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Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The wage increases for government workers will take effect Friday or a month ahead of schedule, according to Budget Secretary Florencio B. Abad.

Salary and base pay increases under the Salary Standardization Law III were originally set for July 1, but President Benigno Aquino III’s announcements on Labor Day advanced its implementation, said Abad.

He said P24.7 billion had been earmarked to fund the fourth installment of pay increases provided for in SSL III.

Of the total, P21.7 billion will come from the miscellaneous personnel benefits fund of the General Appropriations Act of 2012 while P2.7 billion will be charged against savings from the national budget.

“The implementation of the fourth tranche should help government employees respond better to the rising cost of living and price increases for basic commodities,” Abad said.

“The pay raise may give them a much-needed boost for paying tuition and academic fees, especially since schools will be reopening soon,” he added.

Abad said the President, the Vice President and all Cabinet members will not be getting their pay increases until July 1.

He also clarified that individuals and groups engaged through job orders, contracts of service and other similar agreements were not covered by the salary increase.

Also excluded are civilian personnel in government institutions that are exempt from the Compensation and Position Classification Act of 1989. These institutions are authorized by law to adopt and implement their own compensation and position classification systems, provided that the Office of the President approves such systems.

Abad said pay increases for employees of government-owned or -controlled corporations (GOCCs) and government financial institutions (GFIs) would be charged against their respective corporate funds in their approved corporate operating budgets.

On the other hand, the pay increases for those working for local government units would  be charged against the respective local government funds.

Last month, Abad said the fourth tranche of the salary increase for employees in GOCCs and GIFs may also be implemented today, provided that they had the financial capability to do so.

As for the salary increases of employees in LGUs, Abad said these were still scheduled for Jan. 1, 2013, considering that the LGUs implemented the third tranche on January 1.

Abad said pay hikes in LGUs were subject to the decision of  provincial and municipal boards, and would also depend on the availability and sustainability of local government funds.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/55MHEPHVCLSOOSQQNVLYP4L2GM Jun

    Propaganda. It was GMA who started in 2010 this scheme of advancing to June 1 the increase. PNoy copied it in 2011. So logically, the advance of the pay increase happened only in 2010. Remember there are 12 months in a year.

    By the way, make no mistake. It was GMA who engineered the Salary Standardization Law III. PNoy has nothing to do with it.

    • latino_boom

       haizzzz….it’s a law made by arroyo naturalmente pinoy will implement it ang BOBO mo naman !!! kung wala kang masabing maganda kay pinoy SHUT THE F*** UP!!! she made that thinking she will gain support from the employees later if all plans push thru when she became a member of the congress and pass a bill for change of government into parliamentary and so on…but never the less the Gov’t employee deserves it…syonga mo mate too much promise

    • dgboy

       inaagaw ba lolipop ni Gloria mo? Ang sinabi lang tataasan lang sahod, wala namang sinabing si Pnoy maypakana niyan. At hindi presidente ang gumagawa ng batas kundi mga congressman at senador. Sipsip!

    • 14nono29

      pati ba naman ito, may kulay pulitika? kung tutuusin, minadali ni GMA ito nung term nya para makakuha ng suporta at medyo kaawaan sya ng tao. pero, she was so much disgraced that even this necessary law, which GMA considered as her gift to filipino civil servants did not save her. honestly, kung titingnan natin totoo may increase but it is not commensurate to the living standards of the people. not that i am ungrateful, i am not in the government service. only that this issue must not be taken as a story of who ‘helps’ us. we are not in a welfare state, fellas…

  • wawa2172

    Though marami ka ring di nagawang maganda during your term, let me thank you GMA for the SSL III law that increases substantially the salaries of government workers and that include my parents who are state university professors. They will be retiring soon and is happy to note that they will be receiving sizable pension. SSL III was your government pet program and you deserved to be recognized that the law was passed during your term. It was a good law that Pnoy have completed its implementation but have not given you the due recognition. Somehow its politics and Noy is also enjoying the benefits kasi malaki na rin ang sahod nang presidente. Kami sa private sector did not receive hefty salary increases. The regional wage board decision increases is always in favor of the businessmen so we just get few pesos increase a day. Ok na rin kasi may work pa rin kami and the economy is still very weak. Ok lang lang ako because my wife is not only beautiful, a good cook, sobrang bait, she is a co-teacher of my mom and also hold a rank of professor at her young age. Thanks God, GMA for the SSL III law  and Pnoy for the last two years of its implementation.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4LZKHWUH55SZ2NV7H2XLBNNVAQ Roly

    salamat po sa good news na ito.  makakatulong po ito sa family naming mga public servants.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GNODQLWUCY5SEF5TRM6FANJXQY Russell Lowell

    paano naman po kaming mga retiradons sundalo eh kasama din po kami jan sa increase na iyan…..sa totoo lang po, tuwing January po ng susunod na taon nag eeffect ang sa amin at halos nilagay na sa limot ang mga differentials po namin . . . sana ay ibigay din po sa amin ang para sa amin at pinaghirapan din naman namin yan sa bundok noong sa serbisyo pa po kami . . .marami na ring retirado na hinde na masundan kung ilang buwan na ang differential namin kasi hinde talaga binibigay ng buo at d agad nag eeffect ang increase na iyan . . .sana po mabigyan nyo rin po ng pansin kaming mga AFP retirees . . .

    • TagaKalos

      Adre, hindi kayo gaanong pinapansin ng Rehimeng ito kasi wala kayong pagkakaisa at saka wala na kayong kakayahang magkudeta……

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIWYLFLU4LPKS7B2ZLLRVFKS3Y vir_a

    This is not an increase given by Noynoy but by GMA. This was legislated long time ago and is given in staggered basis. This is not Noynoy’s achievement.

    • KonsensyaNgBayan

      OO nga ano…siguro kung si Glolong pa ang naka-upo NGAYON triple pa ang ibibigay nyang sahod ano…Tripleng problema sa mga kawawa nating naglilingkod sa Bayan!!..Looser!!!…Tulad ka lang ng isang Joker na may Brenda at Gunggong sa Senado!!…May Ulo ka NGA, sayang nga lang at patungan lang ng sumbrero!..TIME TO CHANGE!!

    • dgboy

       may sinabi ba siya lang nagpatupad nito? Sipsip!

    • SoulEdge

      Ang mahalaga, me pondo na nakalaan para sa Increase. Di puro batas lang pero wala naman pantustos. Sa mga ganitong sitwasyon, magpasalamat o manahimik kung walang sasabihing maganda. Dont argue with success.

  • tanzangluma

    SSL IV gagawin kaya ni presidente sa term niya.

    calling all congressman and senators, baka gusto nyo na i-sponsor ang nasabing bill.

    malapit na ang election.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_44QGTQXFYHNVPNMX453LWBPMXM Opel

    Yeheeeey! – Increase pay- minus BIR – minus again GSIS = ye! nalang.

    • Roderick Cruz

       hahahaha..very true opel

  • Filipinoflash

    GOOD NEWS PARA SA ATING SUMUPORTA SA GOBYERNONG PNOY! 

    BAD NEWS NA NAMAN PARA SA CORONA/GMA FANATICS! Weeeee

    Kahapon 6.4% growth rate! Ngayon higher pay! Still earlier, oil price rollback! Weeeeee! 

  • UsoUso82

    UsoUso82,
    pera para sa govt employees, salamat sa Dyos! kahit papaano meron biyaya. pam-bayad sa tuition fees ng mga anak. the people must understand that we need also some productivity increase from these govt employees. the govt could not increase its tax-base bec of not having a political will, could not invite FDI money to generate jobs for the poor, war-like business climate today which does not attract businessmen, and could not develop more Professionals to be OFW’s. then where does this money comes from? Utang sa World bank, local banks, etc. kaya
    mag-basa para maging edukado sa landas ng buhay!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SQHMR3B2DOL7G2OB6IRD46KWN4 MERSOLE

    Niccolo Machiavelli must be very very happy. :) 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/765373T75IFIEVEQG37M3L4EDE Rottie Harmon

    Ang galing ng timing for such a very “significant increase” that does not even at par with inflation. Look, elections are just around the corner. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZZKXPEA67I7HELEIYM35QVYFA Jon

    Salamat GMA.
    Kahit anong papel ni Disco Balll Abad, alam naman ng lahat na ikaw ang nagsimula nito.
    Wala kasing sariling maipagmalaki kaya kahit yung ginawa ng mortal nilang kaaway, papatulan na rin.
    Mag-anunsyo ka na lang Abad pag handa nang pumirma ng waiver yang alaga mong panot.  
    Yan ang nag-iisang balitang hinihintay ng taongbayan.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PN3VRDYP7ZZDTUHWG5R7RJSXWM raul n

      a bitter loser.

  • LolaBing

    Bakit pag walang ginagawa ang gobyerno ang daming dakdak? Pag may ginagawa naman, marami pa ring comment na hindi maganda. Bakit kaya hindi natin isipin muna kung tayo ba mismo may nagagawa para sa bansa.

  • juandelacruz123456789

    Paano naman kaming mga Job Orders/ Service Contractors na naglipana sa gobiyerno. Zero benefits na nga, wala pang sick leave at kung anu pa mang leave, wala pang bonus etc…. Nirerenew every 3 months ang contract at nagkakaraoon lang ng 1-3 araw na pagitan para hindi lumabag sa cilvil service law at iba pang labor law. Pagkatapos nang taon marami pa silang pinaghahatian na CNA.. bulok na gobiyerno, 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PN3VRDYP7ZZDTUHWG5R7RJSXWM raul n

      may be you are there because of political accommodation. assessed your situation why are you there in that position in the first place.

      • juandelacruz123456789

        nope.kung may kapit ako sa politiko, hindi ko yan masasabi. i’m here because i needed the job. to support the study of my sibling. mahirap na kasing maging ‘mapili at mag-inarte pa at pumili ng mas trabahong may magagandang benepisyo sa mga pagkakataong kailangan mo ng salapi na pangtustos sa iyong pangangailangan, at the first place, the government should care its employees and the FILIPINO PEOPLE AS A WHOLE.

  • jeremy sacon

    SALAMAT PO PANGULONG GLORIA MACAPAGAL ARROYO DAHIL SA INYONG ADMINISTRASYON KAMI PO AY NAKATANGGAP NG KAGINHAWAAN DAHIL SA PAGPASA NG SSL III. 

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