Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines

Metro Manila

Eighth Congress


Republic Act No. 6686             December 14, 1988

AN ACT AUTHORIZING ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BONUS TO NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES STARTING CY 1988

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled::

Section 1. All officials and employees of the National Government who have rendered at least four months of service from January 1 to October 31 of each year and who are employed in the government service as of October 31 of the same year shall each receive a Christmas bonus equivalent to one month basic salary and additional cash gift of One thousand pesos (P1,000).

Section 2. Officials and employees of the National Government who have rendered less than four months of service from January 1 to October 31 of each year and who are employed in the government service as of October 31 of the same year shall be entitled solely to the following cash gift:

Length of Service

Amount

3 months but less than 4 months

P400.00

2 months but less than 3 months

300.00

1 month but less than 2 months

200.00

Less than one month

100.00

Section 3. For CY 1988, the amount needed to implement this Act for national officials and employees, and barangay chairmen under Section 5 hereof, shall be taken from appropriations under the Compensation and Organizational Adjustments Fund and the Government Employees Amelioration Fund. Any deficiency shall be taken from savings in appropriations authorized under Republic Act No. 6642, the General Appropriations Act for 1988. For the succeeding years, the amount shall be included in the annual General Appropriations Act.

Section 4. All officials and employees of local government units may receive the same benefits as are provided under Sections 1 and 2 of this Act chargeable against their respective local funds. For CY 1988, local government units (municipalities, cities and provinces) may realign their budgets including released NALGU Funds to give priority to the funding requirements under this Act and any deficiency may be booked as accounts payable to be paid on a first priority basis in succeeding years.

Section 5. Barangay chairmen shall each receive a cash gift of One thousand pesos (P1,000) payable out of the funds provided for in Section 3 hereof.

Section 6. No official or employee shall receive Christmas bonus from any and all sources in excess of the one month basic salary and One thousand pesos (P1,000) cash gift.

Section 7. The Department of Budget and Management shall issue the implementing rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this Act.

Section 8. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Approved: December 14, 1988.


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