Pay hike for gov't workers is now up for Duterte's Signature

The bill proposing for a salary hike for government employees starting January 2020 is now up for the President's signature. Duterte himself made this matter as urgent so that gov't workers shall receive the increase as soon as possible.

Under the bill proposed in the Senate, the increase will go for 4 tranches starting 2020 and ends in 2023. Another bill was passed in the House of Representatives which gives the same time scheme for the tranches and similar computation on the rate of increase for 4 years.

“On Dec.16, 2019, the Senate passed on third and final reading Senate Bill 1219 entitled ‘An Act Modifying the Salary Schedule for Civilian Government Personnel and Authorizing the Grant of Additional Benefits and for Other Purposes’ for the Salary Standardization Law of 2019,” Sen. Joel Villanueva said.

“Copies thereof were sent to the House of Representatives requesting for concurrence. This afternoon, we received a letter from the House of Representatives informing the Senate that they also passed House Bill No. 5712 on third reading,” Villanueva added.

“There is, therefore, no need for bicameral conference committee as the House of Representatives is deemed to have concurred with the Senate version which was passed earlier,” he continued.

With the passage of each bill from the senate and house of representatives, the only thing that will move this into reality is when the President signs this into law.

“There being no disagreement between the House and Senate versions, I move that we direct the Secretariat to immediately enroll the bill,” he added.

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