How much do government officials earn in a month? FOI gives an idea as the elections approach

This undated photo shows the riverside facade of the Malacañan Palace, seen from across the Pasig River. (Photo courtesy of Malacañang Photo Bureau)

the Freedom of Information (FOI) Philippines shared how much government officials earn on a monthly basis to give the public an idea ahead of the 2022 national and local elections.

According to the data of the Department of Budget and Managementa Philippine president earns P411,928 per month while a vice president earns P325,807.

A senator and a member of the House of Representatives both earn P273.278 monthly.

Meanwhile, a provincial governor earns P185,695 per month while a deputy provincial governor brings home P145,427 per month.

The members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan or the Provincial Council, on the other hand, earn P128,696 monthly.

A city mayor brings home P185,695 per month, while municipal mayors within Metro Manila earn P145,427 per month.

Municipal mayors outside the capital region, on the other hand, earn P128,696 per month.

According to the government office, it is important for Filipinos to have an idea of ​​how much public officials earn, especially as elections approach when they have a chance to elect their leaders.

“Karapatan ng bewat mamamayang Pilipino nakatanggap nang dekalidad na pampublikong serbisyo da inga iniluluklok to pamahalaan,” he said.

“Kaya naman mga ka-FOI, maging mapanuri and maging matalino sa pag boto ngayong darating na halalan,” the office added.

Filipinos will have a chance to choose their new group of leaders on May 9, 2022.

The presidential candidates are former Duterte spokesman Ernesto Abella, Manila mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso, union leader Leody De Guzman, former defense chief Norberto Gonzales, Senator Ping Lacson, former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr ., the businessman Faisal Mangondato, the doctor Jose Montemayor, the senator .Manny Pacquiao and the vice president Leni Robredo.

The aspirants for the vice-presidency, on the other hand, are the representative Lito Atienza (Buhay party list), the former deputy Walden Bello, the radio commentator Rizalito David, the mayor of Davao City Sara Duterte-Carpio, the economist Manny SD Lopez, the doctor Willie Ong, Senator Kiko Pangilinan, the lawyer Carlos Serapio and the President of the Senate Tito Sotto III.