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PBBM orders grant of incentive, rice allowance to gov’t employees

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has issued administrative orders granting service recognition incentive (SRI) for employees in the executive department as well as one-time rice allowance to all government employees for this year.

The President’s order authorizes the grant of a one-time service recognition incentive at a uniform rate not exceeding P20,000 for executive department personnel.

Those who are entitled to receive the incentive include civilian personnel in national government agencies (NGAs), covering those in state universities and colleges (SUCs), government-owned or controlled corporations (GOCCs), regular, contractual or casual employees, members of the military and the police, as well as fire and jail personnel under the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Personnel from the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), and National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) are also entitled to get the service recognition incentive.

Based on the President’s order, employees of both houses of Congress, the Judiciary, Office of the Ombudsman and Constitutional offices may likewise be granted a one-time SRI by their respective heads of offices at a uniform rate not exceeding P20,000.

Employees in local government units (LGUs), including those in the barangays, may also receive the incentive depending on the LGU’s financial capability, subject to limitation in LGU budget under the Local Government Code of 1991.

The incentive for NGAs, SUCs, and military and uniformed personnel will be funded by the available released Personnel Services (PS) allotment under Republic Act No. 11639 or the 2022 national budget.

Separately, President Marcos also issued an order authorizing the grant of a one-time rice assistance for government personnel.

Those who are entitled to receive the rice subsidy include civilian personnel in NGAs, including those in SUCs, GOCCs, government financial institutions (GFIs), government instrumentalities with corporate powers, and government corporate entities occupying regular, contractual or casual positions.

Military, police, fire and jail personnel are also entitled to receive the rice assistance.

Bucor, PCG, and NAMRIA employees will also receive the support.

The order also authorizes the release of the assistance to individuals and groups of people whose services are engaged through job orders (JO), contracts of service (COS) or other similarly situated working arrangement defined under a Commission on Audit’s circular order.

The rice assistance for NGAs, military and uniformed personnel will be funded by the Contingent Fund under R.A. No. 11639.

For GOCCs, funding will come from their respective approved operating budgets for fiscal year 2022.

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