13th month pay to be released this November 2013
Starting today November 13, 2013, all government employees can now get their early 13th month pay and cash gift after President Benigno Aquino approved the early release of this year’s bonus.
According to interview with Budget Secretary Butch Abad in the radio, a total P15.75 billion budget will be given for the 13th month and cash gift to all government employees starting today.
It was also mentioned that the President decided to give the bonus to all government employees and not just those affected by the disaster.
He said that there are employees whose relatives were affected by the Yolanda typhoon and earthquake and by releasing this year early bonus, this is one way to be able to help them.
It was said that the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) created a memorandum to immediately release the 13th month and cash gift by Wednesday November 13 of this year.