DOP CIRCULAR NO. 2017-095
19 September 2017
TO: ALL INCARDINATED PRIESTS IN THE DIOCESE OF PARAÑAQUE
RE: CLARIFICATION ON SSS CONTRIBUTIONS OF PRIESTS
Dear Rev. Monsignori and Fathers:
Greetings of peace!
Please be reminded that priests are not considered employees. Priests are considered as self-employed and, as such, are personally responsible for the payment of their SSS contributions. We cannot charge our SSS contributions to either the parish or the school.
In view of our Memorandum of Agreement with the Social Security System, whereby the Diocese is to register and deduct the monthly contributions from the allowance of the priests, whose coverage as self-employed is compulsory under the Social Security Law and to remit the contributions on or before the 10th of the following month, the diocese will deduct said contribution from the PPAF every month.
For your guidance and strict compliance.
Thank you. God bless us all.
Yours in Christ and Mary,
REV. FR. RODEL D. PAULINO
+JESSE E. MERCADO, D.D.
Bishop of Parañaque
REV. FR. CARMELO O. ESTORES