Mindanao Times

BARMM gets P500-M to fund separation pay


COTABATO CITY – Public servants in the Bangsamoro government to be separated from government service as part of the transition period phase-out program will soon get their separation pay, an official said.

Executive Secretary Abdulraof Macacua of the

Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has announced that national government has released about P500-million in gratuity funds for the purpose.

The fund will finance the separation pay of emKIDAPAWA­N

ployees of the defunct Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Macacua, also BARMM environmen­t secretary, said BARMM officials and the employees were thankful to President Rodrigo R. Duterte and Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado for the prompt releases of the service separation funds.

The BARMM phase out program affects more than 6,000 employees after they deemed to have lost their positions under the BARMM government. On October 31, the first batch of employees ceased working while another batch also deemed to have retired on Nov. 30.

The last batch of the ARMM employees to end government service will have until Dec. 31, 2019. (PNA)

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