employers who do not have the capacity to pay the insurance premiums due to the effect of the coronavirus virus disease 2019 pandemic can avail of their restructuring program.

“We are inviting them to apply to our Pandemic Relief and Restructuring Program (PRRP) 3 which is available until November 2022,” Viola said in an interview.

The SSS was supposed to give compliance orders to 12 establishments but two of them closed shop for the day.

“It’s unfortunate that they are close but still they will undergo the same process that we will be giving them 15 days to comply. If they cannot comply we will endorse their case to our legal department,” Viola said.

Viola said the SSS needs to collect at least PHP1.5 million from six out of the 12 establishments that were targeted in their continuing RACE campaign, the ninth in South Mindanao 2 area for 2022.

Aside from the non-payment of insurance premiums, he said the concerned establishments were not even registered at the SSS.

“We are asking them to go to our office to register or through the web, for them to show to us that they have registered,” Viola said. (PNA)