DepEd Central Luzon releases 2017 PBB for school personnel

By Ma. Teresa Montemayor

January 22, 2019, 7:56 am

MANILA -- The 2017 fiscal year performance-based bonus (PBB) for Department of Education (DepEd) school personnel in Central Luzon has been released.

In a statement released Monday night, DepEd said schools in other regions may soon receive their bonuses after the Schools Division Offices (SDO) of the National Capital Region, Calabarzon, Zamboanga Peninsula, and Soccsksargen have also received their Special Allotment Release Order (SARO) from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

"SAROs are also being processed by the respective DBMROs (DBM regional offices) for release to the SDOs of DepEd Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan), Bicol region and Central Visayas. As for the remaining DepEd regional offices, their documentary requirements are undergoing the evaluation of the DBM central office. Once cleared, these shall also be endorsed to the respective DBM regional offices for release of funds," the statement read.

Teachers' groups have been complaining about the delay of the release of their PBB, even in previous years. Earlier, DepEd Undersecretary Jesus Mateo admitted that the department encountered "challenges" in the requirements for the grant of the bonus.

The performance-based bonus is “a top-up incentive given to personnel of bureaus or delivery unit in accordance to their contribution to the accomplishment of their department’s overall targets and commitments.”

The Administrative Order 25 Inter-Agency Task Force sets specific conditions and reviews the agency’s accomplishments within a fiscal year to determine the eligibility of the department and its personnel to receive the bonus. (PNA)