MALACAÑAN PALACE
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 201

MODIFYING THE SALARY SCHEDULE FOR CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL AND AUTHORIZING THE GRANT OF ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR BOTH CIVILIAN AND MILITARY AND UNIFORMED PERSONNEL

WHEREAS, Congress, under Item 1 of its Joint Resolution No. 4, (s. 2009), inscribes, as among the governing principles of the Compensation and Position Classification System (CPCS), the payment of just and equitable compensation to all government personnel in accordance with the principle of equal pay for work of equal value and one that is generally comparable with those in the private sector doing comparable work in order to attract, retain and motivate a corps of competent civil servants;

WHEREAS, to ensure this, the same Joint Resolution sets a periodic review of the government's CPCS taking into account the changes in skills and competency requirement in the bureaucracy, the relative demand for certain expertise, the possible erosion in the purchasing power due to inflation, and other factors;

WHEREAS, Section 13 of Presidential Decree No. 985 and Item 17 (iv) of the above Joint Resolution authorize the President, upon recommendation of the Department of Budget and Management, to periodically revise or update the CPCS as well as the policies on and levels of allowances, benefits and incentives applicable to all government personnel; and

WHEREAS, Congress has appropriated an amount of P57.91 Billion in Republic Act (RA) No. 10717 or the Fiscal Year 2016 General Appropriations Act (GAA), to cover the requirement to implement the compensation adjustment of civilian personnel and military and uniformed personnel in the National Government.

NOW THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO, III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order:

SECTION 1. Compensation Adjustment Strategy. To ensure that the compensation structure of government personnel is comparable with the prevailing rates in the private sector thereby attracting and retaining competent and committed civil servants, the existing CPCS is hereby revised or updated to conform with the following:

a) Raise the minimum salary for Salary Grade 1 from the current rate of Nine Thousand Pesos (P9,000) to Eleven Thousand Sixty Eight Pesos (P11,068) to make it even more competitive with the market rates;

b) Bring the compensation of government personnel closer to their private counterparts to at least 70% of the median of the market for all salary grades;

c) Eliminate overlaps in between salary grade allocations of government personnel to recognize differences in duties and responsibilities of the positions;

d) Maximize the net take home pay of government personnel through the inclusion of additional benefits; and

e) Strengthen the performance-based incentive system in recognition of government personnel who play a greater role and carry a heavier responsibility in attaining performance targets and delivering results.

For the military and uniformed personnel (MUP), the compensation adjustment strategy shall be aligned with the objective of mitigating the fiscal crisis building up in their pension system and pursuing the pension reform.

SECTION 2. Coverage. The modified Salary Schedule authorized herein shall apply to all civilian personnel in the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches, Constitutional Commissions and other Constitutional Offices, Government-Owned or Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) not covered by RA No. 10149, and local government units (LGUs); regardless of appointment status, whether regular, contractual or casual; appointive or elective; and on full-time or part-time basis.

The new Provisional Allowance Schedule and the Officers' Allowance shall apply only to the military personnel of the Department of National Defense (DND) and the uniformed personnel of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA).

The Mid-Year Bonus, Enhanced Performance-Based Bonus (PBB), and Productivity Enhancement Incentive provided herein shall apply to both civilian personnel, and MUP, except for the increase in Hazard Pay which applies only to the MUP.

However, individuals whose services are engaged through job orders, contracts of service, consultancy contracts, and service contracts with no employer-employee relationship are excluded from the salary increase and benefits authorized herein.

SECTION 3. Modified Salary Schedule, including Step Increments. The modified Salary Schedule for Civilian Personnel, to be implemented in four (4) tranches, shall be as follows:

First Tranche

Salary
Grade
Step 1Step 2Step 3Step 4Step 5Step 6Step 7Step 8
19,4789,5689,6609,7539,8469,94910,03610,132
210,15910,25510,35110,44910,54710,64710,74710,848
310,88310,98511,08911,19311,29811,40511,51211,621
411,65811,76711,87811,99012,10312,21712,33312,448
512,48812,64412,72512,84412,96513,08713,21113,335
613,37813,50413,63013,75913,88914,02014,15214,285
714,33114,46614,60214,74014,87815,01815,15915,303
815,36815,51915,67015,82315,97816,13316,29116,450
916,51216,67116,83016,99217,15517,31917,48517,653
1017,73017,90018,07118,24518,42018,63418,77518,955
1119,07719,28619,49619,70919,92520,14220,36220,585
1220,65120,87021,09121,31521,54021,76921,99922,232
1322,32822,56422,80423,04523,28923,53623,78624,037
1424,14124,39624,65524,91625,18025,44725,71725,989
1526,19226,48926,79027,09427,40127,71228,02728,344
1628,41728,74029,06629,39629,72930,06630,40830,752
1730,83131,18331,53631,89332,25532,62232,99133,366
1833,45233,83134,21534,60334,99635,39335,79536,201
1936,40936,85737,31237,77138,23738,70939,18639,670
2039,76840,25940,75541,25841,76642,28142,80243,330
2143,43943,97444,51745,06645,62146,18346,75347,329
2247,44848,03248,62549,22449,83150,44551,06751,697
2351,82652,46653,11253,76754,43055,10155,78156,468
2456,61057,30858,01458,73059,45360,18760,92861,679
2561,97162,73563,50864,29165,08365,88566,69867,520
2667,69068,52469,36970,22471,09071,96772,85573,751
2773,93774,84975,77176,70577,65178,60879,57780,567
2880,76081,75682,76483,78484,81785,86286,92187,993
2988,21489,30190,40291,51692,64493,78694,94396,113
3096,35497,54398,74599,962101,195102,442103,705104,984
31117,086118,623120,180121,758123,356124,975126,616128,278
32135,376137,174138,996140,843142,714144,610146,531148,478
33160,924165,752















Second Tranche

Salary
Grade
Step 1Step 2Step 3Step 4Step 5Step 6Step 7Step 8
19,98110,07210,16510,25810,35210,45310,54310,640
210,66710,76110,85610,95211,04911,14711,24511,345
311,38711,48811,58911,69111,79511,89912,00412,110
412,15512,26212,37112,48012,59112,70212,81412,927
512,97513,11713,20613,32213,44013,55913,67913,799
613,85113,97314,09614,22114,34714,47414,60214,731
714,78514,91615,04815,18115,31515,45015,58715,725
815,81815,96916,12116,27516,43016,58616,74416,903
916,98617,14217,29917,45817,61817,78017,94318,108
1018,21718,38518,55318,72418,89619,09519,24419,421
1119,62019,85320,08820,32620,56720,81121,05821,307
1221,38721,62621,86822,11322,36122,61122,86423,120
1323,25723,51723,78024,04724,31524,58724,86325,141
1425,29025,57325,85926,14926,44126,73727,03627,339
1527,56527,88728,21428,54428,87729,21429,55729,902
1630,04430,39630,75131,11131,47431,84332,21532,592
1732,74733,13133,51833,90934,30634,70735,11335,524
1835,69336,11136,53236,96037,39237,82938,27238,719
1939,15139,68540,22740,77641,33341,89842,47043,051
2043,25043,84144,44045,04745,66246,28546,91747,559
2147,77948,43249,09449,76450,44351,13251,83152,539
2252,78353,50354,23454,97555,72656,48757,25858,040
2358,31059,10659,91360,73261,56162,40263,25564,118
2464,41665,29666,18767,09268,00868,93769,87870,832
2571,47672,45273,44174,44475,46176,49177,53678,595
2678,96080,03981,13282,24083,36384,50285,65786,825
2787,22988,42089,62890,85292,09393,35194,62595,925
2896,36397,67999,013100,366101,736103,126104,534105,962
29106,454107,908109,382110,875112,390113,925115,481117,058
30117,601119,208120,836122,486124,159125,855127,573129,316
31152,325154,649157,008159,404161,836164,305166,812169,357
32177,929180,700183,513186,372189,274192,221195,215198,255
33215,804222,278















Third Tranche

Salary
Grade
Step 1Step 2Step 3Step 4Step 5Step 6Step 7Step 8
110,51010,60210,69510,78910,88410,98211,07611,173
211,20011,29311,38611,48011,57511,67111,76711,864
311,91412,01312,11212,21212,31312,41412,51712,620
412,67412,77812,88412,99013,09713,20613,31513,424
513,48113,60613,70513,81813,93214,04714,16314,280
614,34014,45914,57814,69914,82014,94215,06615,190
715,25415,38015,50715,63515,76515,89516,02616,158
816,28216,43316,58516,73916,89517,05117,20917,369
917,47317,62717,78117,93718,09518,25318,41318,575
1018,71818,88319,04819,21519,38419,56719,72519,898
1120,17920,43720,69820,96321,23121,50221,77722,055
1222,14922,41022,67422,94223,21223,48623,76324,043
1324,22424,51024,79925,09125,38725,68625,98926,296
1426,49426,80627,12227,44227,76628,09328,42428,759
1529,01029,35929,71330,07130,43230,79931,17031,545
1631,76532,14732,53532,92633,32333,72434,13034,541
1734,78135,20135,62436,05336,48736,92737,37137,821
1838,08538,54339,00739,47739,95240,43340,92041,413
1942,09942,73043,37144,02044,68045,35046,03046,720
2047,03747,74248,45749,18449,92150,66951,42852,199
2152,55453,34154,14154,95255,77656,61257,46058,322
2258,71759,59760,49161,39762,31863,25264,20065,162
2365,60466,58767,58568,59869,62770,67071,73072,805
2473,29974,39775,51276,64477,79378,95980,14381,344
2582,43983,67484,92886,20187,49388,80590,13691,487
2692,10893,48894,88996,31297,75599,221100,708102,217
27102,910104,453106,019107,608109,221110,858112,519114,210
28114,981116,704118,453120,229122,031123,860125,716127,601
29128,467130,392132,346134,330136,343138,387140,461142,566
30143,534145,685147,869150,085152,335154,618156,935159,288
31198,168201,615205,121208,689212,318216,011219,768223,590
32233,857238,035242,288246,618251,024255,509260,074264,721
33289,401298,083





Fourth Tranche

Salary
Grade
Step 1Step 2Step 3Step 4Step 5Step 6Step 7Step 8
111,06811,16011,25411,34811,44311,53811,63511,732
211,76111,85111,94212,03412,12612,21912,31312,407
312,46612,56212,65812,75612,85412,95213,05213,152
413,21413,31613,41813,52113,62513,72913,83513,941
514,00714,11514,22314,33214,44214,55314,66514,777
614,84714,96115,07615,19215,30915,42615,54515,664
715,73815,85915,98116,10416,22716,35216,47716,604
816,75816,91017,06317,21717,37217,52917,68817,848
917,97518,12518,27718,43018,58418,73918,89619,054
1019,23319,39419,55619,72019,88420,05120,21820,387
1120,75421,03821,32721,61921,91522,21622,52022,829
1222,93823,22223,51023,80124,09624,39524,69725,003
1325,23225,54525,86126,18126,50626,83427,16627,503
1427,75528,09928,44728,80029,15629,51729,88330,253
1530,53130,90931,29231,68032,07232,46932,87133,279
1633,58434,00034,42134,84735,27935,71636,15936,606
1736,94237,40037,86338,33238,80739,28839,77440,267
1840,63741,14041,65042,16542,68843,21743,75244,294
1945,26946,00846,75947,52248,29849,08649,88850,702
2051,15551,98952,83853,70054,57755,46856,37357,293
2157,80558,74859,70760,68161,67262,67863,70164,741
2265,31966,38567,46968,57069,68970,82771,98373,157
2373,81175,01576,24077,48478,74980,03481,34082,668
2483,40684,76786,15187,55788,98690,43991,91593,415
2595,08396,63598,21299,815101,444103,100104,783106,493
26107,444109,197110,980112,791114,632116,503118,404120,337
27121,411123,393125,407127,454129,534131,648133,797135,981
28137,195139,434141,710144,023146,373148,763151,191153,658
29155,030157,561160,132162,746165,402168,102170,845173,634
30175,184178,043180,949183,903186,904189,955193,055196,206
31257,809262,844267,978273,212278,549283,989289,536295,191
32307,365313,564319,887326,338332,919339,633346,483353,470
33388,096399,739





SECTION 4. Mid-Year Bonus. Beginning FY 2016, a Mid-Year Bonus equivalent to one (1) month basic salary as of May 15, shall be granted to those who have rendered at least four (4) months of satisfactory service and are still in the service as of same date, to be given not earlier than May 15 of every year. This shall be in addition to the Standard Allowances and Benefits under the Total Compensation Framework embodied in the Congress Joint Resolution No. 4 (s. 2009). The existing Year-End Bonus equivalent to one (1) month basic salary and Cash Gift at prescribed rates shall be given in November of every year.

SECTION 5. Enhanced Performance-Based Bonus. The existing PBB granted to qualified government personnel, including those in LGUs, shall be enhanced to strengthen its results orientation, to be given in an amount equivalent to one (1) month basic salary up to two (2) months basic salary, to be implemented in two (2) phases starting in FY 2017. The PBB shall be subject to the achievement by departments or agencies, including LGUs and individual employees of their performance targets or commitments and compliance with good governance and other conditions.

The grant of the enhanced PBB shall be based on a progressive rate system. As the position and responsibility in improving agency performance becomes higher, so is the amount of PBB.

The Inter-Agency Task Force on the Harmonization of National Government Performance Monitoring, Information and Reporting Systems created under Administrative Order No. 25 (s. 2011) shall prescribe the conditions on eligibility and procedures for the grant of the enhanced PBB, including the ranking system to recognize differences in levels of performance.

SECTION 6. Productivity Enhancement Incentive. Beginning FY 2016, the Productivity Enhancement Incentive shall be given not earlier than December 15 of every year to all qualified government employees at Five Thousand Pesos (P5,000) each for the purpose of improving the government employees' productivity.

SECTION 7. Provisional Allowance Schedule for Military and Uniformed Personnel. A monthly Provisional Allowance shall be given to the MUP to be implemented in four (4) tranches, as follows, in lieu of increases in base pay:

DNDDILGPCGNAMRIAMonthly Provisional Allowance
BJMP and BFPPNP and PPSCFirst
Tranche
Second
Tranche
Third
Tranche
Fourth
Tranche
Candidate
Soldier




2675478421,149
Private Fire/Jail Officer IPolice Officer IApprentice
Seaman/
Seaman Third Class
Apprentice
Seaman/
Seaman Third Class
3427001,0711,457
Private First Class

Seaman
Second Class
Seaman
Second Class
5141,0501,6122,199
Corporal Fire/Jail
Officer II
Police Officer IISeaman
First Class
Seaman
First Class
6731,3782,1202,899
Sergeant

Petty
Officer III
Petty
Officer III
8361,7182,6503,633
Staff
Sergeant
Fire/Jail
Officer III
Police Officer
III
Petty
Officer II
Petty
Officer II
9922,0433,1574,339
Technical Sergeant

Petty Officer IPetty Officer I1,1962,4713,8265,268
Master SergeantSenior Fire/
Jail Officer I
Senior Police
Officer I
Chief Petty
Officer
Chief Petty
Officer
1,4292,9544,5846,325
Senior Master
Sergeant
Senior Fire/
Jail Officer II
Senior Police
Officer II
Senior
Chief Petty
Officer
Senior
Chief Petty
Officer
1,6883,5005,4427,525
Chief Master
Sergeant
Senior
Fire/Jail
Officer III
Senior Police
Officer III
Master
Chief Petty
Officer
Master
Chief Petty
Officer
2,0814,3316,7609,384
First
Chief Master
Sergeant
Senior
Fire/Jail
Officer IV
Senior Police
Officer IV
First Master
Chief Petty
Officer
First Master
Chief Petty
Officer
2,6515,5478,71112,165
Cadet
CadetCadet
2,6515,5478,71112,165
Probationary
Second
Lieutenant




2,6515,5478,71112,165
Second
Lieutenant


EnsignEnsign3,3417,03011,10415,598
First Lieutenant InspectorInspectorLieutenant Junior
Grade
Lieutenant Junior
Grade
4,0928,66113,76119,452
Captain Senior
Inspector
Senior
Inspector
Lieutenant Senior
Grade
Lieutenant Senior
Grade
5,00310,65217,02624,215
Major Chief InspectorChief InspectorLieutenant
Commander
Lieutenant
Commander
5,85312,53320,15628,849
Lieutenant ColonelSuperintendentSuperintendentCommanderCommander7,06115,22824,67135,584
ColonelSenior
Superintendent
Senior
Superintendent
CaptainCaptain8,30418,01629,37042,639
Brigadier GeneralChief SuperintendentChief SuperintendentCommodoreCommodore9,70821,18934,76050,799
Major GeneralDirectorDirectorRear
Admiral
Rear
Admiral
10,67924,79540,93560,222



Vice
Admiral
Vice
Admiral
11,74728,19846,59468,713
Lieutenant General
Deputy Director GeneralAdmiralAdmiral12,92231,22151,87376,825
General
Director General

14,21435,26063,97795,399

The Provisional Allowance shall be given as an interim measure to supplement the total compensation of MUP until such time that their Base Pay Schedule is rationalized in consideration of the pension implications of base pay adjustment of personnel in the active service under existing laws.

SECTION 8. Hazard Pay. The Hazard Pay of all military and uniformed personnel shall be increased from the current rate of Two Hundred Forty Pesos (P240) per month to the following rates:

a) Starting January 1,2016, Three Hundred Ninety Pesos (P390) per month;

b) By January 1, 2017, Five Hundred Forty Pesos (P540) per month;

c) By January 1, 2018, Six Hundred Ninety Pesos (P690) per month; an

d) By January 1, 2019, Eight Hundred Forty Pesos (P840) per month.

SECTION 9. Officers' Allowance. An Officers' Allowance shall be given to the following MUP ranks, likewise as an interim measure until such time that the Base Pay Schedule is modified and rationalized, at the rates below:

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DNDDILGPCGNAMRIAMonthly Provisional Allowance
BJMP and BFPPNP and PPSCFirst
Tranche
Second
Tranche
Third
Tranche
Fourth
Tranche
CaptainSenior
Inspector
Senior
Inspector
Lieutenant
Senior
Grade
Lieutenant
Senior
Grade
1,0003,0004,5007,000
Major Chief InspectorChief InspectorLieutenant
Commander
Lieutenant
Commander
1,5004,5006,50011,000
Lieutenant Colonel SuperintendentSuperintendentCommanderCommander2,0006,0008,50013,000
Colonel Senior SuperintendentSenior SuperintendentCaptainCaptain3,0007,50010,50015,000
Brigadier General Chief SuperintendentChief SuperintendentCommodoreCommodore4,0009,00012,50017,000
Major General DirectorDirectorRear
Admiral
Rear
Admiral
5,00010,50015,00020,000



Vice
Admiral
Vice
Admiral
6,00012,00018,00025,000
Lieutenant
General

Deputy
Director General
AdmiralAdmiral7,00013,00021,00030,000
General
Director General

9,00018,00025,00035,000

SECTION 10. Compensation Adjustment for LGU Personnel. The modified Salary Schedule and additional benefits authorized herein for civilian personnel may likewise be granted to LGU personnel, subject to the following:

a) Authorization from their respective sanggunian as provided under Sections 447(a), 458(a) and 468(a) of RA No. 7160; and

b) Compliance with the Personnel Services (PS) limitation set under Sections 325 and 331 of RA No. 7160.

LGUs shall likewise comply with the following rules in the implementation of the modified salary schedule and grant of additional benefits:

i. The implementation of the modified Salary Schedule for LGU personnel, including the rate of Representation and Transportation Allowances, shall further correspond to the LGU's income classification and shall not therefore exceed the percentage of the Salary Schedule in Section 3 hereof, as follows:

Percentage of the Salary Schedule

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For Provinces/CitiesFor Municipalities
Special Cities100%
1st Class100%90%
2nd Class95%85%
3rd Class90%80%
4th Class85%75%
5th Class80%70%
6th Class75%65%

ii. The basic pay of barangay personnel shall be in the form of honoraria which shall not exceed the percentage of the Salary Schedule corresponding to the income classification of the LGU. They may likewise receive Mid-Year Bonus and Year-End Bonus based on the monthly honoraria as of May 15 and October 31 of the year, respectively, and Cash Gift of Five Thousand Pesos (P5.000).

However, the minimum Year-End Bonus of One Thousand Pesos (P1,000) for the punong barangay and Six Hundred Pesos (P600) for other mandatory barangay officials shall not be subject to the PS limitation.

SECTION 11. Implementation Schedule. The modified Salary Schedule and additional benefits authorized herein shall be implemented in National Government Agencies as follows, subject to appropriations by Congress:

a Starting January 1, 2016, the first tranche salary schedule for civilian personnel and the first tranche Provisional Allowance, Officers' Allowance and Hazard Pay for MUP, together with the Mid-Year Bonus.

b By January 1, 2017, the second tranche salary schedule for civilian personnel and the second tranche Provisional Allowance, Officers' Allowance and Hazard Pay for MUP, the Mid-Year Bonus and half of the enhanced PBB;

c By January 1, 2018, the third tranche salary schedule for civilian personnel and the third tranche Provisional Allowance, Officers' Allowance and Hazard Pay for MUP, the Mid-Year Bonus and full amount of the enhanced PBB; and

d By January 1, 2019, the fourth tranche salary schedule for civilian personnel and the fourth tranche Provisional Allowance, Officers' Allowance and Hazard Pay for MUP, the Mid-Year Bonus and full amount of the enhanced PBB.

For covered GOCCs and LGUs, the implementation of the compensation adjustments shall be in at least four (4) years depending on their respective financial capability, with each tranche starting not earlier than the dates stated above. GOCCs and LGUs which do not have adequate or sufficient funds shall partially implement the modified Salary Schedule and authorized benefits. In case of partial implementation, the same shall be at uniform percentage across all positions for every GOCC/LGU.

SECTION 12. Retroactive Application. The first tranche implementation of the modified Salary Schedule for civilian personnel, the grant of the Provisional Allowance, Officers' Allowance and increased Hazard Pay for the MUP, shall be effective January 1, 2016.

For covered GOCCs and LGUs, the retroactive application of the first tranche shall be subject to their financial capabilities and compliance with other requirements under existing laws.

SECTION 13. Exempt Entities. The following exempt entities shall not be covered by the modified Salary Schedule and additional benefits authorized herein: (i) government agencies, including GOCCs that are exempted from the coverage of RA No. 6758, as amended, as provided in their respective enabling law or charter; and (ii) GOCCs governed by the CPCS established by the Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG) and approved by the President of the Philippines, under RA No. 10149.

They shall be governed by their respective CPCS which shall be made effective upon the recommendation of the DBM or the Governance Commission for GOCCs, as the case may be, and approval by the President of the Philippines.

SECTION 14. Applicability to Certain Officials. Consistent with the policy under Section 6 of Article VII and Section 10 of Article VI of the Constitution, the salaries authorized herein for the President, Vice President and Members of Congress shall take effect only after the expiration of the respective terms of the incumbents.

The implementation of this Executive Order with respect to the regular members of the Cabinet shall be effective starting July 1, 2016.

SECTION 15. Funding Source. The funding sources for the amounts necessary to implement this Executive Order shall be as follows:

a) For national government agencies funded in the GAA, the amount needed for the compensation adjustment in FY 2016 shall be charged against the appropriations provided in the FY 2016 GAA.

The funding requirements for the compensation adjustment in FYs 2017, 2018 and 2019 will be included in the proposed annual National Expenditure Program submitted to Congress for its approval. The DBM, following the compensation adjustment strategy embodied in Section 1 hereof, and consistent with its authority under Section 7 of RA No. 6758, as amended, shall then be authorized to implement or adjust the compensation corresponding to the appropriations provided in the GAA.

b) For GOCCs, the amounts shall come from their respective corporate funds in the corporate operating budgets approved by DBM.1‚wphi1

c) For LGUs, the amounts shall be charged against their respective funds in accordance with the pertinent provisions of this Order and RA No. 7160.

SECTION 16. Implementing guidelines. The DBM shall issue the guidelines necessary to implement the provisions of this Order.

SECTION 17. Separability. Should any provision of this Order be declared invalid or unconstitutional, the other provisions unaffected thereby shall remain valid and subsisting.

SECTION 18. Repeal. All other rules, regulations and issuances, or parts thereof which are inconsistent with this Order are hereby repealed or modified accordingly..

SECTION 19. Effectivity. - This Order shall take effect immediately upon its publication in a newspaper of general circulation.

DONE, in the city of Manila, this 19th day of February, in the year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Sixteen.

(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III

By the President:

(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA JR.
Executive Secretary


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