Marcos OKs incentive, rice allowance to gov’t employees 

1:43 pm on 17 December 2022, Saturday

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. granted service recognition incentive for employees in the executive department at a uniform rate not exceeding P20,000.

Those who are entitled to receive the incentive include civilian personnel in national government agencies (NGAs), covering those in state universities and colleges (SUCs), government-owned or controlled corporations (GOCCs), regular, contractual or casual employees, members of the military and the police, as well as fire and jail personnel under the Department of the Interior and Local Government.

Personnel from the Bureau of Corrections, Philippine Coast Guard, and National Mapping and Resource Information Authority are also entitled to get the service recognition incentive.

Meanwhile, mployees of both houses of Congress, the Judiciary, Office of the Ombudsman and Constitutional offices may likewise be granted a one-time SRI by their respective heads of offices at a uniform rate not exceeding P20,000.

Employees in local government units (LGUs), including those in the barangays, may also receive the incentive depending on the LGU’s financial capability, subject to limitation in LGU budget under the Local Government Code.

The incentive for NGAs, SUCs, and military and uniformed personnel will be funded by the available released Personnel Services allotment.

Separately, Marcos also issued an order authorizing the grant of a one-time rice assistance for government personnel.

The order also authorizes the release of the assistance to individuals and groups of people whose services are engaged through job orders, contracts of service, or other similarly situated working arrangement defined under a Commission on Audit’s circular order.


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