PARANAQUE City Mayor Edwin Olivarez disclosed yesterday that some 7,000 regular and casual employees of Parañaque Citywill be receiving their full mid-year bonus after the government declared the entire country under state of calamity.
Aside from the mid-year bonus, all employees will also receive their P6,000 clothing allowance starting today, Thursday up to Monday March 23.
Since the entire Luzon was under enhanced community quarantine, Paranaque city hall employees will obtain their cash through their respective Land Bank automated teller machine or ATM and no need to go to the city hall, he said.
“Upon the recommendation of the city finance committee and there being sufficient funds for the purpose, we will release starting tomorrow both the bonus and clothing allowance,” city treasurer Dr. Anthony Pulmano announced.
Pulmano said this amount is in addition to the regular monthly salary the employees have been receiving during this period of calamity due to the spread of the coronavirus disease or COVID-19.
“The early release of the bonus pay is to augment the financial needs of employees who would be economically affected by the crisis,” he said.
Last year, the city government posted an income of P5.3 billion or an increase of P1.6 billion from P3.7 billion earning, attributed to tax collection efficiency and the ease of doing business in Paranaque.