• 30 April 2016
MANILA, April 30 - The Department of Budget and Management has issued the specific guidelines on the grant of the P31 billion Mid-Year Bonus of government employees mandated under Executive Order No. 201. The majority of government employees will receive their bonus tax-free, according to Budget Secretary Florencio B. Abad.“Eight in every ten civilian personnel will receive their mid-year bonus in full, or tax-free under Republic Act 10653, which provides that gross benefits such as the 13th month pay and other benefits not exceeding P82,000 shall be tax exempt,” Abad said.“These means the majority of civilian personnel will take home their mid-year bonus in full. They are the 970,943 civilian employees belonging to Salary Grades 1 to 16,” Abad added.Executive Order No. 201 approved by President Aquino on February 19, 2016 provides that a Mid-Year Bonus equivalent to one month basic salary as of May 15 shall be granted to all positions for civilian personnel as well as military and uniformed personnel (MUP).Budget Circular 2016-3 provides the rules and regulations on the grant of said bonus to all civilian positions whether regular, casual, or contractual in nature, appoin ...Read more

President Aquino: Choosing the right leaders is the voters’ responsibility

 CENTRAL  30 April 2016
MANILA, April 29 - President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday reiterated that putting the right leaders in place is a responsibility that ultimately lies with the electorate.“Lahat tayo, pare-pareho ang boto natin. Lahat tayo ay mayroong responsibildad sa pupuntahan natin. Kayo ang gumawa ng pag ...Read more

All set for 2016 Labor Day jobs and career fairs, DOLE says

 CENTRAL  30 April 2016
MANILA, April 30 – The Department of Labor said that all is set for the 2016 Labor Day Jobs and Career Fairs which will be conducted from 8:00 o’clock in the morning to 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon at the World Trade Center along Gil Puyat Avenue Extension corner President Diosdado Macapagal ...Read more