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GOCCs defend P2.3B bonuses for employees

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An agency overseeing the compensation in government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCCs) said the Commission on Audit (COA) had not issued a final notice of disallowance to 31 GOCCs that gave a total of P2.313 billion in bonuses and allowances to executives and employees in 2012.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Return bonuses, gov’t execs told

The Commission on Audit. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Officials and employees of 31 government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCCs) have been ordered to refund the government all bonuses and allowances totaling P2.313 billion whose payment in 2012 was deemed unauthorized by the Commission on Audit (COA).

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

BIR urged to raise cap on tax-exempt 13th-month pay, bonuses, allowances

Bureau of Internal Revenue building

Rank-and-file employees of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) are petitioning Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares to raise the ceiling of taxes levied on all perks and allowances, including the 13th-month pay.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t employees decry tax on union perks


After climbing the ring with Manny Pacquiao to contest part of the boxing champion’s multimillion-dollar prize winnings, the taxman is snatching a bite from the meager bonuses and allowances of 1.7 million government employees.

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Judges, fiscals to continue receiving City Hall stipend


Judges, prosecutors and clerks of court in Cebu City will receive their allowances from the city government as soon as the City Council approves City Hall’s proposed supplemental budget, Mayor Michael Rama said yesterday. Rama also gave assurances that the city’s senior citizens will get the second tranche of their cash assistance worth P2,000 each [...]

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

No more allowances for Cebu City judges

Judges in Cebu City have not received their allowances from the Cebu City government for three months now, a sign of internal cash flow problems. “We don’t know why it was stopped. I will not speculate. But perhaps the city government could no longer sustain the practice of granting allowances to judges,” Judge Simeon Dumdum [...]

Posted: October 1st, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

‘SC, not local gov’ts should give stipends’


A ranking member of the judiciary yesterday said it would be better if the Supreme Court (SC) and not the local government units (LGUs) provide allowances to the judges assigned in localities. “If the allowances will come from the SC, there will be no perception of inappropriate connection between the LGU and the judge,” Court [...]

Posted: September 26th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

MWSS defying warnings on pay, perks, says COA


The officials of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) continue to defy the warnings from the Commission on Audit (COA) and President Aquino against giving themselves unauthorized allowances and benefits.

Posted: September 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Morale at Pagasa soars as workers finally get hazard, longevity pay


Weathermen are finally basking in the sunshine and are going home Tuesday with fat wallets.

Posted: August 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

State auditor slapped 6-month suspension

Ernesto Gregorio: Prejudicial conduct  PHOTO FROM COA.GOV.PH

A state auditor has been meted a six-month suspension without pay for receiving allowances from the Home Guaranty Corp. (HGC), a government-owned corporation that he was assigned to audit.

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

News briefs

ABOUT 32 familes whose homes in barangay Luz, Cebu City were ordered demolished by the court were denied the chance to rebuild and re-occupy the site.

Posted: December 9th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »


Regional State Prosecutor Fernando Gubalane and five other prosecutors insist that they are entitled to allowances from the Mandaue City government which auditors have questioned.

Posted: September 5th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

DBM wants allowances of justices, judges scrapped

Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacanañg wants the special allowances of justices and judges be removed as it seeks Congress approval for billions of fees collected by the courts to be turned over to the national treasury.

Posted: August 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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