The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) welcomes the decision of the Office of the President (OP) to upgrade the salary grade (SG) of Nurse II from SG 15 to SG 16 and to retain the position titles of Nurse III to Nurse VII with their corresponding SGs.
For this purpose, the DBM is currently in the process of crafting the procedural guidelines to implement this decision and to ensure that the same will be implemented, consistent with existing rules and regulations. Consultations with the Department of Health (DOH) and the OP are also scheduled by the DBM to ensure the availability of funds for the purpose.
The DBM wishes to clarify that it is not its intention to deceive our nurses as we have been consistent in saying that absent of any legal basis to effect the upgrading of the salary grade of the Nurse II position, the provisions of Budget Circular No 2020-4 will continue to take effect consistent with the decision of the Supreme Court in Ang NARS Party-List, et. al. vs. the Executive Secretary, et. al (G.R. No. 215746).
Rest assured that the DBM will promptly act to implement this decision as soon as pertinent details on procedures and funding are settled with the DOH and the OP.
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