Malacañang on Monday announced that the government would grant certain government workers a one-time service recognition incentive (SRI) of P10,000.

Under President Rodrigo Duterte’s Administrative Order 45, the following are entitled to a P10,000 incentive:

  • civilian personnel in national government agencies, including those in state universities and colleges and government-owned or -controlled corporations, occupying regular, contractial or casual positions; and
  • military personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, uniformed personnel of the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Bureau of Corrections, Philippine Coast Guard and the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority

The grant of the allowance will be subject to the following conditions:

  • civilian personnel must be occupying regular, contractual or casual positions;
  • personnel must be in the government service as of Nov. 30;
  • personnel must have rendered at least a total of four months of satisfactory service as of Nov. 30, inclusive of services rendered under any of the alternative work arrangements prescribed by the Civil Service Commission; and
  • employees should not have yet received any additional year-end benefit in 2021 over and above the benefit authorized under Republic Act (RA) No. 6686 or the Christmas bonus, as amended by RA No. 8441.

Duterte said the one-time grant was to “provide reasonable incentives and assistance to our public servants who are impacted not only by the pandemic but also by various natural calamities.”

The incentive may be released as early as Dec. 21, 2021. John Ezekiel J. Hirro