Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Capitol workers to get P40K Christmas Bonus

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — Christmas will definitely be merry for employees of the provincial government.

Governor Lilia Pineda officially announced on Monday that each of the employees of the provincial government will be receiving a Christmas incentive of P40,000. The surprise pronouncement of the governor triggered wild applause and cheers from employees who attended the flag-raising ceremony.

“Gusto ko po palang ipaaalam sa inyo na ayos na ang inyong mga benepisyo ngayong Pasko. Tatanggap kayo nang tig-P40,000,” Pineda announced.

A reliable source from the Provincial Budget Office, who requested anonymity, told CL Daily that the incentives announced by Pineda were Productivity Enhancement Incentives which are in accordance with the Administrative Order signed by President Benigno C. Aquino III.

The source also clarified that the incentives being given away by the governor were not an accumulation of incentives which were not given by the administration of former Governor Eddie Panlilio.

“Iba itong P40,000 na ibinibigay ni Governor Lilia Pineda. Walang kinalaman ang mga hindi naipagkaloob na benepisyo noong nakaraang administrasyon,” the source explained.

It was also learned that those who are qualified to receive the P40,000 incentive are permanent, casual and contractual employees, including officials of the provincial government. However, “Job Order” employees are exempted from the list of beneficiaries, according to the source.

The source added that employees who are at least four months in service, as of November 30, 2010, are qualified to receive Christmas incentives. However, she stressed that those who are below four months of actual service will instead receive “pro-rata” benefit, adding that the Christmas incentives will be released from December 15 onwards.

“Nagpapasalamat kami kay Governor Pineda sa pamaskong benepisyo na binibigay niya sa amin. Masaya kami dahil ngayong taon ay maganda ang naging pakikitungo niya sa amin. Mapapasaya niya ang aming Pasko,” an employee said.

BY: NJ San Pedro

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