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Marcos order grants one-time rice support for COS, JO employees

Government employees rendering services through job orders, contracts of service (COS), or other similar work arrangements are eligible to receive the one-time rice assistance authorized by President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. through Administrative Order No. 2.

According to the Office of the Press Secretary, Marcos' order authorized the release of assistance to individuals and groups of people engaged through JO, COS, or other similar work setups defined under the Commission on Audit-Department of Budget and Management Joint Circular (JC) No. 2 dated October 20, 2020, as amended.

Civilian personnel in national government agencies (NGAs), including those in state universities and colleges (SUCs), government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs), government financial institutions (GFIs), government instrumentalities with corporate powers, and government corporate entities occupying regular, contractual or casual positions may also be granted assistance.

Military, police, fire, and jail personnel may also be given support along with the Bureau of Corrections, Philippine Coast Guard, and National Mapping and Resource Information Authority employees.

To receive the rice assistance, the beneficiaries must be in government service or must be engaged with government agencies as of November 30, 2022. —NB, GMA Integrated News