/ 17 June 2021

EDUCATION Secretary Leonor Briones on Wednesday said that the Department of Budget and Management had transmitted the Performance-Based Bonus of teachers and non-teaching personnel in some regions.

As of June 15, 2021, the DBM had transmitted the 2019 PBB of elementary and secondary schools in the Cordillera Administrative Region, National Capital Region, regions I, III, IV-A, V, VI, IX, X, XI, XII, and CARAGA.

Those for Region IV-B, VII, and VIII are being reviewed.

Briones said that her department has closely coordinated with the DBM for the release of teachers’ incentives.

“Even before the pandemic, we have constantly communicated with the DBM and AO25 IATF to ensure that our teachers and personnel will receive benefits and allowances due to them. They have been working tirelessly in delivering quality education and service amidst the challenges of the pandemic,” she said.

The DEPED chief said that the PBB funds for all teaching and the majority of non-teaching employees will be released in the next two months, subject to the final approval of the DBM.

“We will continue to work with DBM in endorsing, processing, and eventually, releasing the PBB funds as part of our outstretched assistance to all DepEd employees,” she said.

PBB is an incentive given to government employees in accordance with their performance and contribution to the accomplishment of their agency’s overall targets and commitments.

For 2018 to 2020, the Results-Based Performance Management System set the criteria for PBB based on the results that matter to various stakeholders. Specifically, the 2019 PBB highlighted the need for streamlining and process improvement of the agency’s critical services and its client feedback and satisfaction survey.

The DepEd Central Office is finalizing the performance ranking reports for Schools Division Offices, Regional Offices, and Centra Office before submitting the same to the DBM.