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Diokno: Last tranche of pay hike for gov’t workers out this February

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 03:03 PM January 11, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The fourth and last tranche of the salary increase for government workers would be released this February, the Department of Budget and Management said Friday.

“[T]he DBM chief assured that the fourth tranche salary adjustment will be implemented by February and government employees will be entitled to their salary differential,” the DBM said in a statement.

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“With pronouncements from Congress that budget bill will be their top priority upon resumption next week, we expect the GAA (General Appropriations Act) to be signed first week February,” Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno was quoted as saying in the agency’s statement.

In a press conference on Wednesday, Diokno said they were already studying to raise salaries of government employees by 2020.  /muf

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