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Salary hike of GOCC workers still on hold

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Employees of government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCC) may still have to wait a bit longer before their new standardized pay hike and benefits could take effect. 

On Tuesday, Malacañang said President Rodrigo R. Duterte has yet to restore the compensation and position classification system (CPCS) for GOCC workers. 

“That is still being studied for now and these bonuses and incentives are linked to the performance of GOCCs and the availability of funds,” Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in an online press briefing. 

In 2017, Duterte issued Executive Order (EO) No. 36, which suspended the implementation of the CPCS stipulated in Republic Act No. 10149 or the GOCC Governance Act of 2011. 

In the said issuance, the President said there is need to review the compensation of GOCCs to “eliminate any excessive, unauthorized, illegal, and/or unconstitutional allowances, incentives, and benefits.” 

Last year, the Governance Commission for GOCC (GCG) announced was developing the new CPCS.

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said no funds were allocated for the possible CPCS implementation in 2021 since the government was trying to cut expenses due to the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic. 

In a virtual press conference, the Kapisanan ng mga Manggagawa sa GOCCs at GFIs (KAMAGGFI) lamented the delayed implementation of the CPCS. 

It reiterated its appeal to Duterte to sign the new issuance to enforce the CPCS before he ends his term next year. 

“Mr. President, we believe after several years of review as part of your priority of advancing government workers’ welfare there is no better way to culminate your term than the adoption of an enhanced CPCS that we now believe is pending in your good office,” KAMAGGFI said. 

“This strong political act would benefit not only 100,000 GOCCs and GIF rank and file employees and their families in a lifetime in this time of great crisis but will also send a message working in government corporations is even a better career option for the younger generation,” it added. 

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