Gov’t Employees To Receive Additional P5,000 Bonus

The Department of Budget and Management  (DBM) on Tuesday said government workers will receive a “one-time P5,000 bonus for the year.”

The one-time Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI) will be given to about 1.4 million national government employees, both civilian and uniformed personnel, amounting to a maximum of P5,000 and totaling around P7 billion.

Gov't Employees To Receive Additional P5,000 Bonus
Gov’t Employees To Receive Additional P5,000 Bonus © Philstar File Photo

According to media report, Budget Secretary Butch Abad said the bonus is on top of the year-end bonus equivalent to a month’s pay and the additional P5,000 cash gift.

Budget Secretary Florencio B. Abad clarified that this amount is on top of the year-end bonus equivalent to a month’s pay and the additional P5,000 cash gift recently provided by the department across-the-board.

The PEI will apply to employees who are in active service as of October 31 and have at least rendered four months of service for the year. Those who have worked for less than four months will receive prorated PEI.

Government employees began receiving their bonuses on Monday, December 15.