DAGUPAN CITY – City Hall employees on May 27 received their mid-year bonus equivalent to their one-month salary pursuant to Executive Order No. 201, series of 2016, issued by President Benigno Aquino III on February 19 this year.
The EO is entitled “Modifying the Salary Schedule for Civilian Government Personnel and Authorizing the Grant of Additional Benefits for Both Civilian and Military and Uniformed Personnel”.
Under Budget Circular 2016, government personnel--for them to be entitled to the mid-year bonus-- must have rendered at least a total or an aggregate of four months of service from July 1, 2015 to May 15, 2016, be currently in service as of May 15, 2016, and have received at least a satisfactory performance rating in the immediately preceding rating period.
The mid-year bonus of the employees was drawn from Supplemental Budget No. 1 of fiscal year 2016 amounting to P97,172,341.20 in accordance with City Ordinance No. 2058-2016 passed by the Sangguniang Panlungsod on March 17 this year,
The amount came from surplus/savings of the city for calendar year 2015 in the amount of P96,072,341.20 and reversions from upgrading of PCC pavements at Tebeng in the amount of P400,000.00 and main road Tapuac, P500,000; and reversion from repair of Barangay Tebeng’s Barangay Hall in the amount of P200,000 to the appropriated account of the General Fund "to cover the cost of various expenditures including the grant of mid-year bonus".
Mayor Belen T. Fernandez disclosed that with the other pronouncement from Malacanang granting Productive Enhancement Incentive (PEI) to government employees equivalent to one-month salary, city hall employees may possibly receive such amount as incentive.
“We have already appropriated P5,000 for every employee as their PEI but if funds would allow and if it is within the 45 percent Performance Salary cap, we will again give our employees another one-month salary as PEI,” said Fernandez. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO/May 27, 2016)