13th Month Pay

11 Nov

Did you know that giving 13th month pays is mandated by the law?

PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 851  REQUIRING ALL EMPLOYERS TO PAY THEIR EMPLOYEES A 13th-MONTH PAY                                         

WHEREAS, it is necessary to further protect the level of real wages from the ravage of worldwide inflation;
WHEREAS, there has been no increase in the legal minimum wage rates since 1970;
WHEREAS, the Christmas season is an opportune time for society to show its concern for the plight of the working masses so they may properly celebrate Christmas and New Year.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution, do hereby decree as follows:

Section 1. All employers are hereby required to pay all their employees receiving a basic salary of not more than P1,000 a month, regardless of the nature of their employment, a 13th-month pay not later than December 24 of every year.
Sec. 2. Employers already paying their employees a 13th-month pay or its equivalent are not covered by this Decree.
Sec. 3. This Decree shall take effect immediately.

Done in the City of Manila, this 16th day of December 1975.

Employers are compelled to give their employees a months worth of their salary not later than December 24. This is, as the law states, to help families enjoy Christmas. Employers may opt to give their employees half of their 13th month pay at June (School Enrolment) and the remaining half at the last quarter of the year.

What are you going to do with yours? Last year, my 13th month pay just whizzed by. I can’t even remember how I’ve used it. It was given to us early October to help those who were victims of typhoon Ondoy. The result was me being a bum early December. So whatever you plan on buying with your hard earned money, make sure its worth your effort the whole year.

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3 Responses to “13th Month Pay”

  1. Erin November 14, 2010 at 9:00 am #

    Thanks Ferdie for the 13th month! lol 🙂 nice blog airon!

    • Max Miller November 14, 2010 at 12:59 pm #

      Ahaha. Thanks!

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    […] Pwede bang half ang 13th month pay? Anong ibig sabihin noong nagtatanong dito? Half lang ang ibinigay ng kumpanya nya sa kanya? Ayon kasi sa batas, ang 13th month pay ay katumbas ng isang buwang sweldo mo. Pwedeng ibigay ng kumpanya ang kalahati nito sa June tapos yung natitirang kalahati ay sa December. Basta’t hindi ito dapat lalagpas ng December 24. […]

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