UP personnel to receive emergency allowance

| Posted by UP Media and Public Relations Office

The University of the Philippines Administration has announced the release of an Emergency Allowance amounting to P5,000.00 each for all UP faculty and Professors Emeriti who are in active service as of March 17, 2020; research, extension and professional staff (REPS); administrative staff, whether regular, permanent, temporary, UP contractual/casual or substitute; and Contract of Service (COS) and Job Order (JO) workers who are rendering full-time service.

The release of the Emergency Allowance was announced in a memorandum from UP Executive Vice-President Teodoro J. Herbosa, dated March 27, 2020. The Emergency Allowance will be sourced from the UPSA Reprogrammed Funds from prior years’ unexpended balances, and payment will be made not earlier than April 03, 2020.

This additional measure is meant to provide immediate economic relief to UP personnel during this period of enhanced community quarantine, which was declared first in Luzon, and which set precedence for similar declarations across local government units in Visayas and Mindanao.