Mandaue workers to get additional P20T bonus

ABOUT 700 regular employees of Mandaue City Hall are set to receive P20,000 each next week.

Payroll is being prepared for the giving of Performance Enhancement Incentives (PEI) after the City Council approved last Dec. 29 an ordinance granting the incentives.

The ordinance, sponsored by Councilor Diosdado Suico, authorized the release of P10 million from the City’s savings.

Suico also sponsored another ordinance realigning P5 million for the PEI, which is on top of the 14th month pay employees received last month.

Regular employees received P10,000 or equivalent to their monthly salary, while job-order employees received P5,000. Clean and Green workers and barangay nutritionists were also given P3,000.

In an earlier interview, City Treasurer Regal Oliva said non-regular employees will not receive PEI after the Commission on Audit asked the City to return the amount it gave to job-order employees in previous years.

Last Dec. 2, the Department of Budget and Management released a memorandum circular setting the guidelines for the granting of PEI.

Under the circular, local government units can set the amount of PEI depending on their financial capability, provided it does not exceed the limit set on personal services.

Appropriation for personal services must not exceed 45 percent of the local government’s annual income from regular sources.

Last month, the City also gave senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) their year-end cash assistance.

Each of the City’s about 15,000 elderly residents registered with the Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs received P1,500, while over 2,500 PWDs received P500 each.

The City increased its cash aid for senior citizens last year from P2,000 to P3,000. The assistance was given in two tranches. RSB
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