ZAMBOANGA

Armm employees’ phaseout starts November

BANGSAMORO Attorney-General Sha Elijah Alba on Wednesday, October 16, announced that more than 500 permanent employees of the defunct Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) will undergo phasing out starting November this year.

Alba said the 500 employees belong to the first batch of the 6,000 Armm permanent personnel who will be phased out before this year ends. Only those in the sectors of education, health, and social services are exempted in the phasing out.

“Ang first batch, ang last day of service nila would be October 31st, second batch is November 30th, and the third and last batch is on December 31st,” Alba said.

Alba cited that Article XVI Section 10 of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) states that the affected personnel who opt to retire or be separated shall be entitled to any of the following applicable incentives: 100 percent of the monthly basic salary for every year of government service computed starting from the first year for those who have rendered 1 year to less than five years of service; 150 percent of the actual monthly salary for every year of government service computed starting from the first year for those who have rendered five years of service but less than 10 years; or, two months of actual monthly salary for every year of government service computed starting from the first year for those who have rendered 10 years or more of service.

She said the first batch can start claiming their separation incentives by November 15 as scheduled by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

The Office of the Chief Minister (OCM), Office of the Attorney General (OAG), Cabinet Secretary Asnin Pendatun, and representatives from the different BARMM ministries recently met with the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to finalize the timeline for the submission of documents needed for the processing of separation incentives of the employees.

Alba said the documents were already submitted on Friday, October 11, through the Bangsamoro Government’s Manila Liaison Office (MLO).

“Ang commitment po ng DBM is kapag all the documents are in order, makukuha na ang separation pay nila (1st batch) by November 15, 2019,” she said.

Meanwhile, she said the hiring for plantilla positions in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Barmm) will be opened once the Bangsamoro Parliament approves the staffing pattern proposed by the Ministry of Finance, Budget and Management (MFBM). (SunStar Zamboanga)


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