In a Radyo Inquirer interview, DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III, the 13th month pay was mandated by law, and it should be given to workers before Christmas.
Some employers have already paid half of their employees’ 13th month pay.
Those in government will receive their 13th month pay tomorrow, Friday (Nov. 15).
Even employees who have resigned or been laid off this year are entitled to receive a 13th month pay.
Nanny kidnaps 5-month-old baby in Taguig
A nanny allegedly kidnapped a 5-month-old baby girl in Barangay Bambang, Taguig City, on Wednesday.
Taylor Hayley Victoriano’s parents said the nanny was identified Kristine Joy Salik, 34, based on the identification card presented to them. Salik and BabyTaylor were last seen on Wednesday morning at their home in Barangay Bambang.
A closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera captured the Salik carrying a 5-month-old baby Taylor out of the house.
The child’s mother, Princess Jean Perrin, said that she and her partner were sleeping when the incident occurred. They just woke up, and the baby and nanny were gone.
Baby Taylor was supposed to be in bed with her parents, but the nanny insisted that she would take care of the baby first so that the couple could rest.
As of last night, Baby Taylor’s mother said someone saw the suspect and Baby Taylor in Montalban, Rizal.
For information on the whereabouts of the child or the suspect, please call or text Princess Jean Perrin 09171790393 or the Taguig City Police Station hotline 09395047033 and 86423582.