SOGOD, Southern Leyte (PIA) -- The Run After Contributions Evaders (RACE) campaign of the Social Security System (SSS) has spared no one in its implementation, a ranking SSS official declared.

Mario Corro, SSS vice president for Central 2 Visayas Division, said the state pension firm would not look as to how much the lapsed monthly premium collectibles were due and demandable, be it big or small, from an employer.

What was important was the welfare of the workers employed in these non-compliant businesses, for this will have a direct impact on their claims of benefits later on, Corro said in a post-RACE interview.

SSS has also considered the side of the employers, especially those badly hit by the pandemic and Typhoon Odette, because these ones were not subjected by the RACE operation, Corro also said, adding that employers with six (6) months or more of unpaid dues usually before the pandemic were the subjects.

Corro made the remark after five (5) business establishments in the municipality of Sogod were served notices on Monday, July 25, to settle their delinquent monthly premium payments.

The move, which was carried under the RACE drive, covered two (2) trucking service businesses, two (2) restaurants, and a school.

They were given 15 days to visit the SSS office for any course of action leading to the settlement of their unpaid, long-overdue contribution accounts, said Gregorio Baroza, SSS-Maasin branch manager, who was part of the operating RACE team along with key personnel. (LDL/MMP/PIA Southern Leyte)