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DUTERTE CERTIFIES SALARY INCREASE FOR GOV’T EMPLOYEES AS URGENT – REVILLA

Senate Committee on Civil Service Chairman Ramon Bong Revilla, Jr. expressed his gratitude to President Rodrigo Duterte after certifying the Salary Standardization Law of 2019 as “urgent.” Revilla, who principally sponsored the measure, got the support of his fellow lawmakers in passing Senate Bill 1219 under Committee Report No. 26 jointly submitted by the Committees […]

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HOUSE OKS BILL LOWERING GOV’T RETIREMENT AGE – CASTRO

The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved on third and final reading a measure lowering the optional retirement age of government employees from 60 to 56. With 192 affirmative votes, zero negative votes, and no abstention, the chamber passed House Bill 5509, which seeks to amend Section 13-A of Republic Act 8291, otherwise known as […]

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HOUSE PANEL APPROVES GOV’T WORKERS’ PAY HIKE – UNGAB

The House Committee on Appropriations has approved a measure proposing the salary increases for government workers starting in 2020. The panel, chaired by Davao City Rep. Isidro Ungab, approved the consolidated House Bill 5712, which proposes another round of salary increases for civilian government employees since the last tranche of the Salary Standardization Law (SSL) […]

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2019 SALARY STANDARDIZATION LAW TO BENEFIT 1.4 MILLION GOVT EMPLOYEES – REVILLA

Senator Bong Revilla, Jr. called on his colleagues to support the passage of Senate Bill 1219 under Committee Report No. 26, or the “Salary Standardization Law of 2019” jointly submitted by the Committees on Civil Service, Government Organization and Professional Regulation; and Finance. In his sponsorship speech, Revilla defended that the bill will address the […]

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GIVE NIGHT DIFFERENTIAL PAY TO GOVERNMENT WORKERS – REVILLA

The Senate has passed on third reading a bill granting night shift differential pay to government employees whose work requires them to perform duties beyond regular working hours. “The Labor Code of the Philippines defines night shift differential as ‘not less than 10% of his regular wage for each hour of work performed between 10 […]

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BARANGAY EXECS SHOULD HAVE SALARIES, GSIS COVERAGE — REP. DY

“Sana all––sana all the time it’s Christmas for our barangay workers.” This was the response of Isabela 6th District Rep. Faustino “Inno” Dy V to the news that President Rodrigo Duterte has approved a P3,000 bonus for barangay officials this Christmas. “It is time to treat barangay workers like full-time government employees.” The news was […]

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RETIRE GOV’T WORKERS AT AGE 55 – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian has a filed a bill seeking to reduce the optional and compulsory retirement ages of government workers by five years. Senate Bill No. 738 seeks to reduce the optional retirement age of all government employees from 60 to 55 years, and the compulsory retirement age from 65 to 60 years. “Lowering the […]

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INCREASE PAY OF PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONALS – GO

During the 86th National Annual Convention of the Philippine Public Health Association, Inc., Senator Bong Go vowed to push for the pay increase of public health professionals and other civilian government workers. Attending the event were professionals from the public health system including doctors, nurses, midwives, barangay health workers, sanitation inspectors, and administrative staff. “One […]