Release of 2019 performance bonus in 14 DepEd reg'l offices receives clearance from DBM

Published June 17, 2021, 10:08 PM

by Merlina Hernando-Malipot

The Department of Education (DepEd) on Thursday, June 17, announced that the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) of 14 Regional Offices has already been processed by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

Public school teachers have been waiting for the release of the 2019 PBB. (DepEd photo)

Citing update from the DepEd Undersecretary for Finance Annalyn Sevilla, DepEd announced this recent development in the much-awaited 2019 PBB in its official social media platforms.

“Regional Offices [ROs] are advised to coordinate with their counterpart DBM RO for the release of the corresponding Special Allotment Release Order (SARO) for the PBB grant,” DepEd said.

DepEd added that the “DBM will process the revised submitted documents of DepEd Region IV-B and VII” on Monday (June 21).

In a statement issued June 16, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said that DepEd and the DBM are “fast-tracking” the release of 2019 PBB for all teaching and eligible non-teaching personnel of agency.

“Even before the pandemic, we have constantly communicated with the DBM and AO25 IATF to ensure that our teachers and personnel will receive benefits and allowances due to them,” Briones said. “They have been working tirelessly in delivering quality education and service amidst the challenges of the pandemic,” she added.

DepEd explained that the PBB is an “incentive given to government employees in accordance with their performance and contribution to the accomplishment of their agency’s overall targets and commitments.”


DepEd anticipates release of 2019 PBB funds for personnel ‘within the next two months’