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Baldo, a farm worker on pakyaw basis, had been working on Dencio’s land by harvesting abaca and coconut, processing copra, and clearing weeds from year to year starting January 1993 up to his death in 2007. He worked continuously in the sense that it was done for more than one harvesting season.
[a] Was Dencio required to report Baldo for compulsory social security coverage under the SSS law? Explain. (2.5%)
[b] What are the liabilities of the employer who fails to report his employee for social security coverage? Explain. (2.5%)