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Clarification RULES on the Grant of CNA ; after CE w/o newly signed CNA w/ new SENA

Requested from DBM by Jovelier ocado at 02:31 PM on Dec 04, 2019.
Purpose: Official release of CNA incentive for PhilHealth Employees
Date of Coverage: 04/16/2018 - 04/15/2019
Tracking no: #DBM-727218916591

Jovelier 02:31 PM, Dec 04, 2019

Hi, I would like to inquire if we PhilHealth employees are eligible to receive the CNA incentives:
1. In spite the expiration of the PREVIOUS CNA last April 15, 2019 and extended to  October 15,  2019 (the 6 months extension for CNA benefits)? 
2.  While the new SENA is currently on the process of negotiation for new CNA benefits ?

Socorro 02:53 PM, Dec 04, 2019

December 4, 2019

Dear Jovelier,

Thank you for your request dated Dec 04, 2019 02:31:11 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Clarification RULES on the Grant of CNA ; after CE w/o newly signed CNA w/ new SENA.

We received your request on Dec 04, 2019 02:31:11 PM and will respond on or before Dec 25, 2019 02:31:11 PM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at, for request with ticket number #DBM-727218916591.

Thank you.


Marissa A. Santos
FOI Officer

Ma. Lourdes 02:03 PM, Dec 06, 2019

Dear Mr. Ocado,

This refers to your query on whether the employees of the PhilHealth are eligible to receive the CNA Incentive considering that the validity of the previous CNA has already lapsed, inclusive of the 6 months extension period.

Per representation, the  PhilHealth’s sole and exclusive negotiating agent is  still in the process of negotiating the terms of the new CNA with the PhilHealth management.

It is to be noted that one of the conditions for the grant of the CNA Incentive, as provided under Section 77 of the General Provisions of the FY 2019 General Appropriations Act and reiterated under Budget Circular No. 2019-5,  is a valid and subsisting CNA.

We therefore suggest that PhilHealth secure a certification from the Civil Service Commission (CSC) that negotiations are currently ongoing to comply with said condition. 

Thank you.

Very truly yours,

Maria Lourdes T. Aganon
FOI Officer

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