Appointments, Compensation and Benefits
SECTION 35. Foreign Service Officers.—(1) Foreign Service Officers shall be appointed by the President.
(2) No person shall be eligible for appointment as Foreign Service Officer unless he has passed the competitive examinations given by the Board of Foreign Service Examiners and successfully completed his probationary service.
(3) The Secretary shall, upon the recommendation of the Board of Foreign Service, submit to the President names of eligibles for appointment as Foreign Service Officers. The initial appointment of Foreign Service Officers shall only be to Foreign Service Officer Class IV minimum.
SECTION 36. Staff Officers and Employees.—The Secretary shall appoint, in accordance with the Civil Service Law, all Foreign Service Officers and Foreign Service Staff Employees who must be in the Philippines at the time of their original or initial appointment.
SECTION 37. Alien Employees.—The Secretary shall, upon the recommendation of the head of diplomatic or consular establishment and as much as possible in accordance with the Civil Service Law, appoint alien employees who shall be recruited at the post to supplement the regular staff of a foreign service establishment.
SECTION 38. Compensation and Benefits.—The salaries, allowances, travel expenses, insurance and other benefits of Foreign Service Officers, and Employees shall be as provided by law and regulations.