City employees to receive Christmas bonus

Dec. 10, 2014

By: Bal Kenneth Aballe and Maolen Oledan-Estomagulang, Davao Today Interns

DAVAO CITY— City government employees will be enjoying their bonuses this Christmas as the city council approved on Tuesday an ordinance granting Mayor Rodrigo Duterte the authority to release the Productivity Enhancement Incentive.

In a press conference, Davao City Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang,  chair of the Finance Committee, said that the passage of Sangguniang Panglunsod Resolution No. 2014 – 010 Series of 2014 which seeks to enact a city ordinance that will authorize Davao City Mayor to release the Productivity Enhancement Incentive for the city’s plantilla personnel, self-paid teachers, job order/contract service, including barangay health workers, barangay nutrition scholars, and auxiliary personnel is urgent.

“Productivity Enhancement Incentive is set for urgency since we don’t want to reach the cut off of the Banks,” Dayanghirang said.

The city council approved the resolution under suspended rules.

“Hopefully, this will be released as soon as possible since Vice Mayor Paolo Z. Duterte has always been in full support regarding these matters,” he said.

In the said resolution, plantilla personnel will receive P10,000, consultants and job order/contract of service will receive P5,000, while barangay health workers, barangay nutrition scholars and auxiliary personnel will receive P2,000.

According to Dayanghirang, the incentives shall be paid out from any appropriation savings in calendar year 2014 of the General Fund and Special Fund.

“The said incentives will be given in recognition of their valuable support in the actual performance of duties and responsibilities towards the attainment and successful accomplishments of the city’s vision, mission and goal.”

Meanwhile, a supplemental budget of P 183, 607, 913.71 has been allotted to fund various programs and operations of the city government as such for Peace and Order  (P116,017,876)  and Lingap (P57,412,294.45).

A budget of P 20, 000 has been earmarked also for Administrative Operation which was sourced from the supplemental budget as provided in Supplemental Budget No. 2. (

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