Department of Budget and Management announced that starting January 1, 2017, government nurses, teachers, policemen, soldiers and other government workers will receive a bigger take home pay.
This is what the Duterte administration’s grant to the wish of the people to raise the salary of the government workers and uniformed personnel.
One of the campaign promise of President Duterte is to increase the wage of the government workers especially the uniformed personnel which he needed in his fight against illegal drugs.
“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.
Duterte failed to grant his promise to the uniformed personnel to double their wage within 2016, but DBM Secretary Diokno said that they would be able to comply with the desire of the President to double their take home pay by January 2018.
Despite of that, the PNP was still grateful for the incremental salary hike.
“Malaking tulong na mapalaki ang take home pay ng ating mga pulis. But at the end of the day, we are here as members of the PNP to provide service,” PNP spokesman Dionardo Carlos said.
According to Philippine information Agency gave details about the announcement of Department of Budget and Management
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 said 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.
With the second tranche implementation of the compensation adjustments, government workers are set to have more money in their pockets as their salaries will increase in addition to the mid-year and year-end bonus. In addition, an enhanced Performance-Based Bonus will be granted to those who meet their agency targets.
For instance, a Teacher 1 will get an annual compensation package of P324,962 while a Nurse 1 will get P398,822, bringing their total compensation to twice that of their private sector counterparts.
Meanwhile, the MUP are now entitled to a provisional allowance, mid-year and year-end bonus, an enhanced Performance-Based Bonus subject to accomplishment of performance targets, as well as an increase in the hazard pay from P390.00 to P540.00 per month.Certain ranks will also receive augmentation in the form of officers’ allowance.
Thus, in 2017, the total annual compensation for a Police Officer 1 (PO1) and a military Private will be P399,396. This represents a 14 percent increase in compensation for a PO1 and a 10 percent increase in compensation for a Private. The substantial increase in allowances will more justly reward our brave policemen and soldiers who put their lives on the line for the country.
Managers and executives will also receive substantial pay increases of 15 to 27 percent so the government may attract and retain the best talent. A Division Chief will receive an amount of P1,097,863 annually; a Director IV-level position P1,659,491 annually; a Secretary-level post P2,595,137 annually; and a highest-ranking General, P2,144,283 per annum. This scheme intends to position their compensation packages closer to that of the private sector, in line with the principle of “equal pay for work of equal value.”
The compensation and allowances will be adjusted in accordance with the schedule provided in EO 201. Funding for compensation adjustments of national government agencies is provided for in the General Appropriations Act (GAA) for FY 2017.
For covered GOCCs and GFIs, funding will be sourced from their respective corporate operating budgets. While for LGU personnel, the amount shall be sourced from LGU funds authorized by their respective sanggunian.