SSS, PNP strengthen part­ner­ship anew

Watchmen Daily Journal - - BUSINESS -

The So­cial Se­cu­rity Sys­tem (SSS) and the Philip­pine Na­tional Po­lice (PNP) on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 6, strength­ened their part­ner­ship as both in­sti­tu­tions signed a Mem­o­ran­dum of Agree­ment that will pro­vide so­cial pro­tec­tion to the pri­vate sec­tor while also pro­mot­ing a peace­ful and safe en­vi­ron­ment.

SSS Pres­i­dent and Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Em­manuel F. Dooc and PNP Chief Di­rec­tor Gen­eral Os­car D. Al­bay­alde, rep­re­sented by Po­lice Di­rec­tor Ed­uardo Ser­a­pio M. Garado, led the sign­ing of the MOA which aimed to es­tab­lish a frame­work that will strengthen the en­force­ment of and ex­tend so­cial pro­tec­tion to the work­ing class. It also aims to share sig­nif­i­cant re­sources that will equip PNP and SSS to at­tain its re­spec­tive man­dates.

“Both SSS and PNP com­mit to pro­vide pro­tec­tion, par­tic­u­larly so­cial and se­cu­rity, to our mem­bers. That’s why we are glad to have en­tered into an agree­ment with PNP as they will help main­tain peace and or­der while we re­in­force the So­cial Se­cu­rity law, es­pe­cially as we con­tinue to im­ple­ment our ag­gres­sive col­lec­tion ef­forts like the Run Af­ter Con­tri­bu­tion Evaders (RACE) cam­paign, Oper­a­tion Tokhang-SSS Style and soon for the serv­ing of the War­rant of Dis­traint, Levy, and Gar­nish­ment (WDLG),” Dooc said.

The MOA for­mal­izes the co­or­di­na­tion of SSS with the PNP re­gard­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing serv­ing of law­ful Orders and ex­e­cu­tion of all war­rants that would re­quire the po­lice as­sis­tance and pro­tec­tion to SSS rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

“There is no slow­ing down for SSS in go­ing af­ter erring em­ploy­ers to en­sure that our mem­bers’ right to so­cial se­cu­rity is pro­tected. We need the sup­port of the po­lice force as we strongly ad­min­is­ter our na­tion­wide cam­paign to in­crease con­tri­bu­tion col­lec­tion and pro­mote com­pli­ance to the So­cial Se­cu­rity Law by fil­ing charges and serv­ing war­rants to these em­ploy­ers who run away from their obli­ga­tions to SSS and their em­ploy­ees,” Dooc added.

This is not the first time that SSS and PNP are work­ing close to­gether as the pen­sion fund and PNP have on­go­ing part­ner­ships un­der the pro­grams Oper­a­tion Tokhang and Run Af­ter Con­tri­bu­tion Evaders, where they serve war­rants against erring em­ploy­ers and post show cause orders in non-com­pli­ant es­tab­lish­ments, re­spec­tively.

“As of Novem­ber 6, there were al­ready 102 em­ploy­ers sub­jected to RACE con­ducted in 10 re­gional ar­eas, namely, Lipa City, Dagu­pan City, El Nido, Palawan, Davao City, Gen­eral San­tos City, Ba­colod City, Pa­ga­dian City, Laoag City, Naga City, and Bu­tuan City. This has been part of our re­gional cam­paign as part of our ag­gres­sive ef­forts in col­lec­tion con­tri­bu­tion, pro­mot­ing com­pli­ance and en­sur­ing higher cov­er­age of em­ploy­ees,” Dooc said.

The event also high­lighted the turnover of 762 di­rec­tional sig­nages to PNP from SSS. A Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing was signed last year be­tween the two agen­cies that led to the im­ple­men­ta­tion of Stan­dard­ized Po­lice Di­rec­tional Sig­nages that aims to pro­mote a safe, se­cured, or­derly and peace­ful com­mu­nity.

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