The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Tuesday signed a deal with the Philippine Airlines (PAL) granting discount on official domestic trips of government employees.
The DBM’s Procurement Service-PhilGEPS (Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System), the government’s main procuring entity, signed a General Fares Agreement (GFA) on domestic airline travel for the initial 23 government agencies.
“Under the said agreement, all official domestic trips of government officials, employees and personnel will be given 8 percent discount for all economy class reservations, 10 % discount for business class, additional baggage allowance, and waiver of processing fee worth P250 per ticket, and waiver of fees for first rebooking, among others,” the DBM said in a statement.
The DBM said an estimated P830.93-M will be saved by the government with the 8% discount on economy class travel, P519.38-M on the waiver of P250-processing fee.
The government has a P10.3-billion budget for domestic airline travel for 2016.