COTABATO CITY —- BARM Minister of Basic, Higher and Technical Education Mohagher Iqbal has ordered to fast track the early release of salaries for its employees for the month of March.
“We made this move to ensure that our employees can act accordingly and finance their necessities in this time of pandemic,” said Minister Iqbal.
This was initiated as President Duterte placed the entire country under a State of Public Health Emergency due to the recent development in the national cases of the pandemic 2019 Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19).
“We are the largest ministry in BARMM. We cover 60% of the workforce in the Bangsamoro region, therefore, it is our responsibility to aid them as much as our extent in this situation,” Iqbal added.
Contract of service and casual employees covered by job orders will also be prioritized in this matter.
Iqbal urged the employees to spend their salaries wisely and prudently in this time of emergency.
Salary differentials for MBHTE employees were also requested to the Department of Budget and Finance through the Ministry of Finance, and Budget and Management (MFBM).
“The focus of the Bangsamoro government now is to keep our employees and constituents safe while helping them in the best manner that we can,” said Iqbal.#