CHEERS and applause erupted at the Capitol Social Hall after Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia announced the release of an incentive to employees who have been performing well.

The bonus, the governor said during the founding anniversary celebration yesterday, will be based on the performance of the employees.

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The performance rating of the employees will be posted so they will know their levels.

“If your performance is poor, “wa jamo.” You will not get a single dime,” Garcia said.

The governor, in her speech, challenged the employees to perform better.

The bonuses will range from P8,000 to P20,000.

An employee who gets a “fair” rating will get P8,000, higher than the P5,000 last year.

If the rating is “satisfactory,” the employee will get P10,000, up from the P7,000 last year.

Those who will get “very satisfactory” and “outstanding” ratings will get P15,000 and P20,000, respectively, up by P5,000 from the bonuses last year.

“Credit will be given where credit is due,” Garcia said in her speech.

Capitol modified the performance evaluation system of the Civil Service Commission in determining the bonuses.

The bonuses were taken from the savings generated by each department and the surplus funds of the Capitol.

Garcia also expressed her gratitude for the support given by the Provincial Board (PB) members. She said the bonuses would not be released without the board’s help.

PB Members Agnes Magpale, Sun Shimura, Julian Daan and Sergio Restauro were present.

The governor also commended the top five district hospitals and best five Capitol departments.

Garcia said the awards will encourage personnel to help each other.

“This encourages teamwork and then also, poor performance of one individual can pull down one department's rating,” she said.

The Capitol granted cash prizes of P6,000 to the fifth placer; P7,000 to the fourth; P8,000 for the third places; P9,000 for the second placer and P10,000 to the first placer.

The municipality of Malabuyoc got the top honors, followed by Sogod, Balamban, Pinamungajan and Badjan.

The Provincial Engineering Office was awarded best department followed by Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC), Provincial Administrator’s Office, Provincial Veterinary Office and Provincial Budget Office.

The engineering office also won the production number contest.

Before the announcement of winners, CPDRC inmates gave a special performance of a Jabbawockeez dance at the Capitol grounds.