Employees to get 2-month allowances

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Friday, August 29, 2014


GOVERNMENT employees who have not received their additional allowance from the City Government from the month of May this year can now have a sigh of relief as their city allowances will be released starting next week.

The City Council enacted an ordinance this week approving Supplemental Budget No. 4 that provides P45.26 million to fund development programs and projects including the cost of living allowance (COLA) worth P8.5 million of National Government officials and employees based in the city.

The additional allowances will provide ECOLA to a total of 3,456 national government employees for the months of May and June 2014 which the city government budgeted P51 million a year or P4.24 million per month for the allowances subject to availability of funds.

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Earlier, City Budget Officer Ninda Atinado said the city had already released the additional allowances for the months of January to April this year at P4.25 million per month for the allowances of national employees.

The biggest beneficiaries are the public school teachers in elementary and high schools in the city with P5.8 million for the months of May and June 2014. Among other beneficiaries are the city police with P1.6 million; fire service with P268,800; BJMP district jail with P156,000; and Regional Trial Court judges with P108,000.

Supplemental Budget No. 4 will also pay the honorarium for the month of September 2014 that includes P2.05 million for the traffic aides, P1.4 million for the day care service program, P609,000 for the auxiliary police and P307,500 for family planning services.

The beneficiaries of the additional allowances receiving P1,200 every month are 2,443 teachers, 690 policemen, 20 BJMP, 65 at the district jail, 112 fire service, 18 at the crime lab, 4 at city internal affairs office, 18 at regional RIAS, 1 Register of Deed, 1 DILG, 1 Comelec, 1 Clerk of Court, 6 state prosecutors and 23 city prosecutors.

Receiving additional allowance from the city of P3,000 per month are 10 MTCC judges and 18 RTC judges while 25 employees of the public attorney’s office receive P1,000 per month.

Atinado said the additional allowance given by the City Government is not mandatory but only subjected to availability of funds certified by the city treasurer.

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