Three Regional Development Councils (RDCs) are supporting the proposal of Sen. Ralph Recto for being tax-free of Christmas bonus and 13th month pay amounting P60, 000 below.
According to Recto, RDC-National Capital Region, Region 2 and Region 6 supported his proposal when they had a public hearing recently.
He said, to his meeting with RDC-Metro Manila chair Makati City Mayor Junjun Binay, He wants to raise to P80, 000 the amount of tax-free Christmas bonus.
The senator admits that the proposal cannot be established immediately this year so millions of working Filipino can’t profit to it this Christmas, but he is hoping that it will be achieved by year 2013.
“With time running out for the approval of this bill, I could only look forward to its serious consideration in 2013 in time for the next holiday season. And who would say that Number 13 is the unlucky number?” Recto said.
The said proposal is one of the ‘collateral damage’ after the senator got occupied last January to May 2012 due to the impeachment trial of the former Chief Justice Renato Corona so some of the important bill was forlorn.