DBM: Gov’t workers to receive midyear bonus starting May 15

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 14) — Qualified government employees will receive their midyear bonus starting on Monday, May 15, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said Sunday.

The agency said civil servants who have rendered at least a total or aggregate of four months of service from July 1, 2022 to May 15, 2023 will receive the bonus equivalent to one-month basic pay.

"The personnel shall also remain to be in the government service as of May 15 of the current year and has obtained at least a satisfactory performance rating in the immediately preceding rating period or the applicable performance appraisal period," it added.

The DBM said the bonus will be given to all positions for civilian personnel, whether regular, casual, or contractual, appointive or elective, full-time or part-time, now existing or hereafter created in the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches, the Constitutional Commissions and other Constitutional Offices, State Universities and Colleges, and Government-Owned or -Controlled Corporations covered by the Compensation and Position Classification System, and in local government units.

"We are reminding all government agencies and offices to ensure the timely release of bonuses to their employees or as stipulated in our existing rules and regulations, simula May 15 po 'yan [that starts on May 15]," Budget Secretary Amenah Pangandaman said in a statement.