1 week Bello eyes subsidy for 13th month pay of workers of cash-strapped firms Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines --- Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Wednesday said he would consider the suggestion of distressed employers for the government to subsidize the cost of the 13th month pay of their employees. Bello said he plans to talk with Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III regarding the proposal of the employers. "Pagaaralan namin ngayon kung ano ang ipapapalabas kong order, iko-consider ko din yung sinabi ng employer na baka pakiusapan ko na lang si Secretary Dominguez ng Finance, e papatulong ako kay, yung partner ko, si Secretary (Ramon) Lopez ng DTI (Department of Trade and Industry)," he said in ... more