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DBM Wants The Performance-Based Bonus For Government Employees Removed

During the plenary deliberations of the proposed P3.8 trillion national budget for 2018 yesterday, it was disclosed that the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) wants to remove the performance-based bonus (PBB) being received yearly by the employees of the government. The disclosure was made by Davao City Rep. Karlo Nograles, chairman of the House committee on appropriations, who sponsored the budget proposal of the DBM. The PBB is an additional, result-based incentive given to State...

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Work-from-home bill isinusulong sa Kamara

Maaari na umanong magamit ang modernong teknolohiya para kumita ng hindi umaalis sa bahay. Kaya ipinanukala ni Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe ang pagkakaroon ng mekanismo at polisiya para sa Work-at-Home Act (House bill 4291) na magbibigay umano ng alternatibong pagkakakitaan sa mga Pilipino. “By providing at least a one-day respite from the stressful commute, this measure seeks to promote the welfare of workers who will have an extra time to stay at home while still doing some work-related...

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End to ‘endo’ requires law – solon

It’s the executive’s job to end “endo.” But it’s Congress’ duty to make sure it won’t come back. This was the message of Akbayan partylist Rep. Tom Villarin amid several proposals being considered by national government agencies to fulfill President Duterte’s promise of ending the practice of contractualization, more commonly known as “endo.” “No matter what the agencies do to end contractualization, security of tenure for workers must be institutionalized,” Villarin said. “Only legislation can...