February 16, 2017 – More than 3,000 employees of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) received a P3,000 anniversary bonus each as one of the highlights of the agency’s 115th Founding Anniversary last week.
“The anniversary bonus was given to all customs officials and employees who have rendered at least one 1 year of service as of January 31, 2017,” said Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon.
The fringe benefits were granted in line with Administrative Order No. 263 dated March 28, 1996 and Department of Budget and Management /National Budget Circular No. 452 of May 20, 1996.
However, those who have been found guilty of any offense in connection with their work during the last five years, or from February 1, 2012 to January 31, 2017, are not entitled to the bonus, added Faeldon who signed the order allowing the benefits last month.
Bureau of Customs Employees Association (BOCEA) president Remy Princesa hailed Faeldon’s move.
“We are blessed having Commissioner Faeldon as our boss because he has the best interests and welfare of his employees in mind,” Princesa said.
In a similar move, Faeldon ordered in January the payment of P71.9 million to 3,166 rank and file employees who qualified for the P25,000 performance bonus as provided in the Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA).
Qualified rank and file employees who have not been promoted in the past 30 years are now given the chance to apply for their desired positions in the BOC
“It was the first P25,000 CNA benefit we enjoyed following many years of mismanagement and bankrupt leadership,” Princesa said. #