Cash incentives set for Navotas employees amid the pandemic

September 18, 2021 Edd Reyes 222 views

THE City Government of Navotas has granted additional work incentives to city hall employees who physically reported for duty during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Mayor Toby Tiangco signed two ordinances giving cash assistance to regular, casual, contract of service and job order employees who have been working with the city government since March 2020.

“Our employees have been instrumental in our fight against COVID-19. They are our steadfast partner in the implementation of all programs, projects and activities, and the delivery of services to our people,” Tiangco said.

City Ordinance No. 2021-23 stated that employees who have rendered services for at least six months will receive corresponding remuneration depending on the nature of their work.

Medical frontliners, defined as those who directly work on COVID-19 cases, will get P6,000. Non-medical workers, who are also at risk of contracting the disease while on duty, will be given P3,000.

Furthermore, city government employees who tested positive for COVID-19 will receive additional P2,000 each time they are confirmed to have been infected with the virus from March 2020 to September 15, 2021.

Meanwhile, under City Ordinance No. 2021-22, the city government will provide a one-time financial assistance to families of employees who passed away due to the COVID-19 during the said time frame.

Deceased city government workers, regardless of their job status, who rendered services for at least three months are eligible to collect P20,000 cash assistance.

On the other hand, employees who were involved in high-risk COVID-related functions and had died are qualified to have the one-time financial assistance even if they were in service for less than three months.

“We recognize the significant contributions and sacrifices of all our employees who have relentlessly worked during this crisis. We want to express our gratitude and, at the same time, motivate them to continue giving their best in serving our fellow Navoteños,” Tiangco said.