features the full text ofPresidential
Decree No. 851THE 13TH MONTH PAY
NO. 851 REQUIRING
ALL EMPLOYERS TO PAY THEIR EMPLOYEESA
it is necessary to further protect the level of real wages from the
of worldwide inflation;
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there has been no increase in the legal minimum wage rates since 1970;
the Christmas season is an opportune time for society to show its
for the plight of the working masses so they may properly celebrate
and New Year.
I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the
do hereby decree as follows:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary
All employers are hereby required to pay all their employees receiving
a basic salary of not more than P1,000 a month, regardless of the
of their employment, a 13th-month pay not later than December 24 of
already paying their employees a 13th-month pay or its equivalent are
covered by this Decree.
Sec. 3. This
Decree shall take effect immediately.
Done in the
City of Manila, this 16th day of December 1975.