ANGELES CITY – A total of 1,202 employees at the City Hall – 863 permanent, 324 casual, and 15 contractual – are set to receive an additional P18,000 bonus on December 2023.
On the other hand, 3,187 Contract of Service (COS) employees who are qualified for the P3,000 year-end gratuity will receive theirs on December 6, 2023.
This can be gleaned from Memorandum No. 1406, Series of 2023 issued on August 15, 2023 by Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr.
The P18,000 additional benefits for the 1,202 city government employees including the Productivity Enhancement Incentive worth P5,000 will be released on December 14; Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA) bonus worth P7,000 on December 21; and the Service Recognition Incentive worth P6,000 which is to be released to the 1,202 workers on December 28.
This is apart from their tax-free year-end bonus, equivalent to one-month basic salary, which is set to be released on November 15.
Upon the instructions of Mayor Lazatin in a meeting with Chief Adviser IC Calaguas and Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel on August 16, 2023, the Local Finance Committee composed of the City Budget Office; City Accounting Office; and City Treasurer’s Office, immediately computed and prepared the cash incentives.
Present during the meeting are Association of Government Employees for a New Dynamic Angeles City (AGENDA) President Flordeliza Santos, City Treasurer’s Office Supervising Administrative Officer Rowena Del Rosario, City Accounting Officer-in-Charge Edelyn Maniago, City Budget Officer-in-Charge Jane Nakpil, and City Accounting Office Chief Administrative Officer Lilibeth Enriquez.
“Ito po ay bilang kapasalamatan sa dedikasyon at serbisyo ng mga manggagagawang Angeleños,” Lazatin said.
“Hindi ko po kakayanin ang lahat kung hindi dahil sa kanila. Dakal pung salamat keng kekayung kasipagan,” Lazatin added.
“The city government has also enough funds allotted to grant the cash incentives,” he shared.
Santos said the administration of Mayor Lazatin continues to look out for the welfare of the employees.
“Hindi po talaga kumupas ang kanyang pagmamahal at malasakit sa ating mga manggagawa. Sa ngalan po ng mga empleyado ng Angeles City Hall, kami po ay muling nagpapasalamat kay Mayor Pogi Lazatin sa mga biyayang muling matatanggap ng ating mga kawani,” Santos said.
Santos mentioned the efforts of Mayor Lazatin in pushing for the release of the said cash incentives.
“Mula umpisa hanggang ngayon, hindi pa po namin hinihingi ibinibigay na niya. Malaking tulong po ito sa mga empleyado upang masiguro na masagana ang kanilang pasko. Maasahan po ni Mayor na lalo pa namin pagbubutihan ang aming trabaho dahil kami po ay nakikiisa sa kanyang mabubuting layunin para sa lungsod,” she added.
Santos also furthered that AGENDA will support the programs of Mayor Lazatin in uplifting the welfare of all employees and Angeleños.
Meanwhile, the grant of year-end bonus is in accordance with Republic Act (RA) No. 66861, as amended by RA No. 8441, and under the Department of Budget Management Circular No. 2016-4.