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Guidelines out for gov’t pay hike second tranche

  • Written by EMontano
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THE Department of Budget and Management has issued guidelines for the second tranche of compensation adjustment for civilian, military and uniformed personnel.

Starting January 1, teachers, health workers, soldiers, policemen, and all other civil servants will receive a bigger take home pay. This is in line with the Duterte administration’s pledge to raise the compensation of the country’s public sector civilian workers and military and uniformed personnel (MUP).

“These are the people who help and protect the Philippines. We want them to feel satisfied about their jobs, inspire them to be more productive workers and allow them to provide for their families. Raising their wages is only just,” said President Duterte.

Pursuant to Executive Order No.201 s. 2016 (EO 201), which grants a compensation adjustment for government workers and additional allowances for MUP in four tranches, the DBM issued National Budget Circular No. 568 and Local Budget Circular No. 113.The circulars will implement the second tranche of compensation adjustment for the public servants.
   
National Budget Circular No. 568 outlines the guidelines, rules, and regulations for the implementation of the second tranche of EO 201 for civilian personnel in the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches, the Constitutional Commissions and other Constitutional Offices, State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), and government-owned-and-controlled corporations (GOCCs) covered by the Compensation and Position Classification System (CPCS), under Republic Act No. 6758.
   
Local Budget Circular No. 113 on the other hand covers all positions for salaried local government unit (LGU) personnel and all positions for barangay personnel which are paid monthly honoraria.