Official reports have yet to emerge regarding the total number of government workers affected by the delay in the passage of the 2019 national budget. ADVERTISEMENTWithout a 2019 allocation, the DPWH is now operating under last year’s reenacted budget. Tonette Lim, DPWH regional information officer, said it would be unfair to ask JO workers to report for work without pay while the proposed P3.8-trillion 2019 national budget remained pending in Congress. Drilon suggestionUntil the 2019 budget is passed, “government employees will continue to receive salaries indexed to the third tranche of the compensation adjustment,” he said. As for military and uniformed personnel, Diokno told reporters that the current pay structure would remain since Congress Joint Resolution No.
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer January 11, 2019 21:45 UTC