Government workers will receive their year-end and cash gift bonus beginning Tuesday, Nov. 15.
In a statement, Budget Secretary Amenah F. Pangandaman said the national government earmarked P65.35 billion to cover the year-end and cash gift bonus of state personnel.
Of that amount, P56.73 billion is budgeted for the grant of the year-end bonus for qualified civilian and military or uniformed personnel in the different national government agencies.
The remaining appropriations of P8.62 billion for the grant of the cash gift will be charged to this year’s General Appropriations Act (GAA).
“The release of the year-end bonus and cash gift is provided under our GAA for this year. For sure, many of our fellow government workers have been looking forward to this,” Pangandaman said.
“We wish to remind our fellow government workers to budget and spend wisely, as what we would always promote here at the DBM,” she added,
The rules and regulations on the grant of the year-end bonus and cash gift are provided under DBM Budget Circular (BC) No. 2016-4 dated April 28, 2016.
The year-end bonus is equivalent to one month basic pay as of Oct. 31 and the cash gift of P5,000 shall be given to qualified government personnel not earlier than Nov. 15 of the current year.
The rules and regulations also specify that the year-end bonus and cash gift shall be given to qualified personnel, subject to certain conditions.
The personnel has rendered at least a total or an aggregate of four months of service from Jan. 1 to Oct. 31, 2022, and remains to be in the government service as of Oct. 31.