Christmas comes early to all qualified government employees!

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) assured government personnel that they will be receiving their cash gifts and year-end bonus starting this month.

According to Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, the government allocated Php6.93 billion for cash gift and Php32.84 billion for year-end bonus for some 1.3 million government employees under the 2017 budget.

Diokno added that aside from the year-end bonus, each state worker will also get a Php 5,000 cash gift. He also clarified that since work has been suspended due to the 31st ASEAN Summit from November 13-15, employees can expect their bonuses on November 16.

READ: November 13-15 declared as holiday in some areas due to ASEAN Summit.

Under the guidelines issued by the DBM and Budget Circular No. 2016-4, government personnel eligible to receive the bonus and cash gifts are those who have rendered at least four month of service, including leave of absences with during the period of January 1 to October 31 and are still currently employed.

The following government employees are qualified for the cash incentives according to Budget Circular No. 2016-4.

  • All positions for civilian personnel whether regular, contractual, or casual
  • Military personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines under the Department of National Defense
  • Uniformed personnel of the Philippine National Police, Philippine Public Safety College, Bureau of Fire Protection, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Philippine Coast Guard, and National Mapping and Resource Information Authority

Source: ABS-CBN News –