The Salary StandardizationLaw of 2019 raises the minimum basic salary or SalaryGrade 1, for government workers from P11,068 to P13,000. The existing yearend bonus equivalent toone month basic salary and cash gift of P5,000 must also be released inNovember of every year. “The law is aimed at benefitting thosehardworking men and women in the government, including our teachers and nurseswho unfortunately have been neglected in the past,” Panelo said. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signs the Salary Standardization Law of 2019 at the Malacañan Palace on January 8, 2020. With the President is Senator Christopher “Bong” Go. PCOO Government employees under Salary Grades10 to Salary Grades 15 will have the largest increases ranged from 20 to 30percent while the smallest increase would be 8 percent for government workersunder Salary Grades 23 to 33, which includes President Duterte. President Duterte earlier certified thebill urgent allowing the Senate and House of Representatives to skip thethree-day rule and approve the measure on third and final reading./PN Aside from salary increases, the measurealso mandates the grant of midyear bonus to government workers equivalent toone month salary as of May 15 of a given year, provided that they have renderedat least four months of service and are still in service by the same day. A total of P34.2 billion has beenallocated under the 2020 national budget for the implementation of the firsttranche of the pay hikes. SSL V would give public school teachers salarieshigher than their private sector counterparts by around 65 to 87 percent. MANILA – President Rodrigo Dutertesigned into law a measure seeking to increase salaries of more than 1.4 milliongovernment employees starting this year. Presidential spokesperson SalvadorPanelo said that Duterte’s signing of the law is pursuant to his desire toupgrade the standard of living of government employees.