3 weeks Proposal to allow deferment of 13th month pay illegal — Drilon MB
Senate minority leader Franklin Drilon on Sunday, Oct. 11, reiterated that the proposal to allow distressed companies to defer the payment of 13th month pay is illegal and consenting to such a plan could set a dangerous precedent. Drilon, a former labor secretary, insisted that the enabling law for the release of employees’ 13th month pay “does not allow any exemption.” “Hindi po (puwedeng i-defer). Bilang dating kalihim, ang PD 851 na nagbibigay ng 13th month pay, walang exemption. Lahat ng kumpanya maliban na lang doon sa nagbibigay ng Christmas bonus, walang exemption kahit naluulgi ka,” Drilon said in ... more