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Angeles City employees to get 115,000 bonus for COVID work


ANGELES CITY (PNA) – The city government here is set to release 119.74-million additional bonus for 1,316 city hall employees despite the coronaviru­s disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

This was announced on Sunday by Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr., adding the bonus, amounting to 115,000

for each employee, was an incentive to those who worked hard in the delivery of services, particular­ly its program on relief operations at the height of the health crisis.

“It’s going to be a very merry and early Christmas for the city government employees, for I want them to be happy as my way of thanking them in their efforts during the height of this pandemic,” Lazatin said in a statement.

The release of the 119.74-million

bonus for the employees was included in his memorandum No. 1198, series of 2020 issued on October 15.

Lazatin said the additional benefits for qualified city government employees, including the collective negotiatio­n agreement (CNA) bonus worth 15,000, productivi­ty enhancemen­t incentive worth P5,000, and the service recognitio­n incentive worth 15,000, will be released on December 22.

Out of the total 1,316 city hall employees, 980 are permanent, 321 are casual, and 15 are contractua­l.

Last October 5, on instructio­ns of Lazatin, the local finance committee, composed of the City Budget Office, City Accounting Office, and City Treasurer’s Office, computed and prepared the year-end bonus of the city government employees.

Lazatin cited the importance of releasing the bonus and other incentives for the year as a means of ensuring that the employees have financial security amid the pandemic.

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