THE Provincial Board (PB) of Negros Occidental has asked Provincial Budget Officer Jose Percival Salado Jr. to shed light on the reported delay in the payment of salaries of some job order (JO) workers of the province.
These JO employees are working under the 11 Provincial Government-run hospitals, and reportedly have not received their salaries since January this year.
Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said Wednesday that the PB has not received a request for funding intended for salaries of JO workers.
“I really don’t know what the problem is, on the status of their salaries is. It was never explained to us, the reason why,” Lacson said, adding that “the province is supposed to have a remaining fund as we are just almost half of the year.”
Human Resource Management Office (HRMO) records showed there are 213 hospital workers who are on job orders.
Of which, 60 are working at Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City.
Cadiz District Hospital in Cadiz City has 28 JO workers; Calatrava Municipal Hospital in Calatrava, 10; Don Salvador Benedicto Memorial Hospital in La Carlota City, 12; Dr. Vicente Gustilo District Hospital in Escalante City, 21; Eleuterio T. Decena Memorial Hospital in Hinobaan, 3; Gov. Valeriano M. Gatuslao Memorial Hospital in Himamaylan City, 16; Ignacio L. Arroyo Sr. Memorial District Hospital in Isabela, 31; Lorenzo D. Zayco District Hospital in Kabankalan City, 20; Valladolid District Hospital in Valladolid, 8; and Merceditas Montilla District Hospital in Sipalay City, 4.
Based on the Province's salary rates, JO laborers or utility workers are receiving P328 per day. Workers in clerical and professional technical services, get P388 and P447 per day, respectively.