COVID-19 Hazard Pay for Government Employees | Guidelines

Malacañang Palace has issued the Administrative Order No. 26 series of 2020 entitled “Authorizing the Grant of Hazard Pay to Government Personnel who Physically Report for Work During the Period of the Implementation of an Enhanced Community Quarantine Relative to COVID-19 Outbreak.”

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Grant of COVID-19 Hazard Pay

National Government Agencies (NGAs) including State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and Government-Owned or Controlled Corporations (GOCCs), are authorized to grant COVID-19 Hazard Pay to personnel who physically report for work during the implementation of Enhanced Community Quarantine in their respective work stations, in amount not exceeding PhP 500 per day per person, which shall be computed as follows:

COVID-19 Hazard Pay Computation

Personnel who are already entitled to Hazard Pay, Hazardous Duty Pay, Hazard Allowance or other similar benefits under existing laws, issuances, rules and regulations, such as public health workers, public social workers, science and technology personnel and military and uniformed personnel, shall continue to be entitled to such benefits or the COVID-19 Hazard Pay, whichever is higher.

Conditions on the Grant of the COVID-19 Hazard Pay

The heads of government agencies may grant the COVID-19 Hazard Pay to their personnel without the need for further approval of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), provided the following conditions are met:

  • The personnel are occupying regular, contractual or casual positions, or are engaged through COS, JO or other similar schemes;
  • The personnel have been authorized to physically report for work at their respective offices or work stations on the prescribed official working hours by the head of agency or office during the period of implementation of Enhanced Community Quarantine measures in the area such office or work station; and
  • The rate of the COVID-19 Hazard Pay shall be based on the number of days an employee physically reports for work.

Other Government Offices

For the following employees from other Government Offices, please refer to the attached PDF of the Administrative Order No. 26 series of 2020:

  • Employees in Legislative and Judicial Branches and Other Offices with Fiscal Autonomy
  • Employees in Local Government Unites (LGUs)
  • Employees in Local Water Districts (LWDs)
  • Employees in Agencies Exempted from the Coverage of RA 6758 (as amended)

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PDF of the Administrative Order No. 26 series of 2020

Similar Benefit for Health Workers in Private Sectors

Private hospitals and other health facilities are strongly encouraged to grant a similar benefit to their health workers and staff exposed to the perils of the COVID-19.

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5 Comments

  1. nag maternity leave po aq nung sept. 16,2019.. balik q po dapat is dec. 16,2019.. ndi po agad aq nkabalik gawa po inoperahan ung baby q sa hirscsprungs disease at need nia dn po maoperahan sa puso.. kya ndi pa po aq mkabalik.. ngaun po he is passed march 11,after lockdown po babalik ulet aq s trabaho.. ask q po kung kasama po b aq s bibigyan ng tulong ng agency q po.. salamat po

  2. How about private SECTORS bpo we are human being locked down too no work no pay. God has NO respector He is not please If you have partiality. We are all children of God. Covid19 pandemic worldwide government authorities worldwide have done their part to help out their fellowmen.God has a purpose for allowing this :to ABIDE OBEY REPENT be FAIR. GOD is a just God.IF we want to this pandemic to be remove by God BE FAIR NO PARTIALITY IN HELPING OUT FILIPINO CITIZENS. THE COMPANY IM WORKING IS NO LONGER UPDATING US NO SALARY MATCH 16 TO APRIL 14 2020 .CONTACT ME PLS HELP ME IM SINGLE MOTHER ABANDONED 28 YRS 09174908735

  3. Paano po namin makukuha ang hazard pay..saan po namin kukunin yan.kami po ay ordinaryong empleyado lang sa isang construction company.mula po nung nag declare si president duterte ng lockdown wala na po kmi pasok.wla po kmi sweldo.wala po kmi mkain..hindi po kmi mamatay sa virus pero mamatay naman po kmi sa gutom at ang pamilya ko.ok lang po sana kung ako lang may mga anak po ako na umaasa sa akin araw2x na humihingi ng pagkain.sana po matulungan nyo ang tulad kung kapus sa buhay.lalo na ngayon kailangan po namin ang tulong ng gobyerno..hindi pa po nmin natatanggap ang ayudang 5k mula sa dole.kung pwede lng sana kmi mag claimed kinuha nmin at wala na kmi makain.

  4. Nag close ang pinag trabahoan ko sa Tom’s world pure gold Ayala mall marikina heights March 15 2020 pa my makukuha Kya akung tolong kz tambay ako ngaun Isa po akung security guard sa Tom’s world pure gold Ayala mall marikina heights

  5. kasali po ba dito yung nagtatrabaho sa mga pribadong companya na still operate during enhance community quarantine?

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