SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union, Sept 8 (PIA) — The Social Security System (SSS) La Union has opened the “AlkanSSSya” program in the region to help informal sector workers in the region to register and earn for their individual contribution.
According to SSS La Union Branch Head Gloria Corazon Andrada, this is their way of helping members of the association pay their monthly contribution easier and lighter.
In 2011, Las Piñas Branch pioneered the program which was first called “TrikanSSSya,” where most members are tricycle operators and drivers. Eventually it was adopted by other branches and called as AlkanSSSya program, which targeted not only the tricycle operators and drivers associations but also workers in the direct selling, market vendors, and other existing associations.
Andrada also said the association will provide metal safety boxes standing 1.5 meters tall with secure mini-compartments that will be installed in an accessible location to store AlkanSSSya savings before these are picked up at the end of every month.
One AlkanSSSya unit will be assigned to each member, and the members can drop in any amount daily until the required monthly contribution is completed.
AlkanSSSya members are required to save at least P416 per month. Any excess of the savings will be returned to the member.
Associations who wish to join the program will sign a memorandum of agreement with the SSS and join an orientation on maintaining the AlkanSSSya, she said.
Andrada added that to date, SSS has already assigned account officers to the targeted market to coordinate and inform them of the program. (ANL/MBR-PIA 1 La Union)