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State employees, execs to get additional bonus

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Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – A merrier Christmas awaits state employees and officials this year.

Malacañang announced Friday the grant of yet another bonus for employees of the national government on top of the traditional Christmas bonus and 13th month pay. The government is giving away a new “performance-based bonus” or PBB.

This will be given to employees and officials on the basis of a merit-based formula for rewards ranging from P5,000 to P35,000, depending on their productivity, said Palace spokesperson Abigail Valte at a news briefing.

The Palace hopes that the PBB would be released during the Christmas season. “I will consult with other agencies about their target[date for release of] the PBB. It’s like Pinoy Big Brother, isn’t it?”

State officials and employees receive their 13th month pay in two tranches—on May 15 and November 15.

Employees in the private sector also receive the mandated 13th month bonus (not subject to tax for amounts P30,000 and below) but other companies also give additional Christmas bonuses that are subject to tax.

Meanwhile, the Productivity Enhancement Incentive(PEI)—pegged across the board at P10,000 in 2011—is due to be credited to payroll next month, said Valte.

Valte explained that the national government, prior to the Aquino presidency,  funded only P7,000 of the PEI, with the remaining P3,000 shouldered by various government offices from their savings.

“What happened in the past—at least in the case of 2010—was that agencies which had no savings couldn’t provide for their component [of the PEI]. In 2011, what the national government did was to give out the entire P10,000. So everyone received the same amount apart from the 13th month bonus,” said Valte.

The PBB was mandated by Mr. Aquino under Executive Order No. 80 issued in July this year to “rationalize the current incentive system in government which is generally characterized by across-the-board bonuses that are given uniformly to all civil servants.”

The EO calls for a “common set performance scorecard” and rates personnel “in accordance with their contribution to the accomplishments of their department’s overall targets and commitments.” The PBB scheme has three performance categories: “best,” “better” and “good.”


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  • Hunter421

    Do they really deserve a bonus at all? In all of my dealings with staff of government agencies it is always poor, slow, unprofessional service unless you pay ‘extra’.

  • AJ Giorgio

    All government services are poor and slow… that includes their bonuses..
    I’m pretty sure these people will receive their bonuses late.. “during
    Christmas season”.. that means around January or February next year..

    • robrano

      Bui for their poor services they get high salaries, bonuses, cheap credits, cheap insurance, cheap rice and other perks. Our local national or municipal employees receive more extra money than what local employees at malls and supermarkets earn for the whole year. But they work much harder, not just 5 days a week and can not go
      shopping during working hours. And they have to work at near all “special holidays” while the gov. employees stay at home with full pay.
      But what else is to expect from Noy near to election than such kind of hidden vote buying? 8000 million pesos? Just push the peso a bit more up and it is back from the cheap remittances to OFW families. And since gov. employees can waste the easy money, prices will go up near to christmas, so that other people can buy less. That is Noy’s pro poor policy.  The question, is there really any law which authorizes him to throw around billions, since no working rules include such “performance” bonuses. Besides, what performance?

  • kismaytami

    Kaya pala todo kayod sa pangingikil itong city hall ng Dasma Cavite. Mantakin mo photocopy forms lang para sa health card at mayor’s permit (saang planeta ka ba naman nakakita ng empleyado na required ang mayor’s permit???) eh P130++, WALANG RESIBO! Ang police clearance naman P140.00 at P30 LANG ANG MAY RESIBO. At ang mga kahera sa treasurer’s office hindi makapagtrabaho nang hindi nagti-tsismisan. Ambagal!

  • robrano

    Performance bonus? What performance? If a construction worker shovel 12 m3 a day instead the normal 10, there is a performanc, but what at an office job?
       For the usual  poor and slow services they get high salaries, bonuses, cheap credits, cheap insurance, cheap rice and other perks. Our local national or municipal employees receive more extra money than what local employees at malls and supermarkets earn for the whole year. But they work much harder, not just 5 days a week and can not go shopping during
    working hours. And they have to work at near all “special holidays” while the gov. employees stay at home with full pay.
       But what else is to expect from Noy near to election than such kind of hidden vote buying? Billions pesos? Just push the peso a bit more up and it is back from the cheap remittances to OFW families. And since gov. employees can waste the easy money, prices will go up near to christmas, so that other people can buy less. That is Noy’s pro poor policy. 
    The question, is there really any law which authorizes him to throw around billions, since no working rules include such “performance” bonuses.
       What performance? There are offices that say they can not do much because mid of the year all budgetet funds are already used. Is it then “performance” if they use their funds one month faster and the can do nothing one more month? But end of the year, there are big “savings” for additional cash gifts.

  • Palparan

    P*tang Ina mo Abnoy! Tigilan mo na ang pagwaldas ng pera ng taumbayan!

    • RONNIE858

      Nasanay ka lang na ninanakaw ang pera ng taumbayan, mabuti ngat ipamamahagi sa mga employees. Eh kung sabihing itigil ang Christmas bonus? I’m sure may masasabi ka na naman na mas grabe pa.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lolo.mo.73997 Lolo Mo

      Butcher, paminsan minsan, nakaka-score karin. He he he. Kumusta ang surot sa lunga na pinagtataguan mo katulad ni irag former President, Saddam? Joke lang. Hindi ka naman talaga si Butcher. 

  • batangsulpok

    What a joke, they will give bonus for their performance, what the heck they’re talking about?

  • $14334231

    are firefighters and cops included here?…they should look nationwide….i think firemen who are dedicated to the call of duty, anytime (24/7) anyday and most cops who worked hard and do community services….i think these are the government employees that needs to be looked at rather than these lazy office workers who also use government time in selling clothes, bags, etc inside their offices, and ignore customers who are waiting by the windows…but then again, favoritism is ALWAYS in the picture…

  • boybakal

    Kung gaano kalupit mangolekta tong BIR, ganoon din sa mga sin tax, Vat, sa mga taong bayan.
    Yon pala ipamimigay lang sa mga taga gobyerno.
    What a puck.

  • boybakal

    Performance Bonus….Valte made a mistake. It should be Non Performance Bonus.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SKE4DWGPPM5JO6KV7VYHXDKIQM jun

    How about the  police and soldier retirees? They should also be given these bonuses as they are considered “heroes” for serving our country unselfishly and dedicated their whole careers serving our countrymen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lolo.mo.73997 Lolo Mo

    Paano naman ang mga private employees. Under-paid, over-work pa, tapos, daily wages, not a member of SSS, Pag-ibig, and Philhealth. Kawawa naman ang nasa private, walang job security. Paano kasi, si PNoy Chinese, Cabinet Secretaries ay puro Chinese, and mga nasa Judiciary, sa SC, puro Chinese, sa Legislative, puro Chinese. 

    Hindi tama na mga Chinese ang namumuno sa bayan natin. Puro bolero, self serving  Tignan mo nalang si Chinese Angara, nagpalaki ng political dynasty. Tapos ang walanghiya, gusto pang si Juan de la Cruz ang tutustos sa political party expenses. Ba, tinamaan ng kidlat, may pork barrel na, may libel pa sa Cyber-crime para hindi sila matuligsa, tapos, taong bayan pa kung saan ay karamihan ay tunay na Pilipino ang tutustos sa kanilang bisiong sumali sa Politika? Itong si illegal log smuggler, nananaginip. Baka akala mo hindi ko alam. Sinabi yata sa akin ng isa sa mga seaman mo! He he he. Sport lang, walang “Onion Skin.” Public figure ka, dapat ka lang tuligsain pag nagkamali ka, idiot! Baka akala mo, “Public service is a public trust,” You should do youir duty with honesty and dedication. Ang ginawa mo, baliktad, Smuggling. Yuon position mo, galing sa amin ang naglagay sa iyo.

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    magkano naman kaya ang non-performance bonus ni penoy???

  • http://www.facebook.com/johnmichael.sigre John Michael Sigre

    Ang dami nyo sinasabi, pumasok na rin tau sa government, wag nman tau mang damay sa mga gov’t. employee low ranking kawawa nman sila…. applly nalang kung sino may gusto para makatikim nman tau ng benefits ni Pinoy hindi puro satsat!!!



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