More bonus pay for gov’t workers

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What could be a bigger treat on top of the customary Christmas bonus and 13th-month pay than what awaits government employees this yearend?

Malacañang on Friday announced the granting of a “performance-based bonus” (PBB), which would be given to employees and officials on a merit-based scheme. Employees would be rewarded with amounts ranging from P5,000 to P35,000, depending on their productivity.

At a Palace briefing, deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the PBB is expected to be released during the Christmas season.

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

The 13th-month pay is equal to one month’s salary.

Employees in the private sector also receive the mandated 13th-month bonus (which is not taxable as long as it does not exceed P30,000), while other companies also give out the traditional Christmas bonus, which is usually subject to tax.

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

She explained that the national government, prior to the Aquino presidency, was only funding P7,000 of the PEI, with the remaining P3,000 being shouldered by savings of  government offices.

“What happened in the past—at least in the case of 2010—was that agencies which had no (budgetary) 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 of (PEI) apart from the 13th-month bonus,” said Valte.

However, she could not say whether the PEI would remain at its current amount of P10,000.

“When I mentioned P10,000, it was in reference to the 2010 and 2011 PEI. Usually, we wait for the memo to know how much PEI will be for the year,” said Valte in a text message.

Performance targets

But for the PBB, the amount of the “new bonus” varies, depending on the performance targets of various government departments, Valte said.

In August, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) asked national government offices to submit performance targets.

The government has individual targets for the employees, division, unit, bureau, agency and the whole department, said Valte.

“So essentially, the difference between the 13th-month pay and PEI … is that the performance-based bonus is merit-based as the name suggests,” she added.

The PBB is mandated by Executive Order No. 80 issued in July this year to “rationalize the current incentive system in the 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 contributions to the accomplishments of their department’s overall targets and commitments,” particularly:

The achievements by the departments of performance targets under their respective major final outputs, and priority program/project commitments as agreed with the President under the five Key Result Areas.

The accomplishment of good governance conditions is set by the interagency task force created under Administrative Order No. 25, which seeks to establish a unified and integrated Results-Based Performance Monitoring System.

The PBB scheme has three performance categories: “best,” “better” and “good.”

However, the DBM has yet to release the exact formula for the computation of the PBB for each agency or personnel.

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  • bongarroyo

    paano na lang ang mga tambay at tamad wala din ba silang bonus?

    kawawa naman mahina pa naman ang welga welga ngayon..

  • batangsulpok

    Ang suwerte naman ng mga goverment employees ngayon, ang daming bonus kahit patamad-tamad sa trabaho.

  • joshua kings

    many of the government workers do not deserve even the mandatory 13th month pay.  worst, they are laughin on their way to the bank because many of these many are corrupt, lazy and treat their gov’t jobs their sideline/second job.  some, especially in LGUs, they are called 15-30…they come to the office on the 15th and 30th of the month to get their paychecks…sila yung mga ‘anak ng diyos.’ 
    those working in GFIs are the very fortunate ones: they get paid high salaries and benefits but srtill collect these bonuses on top of performance bonuses and 13th month pay.  these GFIs have exempted themselves from the Salary Standardization LAw, hence they could easily grant themselves with high salaries and benefits which rival those even of the private sector’s. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/I6F6C2JOH5HZOPQQSGL6RIGCFI Aldrin Leonidas

    paano ba yan bakit sa memo ng EO.80 nakasaad na 5k lng ang PEI across the board? Baka magkalituhan at mag expect ang mga katulad namin ng 10k?

  • facq2

    SA CUSTOMS HINDI KAILANGAN ANG BONUS, DAHIL ARAW-ARAW MAY BONUS SILA, LALO SI CUSTOMS POLICE CHIEF JOSE ‘ JOEY ‘ YUCHONGCO NA BUHAY HARI.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/REMXORLVMRD7UZTGL4DJ6N77U4 wilson

    I’m government employee and our office is undermanned because of the rationalization plan.But still, we do our best,work hard in order that our government food self-sufficient can be realized. Our office is designing dams, constructing irrigation and drainage facilities and farm to market road to better served the farmers and lift them from poverty. We don’t work abroad even though it means high salary and better lives for our family because I think our country needs technical people. Maybe the government can raise the salary of lowly government employees to prevent brain drains in the future.

    • altair22

      @yahoo-REMXORLVMRD7UZTGL4DJ6N77U4:disqus I salute you, sir.  I am an OFW, and I make more money than I could make in Pinas.  But I am not happy.  Many professionals want to serve our country, but they can’t because of the lack of employers and of course low salary and high cost of living.  I dream of coming home and work for a local company.  Unless the government can eradicate corruption, especially on the funds used for infrastructure, then many OFWs will remain as OFWs until the day they retire.

    • batangsulpok

      Alam ko ang hinaing mo dahil nag-serbisyo din ako sa PA Engineering  Brigade ng 10 yrs.noong 1967-77 at talagang may kababaan ng suweldo na ang monthly pay namin kahit 2nd. Lt., Engineering graduate ay kasinglaki lang ng daily wage sa ngayon kaya mahirap bumuhay ng pamilya, puwera na lang kung maging corrupt ka.

  • altair22

    Corruption is found in every country, even in advanced countries like the US.  If this is the case, then why is our country still largely a 3rd world country?  Someone told me that it’s because in advanced countries, where there is corruption, it does not directly affect the public’s welfare.  In the Philippines, corruption is so pervasive that it includes among its victims the recipients of government funding such as infrastructure (DPWH), education, commerce and trade (BIR and Bureau of Customs), and even the pork barrel that is supposed to benefit the poor constituents.  If corruption is eliminated or minimized on these departments, a lot can be achieved in just a decade.  If corruption became extinct in the ’70’s, then the Philippines could have been like South Korea.

    • Luiting

      I agree with you.. Not all, but majority of the employees from DPWH and Land Registration Authority are so corrupt..that it’s hard to think why these people still remain working on their posts. They seemed to be so confident in doing their offenses.. as if they have invulnerability coming from the office where they are identified with. 
      As part of the mass.. I would be very happy for those gov’t offices (DENR and DepEd for instance) that deserve the bonus.. but as for the others above-mentioned. Dapat pa ba.. sobra-sobra na ang kurakot eh.

  • disqusted0fu

    if you are the president of the country, and you have appointed most of your friends and gave them positions in the government, how can you make them even happier and richer??? give additional bonuses such as this performance based bonus.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      Are you referring to ARROYO EXECS POCKET P15B ON BRIDGESCAM?…or any one sa mga hinahanap na something around P232B?

  • joboni96

    mga kulang
    madalas walang ginagawa

    mag bobonus

    wrong message

    pang bagong teachers
    na lang perang iyan

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KPJBDUIXBAKSIHS4CQR7MICR7M Antonio

    What happened in the past—at least in the case of 2010—was that agencies which had no (budgetary) 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 of (PEI) apart from the 13th-month bonus,” said Valte.
    Mam Valte nagkakamali po kayo. kmi po mga empleyado sa QUEDANCOR wala po binibigay ang aming management. na P10,000 PEI. tinanggal na nga po nila un 600 casual employees wala pa rin binibigay. please check it out. maging totoo po sana tayo. kahit sino po pde mag verify sa QUEDANCOR. tawag po kau sa kanila para po malaman nyo ang totoo. WALA PONG BINIGAY NA P10,000 PEI nun 2011. at nun 2010 P5,000 lang po binigay instead of P10,000

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      Mas magiging justifiable ang claim mo kung sasamahan mo ng performance achievement, say your Office’s contributions to the attainment of its goals and commitments…the more credible the better…OK?  Good luck!

  • UrHONOR

    “More bonus pay for gov’t workers”

    ANG mga seneyt at kunggreasemen ay hindi lang worker, kundi SERVANTS pa ng mamamayan…..PIHONG KASAMA din sila sa TNL na bonus na ito, di ba? Sarap ng makasama sa terirtoryo ng mga SIGA, kahit na anong palusot ang gusto nilang gawin para sa KANI-KANILA walang gusot!

    KUNG TUTUUSIN, ang katumbas na salita ng BONUS na ito ay SUHOL…para wala ng magreklamo pa sa mga kasapi ng teritoryo at ang lahat ay maging hapi-hapi….kahit na hindi nararapat. What are we in power for, sabi pa nga ni Avelino. Hindi ba ganyan din ang ginawa ni Makoy sa military kaya walang pumalag sa mil sa mahabang pamnahon sa pagka-matapat kay Makoy? Lahat ay nabibiyayaan ng “big time bonus” at the expense of the civilians that were growing poorer and poorer by the minute. Ngayon nga lang sa mga panahong ito nakakabawi ng makulong ang mga “holduppers” ng Kaban ni Juan.

    Ang bonus sa aking pagka-alam ay isang REWARD system/program na incentive na binibigay doon sa mga may kakaibang talino at kakayahan sa pagtratrabaho para lalo silang ganahan.. at hindi doon sa mga nagpapalake lang nga kanilang mga te-yan at ba-hayn sa pagbibilang ng kanilang mga nasusubi sa kanilang mga “transactiones’ sa kani-kanilang mga “drawers” na may listahan pang mino-monitor adlaw-adlaw. (Hello….LTO,. BOC, DOH, DepED, BIR….’musta na po kayo dyan ngay-on?)

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      PERFORMANCE BONUS YATA ITO ACCORDING (DAW) SA CONTRIBUTIONS NILA SA OVERALL BUDGETS AND COMMITMENTS NG KANI-KANILANG DEPARTAMENTO.  LET US HOPE AND PRAY NA SANA AY UMPISA NA NGA ITO PARA MABAWASAN NA ANG MGA NANGUNGULANGOT NA GOVT WORKERS SA PAGSUSUBI NG INVOLUNTARY BONUSES UNDER THE TABLE.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bel.puncia Bel Puncia

    PAANO NAMAN KAMING MGA SENIOR CITIZEN KAILAN NAMIN MATATANGAP ANG  BONUS PAKISUYO NAMAN PO MR.PRSIDENT SALAMAT PO

  • opinyonlangpo

    Thats good news and salaries for government employees should also be increased and thus reducing corruption.

  • m1600

    linoloko lang kayo na mga taga gobyerno ni VALTE, Simeon at Abad ang makakukuha lang nyan na 35,000 na yan eh yung mga emletydo ng malakanyang. sino bang govt office ang may 100% accomplishment ? At the end 5 T lang ang bagsak nyo pag tiisan nyo nlang yan  bumawi nalang kayo sa Elelsyon wag Iboto ang mga galamay ni Simeon.

  • Francis81

    HINDI TOTOO ITO!!! WALANG BONUS ANG MGA GOVT EMPLOYEES, PATI PRODUCTIVITY BONUS TINANGGAL, MARAMING BENEFITS AND TINANGGAL! 13TH MONTH PAY LANG ANG IBIBIGAY. MAY DIRECTIVE KASI SI PWEENOY NA LAKIHAN ANG SAVINGS KASI GAGAMITIN SA PANDARAYA SA 2013 ELECTIONS!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      BAKIT BA HANGGANG NGAYON HINDI MO MASAGOT ANG ISANG TANONG SA IYO KUNG IKAW AY KAWATAN DIN?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NPV7TOHIJPG3UMTLQDTHLQJR7Y Jack

        alam mo ba na ang kawatan ay galit sa kapwang kawatan?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KPJBDUIXBAKSIHS4CQR7MICR7M Antonio

    AS OF THIS DATE ITO ANG MGA BENEFITS NA HINDI BINIGAY SA MGA KAWANI NG QUEDANCOR

    PRODUCTIVY INCENTIVE BONUS (PIB)2009- P2,000
    2010- P2,000
    2011- P2,000
    2012- P2,000

    CLOTHING ALLOWANCE
    2012-P5,000

    Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI)
    2010- P10,000 (P5,000 lang binigay ng management)
    2011- P10,000 
    2012- P10,000 (sigurado hindi iibigay yan)

    tinanggal nila sa gobyerno ang halos 600 na casual/contractual employees noon June 30, 2012. hanggang sa ngayon hindi nila binibigay ang mga benefits na para sa kanila. Ni singko duling wala silang binibigay sa mga tinangal na empleyado. sana ma media ito ng magkaalamanan na. Malapit na eleksyon. Huwag kayo maniwala sa pangako nila. 

    TOTOO PO ITO. KAHIT TUMAWAG KAU SA AHENSYANG ITO.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      HINDI KAYA MGA MULTO ANG MGA EMPLEYADONG ‘YAN? HINDI KAYA NATANGAY DOON SA HINAHANAP NG SENADO SA GRANDMOTHER OF ALL SCAMS…O BAKA NAMAN DOON SA MGA GRANDCHILDREN NA MGA PLUNDERS?  BAGO YATA ITONG NILALAMAN NG BALITANG ITO KALALABAS PA LANG, DI BA?  ANG HINAHANAP MO YATA EH MGA NAKARAAN PA…KAYA MALAMANG NATANGAY IYAN DOON HALIMBAWA MALAMPAYA FUND MESS?  AYAW NIYO BA NA MABAWI ANG MGA IYON? UMPISA PA LAMANG YATA ITO, DI BA? BAKIT KAILANGANG SIRAAN? AYAW MO BA NA LUMIGAYA NAMAN ANG MGA KARAPAT-DAPAT NA GOVT WORKERS…I REPEAT ‘YUNG MGA KARAPAT-DAPAT!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/C6JNBSASOMJPKK63TBJUYCVWXQ Emman

    ….liban sa mga guro….dapat pagisipan ng pamahalaan ku sino lamang bibgyan ng bonus….imagine pinapasahod natin sa mga taxes natin pero kapag pumunta ka sa opisina nila tsismisan at kadalasan di sila kikilos kapag walang lagay……kumbaga mani lang sahod nila kumpara sa lagay na nakukuha nila……just last night kinotongan ako nung pulis na nag flag sa amin………..pangkape daw gusto umalma kaso nag check point sila sa isang private na daan na hindi naman highway…..madilim at wala silang mga nametag….kahit ano gawin nila sa iyo doon ay wala kang magagawa…..kakatakot para silang mga holdaper….para iwas paginitan baka kung ano pa iset up nla sa akin nagbigay nalang ako sabay karipas ng takbo…kinabukasab pumunta naman ako ng nso…walang hiya dinamanmahaba ang pila…pero gusto nila humaba ang pila …tapos kunwari nirefer ako sa isang oipisina nila may mabait naman na nagentertain sa akin kaso huli na ng malaman ko na ….kailangan pala ng lagay…so sabi nya 280 po bayad kayo sa ibaba….pero mahaba po pila at 3 months bago nyo makuha……empleyado naman siya ng opisina so akala ko may resibo siyang hawak at pwede magbayad sa kanya…..mayamya sabi nya balikan ko nalang daw sa kanya yung mga papers na nirerequest ko….sabay bigay ng numero….at tanong sa akin kung wala na daw suli para daw sa mga taong tutulong makuha ang birth certificate na nirerequest ko…….from 3 months kahit 1 week lang daw lalabas mga yon…..nagleave lang ako ng kalahating araw……….at iniisip ko na baka dahil alam na pangalan ko baka pahirapan pa ako kung magcomplain ako at saka kanino ba ako magkokomplain e mukhang centralize ang redtape sa nso office na yun  grabe pinapasahod mo na kokotongin ka pa…….pano kaya sa lto….bussiness permit etc…….kawawa tayong mga taxpayer lalo na yung nagtratrabaho sa private……..kaya nga kapag napalitan ng matino ang mayor o gobernor nila….ayaw nila kasi wala racket….dapat wala nalang bonus sa mga kumag na ito dahil araw araw may bonus sila sa mga taong pineperhuwisyo nila

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/C6JNBSASOMJPKK63TBJUYCVWXQ Emman

    …….dAHILAN NG HALOS LAHAT NG MAGNANAKAW SA GOBYERNO…..MABABA SAHOD……KUNG GANON DAPAT MAGRESIG SILA AT IBIGAY ANG PWESTO SA IBA…..MARAMI TAYONG UNDEREMPLOYED AT UNEMPLOYED GRADUATES………ISANG DAHILA BAKIT PATULOY NA NAGLILIPANA ANG MGA MASASAMANG POLITIKO DAHIL PINAPABORAN SILA NG MGA MASASAMANG KAWANI NG GOBYERNO…..SAD TO SAY 99 PERCENT NG MGA TRABAHADOR SA GOBYERNO INVOLVE SA CORRUPTION

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5WY4RQL6HQWTIH6UZNYJKL4QKE Virgo

    dapat pagtuunan ng pansin ng gibyerno ang pera adcom at 2k lang un marami napo sa gov,t employees di na nakakapasok at kulang ang budget sa pamasahe, ano magagawa ng sahod na 12k a month tapos dun pa lahat kuhanin ang pang gastos sa bahay tuition ng mga bata so ung iba naipangutang na si bunos (13th month pay) bago pa man ito ibigay, at di po lahat ng nasa gobyerno eh corrupt wag po nyo lahatin kasi kami kahit madami trabaho di kami nagrereklamo sa aming departamento, mahigpit ang aming mga visor at div. chief pati director….. sana po dadagan ung pera ad com at kay gma po nagsimula ang 2k na pera ad com…..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QRINXA32VVBGYMOL66TDVDOKHQ chit g

    wow , ni hindi nga ako nakakatanggap ng bonus eh ginagamit pa ang tax na binabayad ng mga mamamayan para pang bonus?

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