ARMM employees’ separation pay will soon be released

Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao- BARMM Executive Secretary Abdulraof Macacua announced on Friday (Dec. 6) that separated employees of the defunct Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will start receiving their separation pay next week after the release of some PHP500-million in gratuity funds by the national government. 

A report by Philippine News Agency (PNA) on December 7 said that an estimated 6,000 ARMM Employees will get their separation pay as the BARMM rolls out its gradual phase-out plan for the region’s transition period. 

The fund will finance the separation pay of employees of the defunct Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Macacua said BARMM officials and the employees were thankful to President Rodrigo R. Duterte and Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado for the prompt releases of the service separation funds.

On October 31, the first batch of employees ceased working while another batch also deemed to have retired on Nov. 30, the PNA report said.