Please be advised that the information being shared online about the announcement by President Benigno Aquino III that the national government would give P10,000 additional holiday bonus to government personnel is false.
|Budget Secretary Florencio B. Abad|
There is no more additional holiday bonus that is due to be released to government workers by December 15. Please be informed that government employees have received the last half of their year-end bonus/13th month pay and cash gift in the amount of P5,000 by the middle of this month pursuant to DBM Circular 2015-1, which provides that the remaining half of the yearend bonus and the cash gift for 2015 shall be released not earlier than Nov. 15.
There is a December 2, 2011 news story by the Philippine Daily Inquirer (http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/103991/p10000-more-for-government-workers) about the grant of P10,000 productivity enhancement incentive (PEI) on that year. In the article, President Benigno Aquino III “announced that the national government would give P10,000 in additional holiday bonus” on top of the 13th month pay and the P5,000 cash gift.
We have seen this article being shared in social media for the past several weeks. Some people did not notice that this article is four years old and may have been led to believe that there is an additional P10,000 holiday bonus to be had.
However, today, it has come to our attention that the contents of that article is being rehashed on a public blog which presents it as fresh news, dated Nov. 5, 2015 (http://substantialdocuments.blogspot.com/2015/11/additional-p10000-more-for-government.html). This blog entry has no byline, and the blog itself appears to be owned by an anonymous author using an alias.
We take exception to this calculated spreading of misinformation.
SOURCE: DBM PAGE