Budget Secretary, Amenah Pangandaman, has issued a directive for the prompt release of the performance-based bonus (PBB) that was delayed for teachers, dating back to 2021, once all requirements are met.

In a statement on Tuesday, Pangandaman stated, “I have already instructed the relevant bureaus and offices to ensure that the release of the performance-based bonus to our esteemed teachers is not delayed on the part of the DBM.”

On June 27, the DBM-NCR released a Special Allotment Release Order (SARO) and a Notice of Cash Allocation amounting to P950,942,317 to the Department of Education. This allocation is intended for the payment of the PBB to eligible school-based personnel of DepEd NCR Office for Fiscal Year 2021.

Meanwhile, the Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development (BHROD) has directed the remaining DepEd regional offices, including Regions I (Ilocos), II (Cagayan), III (Central Luzon), IV-A (Calabarzon), IV-B (Mimaropa), V (Bicol), VI (Western Visayas), VII (Central Visayas), VIII (Eastern Visayas), IX (Zamboanga Peninsula), X (Northern Mindanao), XI (Davao), XII (Soccsksargen), CARAGA, and the Cordillera Administrative Region, to resubmit their Form 1.0. This step became necessary as the initial submissions contained duplicate entries or listed personnel who were not found in the agency’s Personal Services Itemization and Plantilla of Personnel (PSIPOP).

The DBM Central Office has yet to receive the revised Form 1.0. Only upon compliance with this requirement will the agency proceed with the release of the PBB.