Sen. Tito Sotto proposes mandatory 14th month pay for employees
Is this really a wise move?
GMA News Online reports that Senator Vicente "Tito" Sotto III has filed a bill proposing a mandatory 14th-month pay for all employees in the country.
The report explained that under Senate Bill 1645, "rank-and-file employees shall be entitled to an additional midyear pay annually." It indicated that the 14th month pay should not be less than half of an employee’s total basic salary. Sotto’s bill has to be deliberated first in the committee and plenary levels before it is approved by the Senate.