Public servants to choke s tranche of pay hike starting Jan – DBM


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Department of Budget in addition to Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin Diokno said on Tuesday that civilian authorities personnel equally good equally police trace in addition to armed services volition have the mo of the four-tranche salary hike starting fourth dimension Jan this. “That is effective Jan first,” Diokno said during the regular Palace briefing, referring to the mo tranche salary adjustment.

Diokno said the budget for the mo tranche of salary adjustment for authorities workers was already included inwards the 2017’s PHP3.35 trillion national budget. He failed to give the full budget for the salary adjustment but inwards 2016, Congress has appropriated PHP57.91 billion to comprehend the requirement to implement the compensation adjustment.
Under the foremost tranche, the to a greater extent than than 1.5 1000000 populace servants besides received mid-year bonus equal to their i calendar month salary, enhanced performance-based bonus or PBB, in addition to productivity enhancement incentive.
On the other hand, the opportunity pay or fighting pay of the armed services in addition to uniformed personnel (MUP) has increased past times at to the lowest degree 200 percent, according to Diokno.
The DBM official, however, clarified that the mo tranche of salary adjustment would soundless require congressional approving considering the foremost tranche was implemented exclusively through Executive Order No. 201 signed past times onetime President Benigno Aquino III inwards Feb final year.
“The previous direction had a downpayment inwards 2016 in addition to nosotros are going to accolade it but there’s perchance a legal defect because it did non become through Congress. It was only incorporated inwards the budget,” he explained.
Diokno said the DBM had already submitted to the Office of the President a re-create of the bill.
“Going past times the behaviour of Congress, they won’t object to a salary increment because it’s a pop move. You tin strength out bet Congress volition handgrip to provide,” Diokno said.
Meanwhile, Diokno said the direct keep dwelling pay of the armed services volition double past times Jan 2018 if Congress volition endure able to revenue enhancement reform mensurate reducing personal income revenue enhancement from 32 to 25 percent.
“Your direct keep dwelling pay volition increment if nosotros trim down the direct keep dwelling from 32 to 25 percent. So at the latest Jan eighteen in addition to close probable sometime side past times side year, given the revenue enhancement reform,” he said.
Diokno explained that giving the armed services divide salary adjustment is hard to create due a law which says that pension of the retired soldiers should endure tied to the salary of the incumbent.
“Unless nosotros create that, at that topographic point volition come upwards a fourth dimension when perchance lxx pct of the budget of the armed services volition only become to the pension,” Diokno said, referring to the law passed during the fourth dimension of onetime President Fidel V. Ramos.
Diokno said the same salary adjustment for the armed services besides needs congressional approval.
“There volition endure 2 types of salary construction for the military. Those who volition come upwards inwards later a sure enough engagement in addition to those who are already inside. So that volition endure the variety of legislation that nosotros direct keep inwards mind,” he said.
In his previous armed services military camp visits, President Rodrigo Duterte repeatedly promised to double the direct keep dwelling pay of the soldiers in addition to police.


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