• 27 May 2016
PASIG CITY, May 27 - In response to the numerous queries received, the DBM confirmed that Barangay personnel are entitled to receive the Mid-Year Bonus. Barangay personnel, whether elective or appointive receiving honoraria, and charged from their Personnel Services, are covered by the guidelines on the grant of the Mid-Year Bonus. Sections 7.0 to 7.3 of the Budget Circular no. 2016-3, Rules and Regulations on the Grant of the Mid-Year Bonus for FY 2016, states that the grant of the Mid-Year Bonus for Personnel of LGUs shall be determined by their respective sanggunian, subject to the following considerations: (i) the provisions on the entitlement and non-entitlement of personnel to the Mid-Year Bonus under Item 5.0 of the Circular shall be strictly observed; (ii) the Personnel Services limitation in LGU budgets under Sections 325(a) and 331(b) of the Local Government Code of 1991 shall be complied with; (iii) if funds are insufficient, the Mid-Year bonus may be granted at lower rates but at a uniform percentage of the monthly basic pay as of May 15 of the current year. The Punong Barangay as the chief executive of the Local Government Unit is given full flexibility to determi ...Read more

President Aquino meets with security cluster 

 CENTRAL  27 May 2016
MANILA, May 27 - Malacañang on Wednesday assured that the government is exerting “determined efforts” for the rescue of kidnap-for-ransom hostages. “Government continues to exert determined efforts to bring about the safe release of the kidnap-for-ransom hostages through a combination of la ...Read more

PH shares disaster management experience in 1st World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey

 CENTRAL  27 May 2016
QUEZON CITY, May 27 - A 13-man Philippine Delegation, led by Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman, took part in the first ever World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in Istanbul, Turkey on 23-24 May 2016, to share its vast experience in disaster risk re ...Read more