Rice Allowance 2022 for Government Employees

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Rice Allowance 2022 for Government Employees

The Administration recognizes all employees and workers in government for their collective and unceasing participation in an invaluable contribution to the efficient and responsive delivery of services to the public, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The one-time rice assistance will be for government personnel including civilian personnel in NGAs, including those in SUCs, GOCCs, government financial institutions (GFIs), government instrumentalities with corporate powers, and government corporate entities occupying regular, contractual or casual positions, Malacañang said, citing Marcos’ administrative order.

Also entitled to receive the rice assistance are personnel in the military, police, fire and jail units and facilities, as well as BuCor, PCG, and NAMRIA employees.

The rice assistance may also be given to individuals and groups of people whose services are engaged through job orders (JO), contracts of service (COS) or other similarly situated working arrangement defined under a Commission on Audit’s circular order.

Funding for the rice assistance for NGAs, military and uniformed personnel will come from the Contingent Fun under Republic Act No. 11639.

As for GOCCs, funding for the assistance will be taken from their approved operating budgets for fiscal year 2022, the Palace said.

Read the Administrative Order No. 02 for more details.

Updated as of April 14, 2023

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has allocated P1.1 billion for one-time rice assistance to nearly 1.9 million qualified government employees and workers in the Philippines. The initiative, approved by DBM Secretary Amenah Pangandaman, aims to support government workers’ household needs and stimulate rice production. Under Administrative Order No. 2, signed by President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., beneficiaries will receive 25 kilograms of rice each, provided they were engaged by government agencies as of November 30, 2022.