By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan, January 9 2019; Business World


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THE GOVERNMENT has formed a task force to study the extent of future salary adjustments for civil servants, calling the pay hikes certain though the degree of the adjustment is yet to be determined.

In a briefing on Wednesday, Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno said the government’s civilian workers will receive salary increases from 2020 to 2022, continuing annual increases that began in 2016.

“I have already organized a task force to study. We hired a third party to study the wage structure right now at this time for the 2020 to 2022 salary adjustment,” Mr. Diokno said.

“There will be, it’s not just a possibility. But by how much is not yet certain,” he added.

“2019 is already covered so what we’re doing right now is to determine the salary structure of the private sector, and we will compare our salary structure. And that study is ongoing right now,” he added.

The fourth tranche of the salary standardization law is programmed for this year, pending the passage of the 2019 General Appropriations Act. — Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan