• The Department of Budget and Management has announced that the release of the Mid-year bonus of all government employees is on May 16
  • DBM revealed it has released the Mid-year bonus’  Special Allotment Release Order and the Notice of Cash Allocation 
  • Government 0wned and controlled corporations amount of mid-year bonus will depend on its governing board

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM)  has announced that the release of the Mid-year bonus of all government employees will be on May 16, 2016.

Having revealed that it has already released the Special Allotment Release Order and the Notice of Cash Allocation for the mid-year bonus to different government agencies, DBM also stated on Sunday, May 15, 2016 that: “The funding requirement for the Mid-Year bonus amounts to P31 billion, based on data on the number of filled positions in the Government Manpower Information System as of April 30, 2016”, as quoted from the article published by the GMA News Online.

Unlike previous bonuses received by government employees, the mid-year bonus is equivalent to one month basic salary to all positions for civilian and uniformed government personnel as mandated by the Executive Order No. 201.

However, not all government employees will be able to enjoy such benefit because of the addendum enclosed in the mandate which was explained by DBM.

DBM added, “those government employees who have an aggregate service of four months from July 2015 to May 15, 2016 are eligible to receive mid-year bonus, but, those with less than four months of service, or those that are no longer in the service as of May 15, shall not be entitled to the bonus.”

Furthermore, DBM said that for the government employees who have rendered at least a total or an aggregate of four months of service, but have not yet received a performance rating by their respective agencies, the agencies are urged to conduct a performance evaluation of these personnel in order to be granted the mid-year bonus.

Meanwhile, according to the DBM, for the Government-owned and -controlled corporations  (GOCCs), its governing board will be the one who will determine the amount of bonus that will be charged against the approved corporate operating budgets.

As of posting, other  government agencies have already received their mid-year bonus on Friday, May 13, 2016.