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A total of P33-million cash incentive will be released by the City Government to its regular employees, job order (JO) workers, contract of service (COS), and barangay health workers.
City Budget Officer (CBO) Regina Cantillo told Palawan Daily News (PDN) Friday morning, December 20, this total budget was already prepared and only awaits full release to its recipients.
However, she also said during the interview Friday morning that the payroll of about 4,500 JO workers, COS, and barangay health workers are still being processed before they could claim their P5,000-each incentive.
“Iyong SRI ng mga regular employees kasalukuyan nang ibinibigay,” she said.
“Tapos ‘yong sa mga job orders naman [ay] ongoing ‘yong processing ng payrolls, pipiliting ngayong araw kasi madami sila. Pero ‘yong pambayad sa kanila naka-ready na sa treasurer,” Cantillo added.
Cantillo stated the City Government, since the morning of December 20, had started the over-the-counter release of the around P11-million service recognition incentive (SRI) to its 1,100 qualified regular employees.
Each regular employee will receive a P10,000 SRI, while the JO workers, COS, and barangay health workers will receive P5,000 cash grant each from the City Government.
The City Government earlier planned to just load this cash incentive to the ATM cards and cash cards of the employees, but the system did not permit.
“Sa mga kasamahan ko sa City Government at mga kasamahan naming frontline services lalung-lalo na ‘yong mga job orders, contract of service, at mga barangay health workers. Ang Budget Office ay bumabati sa inyo ng Maligayang Pasko at Manigong Bagong taon para sa lahat. Nawa’y lahat ay maging masaya at healthy and peaceful,” said Cantillo.