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State workers start receiving year-end bonus, cash gift—DBM

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THE government yesterday started releasing P69.4 billion for the year-end bonus and cash gift of state workers.

Budget Secretary Amenah Pangandaman said this was a well-deserved symbol of appreciation for government workers, whom she described as “heroes who give their all for the country.”

“This is in line with the directive of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to ensure that our government workers are given these rightful tokens for all their sacrifices that are greatly contributing to the reactivation of our economy,” she said.

The DBM has allotted P45.3 billion for the year-end bonus of the civilian personnel and P15.2 billion for the military or uniformed personnel.

Meanwhile, P8.9 billion was allocated for the cash gift of over 1.7 million civilian as well as military and uniformed personnel.

The year-end bonus is equivalent to one month of basic pay as of October 31, while the cash gift amount is fixed at P5,000 for qualified government personnel.

Public servants who have rendered at least a total of four months of service from Jan. 1 to Oct. 31 of the current year and remained in government service as of Oct. 31 of the same year are eligible to receive the bonus and cash gift.

Pangandaman reminded government workers to use their bonuses wisely, and to only spend it for their needs and for things that “truly matter.”

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