Sec. Diokno: Doubling Public School Teachers’ Pay “Not a Priority”

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Despite the President’s promise to double the pay of public school teachers, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said Wednesday it would take a backseat to more pressing programs needed to be funded, including the ambitious “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure rollout. Diokno said in a press conference that for the 600,000 public school teachers, the government may have to shell out half a trillion pesos if plans to double their salaries push through. “That is not our priority at this time. Our priority is the ‘Build, Build, Build’ and social protection. I think we…

Duterte Wants Teachers’ Salaries Hiked | #SalaryIncrease

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Salary Increase for Teachers  President Rodrigo Duterte has asked the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to find means to increase the salaries of teachers, Malacañang said Tuesday. A salary hike for teachers was discussed by the President during Monday afternoon’s Cabinet meeting, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. said Tuesday. Roque said Duterte “could be aiming” to double the entry salary for teachers, just as Congress approved a 100-percent increase in the base pay of military and other uniformed personnel in government. Roque said the proposal was “in connection with…

DBM Released Guidelines on the Grant of Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI)

PEI of PhP 5,000

Earlier today, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) issued Budget Circular No. 2017-4 outlining the guidelines on the grant of Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI) to government personnel. The PEI of PhP 5,000 shall be given to government employees not earlier than December 15, 2017, provided that they are still in the service as of November 30, 2017 and that they have rendered at least a total of four (4) months of at least satisfactory service as of November 30, 2017. The said Circular covers: (1) All positions of civilian…

Starting Nov. 15, Gov’t Employees to Receive Cash Gift and Year-end Bonus

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Starting November 15, all qualified government employees will receive year-end bonus tax free that is equivalent to their one month basic salary.  The bonuses and cash gifts are subject to the guidelines issued by the Department of Budget and Management and Budget Circular No. 2016-4 Budget Circular No. 2016-4 (Click to read more) Executive Order (EO) No. 201, s. 2016, entitled “Modifying the Salary Schedule for Civilian Government Personnel and Authorizing the Grant of Additional Benefits for Both Civilian and Military and Uniformed Personnel,” provided for the adoption of a compensation…