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(UPDATE) The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on third and final reading the proposed Salary Standardization Law (SSL) 2015.
APPROVED SSL2015
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With a vote of 170-5 and one abstention, the lower chamber finally approved the House Bill 6268 just a month after it was approved on second reading on Nov. 11.

The SSL 2015 standardizes the salary increases of government workers in four tranches from 2016 to 2019.

Among those who voted against the bill are Act Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio, Anakpawis Rep. Fernando Hicap, Gabriela Rep. Luz Ilagan and Abakada Rep. Jonathan Dela Cruz.

Meanwhile, Muntinlupa Rep. Rodolfo Biazon abstained from voting. He cited a conflict of interest because the SSL 2015 suspends the indexation of the pension benefits of retired military personnel like him. Biazon is a former Armed Forces of the Philippines chief.

Tinio said he voted against the bill because it only implemented paltry sums to ordinary workers.

He said the SSL 2015 relied on the grant of bonuses instead of increasing the salaries.

“Hindi sasapat ang dagdag na ibibigay ng SSL 2016 para sa malaking mayorya ng gobyerno… Ang kahalagahan at kaibahan ng sweldo ay bukod sa makakatugon sa pang-araw-araw na pangangailangan, investment din ang sweldo sa kanilang future, lalo na sa kanilang retirement pension, na nakabatay sa kanilang sweldo, hindi bonus,” Tinio said.

The chamber fielded the bill on third reading approval after a quorum was declared with 176 solons responding to the call Wednesday night.

Buhay Rep. Lito Atienza questioned the quorum, saying he only counted 140 warm bodies on the floor. The chamber needed at least 145 of the 187-strong chamber to reach a quorum.

Majority leader Neptali Gonzales II said the chair has always ruled that the solons who are present within the vicinity or even on official business may be counted in the roll call.

The authors of the SSL 2015 are Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr., Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II, Minority leader Ronaldo Zamora, appropriations committee chair Davao City Rep Isidro Ungab, and accounts chair Romblon Rep. Eleandro Jesus Madrona.

The bill was earlier passed on second reading without being certified by President Aquino as urgent. A certification would have fast tracked the passage of the bill from second to third reading on the same day.

The SSL 2015 is pending in the committee level at the Senate.
Militant solons criticized the SSL 2015 for giving paltry sums to ordinary workers while granting hefty increases to higher-ranking officials like the President.

Tinio had lamented the small P2,205 increase for the country’s 600,000 public-school teachers in the four tranches of SSL 2015 implementation.

He said the current salary of an entry-level teacher is at P18,549. Under the SSL, the pay for Teacher 1 would increase to P19,077 in the first year of implementation in 2016, P19,620 in 2017, P20,179 in 2018, and P20,754 in 2019.

The most basic Salary Grade 1 would also be increased from P9,000 to P11,068 a month.

Meanwhile, the President’s salary is increased from the current P120,000 to as much as P388,096. The Vice President, Speaker of the House, Senate President, and Chief Justice’s salary would be increased to as much as P353,470 after four years.

The bill would only increase the salaries of the President and Vice President upon the expiration of their terms. This means President Benigno Aquino III and Vice President Jejomar Binay would not benefit from the salary hike.

Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad had said the current Cabinet secretaries were not included in the hike as delicadeza.

He said the salary hike for members of the House of Representatives and Senate and of the Cabinet would only take place on July 1, 2016 or after the expiration of the incumbents’ terms.

The House approved the bill on second reading just days after President Aquino endorsed the SSL 2015 to Congress.

The president backed the bill after the budget department conducted a thorough study on the merits of adjusting the salary grades of public sector employees closer to the pay of their private sector counterparts.

Compensation hike
In a statement, Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad said the proposed bill seeks a four-year P226-billion compensation hike for the government’s 1.53 million civilian and military and uniformed personnel.

The compensation package is composed of a salary increase, a mid-year 14th month pay, and an enhanced performance-based bonus (PBB) system, Abad said.

He added that the salary hike would increase the basic Salary Grade 1 from P9,000 to P11,068 a month.

The bill seeks to increase the basic salary of covered employees by an average of 27 percent. The 14th month pay will increase compensation by eight percent.

Meanwhile, the enhanced PBB is equivalent to one to two months’ salary or an average of 10 percent increase in salary.

The bill also seeks to bridge the gap between the pay of employees in the public sector with their counterparts in the private sector.

Abad said under the bill, the lowest salary grade, Salary Grade 1, will be raised to about 154 percent of the market, while the highest salary grade belonging to the President will be about 70 percent of the market.

Government compensation in the average is estimated to increase by 45 percent and should be around 84 percent of private sector pay at the end of the four tranches, Abad said. The average government pay now is 55 percent of the market rate.

Abad said under the bill, the new compensation level for all salary grades will be at least 70 percent of the market; there will be no salary overlaps; and the link between pay and performance will be strengthened.

Due to the enactment of Republic Act 10653, which raised the tax exemption cap to P82,000, the 14th month pay and PBB will be tax-exempt for employees belonging to Salary Grades 1 to 11 who only receive the tax-exempt 13th month pay, the cash gift and the productivity enhancement incentive (PEI).

Meanwhile, only the 14th month pay will be tax-exempt for employees under Salary Grade 12 to 16 who receive the existing tax-exempt 13th month pay, cash gift and PEI.
The first tranche of the pay hike will take effect on Jan. 1, 2016 and thereafter until the final tranche in 2019. TVJ

SOURCE: INQUIRER.NET

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  1. Enter your comment...kawawang mga professionals,kakarampot nlng matatanggap.paano kya nila nasikmurang limusan ng konting barya ang mga govt employees.dapat d na NLA kaltasan ng tax ang salary ng kawani ng gobyrno...kakaawa naman lalong nalulumogmok sa kahirapan.

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  2. ubusin lng yan lahat sa taxes ang nakapgbenepisyu yung mga taong nasa high rank lng!!!!salamat nalang at hndi nmin to gusto pro wla kming mgagawa ksi naisatupad na ninyu mga kawawang guro at ibng empleyado parin ang naghihirap..hndi ito nakakatulong!!!!!!!!!

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  3. paano ba gamitin ang simple mathematics sa increase na ito??? let me think...1st year tranche is equal to.....528.00/201 calendar days from june to march=2.626 pesos per day increase..maiba tayo....528.00/365 days=1.446 pesos per day...maraming salamat po sa ginawang increase ng ating matuwid na gobyerno....alin kaya ang tama sa ginawa kong computation?

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    1. Simple lang hwag daw tayong kumain sabado at linggo... Hahahay

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    2. Simple lang hwag daw tayong kumain sabado at linggo... Hahahay

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    3. God bless BUtch Abad for MISUSING his brain, the bulk of workers is the backbone of the nation's public services, is it hard until the floor of heaven to increase basic salaries of Public employees from 20k to 30k of teachers, PNPs? etc..? in Thailand , CHina .. teachers earning is almost 40k, that is in private sectors, more on in the government sectors. In SIngapore, Malaysia.. etc.. in Philippines, reserved for the PDAP.. God bless our country, for one thing for sure has said, every act today will be accounted upon Him, the higher position you have, the greater accountability you will be accounting to the Lord, Abad will be ask if what has he than when ask to make a proposed budget for the increase of those simple laborers of the Phlippines.

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    4. Salamat po sa pambili nmin ng maxx

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  4. Binoang maning atong gitawag nga increase.....hutdon rana sa bayad sa taxes...kuwang pa gani!
    Asa ang hustisya sa mga magtutudlo ana.....?????
    Haskang kadako sa gitawag nga UNFAIR, INJUSTICE, og PAGKADINAOG-DINAOG nalang gyud sa mga maestra.....wala pagani me tarung pahulay....mangasakit pa kun magkalisod tungod sa kadaghang paperworks...mangabuslot pa ang mga bulsa sa tanang klase sa evaluation mahuna-hunaan para sa ilang kaugalingong promotion...gastos kaayo ang maestra sa gitawag ug ikaduhang balay...dayon.....mao ra nay mahatag nga increase sa atong gitawag nga pang-gobyerno...
    PAGKABUTA GYUD TAWN NINYO SA HUSTISYA....mao na wala gyud asenso ang mga trabahante nga uyamot kay hingsamot ka uyamot ang sweldo....
    #UYAMOT NGA SWELDO SA TANANG MAESTRA NGA NAGHAGO PARA MAHATAGAN UG NINDOT NGA EDUKASYON ANG MGA KABATAAN NATO.....

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  5. Tinagalog mo sana ms.maryjoy pacada ng naintindhan ng mas nkararami.. just saying..
    Btw, wala n tlga taung mgagawa mga guro, alam nyo n sa darating n botohan kung cnu ang ating susuporthan..

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  6. Wag na lang sana kau nag increase..sana pinakain nyo na lang sa mga buwaya.....Ang mga NASA baba Ang nagpapakahirap ung mga NAKAUPO LANG SA TAAS ANG kumukuha....walang kwenta...

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  7. Aprub agad pag sila ang makikinabang. Mga buwaya talaga! Kawawang kaming mga guro..laki ng tax tapos nanakawin lang ng mga uhaw na buwaya..

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  9. Dapat sa kanila nalang yon sinasabi nilang increase para magamit nila pambili ng boto para mananalo nanaman sila.....so dapat tayong mga guro e-campaign natin sa buong pilipinas na sa darating na election wala tayong ibang pipiliin na botohan kundi si mayor Duterte lang para naman ma change yon pamamalakad ng ating Gobyerno ngayon. siguro pag siya na ang ating pangulo matitikman na natin kong ano yon buhay na marangya kasi tataas na yon sahod natin... Zero votes for LP

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    1. Tama ka sir wag iboto si tuwad na daan.go duterte

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    2. Tama ka sir wag iboto si tuwad na daan.go duterte

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  10. sana naman nag-isip muna si Pinoy bago niya inaprubahan yang SSL na yan...Sabagay iyan ang sinasabi niyang daang matuwid.... ang isipin ang ikagaganda ng kapakanan ng mga nakaupo sa taas hindi ang kapakanan ng mas nakararaming ordinaryong manggagawa ng bayan.Mga manggagawa na nagpapakahirap para sa ikauunlad ng bayan ngunit ang inaasam na kaunlaran na sana ay mararanasan ng lahat ay dadanasin lamang ng mga taong nagpapatupad sa tuwid na daan......IYAN ANG TUWID NA DAAN...ANG PAHIRAPAN ANG MGA MANGGAGAWA NG BAYAN...KAYA MGA GURO,PNP AT AFP AT SA LAHAT TAMA BANG SUPORTAHAN ANG ISINUSULONG NI PNOY NA TUWID NA DAAN??? TUWID NA DAAN NI PNOY ,PAHIRAP SA BAYAN

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  11. Kung HINDI NAMAN NINYO KAYANG TAASAN ANG SAHOD NG MGA ORDINARYONG MANGGAGAWA NG BAYAN, sana naman TANGGALIN NYO o di kaya ay IBINABA NYO YUNG TAX na ikinakaltas nyo sa amin! Di namin maramdaman ang sinasabi ninyong pag-unlad ng ating bansa! Sa dami ninyong ipinagagawa/ ipinapasang gawain sa amin (lalo na sa mga guro), DAPAT lang na mabigyan kami ng sapat at tamang compensation! NAPAKAUNFAIR NYO SA AMING MGA MANGGAGAWA!

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  12. "Patawarin sana sila dahil hindi nila alam ang kanilang ginagawa."

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  13. Paano nga ba mararamdaman ang 2 pisong limos galing sa pamahalaan,
    animo pulubi tayong inaabutan ng pambili ng kending maanghang,
    hindi naman sa pagrereklamo ang hatid ng tauhan ng gobyerno
    makatarungan lang sana ang benepisyo dahil hindi lang 2 piso ang katumbas ng
    Hirap ng serbisyo.
    Ayoko naman isipin hindi niyo kami pinagmamalasakitan,
    Tanging hiling ko lang sukli sa serbisyo'y ilaan.
    HINDI PO MADALI ang tungkuling sinumpaan,
    Marapat lng na kami ay inyong matugunan
    Kami ang sandata at tukod ng sakripisyo
    Karapat dapat lang kami mahalin niyo
    Sapat na biyaya at tamang umento
    Dapat ay isulong ng ating Gobyerno.

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  14. Paano nga ba mararamdaman ang 2 pisong limos galing sa pamahalaan,
    animo pulubi tayong inaabutan ng pambili ng kending maanghang,
    hindi naman sa pagrereklamo ang hatid ng tauhan ng gobyerno
    makatarungan lang sana ang benepisyo dahil hindi lang 2 piso ang katumbas ng
    Hirap ng serbisyo.
    Ayoko naman isipin hindi niyo kami pinagmamalasakitan,
    Tanging hiling ko lang sukli sa serbisyo'y ilaan.
    HINDI PO MADALI ang tungkuling sinumpaan,
    Marapat lng na kami ay inyong matugunan
    Kami ang sandata at tukod ng sakripisyo
    Karapat dapat lang kami mahalin niyo
    Sapat na biyaya at tamang umento
    Dapat ay isulong ng ating Gobyerno.

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