Read related newsThe government will soon increase the salary of its employees
Asked if the salary increase could be given as Christmas gift or farewell gift for state employees, she said: "hindi naman ito intended as a Christmas gift, but it would be sooner rather than later."
In the 14th SEIPI CEOs forum on Friday, the President said they were considering a new round of salary standardization increases.
"The idea is to match the private sector by about 70 percent of what a private sector employee gets and the bonuses will no longer be pro forma bonuses but rather performance-based bonuses," the President said.
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