PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte signed into law a bill providing another salary increase for government workers this year.
Duterte signed the Salary Standardization Law (SSL) 5 in Malacañang on Wednesday, based on photos released by the Palace.
Under the new law, the salary adjustment will be given in four tranches starting in January 2020 and ending in 2023.
The largest increases range from 20 to 30 percent for employees under Salary Grades 10 to 15, while those under Salary Grades 23 to 33 will be get an 8 percent raise.
SSL 5 will give public school teachers salary increases, which are 65 to 87 percent higher than what is being given to their private sector counterparts.
Based on the latest data from the Department of Budget and Management, there were more than 1.4 million government employees who would benefit from the new law. CATHERINE S. VALENTE