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Wage Board reminds employers to give employees’ 13th month pay not later than Dec. 24

by Marje Pelayo   |   Posted on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018


MANILA, Philippines – The National Wages and Productivity Board (NWPB) has reminded employers to give employees’ 13th month pay not later than December 24.

According to the Wage Board, even employees who have resigned this year should also receive the said privilege.

Meanwhile, the Board encourages employees to report to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) should their employers refuse to give their 13th month pay. – UNTV News and Rescue

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Gov’t personnel to receive year-end bonus, cash gift starting Nov. 15

by admin   |   Posted on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Qualified government employees are set to receive their year-end bonus and cash gift beginning November 15.

The year-end bonus is equivalent to one month salary and is given to government personnel who have rendered at least four months of service from January to October 31 of the current year and those who are employed in the government service as of October 31 of the same year.

Those who have worked for at least four months but have retired or separated from government service before October 31 of the same year shall be granted within the month of retirement or separation, a prorated share of the year-end bonus and cash gift.

Meanwhile, 13th month pay and other benefits including productivity incentives that are less than P90,000 are tax exempt in accordance with the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion or TRAIN Law.

The Department of Budget and Management has allocated P29.7 billion to fund the year-end bonus of civilian personnel, and P6.7 billion for military and uniformed personnel.

Starting December 15, government employees will receive their productivity enhancement incentive. — UNTV News & Rescue

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How to manage your 13th month pay properly

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

MANILA, Philippines – Based on a survey conducted by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in December 2016, more Filipinos prefer to spend than save their money.

But the statistics changed in the latest survey held by BSP in March this year which revealed that more Filipinos now consider saving their money.


According to Riza Matibag Muyot, a financial adviser, there are ways to save your hard-earned money. Likewise, bonuses can be deposited into a bank savings account or can be an emergency fund in times of need.

“Yung 13th month pay na yan, alam nating extra yan. Yung mga extra kailangan din, meron kang extra ipon.  So pinakamaganda sana kung maiipon natin (A 13th-month pay, as we know, is a bonus. For extra pays, there should also be extra savings. It would be best if we can save them),” Muyot said.

Year-end bonuses can also be used to invest in a small business.

You may also use it to buy your favorite gadget, but under certain conditions.

“Marunong ka sa computer, magsulat, gamitin mo siya as investment naman sa pambili ng gamit na kakailanganin mo sa pagnenegosyo or pagkita (If you’re computer literate and you can write, use the money as an investment to buy equipment you will need in your business or livelihood)” Muyot added.

She said it is only one time in a year that a person can receive such a bonus, that’s why it is important to think twice before spending it. – Mon Jocson | UNTV News & Rescue

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Panukalang 14th month pay, tatalakayin na bukas sa Senado

by admin   |   Posted on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

FILE PHOTO: Senator Vicente Sotto III (UNTV News)

FILE PHOTO: Senator Vicente Sotto III (UNTV News)

MANILA, Philippines — Diringgin na bukas, Miyerkules, ng Senado ang panukala ni Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III na magbibigay ng 14th month pay sa mga kawani ng pamahalaan at pribadong sektor.

Ayon sa Senate Bill 1645 ni Senador Tito Sotto, ang 13th month pay ay dapat ibigay tuwing June 14 at ang 14th month pay naman ay dapat matanggap tuwing December 24.

Ang 14th month pay ay hindi dapat bababa sa one-and-a-half ng total basic salary ng isang empleyado kada taon.

“The 13th month pay shall be paid not later than June 14th, and the 14th month pay shall be paid not later than December 24th of every year provided,” pahayag ni Sen. Sotto.

Naniniwala ang senador na dapat bigyang pansin ang pangangailangan ng mga manggagawa sa pribado at publikong sektor lalo na’t maliit ang sampung pisong minimum wage increase na inaprubahan kamakailan ng pamahalaan.(Bryan De Paz / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

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