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Monday, July 23, 2012
A MANDAUE City councilor wants the City Government to give cash incentives to all its job-order and regular employees.
Councilor Beethoven Andaya sponsored a resolution granting P8,000 to regular employees, P5,000 to job-order employees, and P3,000 to Clean and Green workers and barangay nutrition health workers.
The City Council will take up the resolution on its second and final reading on Wednesday.
Last December, the Department of Budget and Management issued a circular setting the guidelines in granting the productivity enhancement incentives for 2012.
Once the resolution is approved, the employees may receive the incentives before the City’s Charter Day on Aug. 8.
Last year, the regular employees received P5,000 while job-order employees, Clean and Green, and barangay nutrition health workers received P3,000.
Early this month, the City Council approved an ordinance granting cash incentives to public school teachers who have served for 25 years.
Under the ordinance, teachers serving for 25 years will receive P10,000 during Teachers’ Day of every year. Teachers’ Day is celebrated worldwide every Oct. 5.
The Office of the City Mayor and the City’s Local School Board will facilitate the granting of bonus, which is taken from the City’s Special Education Fund.
Authored by Councilor Demetrio Cortes Jr., chair of the City Council’s committee on education, the ordinance aims to recognize the teachers’ “undying passion.”
This month, teachers will receive the final tranche of the salary increase under the Salary Standardization Law III. The law grants government workers a salary increase of P6,500, given in four tranches, starting in 2009.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on July 23, 2012.