|Roxas employees get extra bonus due to good governance|
For the first time history, employees of the Roxas City government received a windfall equivalent to their one month salary pay. This is apparently the result of, among others, the Seal of Good Financial Housekeeping bestowed to the Roxas City government by the Department of Interior and Local Government attesting for good and transparent governance.
The Roxas City government is among the LGUs in the region allowed to grant the Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI) to government employees , mainly because of compliance with the posting of the Transparency Seal, among others, as required under Section 91, General Provisions of the FY 2014 General Appropriations Act (R.A. No. 10633) and compliance with the posting or publication of the Citizen's Charter or its equivalent as required under the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007 (R.A. No. 9485).
The lowest received by an employee was P8,000 while the highest was P71,000. The head of the City Council got P52,000. while councilors and department heads got P48,000 each. The assistant heads got P41,000.
Other employees got more than P20,000 each equivalent to their one month basic pay.
Last year city employees were only granted a uniform bonus of P15,000 each.
Mayor Angel Alan B. Celino thanked the City Council for acting on his request. The Council passed an appropriation ordinance allocating P10 million for the employees Productivity Enhancement Incentive.
Source: Gerry T. Pagharion