Teachers deny P650 daily salary-A A +A
Friday, January 25, 2013
ANGELES CITY -- Some 10 public school teachers from Northville 15 Integrated School in Barangay Cutud here denied receiving P650 daily wage, as stipulated in the job order appointment papers of the City Government, when they participated in the Cultural Heritage Mapping Project of the City Tourism Office.
According to the teachers, they were given a P650 allowance for the entire period of the Cultural Heritage Mapping, contrary to what was stated in the job order appointment papers that the "mappers" received P650 each daily.
The teachers, Marie Grace Cunanan, Merry Christine Dalusung, Leila David, Jo Del Rosario, Aaziel Dungca, Ruby Flores, Catherine Garcia, Rowena Ligutan, Catherine San Pedro, and Leidel Wong, signed a written statement declaring that apart from the P650 allowance for the entire period, they only received free lunch and snacks every session, two shirts, one body bag, one umbrella, two notebooks, and two pens during the Cultural Heritage Mapping.
The teachers also stated that the Cultural Heritage Mapping was held every Friday and Saturday from May to July 2012. But the job order appointment papers listed their appointment period from July 1 to 31, 2012.
The statement issued by the teachers is in response to the query of Pampanga Representative Carmelo Lazatin (first district), who asked Angeles City Division of City Schools Superintendent Luz Arriola for an update on the issue.
Earlier, senior citizens' leader Francisco Esguerra, whose name was also included in the list of researchers for the Cultural Heritage Mapping, also denied receiving salary from the City Government.
Barangay Margot council member Nenita Ferrer earlier joined other alleged “ghost employees” of the City Government in filing a Supplemental Complaint Affidavit before the Office of the Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon.
The affidavit filed by Ferrer and the other witnesses are in support of the complaint filed by local mediaman Robledo Sanchez against Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, city accountant Wilfredo Tiotuico, budget officer Fe Corpuz, and treasurer Juliet Quinsaat in relation to the controversial job order appointments of the city.
The other witnesses are Irene David, wife of Barangay Lourdes Northwest councilman William David; Joan Lozano, sister of Barangay Cutcut councilman Roy Ogurida; Marlene Coronel, wife of Barangay Salapungan councilman Renato Coronel, and Roberto Miranda, friend of Barangay Santo Domingo councilman Oliver Chaneco. (RGN)
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on January 26, 2013.