In the Philippine society, the Bureau of Corrections has a significant duty to ensure that criminal offenders are reformatted and rehabilitated inside the walls of the seven prisons and penal farms that are dispersed throughout the nation.
What is Bureau of Corrections?
The Bureau of Corrections (Filipino: Kawanihan ng mga Bilangguan, literally “Bureau of Prisons”, which was the name of the agency from 1905 to 1989; abbreviated BuCor) is an agency of the Department of Justice which is charged with the custody and rehabilitation of national offenders, who have been sentenced to three years of imprisonment or more. The agency has its headquarters in the New Bilibid Prison Reservation in Muntinlupa.
BuCor’s functions include protecting prisoners convicted by the courts for three years and one day or more within prisons, preventing prisoners from committing additional crimes while in the bureau’s custody, providing inmates with basic necessities, ensuring that inmates are provided with rehabilitation programs that will benefit their development, and developing livelihood programs that will help inmates earn money and improve their skills.
Bureau of Corrections Ranks
- Corrections Director General (Undersecretary)
- Corrections Deputy Director General for Administration (Assistant Secretary)
- Corrections Deputy Director General for Security and Operations (Assistant Secretary)
- Corrections Deputy Director General for Reformation (Assistant Secretary)
- Corrections Chief Superintendent (Brig. General)
- Corrections Senior Superintendent (Colonel)
- Corrections Superintendent (Lieutenant Colonel)
- Corrections Chief Inspector (Major)
- Corrections Senior Inspector (Captain)
- Corrections Inspector (Lieutenant)
- Corrections Senior Officer 4
- Corrections Senior Officer 3
- Corrections Senior Officer 2
- Corrections Senior Officer 1
- Corrections Officer 3
- Corrections Officer 2
- Corrections Officer 1
BuCor Salary and Allowances
The Bureau of Corrections, as a government agency, provides competitive salaries and adequate benefits to its employees. That means that any current or prospective employee will be able to advance their careers in BuCor without having to worry about their pay not covering their daily expenses! A career at BuCor will also provide you with opportunities such as government career advancement and attractive retirement benefits.
For example, under the Republic Act 10575 or the Bureau of Corrections Act of 2013, a BuCor Corrections Officer 1 salary will be P29,668 per month, equivalent to Salary Grade (SG) 11.
BuCor officers receive longevity pay and other extra allowances on top of their monthly base pay as government employees. As part of the Salary Standardization Law, they also receive regular salary increases.
BuCor Ranks and Salary 2023
|RANK||SALARY GRADE||MONTHLY SALARY|
|Corrections Chief Superintendent||SG 27||Php 91,058|
|Corrections Senior Superintendent||SG 26||Php 80,583|
|Corrections Superintendent||SG 25||Php 71,313|
|Corrections Chief Inspector||SG 24||Php 62,555|
|Corrections Senior Inspector||SG 23||Php 56,582|
|Corrections Inspector||SG 22||Php 49,528|
|Corrections Senior Officer 4||SG 19||Php 38,360|
|Corrections Senior Officer 3||SG 18||Php 34,761|
|Corrections Senior Officer 2||SG 17||Php 34,079|
|Corrections Senior Officer 1||SG 16||Php 33,411|
|Corrections Officer 3||SG 14||Php 32,114|
|Corrections Officer 2||SG 12||Php 30,867|
|Corrections Officer 1||SG 11||Php 29,668|
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Source: Philippine Go