Great news for all government employees! President Noynoy Aquino said on Tuesday that there is enough money to fund the increase of government employees next year. The proposed 2016 national budget tendered by the Palace to Congress includes 50.6 billion for the proposed Salary Standardization Law 4. President Aquino also added this increase will make government employees’ salaries more competitive as that in the private sector.
According to the President, “Sa dulo nito, habang gumaganda ang ekonomiya, inaambisyon natin makalaban tayo sa pribadong sektor. Ang sabi sa akin ‘yung starting salary maganda pero kapag nagkaroon ng promotion sa pribadong sektor, naiiwanan na tayo.” He also added that as the economy improves, the government becomes more capable of elevatating the benefits enjoyed by the employees.
President Aquino also said that the government is indeed capable of increasing the state workers’ salaries for the SSL 4. He is just waiting for the details and the approval of the Congress.
Aside from the proposed salary increase, government employees could also enjoy more bonuses next year depending on their performance.