COTABATO CITY — Member of the Parliament Atty. Omar Yasser Sema introduced a bill authorizing Bangsamoro government officials and employees to receive economic assistance during Ramadan.
The proposed Parliament Bill 171, also known as the Ramadan Economic Assistance and Relief Act of 2022, provides assistance equivalent to one-month basic salary to all officials and employees of the Bangsamoro region, whether permanent, co-terminus, job order, or contractual, who have served for at least four months of service before the month of Ramadan.
Officials and employees who work for the Bangsamoro government for three months are entitled to 50% of one month’s basic wage, 40% of one month’s basic salary for two months of employment, 30% of one month’s basic salary for one month of employment, and 20% for less than a month of employment.
By 2022, the amount needed to implement the proposed bill will be taken from any available fund of the region, and the amount will be included in the annual Bangsamoro Appropriations Act in subsequent years.
Said grant shall be made available one week before the month of Ramadan but no later than the 15th day of the same month. (LTAIS-Public Information, Publication, and Media Relations Division)