Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan announced that the city hall employees will receive the remaining half of their 13th month pay and P5,000 cash gift for the upcoming holiday season this week.
Pamintuan made the announcement during Monday’s regular flag raising ceremony.
“They have received half of the bonus and cash gift early this year so they will receive the remaining half starting this week,” he said.
The mayor said the funds for the bonuses and cash gifts for city hall employees will come from the local budget.
He said that economic pressures on the consumers usually mount toward Christmas Day and this will allow them to do their holiday shopping early, which is both convenient and economical.
“Besides being able to shop with more ease than during the Christmas rush, our city employees will be able to save on costs as they will avoid the usual price increases as the Yuletide Season approaches,” he added.
According to the City Human Resources and Management Office (CHRMO), a total of 1,303 regular-permanent, casual and contractual employees will get their benefits this week.
Pamintuan also announced that he is considering granting additional holiday bonus this December to city workers as soon as the national government gives the go signal and approves the release of the Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI).
Under Budget Circular No. 2010-1, issued April 28, 2010 by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), government officials and employees are entitled to a year-end bonus equivalent to one month of pay and a cash gift of P5,000.
Government personnel who have served for at least four months but have retired or were “separated without cause” before October 31 will get proportionate shares of the balance of the year end bonus and cash gift.