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P250M hazard pay ok’d for city employees

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THE Quezon City Council has passed an ordinance providing P250 million for the hazard pay of the city hall employees.


“All our workers on-duty deserve to be fairly compensated for their sacrifices especially since they face the inevitable risk of contracting the virus,” Mayor Joy Belmonte said.


“They deserve no less as they continue to support us in the delivery of our services and programs to the public,” she added.


The P250-million budget allocation would provide hazard pay to all eligible workers who have physically reported for work during the implementation of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and modified ECQ.


The council passed Ordinance No. SP-3025 of 2021 mandating that all employees who occupy a regular, contractual or casual position or those engaged through a contract of service, job order, or similar schemes are all qualified to receive P500 hazard pay per day of duty.


Barangay personnel occupying plantilla and contractual positions shall be given a hazard pay of P200 per day under Ordinance No. SP-3026, s-2021.


“Barangays are also encouraged to draw from their funds and to add up to P300 maximum as hazard pay to their staff who were on-duty during the period,” Assistant City Administrator for Fiscal Affairs Don Javillonar said.
DALISAY NOLASCO


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