Ever wonder how much Philippine congressmen earn? While their salaries may not be as high as some of their counterparts in other countries, they still earn a pretty penny. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the basic salary congressmen earn, as well as some of the perks and allowances they are entitled to.
Congressmen in the Philippines earn a basic salary of Php 90,566.00 per month, which is equivalent to approximately $1,700 USD. This is higher than the average monthly salary in the Philippines, which is currently at Php 25,000 ($470 USD). However, it should be noted that congressmen also receive a host of other allowances and benefits on top of their basic salary. These include:
Maintenance and operating expenses: Up to Php 60,000 per month ($1,100 USD)
Communication expenses: Up to Php 30,000 per month ($550 USD)
Capital expenditure allowance: Php 1 million ($18,500 USD) every two years
Clothing allowance: Php 60,000 ($1,100 USD) every year
Constituency development fund: At least Php 70 million ($1.3 million USD) every year to be used for development projects in their district or province
So there you have it—a quick overview of how much Philippine congressmen earn in terms of both salary and allowances. While their salaries may not be as high as some of their counterparts in other countries, they still earn significantly more than the average Filipino worker. And with all the additional perks and benefits they receive, it’s no wonder why so many people aspire to become congressmen!