I've been working for over 5 months now as a project-based junior developer(waiting for regularization). It's my first job, and I'm new to the industry. I don't know much how things work around. Especially with contracts and rights. Now my question is, is it normal that project-based employees like us to not receive a 13th month pay? I asked this question because regular employees in our company have already received their pay while us project-based, have not. Another project-based employee like me asked one of our senior if we are included in the pay, but our senior said that he thinks that only regular employees are covered. We haven't asked our HR yet(since it's holiday in our place today), but will probably ask them the day after tomorrow.
In the meantime, I tried searching online about how 13th month pay works and who are covered in it. According to our government site.
All rank-and-file employees who have worked for at least one (1) month during the calendar year, are entitled to receive 13th month pay regardless of the nature of their employment and irrespective of the methods by which their wages are paid.
I'm wondering if the conditions for 13th month pay depends on the company itself and the place you live in. I felt really disappointed/saddened learning that we(project-based employees) may not receive a 13th month pay.