THE City Government of Navotas has granted hazard pay to all city hall employees who reported for duty amid the Enhanced Community Quarantine.
City Ordinance No. 2020-10 stated that city workers—occupying regular, contractual or casual positions, including contract of service or job order workers—will get P500 per day for coming to work during the quarantine period.
Employees covered under this ordinance included nurses, doctors and other staff of the Navotas City Hospital and the City Health Office, staff of offices required to have a skeletal workforce, garbage collectors, street sweepers and utility personnel.
“Our frontliners had to leave the safety of their homes and risk exposure to the Corona Virus Disease 2019 to be able to fulfill their duties and serve Navoteños. It is but right that we honor and recognize their sacrifices,” Mayor Toby Tiangco said.
Meanwhile, City Ordinance No. 2020-14 also granted P500 daily hazard pay to barangay health workers (BHW) who reported for work at health centers and temporary medical facility of the city.
The ordinance noted that “although BHWs are not employees of the city government, they are primary health workers who supplement and complement the health workers in the City Health Office and have been serving at the frontlines.”
As of this writing, the Navotas City Council is also working on ordinances to grant P500 hazard pay to barangay nutrition scholars and a one-time special risk allowance for all city health workers.