All qualified government personnel are set to receive their midyear bonus starting Monday, May 15, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) announced Sunday.
In a statement, DBM said that the midyear bonus is equivalent to one-month basic pay as of May 15, and shall be given to entitled civil servants who have rendered at least a total or aggregate of four months of service from July 1, 2022 to May 15, 2023.
The personnel should also be in the government service as of May 15, and obtain at least a satisfactory performance rating in the immediately preceding rating period or the applicable performance appraisal period.
DBM Secretary Amenah Pangandaman said that the midyear bonus is provided in the agency-specific allocation under the 2023 General Appropriations Act (GAA).
“Alam naman po natin na isa ito sa mga inaabangan ng ating mga kapwa kawani ng gobyerno na talagang makatutulong sa kanilang araw-araw na pangangailangan,” she said.
(We know that our fellow government employees are looking forward to this as it will really help in their daily needs.)
“So, we are reminding all government agencies and offices to ensure the timely release of bonuses to their employees or as stipulated in our existing rules and regulations, simula May 15 po 'yan [starting May 15],” she added.
The midyear bonus will be given to all positions for civilian personnel whether regular, casual, or contractual, appointive or elective, fulltime or part-time, now existing or hereafter created in the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches, the Constitutional Commissions and other Constitutional Offices, State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), and Government-Owned or -Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) covered by the Compensation and Position Classification System (CPCS), and in local government units (LGUs).
Entitled personnel to receive the mid-year bonus also include the military personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines under the Department of National Defense and uniformed personnel of the Philippine National Police, Philippine Public Safety College, Bureau of Fire Protection, and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology of the Department of Interior and Local Government, Bureau of Corrections of the Department of Justice, Philippine Coast Guard of the Department of Transportation, and National Mapping and Resource Information Authority of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
DBM said the grant of mid-year bonuses for personnel of covered GOCCs shall be determined by their respective governing boards.
Meanwhile, those for personnel of provinces, cities, municipalities, and barangays shall be determined by their respective sanggunian. —LBG, GMA Integrated News