DBM: Gov’t employees to have 14th calendar month pay


Government employees volition have a 14th calendar month pay on May 15, the Department of Budget too Management (DBM) said Friday.

This is a mid-year bonus equivalent to a month’s basic salary, inwards business with Executive Order (EO) No. 201 signed yesteryear President Benigno S.C Aquino III inwards February.

A Budget Circular issued yesteryear Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad on Thursday, specified the employees who would learn their 14th calendar month pay adjacent month.

All authorities employees ( civilian too military) volition last given additional bonuses.

Covered yesteryear Budget Circular No. 2016-3 are all positions for civilian personnel, whether regular, casual, or contractual inwards nature, appointive or elective, full-time or part-time.

“Eight inwards every ten civilian personnel volition have their mid-year bonus inwards full, or tax-free nether Republic Act 10653, which provides that gross benefits such equally the 13th calendar month pay too other benefits non exceeding P82,000 shall last revenue enhancement exempt,” Abad said inwards a split disceptation Friday.

“These agency the bulk of civilian personnel volition accept abode their mid-year bonus inwards full. They are the 970,943 civilian employees belonging to Salary Grades 1 to 16,” he added.

Also included are armed services personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines nether the Department of National Defense too uniformed personnel of the Philippine National Police, Philippine Public Safety College, Bureau of Fire Protection, too Bureau of Jail Management too Penology of the Department of Interior too Local Government.

Uniformed personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard too National Mapping too Resource Information Authority volition equally good have additional bonuses.

The DBM said an employee must lead maintain rendered at to the lowest degree a total or an aggregate of 4 months of service from July 1, 2015 to May 15, 2016 to learn a bonus.

They must equally good lead maintain obtained at to the lowest degree a satisfactory functioning rating inwards the at i time preceding period, too must even then last inwards active service equally of May 15.

However, employees of government-owned too -controlled companies are non covered yesteryear the circular equally they are classified nether the Compensation too Position Classification System under E.O. 203 which the President signed final month.

“The amounts required for the grant of FY 2016 Mid-Year Bonus to personnel of National Government Agencies (NGAs) shall last charged against the Miscellaneous Personnel Benefits Fund,” the circular read.

“The DBM shall resultant the corresponding Notice of Cash Allocation to encompass the Mid-Year Bonus of agency personnel to last given non before than May fifteen of the electrical current year, dependent area to the provisions of National Budget Circular No. 561 dated Jan 4, 2016 on the release of funds,” it added. – Jon Viktor Cabuenas/VDS, GMA News

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