Butuan City – Under Presidential Degree 851, all employers are required to pay their rank and file employees Thirteenth Month pay, and it should be given to the employees not later than December 24 of every year. The said law also requires the employers to submit their reports on or before January 15 of the succeeding year. Hence, on the earlier part of December 2018, DOLE Agusan del Norte Field Office has circulated a 13th month compliance reminders to different establishments in Butuan City and other areas in Agusan del Norte.
A total of 337 establishments as of January 15, 2019 has timely submitted their 13th month reports for 2018 with attached payrolls and vouchers, with a total amount of P76,141,268.56, benefitting 11,172 individuals with an average 13th month pay of P6,815.36 for each workers.
The strategy in advance reminders to the establishments is clearly effective considering the previous year’s performance. Table below shows the trend:
|Year||# of Establishment Reported||# of Workers Benefitted||Total amount of 13th month benefits|
For the 2018 Regional Performance in the SEnA Program:
|Total Number of Request for Assistance (RFAs) handled||21||228||62||76||25||18|
|Total Number of RFAs Settled||20||211||51||73||20||16|
|Referred to NLRC/other Gov’t Office||1||17||9||3||5||1|
|No. of Days to Disposed||3 days||8 days||15 days||14 days||8 days||8 days|
|Workers benefited from monetary benefits||45||316||108||171||18||16|