TACLOBAN

Tacloban 'regular' government workers to receive P35,000 Christmas bonus

LEYTE. Facade of the Tacloban City Hall. (Photo from Tacloban City Government)

REGULAR employees of the Tacloban City Hall will receive P35,000 additional Christmas bonus this year, said Henry James Roca of the City Information Office.

Roca said the City Government has allocated P34.5 million for the additional cash gifts for its over 2,000 employees.

The casual employees will receive P10,000, while P6,000 for the job order workers, he added.

From the P35,000, the City Hall has sourced the P25,000 from the Collective Negotiation Agreement, while the P10,000 was from the Service Recognition Incentive approved by President Rodrigo Duterte.

The funding will be taken from the savings of the City Government under its Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses.

The local council has already submitted the documents for the additional bonus for their authorization, according to Roca.

"We are hoping that the funding will be certified and approved next week," Roca said in a statement.

Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez and other elective officials of the city will also receive the cash gifts.

Meanwhile, over 1,240 barangay officials are also set to receive P2,000 each from the said budget. (SunStar Philippines)


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