Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Amenah F. Pangandaman confirmed that government personnel are entitled to receive their mid-year bonus starting May 15 this year.
“I am happy to announce that our civil servants will be receiving their mid-year bonus this year, as provided in the agency-specific allocation under the 2023 General Appropriations Act or GAA. Alam naman po natin na isa ito sa mga inaabangan ng ating mga kapwa kawani ng gobyerno na talagang makatutulong sa kanilang araw-araw na pangangailangan,” Secretary Pangandaman said.
“So, we are reminding all government agencies and offices to ensure the timely release of bonuses to their employees or as stipulated in our existing rules and regulations, simula May 15 po ‘yan,” the Budget Secretary added.
The mid-year bonus is equivalent to one-month basic pay as of May 15 and shall be given to entitled personnel who has rendered at least a total or aggregate of four (4) months of service from July 1 of the immediately preceding year to May 15 of the current year.
The personnel shall also remain to be in the government service as of May 15 of the current year and has obtained at least a satisfactory performance rating in the immediately preceding rating period or the applicable performance appraisal period.
The mid-year bonus will be given to all positions for civilian personnel, whether regular, casual, or contractual, appointive or elective, full-time or part-time, now existing or hereafter created in the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches, the Constitutional Commissions and other Constitutional Offices, State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), and Government-Owned or -Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) covered by the Compensation and Position Classification System (CPCS), and in local government units (LGUs).
Entitled personnel to receive the mid-year bonus also include the military personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines under the Department of National Defense and uniformed personnel of the Philippine National Police, Philippine Public Safety College, Bureau of Fire Protection, and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology of the Department of Interior and Local Government, Bureau of Corrections of the Department of Justice, Philippine Coast Guard of the Department of Transportation, and National Mapping and Resource Information Authority of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
The grant of mid-year bonuses for personnel of covered GOCCs shall be determined by their respective governing boards.
Furthermore, the grant of the mid-year bonus to personnel of provinces, cities, municipalities, and barangays shall be determined by their respective sanggunian.
CATHERINE R CUETO