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[OPINION] Biting the hand that feeds you: Thoughts of a gov't worker under Duterte

Jul 02, 2020 - 10:28 AM

'Duterte is the Lord Voldemort (he-who-must-not-be-named) of our institution. Nobody dares to discuss him, unless it is about something positive.'

ABS-CBN shutdown a 'betrayal of 11,000 workers,' labor groups say

May 05, 2020 - 10:46 PM

'To shut down a major media outfit and render the more than 11,000 workers jobless at a time when the country is reeling from a pandemic is the height of callousness!' says labor group Sentro

OFF AIR. The staff of ABS-CBN watch as President and CEO Carlo Katigbak makes a statement on the broadcast network shutdown by the National Telecommunication Commission on May 5, 2020. Photo courtesy of Alcuin Papa

Vico Sotto regularizes 109 more Pasig government employees

Feb 10, 2020 - 8:34 PM

Some of these workers have been around even before the 30-year-old mayor was born

JOB SECURITY. Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto poses with a city government employee after he announced the regularization of 109 city hall workers on February 10, 2020. Photo from Pasig City Public Information Office

DBM to study gov't workers' salary hike for 2020 to 2022

Jan 09, 2019 - 12:35 PM

'There will be a salary increase. It is not just a possibility,' says Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno

SALARY HIKE. Government workers can expect a new round of salary hike in 2020. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Gov't workers to get yearend bonus, cash gift starting November 15

Nov 14, 2018 - 10:47 AM

(UPDATED) All qualified government employees will receive their yearend bonus tax-free, equivalent to a month's basic salary, and a P5,000-cash gift

Government contractuals get 2-year job extension

Nov 12, 2018 - 5:21 PM

Starting January 1, 2019, the salaries of contract of service and job order workers will be equivalent to what others in comparable positions in government are getting, says the DBM

OPPORTUNITIES. Contractual workers who are qualified will also be considered for appointment to regular positions in government agencies, the budget department announced on November 12, 2018. File photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

[OPINION] Are all government employees not allowed to campaign?

Oct 08, 2018 - 6:00 PM

The prohibitions are not absolute.... The consistent trend of the Supreme Court is to uphold free speech and expression over any form of election regulation.

Supreme Court rules: Gov’t workers allowances shall be taxed

Jul 04, 2018 - 5:51 PM

The High Court, in effect, says all income – even allowances, bonuses and incentives – are subject to tax

Supreme Court of teh Philippines in Padre Faura, Manila

Gov't employees 'happier' at work – Jobstreet study

Jun 11, 2018 - 10:08 PM

The main drivers of happiness among workers are the reputation of the agency they work in; good relationship with immediate bosses; and the mission, vision, and values of the agency

STUDY. JobStreet reveals government employees report higher than average fulfillment at work. Photo by

Duterte tells Korean businessmen: Slap, kick abusive PH gov't personnel

Jun 05, 2018 - 3:43 PM

The Philippine leader also promises South Korean executives that they will be safe in the Philippines, bringing to mind the murder of South Korean Jee Ick Joo allegedly at the hands of Philippine police

Gov't workers to receive mid-year bonus starting May 15

May 09, 2018 - 2:45 PM

The total amount allocated for the mid-year bonus stands at P36.2 billion

BONUS. Government employees will receive their mid-year bonus starting May 15.

Chief State Counsel Ricardo Paras passes away

Jan 21, 2018 - 1:20 PM

'We mourn the the sudden demise of Chief State Counsel Ricardo "Dickie" Paras III this morning,' says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre

CHIEF STATE COUNSEL. Chief state counsel Ricardo Paras during a Judicial and Bar Council interview session, during the search for the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. PTV screenshot

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Gov’t workers involved in fixing face dismissal – CSC

Dec 28, 2017 - 10:03 AM

Fixing or involvement with fixers is now part of the Civil Service Commission's list of administrative offenses

FIXERS. Government officials and employees may face suspension and permanent removal from public service if found guilty of engaging in fixing. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

62% of 2017 endo targets completed – DOLE

Dec 14, 2017 - 7:21 PM

There are an estimated 1.3 million contractual employees nationwide

ANTI-ENDO. There is an estimated 1.3 million contractual employees in the Philippines. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

These gov't workers will get P40B in yearend bonuses, cash gifts

Nov 08, 2017 - 3:59 PM

Starting November 15, every qualified government employee will receive a yearend bonus amounting to one month basic salary that is tax free and a cash gift of P5,000

In Vegas, Fil-Ams mobilize to get out the vote for Hillary

Nov 08, 2016 - 11:00 AM

In battleground Nevada Fil Am volunteers believe Asians can go from being marginalized to being the margin of victory for Hillary Clinton

FIL-AMS FOR HILLARY. Volunteers pose for a photo before beginning work on Monday, the final day before Election Day in the United States. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Comelec employees' union to Duterte: End contractualization

May 16, 2016 - 1:12 PM

The Comelec Employees Union shares how foot soldiers of the poll body are paid with ridiculously low wages that are scandalously disproportionate to their very crucial role

COMELEC-EU. In this file photo, Comelec employees assist in the mock elections held months before the elections. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Gov't employees to get mid-year bonus by May 16 – DBM

May 15, 2016 - 9:24 AM

The mid year bonus equivalent to one month basic salary as of May 15 is in accordance with Executive Order 201 and will be provided to all civilian military and uniformed personnel

Caught campaigning? Jail awaits gov’t employees

Mar 31, 2016 - 5:50 PM

Possible penalties include dismissal from public service if a government employee is caught campaigning even on Facebook

JOINING FORCES. Civil Service Commission Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa Bala (left) and Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista (right) sign a joint circular on 'political neutrality' during the election season. Photo courtesy of Comelec EID

Gov't employees barred from campaigning on Facebook

Mar 29, 2016 - 6:55 PM

The government allows its employees however to like share and repost entries from a candidate s social media account

'POLITICAL NEUTRALITY.' CSC Chair Alicia Bala and Comelec Chair Andres Bautista on March 29, 2016, sign a joint circular on 'political neutrality' in the 2016 elections. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Gov't salary hike ready in time for 2016 – congressmen

Nov 09, 2015 - 7:01 PM

Congress intends to pass the new Salary Standardization Law around the same time as the 2016 budget

WAGE HIKE. Government workers' salaries would soon increase should the law be passed.

Additional allowance for gov't employees pushed

Aug 23, 2015 - 1:51 PM

Under the Senate Bill No 2901 government employees will enjoy an additional allowance of P5 000 through the Cost of Living Allowance COLA

Chinese hackers got US security files – report

Jun 13, 2015 - 9:37 AM

Investigators are looking at two separate attacks widely believed to be from China accessing government employee records in a database at the Office of Personnel Management

Aquino OKs incentives for government workers

May 16, 2015 - 2:44 PM

The 2015 Productivity Enhancement Incentive is equivalent to either P5 000 or one month of basic salary and will be given no earlier than June 1

Free yoga classes for Indian government employees

Mar 20, 2015 - 10:38 PM

India s national government which employs around 3 million people gives no reason for the move

Gems in government

Sep 15, 2014 - 10:00 AM

The incorruptible are not as few as the one sided media reports the cynicism of the Left and the elitism of the upper class would have us believe

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Is BIR imposing new taxes on gov’t benefits?

Aug 09, 2014 - 1:30 PM

Government workers have asked the Supreme Court to stop the BIR from imposing what they say are new taxes on their benefits

SC asked to void BIR memo taxing gov't employees' benefits

Aug 06, 2014 - 4:27 PM

Gov t workers also ask the Supreme Court to raise the P30 000 ceiling of 13th month taxable pay which was set in 1997 to accommodate economic inflation over the years

Watching the government from within

Jul 03, 2014 - 7:30 PM

As the boss I demand unquestionable integrity from the people we voted for They should be viewed as the public s employees

DepEd: No mass lay-off under rationalization program

Dec 19, 2013 - 10:02 PM

Employees with affected items may opt to either apply for other posts within DepEd or retire from government service with higher than usual benefits

10,000? Employees stage a protest in front of the DepEd Central Office because of the rationalization program. Photo from ACT Facebook page

CSC offers leave with pay for Yolanda victims

Nov 22, 2013 - 4:01 PM

Government employees may be exempted from work until the situation in their area returns to normal

HOPE. Government employees affected by Typhoon Yolanda may be excepmpted from work with pay until the situation in their area returns to normal. Photo by Rappler/Jake Verzosa

DBM hastens retirement benefits for gov't workers

Apr 19, 2013 - 7:08 PM

The DBM s new guidelines state that government employees should receive retirement benefits within 30 days from retirement

FASTER PROCESSING. The DBM's new guidelines state that government employees should receive retirement benefits within 30 days from their date of retirement.

Higher pensions for retired, disabled gov't workers

Jan 14, 2013 - 5:29 PM

Around 58 000 retired and disabled government employees will start receiving the basic P5 000 monthly pension this year a far cry from the nearly P300 that some were receiving in the past years

Gov't keeps 'no new hires' policy

Dec 26, 2012 - 5:11 PM

The moratorium does not apply to teaching and medical personnel

Aquino OKs performance bonus for gov't employees

Jul 27, 2012 - 6:21 PM

President Aquino signs an executive order on the formal adoption of a performance based bonus in government

Gov't workers to get clothing allowance hike

Mar 07, 2012 - 5:58 PM

Employees working in public offices will soon enjoy an additional P1 000 for their uniform allowance