In the times main up to his second State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed Executive Orders (EOs) on July 17 that raised personal and authorities staff’ funeral benefits and streamlined the principles on authorities contracts’ approval.
Under EO 33, employees within the personal and public sectors will obtain the next funeral profit beneath the Employees’ Compensation Program (ECP), from PHP20,000 to PHP30,000.
ECP implementor, Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC), and ECP directors, the Social Security System (SSS) for the personal sector and the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) for the general public sector, have been directed to applicable and launch the quantities mandatory to cowl the rise in benefits.
The mentioned enhance might be allotted from the reserves of the related State Insurance Fund (SIF) that the SSS and GSIS administer beneath the ECP.
On the opposite hand, EO 34 additional amended the procedures on the evaluation and approval of presidency contracts.
For authorities contracts entered by way of different strategies of procurement, the Head of the Procuring Entity, the mentioned EO said, could now proceed with the choice strategies of procurement supplied that for contracts involving an quantity of a minimum of PHP500-million, the Head of the Procuring Entity ought to situation a certification beneath oath that the contract falls inside the exceptions from public bidding, faithfully complies with all relevant legal guidelines, and is useful to the federal government.
Unlike earlier than, the procurement head was required to first get hold of approval of the Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) so as to resort to any different strategies of procurement.
For authorities contracts requiring Presidential motion or approval, they need to be submitted with full documentation to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) inside seven days from approval by the Head of Procuring Entity for evaluation and analysis, the EO added.(PCO-Content)