BACOLOD City – The city government employees here have a reason to rejoice this Christmas season.
This after Mayor Evelio Leonardia announced on Monday that all regular and plantilla casual employees will receive their yearend bonus.
According to Leonardia, a total of 1,375 personnel will receive P40,000 each, which include the Collective Negotiation Agreement Incentive worth P25,000 and Productivity Enhancement Incentive worth P5,000. This will be released not earlier than Dec. 15, the mayor said. While the Service recognition Incentive worth P10,000 will be released not earlier than Dec. 20, he added.
Job order employees, however, will not receive the yearend bonus since they are not employed by the City Hall.
“As much as I love to, the rules do not allow us,” explained Leonardia, saying that all employees have performed well as proven by many awards and recognitions the city has received this year.
Leonardia noted the budget for the additional bonus this year will be sourced out from the savings of the city.
He, however, clarified that the release of the bonuses will be pending upon the Sangguniang Panlungsod’s approval. The city’s legislative body will tackle this matter on Wednesday./PN