Duterte passes law on ombudsman pension system

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MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has promulgated a measure instituting a pension system within the Office of the Ombudsman.

Republic law 11059, signed by the President on August 17, stipulates that the Mediator will benefit from the same retirement and other benefits as those of the President of the Court of Appeal, provided that he has served in this capacity for a period of time. full period of 7 years.

The deputies of the mediator and the special prosecutor, for their part, benefit from the same retirement allowances as those of a deputy judge at the court of appeal, provided that they have exercised in this capacity a full mandate of 7 years.

All other officials and employees covered by this law enjoy the same social and pension benefits as those of local court judges with the same salary scales.

The law applies to the ombudsman, his deputies, the special prosecutor and all officials and employees of the ombudsman’s office from the 26th to the 29th year of salary.

Under the law, when an official of the Office of the Ombudsman who has rendered at least 15 years of service in the Office of the Ombudsman or in any branch of government, retires upon reaching the age of 65 or resigns due to incapacity to perform his duties, he will receive a retirement pension based on the highest monthly salary, increased by the highest monthly accumulation of transport, subsistence and representation allowances he was receiving at the time of his retirement or resignation.

In the meantime, a civil servant who has reached the age of 60 and has rendered at least 15 years of service in the government, of which the last 5 must be continuously served in the office of the ombudsman, has the right to retire and to receive, during the remainder of its natural life, the same advantages. However, those with less than 15 years of service in the government are entitled to a pro rata pension.

Upon retirement, an official or employee of the Ombudsman is automatically entitled to a five-year fixed allowance calculated on the basis of the highest monthly salary plus the highest aggregate transport, subsistence and entertainment allowances. he was receiving on the date of his retirement.

In the event that a civil servant or employee dies while in effective service, regardless of age, his heirs will receive a lump sum indemnity of five years plus the overall transport, subsistence and entertainment indemnities greater than he received the Date of death.

If it is an official or employee of the Ombudsman who has served at least 15 years of government, his heirs are entitled to a lump sum indemnity of 10 years of gratuity.

The heirs of an official of the Mediator killed in connection with his functions, provided that he has served for at least 5 years in the Office of the Mediator, receive 10 years of gratuity.

The law also states that when an ombudsman holds an elective position in government, he or she will not receive the monthly pension or any allowance during his or her elected term.

All pension benefits for retired civil servants or employees are automatically increased whenever there is an increase in salary and allowance in the same post from which they have retired.

The law also provides that the surviving legitimate spouse and dependent children of a civil servant who died during retirement are entitled to all pension benefits that the civil servant was receiving or was entitled to.


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