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This web page features the full text of
Memorandum Order No. 23-2004
  

MEMORANDUM ORDER NO. 23-2004

AUTHORIZING RELEASE OF THE ADDITIONAL COST OF LIVING ALLOWANCE UNDER THE JUDICIARY DEVELOPMENT FUND DECREE CORRESPONDING TO THE EIGHTY PERCENT OF THE COLLECTIONS THEREFOR FOR THE PERIOD MARCH 31 to APRIL 29, 2004.

 

Pursuant to and by virtue of the authority vested in him by P.D. No. 1949 (Judiciary Development Fund Decree), the Chief Justice hereby authorizes the release of additional cost of living allowance from the eighty per centum (80%) allotted for the purpose from the income of the Judiciary Development Fund from March 31 to April 29, 2004, including that portion of the eighty per centum of the income collected prior thereto which may still remain available after the previous releases for the First Quarter of CY 2004, to augment the allowances of the Justices, Judges, the Officials, and the Personnel of the Judiciary for the first month of the Second Quarter of CY 2004 at the rates hereafter set forth:


      COURT

No. of Personnel

Rates

        Amount

SUPREME COURT

(including OCA and PET)

 

 

 

Personnel receiving salary of P7,000.00 and below....

547

3,000

P 1,641,000.00

Personnel receiving salary of P7,001.00 to P10,000.00...

386

2,800

1,080,800.00

Personnel receiving salary of P10,001.00 and above......

1,013

2,600

2,633,800.00

 

 

 

 

Hall of Justice

 

 

 

50% recommended rate

479

1,500

718,500.00

 

 

 

 

COURT OF APPEALS

 

 

 

Personnel receiving salary of P7,000.00 and below......

295

3,000

885,000.00

Personnel receiving salary of P7,001.00 to P10,000......

255

2,800

714,000.00

Personnel receiving salary of P10,001.00 and above......

628

2,600

1,632,800.00

 

 

 

 

SANDIGANBAYAN

 

 

 

Personnel receiving salary of P7,000.00 and below......

53

3,000

159,000.00

Personnel receiving salary of P7,001.00 to P10,000.00...

109

2,800

305,200.00

Personnel receiving salary of P10,001.00 and above......

176

2,600

457,600.00

 

 

 

 

COURT OF TAX APPEALS

 

 

 

Personnel receiving salary of P7,000.00 and below......

14

3,000

42,000.00

Personnel receiving salary of P7,001.00 to P10,000.00

22

2,800

61,600.00

Personnel receiving salary of P10,001.00 and above...

46

2,600

119,600.00

 

 

 

 

LOWER COURTS

 

 

 

Personnel receiving salary of P7,000.00 and below......

3,504

3,000

10,512,000.00

Personnel receiving salary of P7,001.00 to P10,000.00...

8,043

2,800

22,520,400.00

Personnel receiving salary of P10,001.00 and above......

11,504

2,600

29,910,400.00

Total Amount

- - - - - - -

P 73,393,700.00



The release shall be subject to the usual implementing guidelines.

This Memorandum Order takes effect immediately. The Court Administrator, Clerk of Court of the Supreme Court, the Chiefs of the Office of Administrative Services and the Fiscal Management and Budget Office of the Supreme Court and the Officers-in-Charge of the Office of the Administrative Services and the Financial Management Office of the Office of the Court Administrator shall forthwith implement it.

Issued this 30th day of April 2004.


HILARIO G. DAVIDE, JR.
Chief Justice




IMPLEMENTING GUIDELINES ON THE GRANT OF ADDITIONAL COST OF LIVING ALLOWANCE FROM THE JUDICIARY DEVELOPMENT FUND (JDF) TO OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE JUDICIARY AND PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORAL TRIBUNAL PURSUANT TO MEMORANDUM ORDER NO. 23 - 2004.

1.  All officials and employees of the Judiciary and PET, whether permanent, co-terminous, temporary or casual who have rendered actual service for at least six (6) months as of March 31, 2004 and still in the service as of April 29, 2004 shall be entitled to 100% of the benefit authorized herein.

"The term "actual service" refers to the period of continuous service since the appointment of the official or employee concerned, including the period or periods covered by any previously approved leave of absence with pay or sick leave of absence without pay (Sec. 28, Rule XVI, CSC Omnibus Rules Implementing Book V of E.O. No. 292)."

2.  Employees who have rendered six (6) months actual service as of April 29, 2004
(cut-off period) shall be entitled to 80% of the proposed rate.

3.  A. The following are entitled to a proportionate rate of the benefit:

1.       Employees who have rendered six (6) months or more per 1 above but have compulsorily retired or been separated from the service through no fault of their own (co-terminous) as of April 29, 2004.

2.       Those who have been on vacation leave without pay (VLWOP) for a continuous or uninterrupted period of one (l) week or more during the period covered by the grant of the benefit.

B. The proportionate rate will be computed as follows:

Services Rendered
(after March 30,2004)
Additional
Cost of Living Allowance

One month (Four [4] weeks)

100% of the proposed rate

Three (3) weeks but less than four (4) weeks

75% of the proposed rate

Two (2) weeks but less than three (3) weeks

50% of the proposed rate

One (1) week but less than two (2) weeks

25% of the proposed rate

4.  Any problem arising from the implementation of this benefit which is not covered by these guidelines shall be referred to the Chief Justice.

30 April 2004.




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