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EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 53


EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 53 - INCREASING THE AMOUNT OF TRAVELLING ALLOWANCES OF GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES INCLUDING LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS AND GOVERNMENT-OWNED AND/OR CONTROLLED CORPORATIONS WHEN ON OFFICIAL TRAVEL WITHIN THE PHILIPPINES
 


WHEREAS, the existing allowance rates established by Presidential Decree No. 344 in 1973 are no longer adequate to meet the expenses of government personnel who go on out-of-town assignments;  

WHEREAS, the cost of food accommodation and other expenses incidental to travelling outside of one’s normal place of work have increased substantially since 1973;

WHEREAS, the government personnel shall not be required to personally shoulder travelling expenses incurred in connection with the performance of their official duties.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, CORAZON C. AQUINO, President of the Republic of the Philippines, do hereby order and direct:

Section 1. Travelling Allowances. — The daily travelling allowances of government personnel shall be as follows:

Rate of Allowances
* Metro Manila and Other     Place Other
other highly Chartered than Cities
Urbanized Cities   Cities

Group I

First five days P100.00 P90.00 P80.00
After five days 80.00 80.00 80.00
Senior Management positions
 and Equivalent
National
Assistant Ministers, Bureau
Directors, Assistant Bureau
Directors, Regional Directors,
Assistant Regional Directors,
Ministry Service Chiefs; and
other positions of equivalent rank.  
Government Corporations
Heads, Assistant Heads,
Regional Directors,
Chiefs of Departments
and other positions of
Equivalent rank  
Local
Governors, City Mayors,
Municipal Mayors, Vice-
Governors, City Vice-
Mayors, Municipal
Vice-Mayors

Group II

First five days P90.00 P80.00 P70.00
After five days 70.00 70.00 70.00
Middle Management positions
 and Equivalent
National
Chiefs of Divisions, and
other positions of equivalent
rank
Government Corporations
Chiefs of Divisions, and
other positions of equivalent
rank
Local
Members of Sanggunians,
Chiefs of departments/offices,
Assistant chiefs of departments/
offices, chiefs of divisions

Group III

First five days P80.00 P70.00 P60.00
After five days   60.00  60.00   60.00
All other national,
government-owned and/or
controlled corporation
and local government employees

Sec. 2. The daily travelling allowances authorized in Section 1 hereof, shall be inclusive of the per diem rates, daily allowances, incidental transportation and other related expenses while in the field. 

Sec. 3. The travelling allowances authorized herein shall apply to officials and employees of government owned and/or controlled corporations and no additional emoluments in the nature of per diems or travelling expenses within the country may be authorized by any governing board of government-owned and/or controlled corporation including financial institutions.

Sec. 4. For CY 1986, ministries/agencies, government corporations and local government units shall live within their appropriated budget for travel; hence, there shall be no increase in their appropriation for the purpose. For CY 1987, the total amount to be appropriated for travel allowance, exclusive of actual transportation cost such as plane/boat/bus fares, shall be based on the exigencies of the service and on the actual travel needs of the government units as shown in their actual expenditures incurred in the preceding year.  

Sec. 5. Rules and Regulations. — The Ministry of Budget and Management and the Commission of Audit shall jointly issue the rules and regulations to implement the new rates for travelling allowances.

Sec. 6. Repeal of Inconsistent Laws. — All laws, decrees, orders, rules and regulations, or parts thereof which are inconsistent with this Executive Order are hereby repealed, amended and modified accordingly.

Sec. 7. Effectivity. — This Executive Order shall take effect on November 1, 1986.

Done in the City of Manila, this 29th day of October, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and eighty-six.  
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