New AO No. 43 grants P500 hazard pay to government employees rendered duty during MECQ from April 12 to May 14/May 31

New AO No. 43 grants P500 hazard pay to government employees rendered duty during MECQ from April 12 to May 14/May 31

New AO No. 43 grants P500 hazard pay to government employees rendered duty during MECQ from April 12 to May 14 May 31

New AO No. 43 grants P500 hazard pay to government employees rendered duty during MECQ from April 12 to May 14/May 31.

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 43 AUTHORIZING THE GRANT OF HAZARD PAY TO GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL WHO PHYSICALLY REPORT FOR WORK DURING THE PERIOD OF IMPLEMENTATION OF AN ENHANCED COMMUNITY QUARANTINE AND A MODIFIED ENHANCED COMMUNITY QUARANTINE, AMENDING ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 26 (S. 2020), AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

WHEREAS, Proclamation No. 922 (s. 2020) declared a State of Public Health
Emergency in recognition of the COVID-19 public health event as a threat to national
security, and prompted a whole-of-government approach in addressing the COVID-19
outbreak in the country;

WHEREAS, Proclamation No. 1021 extended the period of the State of
Calamity throughout the Philippines for a period of one year, effective 12 September
2020 to 12 September 2021;

WHEREAS, pursuant to the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force
(IATF) for the Management of Emerging infectious Diseases under its Resolution No.
106-A (s. 2021), the President imposed an Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ)
in the National Capital Region and other provinces beginning 27 March 2021 until 04
April 2021, and was subsequently extended until 11 April 2021;

WHEREAS, upon the recommendation of the IATF through its Resolution No.
109-A (s. 2021), various areas in the country were placed under a Modified ECQ
(MECQ);

WHEREAS, government employees occupying regular, contractual or casual
positions, or those engaged through contract of service (COS), job order (JO) or other
similar schemes, whose services are urgently essential and who physically report for
work during the period of an ECQ and MECQ, are inevitably exposed to the risk of
COVID-19 infection and other similar health dangers and hazards; and

WHEREAS, Joint Resolution No. 4 (s. 2009) authorizes the grant of Hazard
Pay to government personnel exposed to hazardous situations, such as, but not
limited to, disease-infested places, which pose occupational risks or perils of life;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE, President of the Republic
of the Philippines. by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution and existing
laws, do hereby order:

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