LETTER OF IMPLEMENTATION NO. 154
ON THE P50 MILLION RICE LOAN PROGRAM FOR THE SUGAR WORKERS PURSUANT TO LOI 1452
This Program shall cover:
(a) Sugar workers in the mills and plantationswho are duly registered with the SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM; and
(b) Sugar workers who, by reason of the itinerant and ambulant nature of their employment, which is peculiar to the sugar industry, may not yet be du y registered with the SSS, provided that their names appear in the Special Payroll for the Crop Year 1983-84, as beneficiaries of the Social Amelioration Program, provided for under PD 621, as amended.
However, all sugar workers who have app-H for emergency loans under LOI 1403 and LOImp. 150 shall no longer be considered entitled to the rice loan pursuant 1452.
II. WHO MAY APPLY
The following are hereby considered authorized applicants under this Program
(a) Employers, such as Sugar Planters, Sugar Planters Associations or Cooperative, Sugar Killers, Sugar Millers’ Associations or Cooperative for and on behalf of their own workers, or the workers of their own members;
(b) Duly registered Labor Unions, Cooperative or Associations of Sugar Workers for and on behalf of the workers they represent.
III. INTEREST RATE
The rice loan granted under these implementing guidelines shall bear a simple interest of FIVE PERCENT (5%) a year. No service fee shall be charged.
In the application for rice loan, the following procedure shall be followed:
(a) Applications in three (3) copies shall be filed at the Regional Office of the Ministry of Labor and Employment (MOLE).
(b) The application shall be accompanied by the following requirements:
(i) Master list of workers, whether registered with the SSS or not, who need the rice loan and for whom the application is made. For those workers registered with the SSS, the list should include their SSS I.D. numbers.
(ii) Group check-off authorization based on the workers’ wages and cost of living allowances to be signed by the covered workers;
(iii) Undertaking of guarantee for the loan by the applicant.
(c) The MOLE Regional Office shall issue, certification that the names of the workers in the Master List appear as beneficiaries of the Social Amelioration Program under PD 621 as amended, for the Crop Year 1983-84.
(d) The MOLE Region! Office shall forward the application to the Provincial or Regional Office of the S5S for evaluation and approval.
(e) The applicant may apply for a loan equivalent to not more than three (3) sacks of rice of fifty (50) kilos per sack per sugar worker who is head of the family to be released at the rate of one (1) pack of rice a month.
(f) Upon approval of the rice loan by the SSS, the SSS shall immediately is the applicant an Authorization to Withdraw the indicated quantity and amount of rice involved from the National Food Authority (NFA).
(g) Upon receipt of the Authorization to Withdraw from the SSS, the NFA shrill deliver to the applicant or his authorized representative, the quantity of rice as the authorization duly indicates.
(h) The NFA shall Mil the SSS immediately upon delivery of the stocks to the applicants. The SSS shall pay the NFA the corresponding amount of stock delivered within a reasonable period of time.
V. REPAYMENT SCHEME
The applicant shall remit payment to the SSS Main Office or to any authorized collecting bank of the SSS on the basis of the amount received, as a result of the check-off from the workers wanes and allowances.
The Provincial Task Force shall submit a monthly report on the implementation of this program to the Chairman of the National Task Force of which copies are to be furnished the Employees’ dispensation Commission (ECC), the SSS, the NFA and the Bureau of Rural Workers (BRW), MOLE.
VII. OTHER IMPLEMENTING GUTDELINES
Further Implementing guidelines whenever necessary and appropriate shall be issued by the ECC in consultation with the SSS and other implementing agencies.
May 22, 1985
(Sgd.) FERDINAND E. MARCOS
President of the Philippines
(Sgd.) JUAN C. TUVERA
Presidential Executive Assistant
Source: Presidential Management Staff