Requirements set for brgy. workers’ incentive

BARANGAY workers in the province are a step closer to getting double the amount of the incentives they are currently receiving from the Provincial Government.

The Provincial Board (PB) on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, approved on second reading a proposed ordinance that aims to raise the yearend incentive of barangay tanods, health workers, nutrition scholars, animal health aides and daycare center volunteers.

The draft legislation was filed by PB Member Glenn Anthony Soco, who heads the committee on budget and appropriations.

During the second deliberation, Soco presented to the PB the proposed guidelines for those who may qualify for the Capitol’s barangay incentive program.

Under the criteria submitted by the Provincial Health Offce (PHO), barangay health workers (BHW) and nutrition scholars (BNS) must be a resident of the barangay within the municipality.

They should also be registered and on active service for at least one year by the end of December 2018.

For them to qualify, they must also be accredited members of the local BHW association and must have undergone basic training.

The master list to be submitted to the PHO must be signed by the city or municipal health officer and the local chief executive.

Long serving BHWs and BNS that were unlawfully dismissed from active service may be given consideration, provided that there is an endorsement from the rural health midwife and the city or municipal health officer.

Tanods, on the other hand, must be appointed by the barangay captain.

Like the BHWs and BNS, the tanods also must have served the barangay for at least a year by the end of December 2018.

If Soco’s proposed ordinance is approved, a qualified tanod will receive P3,000 a month, or a 100 percent increase from the current incentive of P1,500.

The suggested annual incentive for BHWs, BNS, animal health aides and daycare volunteers is P4,000, or 66 percent more than the current incentive of P2,400. (RTF)


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