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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 1511
INCREASING THE SALARIES OF THE CHAIRMEN AND COMMISSIONERS OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COMMISSIONS
WHEREAS, the New Constitution mandates the standardization of compensation of government officials taking into account the nature of the responsibilities pertaining to, and the qualifications required for, the positions concerned;
WHEREAS, in line with the provisions of the Constitution, the policy of the government, within the limitation of available funds, has been to update compensation schemes of officials and employees so as to maximize efficiency and to enable them to cope with increasing costs of living;
WHEREAS, the present salaries of the present Chairmen of the Civil Service Commission, Commission on Elections, and the Commission on Audit at P60,000, P62,400 and P60,000 per annum, respectively, has become obsolete and unrealistic considering the activities and responsibilities of these Constitutional Commissions have increased in volume and significance, in consonance with the increasing complexity of the activities of the government as a whole;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers in me vested by the Constitution, do hereby order and decree:
Section 1. The salaries of the Chairmen of the Civil Service Commission, Commission on Elections and the Commission on Audit are hereby fixed at P75,000 per annum, and the Commissioners of said Constitutional Commissions at P60,000 each per annum.
Section 2. There is hereby appropriated out of any funds in the National Treasury not otherwise appropriated, such sum as may be necessary to pay the salary increases provided for in Section 1 hereof.
Section 3. This Decree shall take effect on June 11, 1978.
Done in the City of Manila, this 11th day of June, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-eight.
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