GMA News Online reports that President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III has ordered the giving of the P10,000 productivity enhancement incentive (PEI) to government employees starting December 8, Thursday.
On December 1, the president had signed Administrative Order 24, which authorized the granting of the PEI to government employees for fiscal year 2011.
The report noted: "Eligible for the bonus are civilian employees that occupy regular, casual or contractual positions with at least four months of service in national government agencies under the executive branch, including those in government owned or controlled corporations and government financial institutions."
The report listed other eligible recipient of the cash bonus such as military personnel of the Armed Forces, Department of National Defense, uniformed personnel of the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection and Bureau of Jail Management; Philippine Coast Guard and National Mapping and Resource Information Authority.
The report also added: "Employees of the Senate, House of Representatives, the Judiciary, the Office of the Ombudsman and constitutional offices vested with fiscal autonomy may also be granted a one time productivity enhancement incentive not exceeding P10,000."
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