Manila Bulletin

M re­leased for death ben­e­fits

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The Depart­ment of Bud­get and man­age­ment re­leased R30.928 mil­lion to the Depart­ment of In­te­rior and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment (DILG) for the claims of ben­e­fi­cia­ries of 2,232 de­ceased barangay of­fi­cials from Jan­uary to De­cem­ber 2016. DILG Sec­re­tary Is­mael D. Sueno said that this is in line with the im­ple­men­ta­tion of Ex­ec­u­tive Or­der (EO) No. 115, se­ries of 2002 “Au­tho­riz­ing Pay­ment of Death Ben­e­fits to Barangay Of­fi­cials Who Die dur­ing Their Term of Of­fice.” Sueno said the fam­ily of a PB who dies dur­ing his/her incumbency is given R20,000 for death ben­e­fit and R2,000 for burial ex­penses. On the other hand, a sang­gu­ni­ang barangay mem­ber (SBM), BS, BT, and SK chair­man, are each en­ti­tled to R10,000 for death ben­e­fit and R2,000 for burial ex­pense. (Chito A. Chavez)

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