Senate Bill No. 145 amends Republic Act (RA) 1161 increase SSS pension to P2,000

Sen. Cynthia Villar refiled the bill that will grant a P2,000 across-the-board increase in the monthly pension of 1.9 million Social Security System (SSS) members.

Senate Bill No. 145 amends Section 12 of Republic Act (RA) 1161, as amended, otherwise known as the Social Security Act of 1997.

Under the proposal, the minimum monthly pension shall be P3,200 for members with at least ten credited years of service and P4,400 for those with 20 credited years of service.

Executive Order No. 201 - MODIFYING THE SALARY SCHEDULE FOR CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL AND AUTHORIZING THE GRANT OF ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR BOTH CIVILIAN AND MILITARY AND UNIFORMED PERSONNEL

MALACA√ĎAN PALACE
MANILA
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 201
MODIFYING THE SALARY SCHEDULE FOR CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL AND AUTHORIZING THE GRANT OF ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR BOTH CIVILIAN AND MILITARY AND UNIFORMED PERSONNEL
WHEREAS, Congress, under Item 1 of its Joint Resolution No. 4, (s. 2009), inscribes, as among the governing principles of the Compensation and Position Classification System (CPCS), the payment of just and equitable compensation to all government personnel in accordance with the principle of equal pay for work of equal value and one that is generally comparable with those in the private sector doing comparable work in order to attract, retain and motivate a corps of competent civil servants;

Work suspended in SC, CA, lower courts on Nov. 16-20 -- CJ Sereno

MANILA, Nov. 13 (PNA) -- Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P. Aranal Sereno on Friday announced the suspension of work on Nov. 16-20 in the Supreme Court (SC), Court of Appeals (CA) and the lower courts in some areas due to road closures for the Philippines' hosting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Leaders' Meeting (APEC).

In view of Proclamation No. 1072 and Memorandum Circular No. 84, calling off work in government offices in Metro Manila from Nov. 17-20 2015, and the expected difficulty of travelling on Nov. 16 in some areas of Metro Manila due to road closures, Chief Justice Sereno has ordered the schedule of work suspensions for the period Nov. 16-20, 2015.
For Monday, work is suspended in the first and second level courts of Manila and Makati City.

Salary Standardization Law of 2015 (SSL 2015) Second Tranche 2017 Salary Grade Table / Schedule

Salary Standardization Law of 2015 (SSL 2015)
Second Tranche 2017
Salary Grade Schedule / Table

Salary Standardization Law of 2015 (SSL 2015) First Tranche 2016 Salary Grade Table / Schedule

Salary Standardization Law of 2015 (SSL 2015)
First Tranche 2016
Salary Grade Schedule / Table

Salary Standardization Law of 2015 for teachers, nurses to double under SSL 2015

MANILA, Nov. 10 (PNA) -- Public school teachers and nurses will be paid twice more compared to their private counterparts under the proposed Salary Standardization Law of 2015 (SSL 2015), according to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

“Our study revealed that if we compare the median of the market to the median of SSL 3 rates, public school teachers and nurses are paid much higher in government than in the private sector,” Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad said.

In the private sector, the positions of Teacher I to III are paid P13,135. The government pays P19,218 for Teacher I position, or 146 percent of the market. For Teacher II positions, the government pays P20,660 or 157 percent of the market. For Teacher III positions, the government pays P22,209 or 169 percent of the market.

Abad said SSL 2015 will increase Teacher I salary to P20,754; Teacher II to P22,938; and Teacher III to P25,232. This will make their monthly pay twice more than their private sector counterparts.

“Under SSL 2015, the total annual guaranteed compensation of Teacher I will be P329,556, up from the current P280,137. Teacher II will get P360,132 from the current P298,220, while Teacher III will receive P392,248 from the current P317,668. This annual guaranteed compensation does not include the PBB, which is contingent on performance and is equivalent to 1.25 month’s salary for SG 11-24. As Teacher I-III is ranked as SG 11-13, that is an additional 1.25 month’s pay for Teacher I to III positions” Abad said.

Meanwhile, the budget chief pointed out that private sector nurses receive pay ranging from P13,033 (Nurse I), P14,083 (Nurse II), to P22,125 (Nurse III). Their government counterparts receive higher salaries with P19,218, P25,878, and P35,207 respectively. Under the SSL 2015, the total guaranteed compensation of Nurse I will go up to P344,074, while Nurse II will receive P485,670 and Nurse III will get P710,804.

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