A LOCAL legislator in Cebu City questioned the allocation of funds to pay for overtime services of a City Hall employee.

Councilor Rodrigo Abellanosa said P120,000 has been set aside to pay Marivic Alolod, a staff of the Department of Social Welfare and Services (DSWS), for her overtime services.

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Justification

“We also have many DSWS workers and City Hall employees who work overtime on work days. This may set a precedent,” he said.

Councilor Jose Daluz III, who heads the council’s committee on budget and finance, said Alolod did overtime every day, sometimes four to five hours after work. She also worked nine hours during weekends.

The arrangement started last January as part of a project started by the former mayor, the Tambal ni Mayor Tomas Osmeña program.

According to the resolution filed by Daluz, Alolod’s overtime services were “in the exigency of a more convenient and systematic implementation of the medical program.”

Functions

“She has proven to be effective and invaluable in the program implementation, worthy of commendation,” Daluz said.

Alolod’s functions include assisting in-patient clients in the hospital and facilitating the release of medicines from pharmacies to beneficiaries of the City’s medical program.

With this, the body approved the resolution of Daluz, charging the amount to the next supplemental budget.