THE Cebu Provincial Board (PB) approved in its session yesterday the P115.5-million supplemental budget for the collective negotiation agreement (CNA) incentives of its officials and employees.
Nobody opposed the approval of the supplemental budget proposed by PB Member Celestino “Tining” Martinez III, chairman of the PB committee on budget and appropriations.
Martinez said that every year, local government units (LGUs) are authorized to grant CNA incentives to qualified employees subject to the guidelines to be issued by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).
Martinez said the P155.5 million may be sourced from savings from some 2017 maintenance and other operating expenditure (MOOE) items, as a result of cost-cutting and systems improvement of Cebu Province.
The savings came from the development fund, operations of hospitals and Cebu South Bus Terminal for 2017.
This was confirmed by Provincial Budget Officer Danilo Rodas, who also attended the session.
“It is like a bonus, and hopefully this will be given in December. This was certified urgent by the governor,” Martinez said.
Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale presided over the session attended by PB Members Martinez, Raul Bacaltos, Edsel Galeos, Jose Mari Salvador, Victoria Toribio, Antonio Miguel Magpale, Jovito Ouano, Glenn Bercede, Christopher Baricuatro and Earl Oyas. (EOB)