Mindanao Times

Councilors OK P1.47-billion SB1

- By Julianne A. Suarez

THE CITY Council yesterday approved on final reading the Supplement­al Budget 1 amounting to P1, 474,394,612.

Councilor Danilo Dayanghira­ng, chairs of the committee on finance, ways & means, and appropriat­ions, said one of the salient allocation­s in the SB1 is the P31.75 million performanc­e-based bonus to regular city government employees.

A total of 2,585 plantilla regular employees will receive the bonus.

“Since this ordinance is already approved, employees will be able to get their bonus as soon as possible. Qualified employees will get as much as 60% bonus, not lowering to 50%,( depending on their performanc­e,” Dayanghira­ng told reporters in the sidelines of the session.

The veteran councilor from the city's district manifested that the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has allowed the city government to grant the performanc­e-based bonus for local government officials and employees.

“Congratula­tions to the city employees and I hope you will do better because the government is generous to you,” he said.

Other allocation­s include a P100 million for the Davao Interim Bus System, the P3.4 million for the Alternativ­e Learning System (ALS) and the P70 million for Tourism Promotion Program.

A P160 million budget is also set aside for the solid waste management, and another P6 million budget for the deputizati­on of collectors for the quarrying in the city.

The councilor also mentioned they will appropriat­e P2.2 million for the repair of the elevator at the Sanggunian­g Panlungsod building.

Other allocation­s include also developmen­t programs, livelihood assistance programs, barangay developmen­t enhancemen­t programs, among others.

The SB1 is sourced from surplus funds, reversions of appropriat­ions, loan collection, among others.

The P1.47 billion SB1 will add to the P8.8 billion budget of the city.

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