(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Saturday, 26 September 2022) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "KARDING" {NORU} was estimated based on all available data over the coastal water of Santa Cruz, Zambales(15.7°N, 119.8°E) with maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 215 km/h. It is moving Westward at 30 km/h. Southwest monsoon affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas and the Western section of Mindanao. The entire Caraga region will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to Moderate winds coming from Southwest will prevail with Slight to Moderate seas / (0.6 to 2.1 meters).



Friday, September 16, 2022

SSS intensifies R.A.C.E campaign in AgSur province

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY -- The Social Security System (SSS) San Francisco Branch in Agusan del Sur, together with the SSS legal department of Northern Mindanao Division, has geared up the “Run After Contributions Evaders” (R.A.C.E) Campaign, and identified several employers from various establishments in the said municipality.

With this campaign, the SSS officials visited some nine identified delinquent employers and handed them the final notice from the legal department to pay their delinquencies. This was also witnessed by the personnel from the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga, and local media.

The R.A.C.E Campaign has been implemented nationwide to exact the continuous compliance of delinquent employers with their statutory obligations under Republic Act No. 11199 or the Social Security Act of 2018, which ensures the social security coverage of members, and enhances SSS’ collection efficiency.

According to Exequiel Amplayo, acting branch head of SSS-San Francisco, Agusan del Sur, the R.A.C.E Campaign aims to increase the awareness of the employers, especially the delinquent ones, of their legal obligations under the social security law by giving them the chance to settle their delinquencies to avoid adverse legal action.    

The purpose of this is just to raise awareness for those delinquent employers of their legal obligation,” Amplayo bared.

Atty. Kathlene Gonzales-Japuz of legal department of the SSS Northern Mindanao Division, also encouraged the delinquent employers to avail of the Pandemic Relief Structuring Program 3 (PRRP3). This is an Enhanced Installment Payment Program for the registered business and household employers who have difficulty in paying the full amount of their delinquencies.

We are implementing a 30-day period within which to comply. Should employers fail to comply, the branch will then refer it to the legal department. The legal department will give another chance for delinquent employers to settle their obligations,” said Atty. Japuz.

Atty. Japuz further stressed that the SSS only wants to ensure that the rights and welfare of the employees are protected, and that they could benefit from their regular SSS contributions. (JPG/PIA-Agusan del Sur)