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No.: 546
Date: January 17, 2013

TO                  : Heads of Departments, Bureaus, Offices and Agencies of the National Government, Including State Universities and Colleges (SUCs); Government-Owned or -Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) and Government Financial Institutions (GFIs); and All Others Concerned

SUBJECT         : Rules and Regulations on the Grant of Representation and Transportation Allowances

1.0 Background

1.1 Item (4)(g)(i) of the Senate and House of Representatives Joint Resolution (JR) No. 41 s. 2009, lists the Representation and Transportation Allowances among the Specific-Purpose Allowances and Benefits under the Total Compensation Framework of the Compensation and Position Classification System established under Republic Act (R.A.) No. 67582 amended. These are granted to government officials down to division chiefs at monthly standard rates in order to defray representation and transportation expenses while in the actual performance of the duties and responsibilities of their positions.

1.2 Section 45 of the General Provisions of R.A. No. 10352, the FY 2013 General Appropriations Act (GAA), provides new rates of Representation and Transportation Allowances, as well as the policies governing their grant.

2.0 Purpose

This Circular is issued to prescribe rationalized and updated rules and regulations on the grant of Representation Allowance (RA) and Transportation Allowance (TA) or RATA.


1JR NO.4 - "Joint Resolution Authorizing the President of the Philippines to Modify the Compensation and Position Classification System of Civilian Personnel and the Base Pay Schedule of Military and Uniformed Personnel in the Government, and for other Purposes," approved on June 17, 2009

2RA No. 6758 - "An Act Prescribing a Revised Compensation and Position Classification System in the Government and for Other Purposes," dated August 21, 1989