BDO Unibank Inc., Makilala Medical Specialists Inc. and EVA Airways Corp. were named as this year’s Top Employers in the Social Security System’s (SSS) “Balikat ng Bayan” (shoulders of the nation) awards.

The awards are given to those who helped the SSS in achieving its mandate to provide social protection for Filipinos through their cooperation and compliance with the Social Security Law.

The awards were classified into three employer account categories based on the number of employees: small, medium and large.

BDO Unibank Inc. won this year’s Top Employer for the “large account” category.

Meanwhile, Makilala Medical and EVA Airways were the top employers for the “medium account” and “small account” categories, respectively.

According to the SSS, the best employers must meet all of the following requirements: registered as an SSS web user; submits collection lists electronically or compliant with real-time processing of contributions and real-time processing of loans with the date of coverage not later than January 2016; and, with paid contributions for applicable months July 2020 to June 2021.

For each category, eligible employers were ranked by the number of employees with paid contributions for applicable months July 2020 to June 2021.

Apart from bestowing three major awards to top employers, SSS also gave a major award to BusinessMirror for being its “Best Media Partner.”

To be recognized as Best Media Partner, the SSS said the media entity must be compliant with the provisions of the Social Security Law. It must also provide segments reports, commentaries and interviews about the SSS that have a big impact on the public in terms of significance to social security labor practices and workers’ concerns and must also adhere to journalism standards in terms of balance, accuracy and fairness.

Special citations were also given to media entities Bulgar and DXRD Sunshine Radio’s “Serbisyo Para sa Masa” (service for the masses) program.

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