Philippine Republic Act 10361: Kasambahay Bill into Law


President Benigno Aquino III has signed into law the Kasambahay Bill on January 18, 2013, otherwise known as the Republic Act No. 10361, or “An Act Instituting Policies for the Protection and Welfare of Domestic Workers,”.

The statute defines the labor rights of domestic household workers, increases their minimum wage, and provides regular employment benefits. The Kasambahay Law sets the minimum wage of domestic workers to a minimum of P2,500 a month in the National Capital Region; P2,000 a month in chartered cities and first class municipalities; and P1,500 a month for those employed in other municipalities.

The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards are also mandated to review and adjust the wages of domestic workers as needed after a year of its implementation. Besides standardized pay, domestic workers will be entitled to other social benefits provided under existing laws and to be enrolled in the Social Security System, Philhealth, and Pag-Ibig Fund, with premium payments shouldered by employers if the helpers receive a monthly salary below P5,000.

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7 thoughts on “Philippine Republic Act 10361: Kasambahay Bill into Law”

  1. so how much is the premium for a kasambahay earning P2,500 in NCR? Me, as the “amo” how much should I remit for her and how? any bank will do?

    1. hi evelyn, as stated above, if the helpers receive a monthly salary below P5,000, premium payments for SSS, Philhealth and Pagibig shall be shouldered by the employer. If your kasambahay is receiving 4K monthly, your premium payments are as follows:
      for SSS – 416 pesos plus 10 pesos for Employee Compensation (EC)
      for Pagibig – 200 pesos
      for Philhealth – 175 pesos

      1. I got my housemaid from an agency, Are they liable for the benefits? Or I still have to shoulder those benefits

  2. ok sana itong benefits for the kasambahay lalo na kung deserving sila. ang mahirap dito yung pagaasikaso (time & effort) tapos after few months goodbye na sila, minsan may nagawa pang di maganda. Di naman lahat ng employers ay nasa above average status, pinagpapaguran ang pinapasuweldo sa kasambahay. anyway goodluck to this law.

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