• 02 May 2016
MANILA, May 2 - 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, ...Read more

President Aquino lauds efforts of workers on Labor Day

 CENTRAL  02 May 2016
MANILA, May 2 - President Benigno S. Aquino III recognized the efforts of workers to fulfill their dreams on Labor Day. “Saludo ang ating sambayanan sa mga manggagawang Pilipinong nagpupunyagi para sa kanilang pamilya at pangarap. Idinaraos natin ang Araw ng Paggawa bilang pasasalamat sa alay ni ...Read more

Palace assures monitoring of peace, order in election hot spots

 CENTRAL  02 May 2016
MANILA, May 2 - Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio B. Coloma Jr. assured Sunday the security forces are continuously monitoring peace and order in election hotspots around the country."Patuloy na tinututukan, pinagtutulungan at inaasikaso ng pambansang kapulisan at ng ...Read more