Gov’t workers receive P832M in bonuses


MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released P832 million for the performance-based bonuses (PBB) of some 18,000 government employees.

Budget Secretary Florencio B. Abad on Thursday said in a statement the bonus had been made available to 18,195 workers in 26 government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCCs), three state colleges and universities (SUCs), and five Malacañang offices.

“We commend all agencies and GOCCs that successfully complied with their requirements, and whose employees were among the first to receive their PBB,” Abad said.

Of those whose PBB has been released, the biggest groups in terms of the number of recipients are the Social Security System (4,524 employees), Development Bank of the Philippines (2,386), Government Service Insurance System (2,345), Manila International Airport Authority (1,158) and the Office of the President (1,081).

The smallest groups were Philippine Sugar Corp. (five), Landbank Countryside Development Corp. (nine), Film Development Council of the Philippines (15), PNOC-Renewables Corp. PNOC-RC (16) and Masaganang Sakahan Inc. (17).

In terms of the average payout, the biggest amounts went to employees of PNOC-RC (P90,000 each), Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. (P89,754), PSC (P80,976), Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (P72,883), and National Development Co. (P68,961).

“I enjoin other agencies and departments to complete their submissions to the DBM,” Abad said. “This will allow us to facilitate the release of their PBBs and, ultimately, ensure that their employees receive the bonuses due them.”

The PBB is one of the components of the administration’s performance-based incentive system (PBIS), which recognizes and rewards exemplary performance in government.

Under the PBIS, qualified agencies that submitted all compliance reports on time would be assessed, provided that they meet at least 90 percent of their targets for the year.

Agencies are also required to fulfill all the good-governance conditions set by the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Harmonization of the National Government Performance Monitoring, Information and Reporting Systems.

Abad said departments and agencies that were qualified for the PBB needed to establish grievance mechanisms that would allow them to respond to their employees’ feedback.

“Because the PBB is a new initiative, we have much to learn about implementing it with greater efficiency,” he said.

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  • wawa2172

    What a press release, mag kano kaya ang natangap nang mga teachers sa buong Pilipinas? 5K lang yata, peanuts kumpara sa mga GOCC’s na lumalamon sa pera ang gobyerno at taong bayan.

  • YoungGen

    No problem with giving bonus to gov’t workers kaysa nanakawin o mapunta lang sa mga may makakating kamay sa higher office. Pls apply merit system in awarding bonuses. According to performance. If free to suggest, those above forecast, meets forecast or something of these sort of ranking earns corresponding bonuses, etc.

  • indiosbravos2002

    Enough bonuses already. Sa infrastructure na lang dapat bnagsak pera. How many km of roads dapat napagawa na with this fund. Hindi pa ba masaya tagagobyerno may trabaho sila pero mediocre naman serbisyo.

    • Batang Altura

      isama na po natain ang eskuwelahan nakakapanlumo ang ibang paaralan natin lalo na sa probinsya.. di kaya alam ito ni Luistro..

  • amado_guerero

    This is great idea retain good talents…way to go PNOY…great JOB!!!

  • titolim

    sarap mag trabaho sa gobyerno, pa easy easy lang, yong iba pa pitik pitik lang ng cellphone buong mag hapon pag may nag tanong kong saan si ganito o saan binayaran ito, galit pa, tapos ang daming bunos tuwing katapusan.

  • nes911

    Good for us…yahooo!

  • $14523613

    What makes the PNOC, PSALM, PDIC, etc. people so dam n special compared to other government employees when it comes to bonuses when in fact their offices’ performance and relevance are so outright in mediocrity.

    • Batang Altura

      ang masama pa nito sila pa malalaki sweldo at nasa aircon palagi, samantalang ang mga titsers lalo na sa remote baranggays dukot bulsa pa sa mga gamit sa eskwela..

  • ang_dagat

    MIAA. Really?

  • Spidekick

    I bet the criteria for this and the requirements are not the true measures of performance. PSALM? GSIS? WTF!

    And how about the teachers? Those who face extremely stressful situations day in day out? Those who grapple with so many requirements? Those who are continually bothered by their local governments? Those who work in hot dingy classrooms (while these GOCCs have fully airconditioned palaces)? Those whose performance are measured by dropouts (which disqualifies them outright because every year there will be a student who will stop coming to class due to poverty).

    If you provide performance bonus for your people, then provide them with the same basic workplace conditions and amenities; level the playing field.

    This just sucks! Sucks big time!

    • Crazy_horse101010

      yes some kids are going to schools half days because there is no room for them.or enough teachers.its a good thing here many kids here cant go to school because they have no money or it would be worse

      • Spidekick

        No matter what they say Crazy_horse, we are not investing enough on education, compared to our neighbors, as shown by comparative data on expenditure as a percentage of budget.

        So this performance bonus scheme is outright unfair. I will not be surprised if many of the agencies will flock to the streets to express their outrage. It’s only a matter of time. DBM, beware!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        yes that and the fact kids here dont go to school as long here as other countries. another problem i see is so many days of vacation like one foreigner i know said i wish i had gone to school here because they have so many days off. i bet these people who getting the bonuses are making good money anyway. good luck

  • NoWorryBHappy

    P90,000.00 !!! $2,000,00 !!!
    Mayaman na ba ang Pinas ?
    Gimme, gimme, gimme.

  • kismaytami

    Yeah, keep giving PSALM officers and employees bonuses for the next 3 years. I’ll bet, before the current administration expires, Philippines will have the highest rate of electricity in the whole universe.

  • Stuubs

    OMG ! the office of the president has 1,081 noynoying emloyees !… how many of them are presidential bloggers who are always defending Pnoy 24/7 here at PDI ? Abad is a bad guy who thinks of himself as if he own these money personally..kawawa ang mga ordinaryong Juan dela cruz na nagbabalat ng buto,.. tax money nila ay pinamimigay lang sa mga tamad at incompetent na mga govt. employees…

  • kabaliktaran

    PNOC-RC (P90,000 each), Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. (P89,754), PSC (P80,976), Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (P72,883), and National Development Co. (P68,961).

    kawaang mga sundalo at guro.

    ang nangunguna ang mga wala namang nagagawang mga sangay ng gubyreno. na ang mga director at namumuno ay mga kamag-anak at cronies ni abnoy tulad ng PSC na pinamumunuan tiyo peping,

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  • vaporub123

    wow!!!!! kung sino pa yon mga malalaking sweldo na subsized ng taxpayers money at mga malalaking sweldo,yon pang binigyan ng bonus?woowwww!!! dapat ang unahin ni abad at p-noy yon mga public school teachers na kawawang kawawa sa liit ng mga sweldo at napakaraming kaltas pa.

  • Spidekick

    Sigurado marami ang susugod na naman sa kalye dahil sa IDIOTIC at STUPID na bonus system na ‘to ni Abad. Malinaw pa sa laser beam ang napakalaking inhustisya sa sistemang ito.

    It’s only gonna be a matter of time. This is gonna be the next big fiasco that this administration will again mishandle!

  • Spidekick

    “Abad said departments and agencies that were qualified for the PBB needed
    to establish grievance mechanisms that would allow them to respond to
    their employees’ feedback”

    The DBM should be the one installing a grievance mechanism NOW so they could satisfactorily respond to the flood of complaints coming their way…soon

  • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

    sabi ng BIR walang PERA? saan nyo kinuha na naman yan?

    tapos sinasangkalan nyo mga OFW sa walang kasiguruhan.

    masama nga ang gobyerno ni noy2.

  • $14334231

    money, money money….always money ang nasa ulo ng mga kurakot na ‘to…itong si abad, sigurado ako milyones ang sa kanya….siya ang may hawak ng DBP….uulingan n’ya ‘yong iba, tapos siya hindi?…..sigurado ako na ABAD-ABAD niyang nilagyan muna ang kanyang bulsa bago sila…..pabalato naman, encio…..

  • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

    A- BAD… A WORSE na siya ngayon. you have money to spare?

  • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

    parang senado lang pala.

    parang kongresso lang

    parang supreme court lang.

    para lang kayo si corona.

  • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

    832 million. daming teacher mahire nyan.

    daming scholarship sa UP nyan.

    daming may sakit ang matutulungan.

    daming iaangat ng bayan ang magagawa nyan.

  • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

    magkano ka henares?

  • utmostphear

    Holy carabao! nakapagnakaw na may bonus pa!

  • $14141131

    Bonus for non-performance taken from taxes coming from working Pilipinos and Mindanaoans suffering from brown-outs. Discriminated Mindanaoans, give Nhoynhoy the right response. Junk his candidates.

  • dinededma

    Sa totoo lang dito sa article na ito kung gaano kawalang kwentang tao si Butch Abad. Politiko siya mas higit pa sa lahat. Isipin mo na lang haharap ka sa mundo, nagmamalaki sa isang bagong iniative ng administration ni PNoy madami na narelease, bukod…bukod sa sarili niyang opisina. Wala ang DBM dyan sa listahan na yan.

  • leomar101

    Kaya namigay si abad ng pera from taxpayers money para iboto si bum aquino.hahahaha.Hiding under the cover of bonuses. Tsong butzz ibigay na lang yan sa mga titser na buong araw nakatayo sa classroom. Samantalang ang mga yan na selected mo ay nagpalaki lang ng tiyan sa mga aircon na opisina naghintay ng katapusan sa buwan.Daig pang mga gutom na hyenes. bwahahaha.

  • tenyearsafter

    The most hardworking gov employees are those involved in giving Education, Health and Justice…. not those GOCC and Pres staff…

  • Pio Gante

    ang galing niyo rin naman ano? ang kapal niyo, di niyo ba naisip na kasama dyan sa perang ipinamumudmud niyong kwarta ay ang buwis na ibinabayad ng mga nagpapakahirap na maralitang manggagawa?

    di na kayo nahiya!

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