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MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III signed the executive order (EO) granting a pay hike for government workers and additional benefits for civilian and military uniformed personnel upon his arrival from a working visit to the United States on Friday, February 19.

Palace Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr said in a statement that the President signed the EO "Modifying the Salary Schedule for Civilian Government Personnel and Authorizing the Grant of Additional Benefits for both Civilian and Military and Uniformed Personnel."

The EO provides for the implementation of the first of 4 tranches under the proposed Salary Standardization Law 2015 or SSL 4 that has not been enacted by Congress, after the bicameral conference committee failed to reconcile differences over the proposed law.

Coloma said that the 2016 General Appropriations Act authorizes the implementation of the first tranche under SSL 4, with a budget of P57.9 billion

Aquino arrived in Manila early Friday morning after his participation in the special ASEAN-US Summit in Sunnylands, Rancho Mirage in California, and a working visit in Los Angeles. – Rappler.com


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