A bill that seeks to grant 13th month pay to contractual and job order personnel in the government has been filed at the House of Representatives.
“For the benefit of job order and contractual personnel working in the government amid the rising prices, approval of this measure is immediately sought,” Las Piñas City Rep. Camille Villar said in filing House Bill 6541.
The bill covers those who have “completed at least one contract (minimum of three months) with the government before July 1 of the current fiscal year, prior to the granting of the 13th-month pay.”
“The minimum amount of the 13th-month pay for contractual and job order personnel shall not be less than one-half of the monthly salary by the employee based on his or her current contract with the government,” the bill read.
The measure was referred on Wednesday to the House Committee on Appropriations. A similar bill is pending at the Senate.